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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 447
    Excellent
  • 161
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 12
    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
" Best food in The Lakes "

A regular visitor to Francine's. Always welcomed amazingly well by the owners. Nothing is ever too much trouble and my wife and I visited for tea and lunch the following day. Great bacon for breakfast and superb options for tea. Service always timely and super professional. Friendly and amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Marshall7784
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A regular visitor to Francine's. Always welcomed amazingly well by the owners. Nothing is ever too much trouble and my wife and I visited for tea and lunch the following day. Great bacon for breakfast and superb options for tea. Service always timely and super professional. Friendly and amazing. Well done please keep up the fantastic work. We will definitely... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We eat a meal there during our visit in Lake district. There are a lot of seafood on the menu. I love seafood and enjoyed the complementary dish and the good food & good service. We will visit this restaurant again.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We arrived on the 26th at 7pm in Windermere without having a plan, so searched for a place for an evening meal near by. The reviews for this French Bistro was very high and decided to see if they could fit us in. I recommend phoning them to book a table as it gets very busy- they fit us in... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I booked a table a couple of days ahead via email for Francine's, I quickly got a call to my mobile confirming my booking Francine's has a great menu choice, they also offer a set meal menu which is excellent value £20 for three courses, they also have a blackboard, which is full of the specials for that day We... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely meal here. Booked before going as I'd read it can be busy. Lovely canapés brought to table by our friendly waitress. My friend had the scallops which she said were delicious and I had the equally tasty haddock goujons. Mains were the braised oz cheek and the "pig on a plate". Both were fantastic. Would definitely come... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Managed to reserve an early table at late notice - staff really quick to reply! Food was superb, lovely canapes before our starters. Mains were great - the seafood casserole is a great choice - so much seafood and a lovely sauce. Atmosphere lovely - highly recommended and will return.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is the first time we have visited Francine's and we will definitely be back. We booked a table early on the Friday evening, for a few hours later and were given a lovely table. The atmosphere was warm and friendly. The menu was varied and we found it difficult to decide what to have!

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Booked this restaurant based on reviews the Sunday before we went to Windermere! Booked a table for 3 for Friday 21st! Phone log shows I did on Sunday 16th. Partner called in around 10 to 6 confirm whether booking was 6.30 or 7.00. Confirmed 6.30! Rocks up in our finery with 7 year old in tow in our finery to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

The service was efficient. Had the 1/2 lobster and & a cheeky prosecco 😀 A lovely change - highly recommended. Do book in advance, though 😁

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I am glad I booked a table a couple of days ahead for Francine's, as when we arrived early evening, there were quite a few people trying to get a table on the off chance. Francine's has a great menu choice, and everyone in my party had a meal from the blackboard, which were the specials (I think). Complimentary canopes... 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: French, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?