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Francine's

27 Main Road, Windermere LA23 1DX, England
015394 44088
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Ranked #6 of 68 Restaurants in Windermere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $30
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
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
Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The pigs cheek starter was excellent and complimentary canapes a most welcome touch. Ballotine of whiting with lots of mussels in a creamy sauce was fabulous. Staff very attentive and quietly provide a great service. Back again tomorrow night, enough said?

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We live locally but have never tried Francines before, we went on Wednesday and it was one of the best lunches we have both had, adequate portions for the price, the beef was lovely and falling apart. The service was exceptionally polite both from the young lad serving us and the lady. Not fast but not slow service, enough time... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Creative menu, especially the 'specials'. The staff are very quick and efficient and the food came promptly despite a full restaurant. Complimentary canapés nice touch. Steak very good and fish excellent. Would happily revisit.

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United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Francine is a lovely little restaurant with amazing food and a relaxed atmosphere. It is our favourite eating place in the Lakes. The food is very high quality and the service is professional and friendly. Families with children are made feel welcome as there is a children menu and a good selection of toys and books. Eating at francine is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We'd booked here for my birthday. I have to say it is one of the best meals we have ever had. The scallop starter was amazing as was the souffle main course. Absolutely delicious - I would strongly recommend it if you are in the area.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Francine's is a cute cafe by day and a busy bistro by night. The food is very good and the staff are very helpful. Francine's would not be my first choice restaurant in Bowness or Windermere, having said that I would be delighted to have francine's in my locality.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Dont be fooled by the exterior which dosn't draw you in - just go in and enjoy some simply delicious food and and warm hospitality. It is a very long time since we enjoyed such outstanding quality at such a reasonable price - TRY IT !!

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I chose Francines on a whim. What a great choice, food, ambience and staff were all fantastic. Quite simple one of the best main courses I have had in the UK. The seafood with pasta was absolutely first class (see pic) which followed an amazing salmon gravalax which many people seem to have enjoyed previously. Can't recommend... More

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went with my wife while on holiday in Windermere and it was great. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and amazing food at reasonable prices. My wife said her soufflé was the best food she'd had in ages. If you are in Windermere you must go here.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Francine's is a friendly place with a relaxed atmosphere, and was busy even as it opened at 6pm.. Children were welcomed, and there was some lego and other toys/equipment you could help yourself too for them. Food was overall very good; puddings didn't quite match up to the starters and mains but we all ate heartily! We were greeted with... More

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