“Family-run, independent fine-dining restaurant” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
The cool greys, blues and greens of Porto’s comfortable dining room pick up those of the surrounding lakes, fells and mountains; tables are natural oak and framed retro prints line the walls. Modern and classic British food prevails, but you’ll notice European and Asian influences too. Eating on the heated roof terrace or in the garden is also an option.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 68
- Private dining available
- Assist dogs welcome
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 4
- Dinner served from: 5
- Dinner served until: 9
- Wines under £30: 20
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 9
- Cuisine style: Modern British, European
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About the area
Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.
Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.
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