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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Imaginative modern dining close by the lake

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At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Credit cards accepted

Now refurbished, Porto is situated in the heart of Bowness, just a short stroll from Windermere lake itself. Whether it’s the comfortable dining room or an alfresco meal on the heated roof terrace or in the garden, the eclectic food has something to cater for all tastes. An invigorating blend of Asian and European influences, a starter of confit pulled duck, Puy lentils and crispy duck egg might be followed by slow-cooked belly of free-range pork, scampi croquettes, crushed peas, lemon and pickled onion. Desserts may run to honey and lemon thyme parfait, honeycomb, orange and cardamom gel.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 24–26 December, 2nd week January to 1st week February
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 4
  • Dinner served from: 5
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Slav Miskiewicz

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British, European
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 20
  • Wines over £30: 10
  • Wines by the glass: 9

Price guide

  • Starter from: £5
  • Main course from13
  • Dessert from: £7
  • 2-course lunch from: £12
  • 2-course dinner from: £17
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 68
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 50
  • Off-site parking available: On street

Getting here

Take A5074 from Windermere down hill into Bowness-on-Windermere.

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