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27 Main Road, Windermere LA23 1DX, England
015394 44088
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10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 154
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Gluten free dining

We visited Francines twice over a 4 day break. In particular as one of us needs to follow a strict gluten free diet, we were delighted to learn that the menu more than catered for people with coeliac disease. The food and service was excellent and great value. All staff were very knowledgeable and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Mark P
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We visited Francines twice over a 4 day break. In particular as one of us needs to follow a strict gluten free diet, we were delighted to learn that the menu more than catered for people with coeliac disease. The food and service was excellent and great value. All staff were very knowledgeable and helpful in assisting us in our... More 

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Deepest Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We happened upon this smart little restaurant wandering hungry through Windermere on a Saturday evening. Because we were early, they could squeeze us in, but at busy times - summer holidays and weekends - I suggest you book. The Prix Fixe offers very good value and the carte has lots to choose from; the specials board was also very tempting.... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We stumbled across Francine's at lunchtime, from the second we walked in we were made to feel welcome even though we were very close to closing time the staff were attentive but not overbearing, we ordered Antipasti and everything tasted beautiful, really fresh and tasty. The prices are refreshingly reasonable for Windermere. The Coffee's are to die for. We are... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The service at Francine's was very good with complimentary horsdeouvres brought to the table before we placed our orders, which was a lovely touch. My husband and I ordered the Lobster Thermador which was a little light on in size, with only a small amount of lobster meat and loads of salad. Dessert of creme brulee was disappointing with a... More 

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Witham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

You won't get better quality plates of food anywhere, the dishes are outstanding. I've eaten in most of the best restaurants in london and I can honestly say that the food quality is no better. The venue is nice and intimate and the staff are polite, friendly and not overbearing. Prices were very good for the quality. What a surprise... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A hidden gem. Stumbled across restaurant wandering around. Food was beautiful. Staff attentive, but not intrusive & knowledgeable about menu. Quite small & cosy, but that adds to atmosphere. Will definitely return.

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Wandering Jetlag
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We found this restaurant on tripadvisor. It is a small restaurant and it is advisable to book. We had not but the pleasant proprietor fitted us in after a short wait. And we were so pleased to discover this gem. The food is delicious and easily equals or betters many meals we have had in France. Thank you chef; your... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Lovely meal - the portions are a bit small, but still "Fine Dining" is what you get. Very busy restaurant - booking is usually required.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Francine's is a small intimate restaurant with an interesting menu, out of the ordinary dishes nicely cooked and presented

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I visited last Thursday with a friend and we were both impressed with the restaurant, food and service. Polite staff, casual but prompt service and really good salad lunches for us both at a very reasonable price for the Lake District. I would definitely recommend the antipasti lunch that i enjoyed. It was a mix of different meats, cheese, salad,... More 

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Additional Information about Francine's

Address: 27 Main Road, Windermere LA23 1DX, England
Phone Number: 015394 44088
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Windermere
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 28
Cuisine: French, Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 Main Road, Windermere LA23 1DX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Windermere
  • Phone Number: 015394 44088

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 28
  • Cuisine: French, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?