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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
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 148
    Very good
  • 39
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  • 15
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  • 11
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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
Little Gem

May look more like a cafe from outside ,but the food inside certainly not wonderful seasonal food never disappoints ,dont forget to book

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Anne D
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Bolton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

May look more like a cafe from outside ,but the food inside certainly not wonderful seasonal food never disappoints ,dont forget to book

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Graested, Denmark
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Wonderful food and we were served quickly,considering how busy they were. The service was slightly offhand though. Its very popular and you may need to book.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Visited summer time last year just for the sticky toffee pudding as we had already had lunch else where, the pudding was absolutely amazing. We then were so desperate to come back for a 3 course dinner - arrived back a few months later for an evening meal. The food was outstanding, service was top, and we were surprised that... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Francines was recommended in the guest guide at our accommodation. We tried to get a meal here without booking but were told we would have a wait so we booked for the next evening. It was well worth the wait. The menu on display outside when the restaurant is closed is not overly inspiring but the extensive blackboard specials is... More 

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We had been to Francines 5 years ago and enjoyed it. On our recent trip we decided to give it a go again, and we were not disappointed, the food was very good. Windermere lacks good restaurants and in our 4 day stay we ate here 3 times. All of our other lunches and dinners at other places were a... More 

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Newtown, Powys
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We really enjoyed our meal at Francine's. We booked a table only a couple of hours before we wanted to eat there on a Friday night and could be accommodated. I had a two course meal option and my husband had a main from the a la carte menu and a cheese platter. We both enjoyed our meals- belly pork... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Friendly excellent service & food. We had to come back later the first night after booking & the following night booked in time. Very good both nights, will definitely book here next time we are in Windemere.

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Perth, Australia
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Quaint restaurant with delicious and varied menu. Went with another couple and we all loved our meals. I did have food envy when the gent at the next table got this lamb shank - it looked "fall off the bone" tender! Our hostess was friendly and very helpful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Very high quality food that's superbly presented. Plenty of choices and a good choice of seafood dishes. The seafood casserole is especially good - loads of fish in it. Staff are very attentive and service is very efficient. Make sure you make a booking as its a very popular place to eat. We have been before so we were very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Me and my partner visited this restaurant for my birthday and the food was fantastic I had the scallops to start and the belly porn afterwArds and I could not fault any of it the flavours where beautiful, my partner had the snails and the lobster which I also had a taste of and was fantastic The staff were very... 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 16 - 28
Cuisine: French, Coffee Shop

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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 16 - 28
  • Cuisine: French, Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?