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Francine's

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27 Main Road, Windermere LA23 1DX, England
015394 44088
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 377
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  • 131
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 11
    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
A little piece of France in the Lakes

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
MC10
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Glasgow, 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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573 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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
98 helpful votes 98 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

came here by recommendation but was slightly disappointed. Food was bland and portions were mean although it was very presentable.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

What makes this place stand out is the imaginative and excellently presented dishes, many of which are seafood based. My smoked ham, scallops and chorizo was delicious. Service is prompt, friendly and relaxed. It's not surprising that the place books out during busy periods. We were lucky to get a table for two "on spec" at 7 pm; several people... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We visited Francine's mid week, and enjoyed a spectacular meal. The menu is creative and the food cooked to perfection and completely delicious! The staff were very friendly. The decor is a little tired, but only adds to the charm.. :)

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Nice food but little/ no atmosphere. The waitress wasn't particularly friendly and the whole place felt very dated. Didn't live up to the hype unfortunately :0(

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It is quite simply fantastic food, great service and value for money the best in Windermere. the specials menu is constantly evolving with a main selection of meals that simply keeps winning return customers. I personally have tried 90% of the menu and have loved everyone. The wine list is sensibly priced and food is served prompt and to perfection.... 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 - 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?