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27 Main Road, Windermere LA23 1DX, England
015394 44088
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Ranked #10 of 69 Restaurants in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $27
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Sheffield, England
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Ticks all the boxes! Excellent specials board. Excellent service. Superb food. Complimentary pre starters and bread. Only slight criticism is that it's too bright. They need to dim the lights a bit.

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North West
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Foisty/damp smell on entering,girlfriend given wrong drink then i was given a beer "similar" to Old Peculier,which they'd ran out of, and it was completely the opposite!!Not a great start. This is a cafe/restaurant so compact and bijou could only be expected,though it did feel a little cramped where we were seated near window. The menu had a distinct fish... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Visited on Saturday 3 January as a party of eight ranging from age 4 to 40. Called during the day to book for that evening, booked for 6pm which is the first evening reservation. On arrival we were shown to a long table next to the window which was lovely. We ordered drinks including a bottle of wine and soft... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is our must book restaurant for our annual xmas holiday in the lakes. It's always the first restaurant reservation we make after booking the accommodation. This year we were part of a group of eight. The staff were very warm and welcoming and also very understanding when half the party arrived 20 mins late! I therefore don't understand some... More 

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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My only fear with Francine's is that one day Seafood Casserole won't be on the menu! As a group of 8 We visited on 30th December & received a lovely friendly welcome from the owner & very busy staff. We all loved our meals & the friendly atmosphere. We always look forward to our visits & you never disappoint -... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I booked this place on a bit of a whim for a new years eve meal between myself and my girlfriend, we searched for restaurants close to our hotel for the night and this was one of them. With it being NYE most nearby where fully booked, but Francine's had a place so I decided to go with it after... More 

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were a party of nine holidaying over the New Year in Windermere and booked the restauarant for the Tuesday night before New Years Eve. We had a wonderful time. The menu was really interesting and everything they served was fab. The staff were great and I would highly reccomend this lowvely restaurant to all.

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I just thought I would share our experience at Francines as they are one of the best restaurants in the whole of South Lakes. We have been visiting for years, mostly for lunch, but occasionally for dinner, and it is ALWAYS top notch food. The couple who run the place are great, very friendly and professional. The food is all... More 

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New Hampshire
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Turned up on spec without a reservation. Table was found quickly and without fuss. Dishes are artfully prepared, cooked and presented. In addition to a very friendly hostess and an interesting menu I would heartily recommend Francine's. Will go back for sure

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The food was nice but unfortunately the very poor service ruined the experience. Left waiting for the order to be taken and nearly left without ordering anything. When we had finished our meal, we waited for our table to be cleared for 10 minutes and we were wanting dessert but got tired of waiting so headed to the counter to... 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 15 - 27
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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