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Francine's

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27 Main Road, Windermere LA23 1DX, England
015394 44088
Website
Today
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 364
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Lovely restaurant

Enjoyed a lovely meal in this cosy restaurant. Excellent service from friendly staff and food was delicious. We had rib eye steak and this was cooked to perfection.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Christine R
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Sunderland, 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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553 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sunderland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a lovely meal in this cosy restaurant. Excellent service from friendly staff and food was delicious. We had rib eye steak and this was cooked to perfection.

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UK
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

First of all...why don't they give you bread? You have to pay for it!! This is 2015...not 1995. Admittedly it was nice when we got it, but we had to ask. They gave us some little "complimentary" things on a plate which were tasty, but man, we are starving. Lovely food but small portions - don't come here if you... More 

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Cumbria
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This place is a bit of a local favourite. Fabulous food, somewhere between classic French and modern British, with an emphasis on freshness and great flavour. The atmosphere is bistro, busy and lively on a Saturday night with a good mix of local regulars and welcome visitors. This week we went for son's birthday as its one of his favourites.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Welcoming staff, friendly atmosphere and absolutely gorgeous food. Great value for money. Could not fault the eating experience but the restaurant had a slight damp smell and the ladies toilets were being used for storage, were a bit grubby and there was a communal towel rather than hand dryer/tissues.

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Liverpool
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant a number of times and each time the food and service was excellent, the last time I visited was 27/2/15. The staff are friendly, attentive but not overly so. The food is first rate. You must visit if staying in Windermere but I would recommend you book or you may be disappointed

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Manchester
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Visited Francine's on Thursday evening We took advantage of the set menu. The food was really tasty,great quality and we thoroughly enjoyed Nice atmosphere,good wine and great value Thanks for a lovely evening

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Manchester, England, Uk.
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely set dinner. Enjoyed the veg past main. Good location. Nice atmosphere. Service could have been more personable and friendly although not awful.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Me and my fiance ate here last night and it was amazing from start to finish, firstly we ordered the garlic bread which was the best we've ever tried, and the olives were gorgeous, he had lamb shank which he thought was beautiful and I had the garlic steamed clams with spaghetti which I had never tried before but I... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We popped in on our way through the lakes. Completely unplanned and were delighted with good quality food, well presented at a good price. We both went for the two course lunch at £13.95. The better half had smoked salmon then sausage and mash. I had goats cheese then beef bourguignon. The goats cheese has some soaked raisins/sultanas and a... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Dropped in unplanned when looking for somewhere to eat in Windermere on a very wintery evening. Interesting little venue and open morning, lunchtime and evening. Offered a table beside the window which luckily had a heater next to it, otherwise it would have been very cold. Staff very friendly and good service. Garlic bread starter was huge, as was the... More 

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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 - 28
  • 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

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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?