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Francine's

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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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 381
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  • 132
    Very good
  • 39
    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
special celebration

both my husband and i had lamb for the main course. it was cooked to perfection. The tables are not too close together as in some restaurants.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Jean J
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

both my husband and i had lamb for the main course. it was cooked to perfection. The tables are not too close together as in some restaurants.

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Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We were attracted by the Michelin recommendations and can confirm that it 100% deserved. The quality of the food is excellent, you can get a good wine at a reasonable price too. The menu has both meat and seafood. I usually would go for the meat but decided to try the seafood casserole which was a very good choice. The... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Ate here on two consecutive evenings because the food was really good. The seafood casserole was delicious. The wine is chilled to perfection. Great service and a good atmosphere.

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Brenchley, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Went here with a group of 20+ orienteers on Easter Saturday. Everyone commented on the delicious food. This was served quickly, despite the restaurant being full. The service was first class. Very much recommended - we will certainly be back..

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

What a fabulous place to eat. Brilliant atmosphere, good choice on the menu and specials board. Staff friendly and helpful even though there were only two waiting tables and it was a busy Sunday evening. Hubby had steak and I had a smoked haddock and scallop dish both were cooked extremely well. Sticky toffee pudding very good too. Would definitely... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a bustling, friendly French bistrot in the heart of Windermere. Unassuming from the outside - until you look at their wonderful menu. We had lunch there and both had the home cured gravlax salad with caper berries and mustard creme fraiche dressing. Sensational!There is something for everyone and evident from each dish leaving the kitchen , whether it... More 

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Mold, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Lovely atmosphere, lovely tasty food, very knowledgeable about Gluten Free food and a great choice too. Not cheap but not too expensive either, well worth a visit.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Although great looking for a dining experience, the food was awful, we like to eat out as a couple so go to various places, varying in type. The food here was bland and lacking very much in any sort of flavour for both dishes. Avoid if possible.

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Usk, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

its pretty cosy at Francine's with tables quite close together but that's part of what makes this a great place to eat. Pleasant, efficient service from friendly waitresses who are subtly alert to customers needs contribute to a homely, relaxed atmosphere (it must've been a bad night for the reviewers who felt there was no atmosphere). The food was really... More 

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Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Francines was fully booked on the sunday evening we ate there and the two staff worked hard to serve all the diners but were friendly through out . Our food and dessert were excellent and good value for money

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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 15 - 27
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

Questions & Answers

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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?