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Francine's

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

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Visitor rating
  • 400
    Excellent
  • 139
    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
Great food, great service

We live in Windermere and love this place. Interesting menu and lovely food. Friendly and attentive staff. One of our places of choice when we dine out with friends.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
George S
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Windermere, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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604 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Windermere, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We live in Windermere and love this place. Interesting menu and lovely food. Friendly and attentive staff. One of our places of choice when we dine out with friends.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a nice meal with friends during the bank holiday weekend. We all had the set menu - the food was very tasty and well-presented. The restaurant had a good atmosphere and was very popular. The complimentary canapes were a nice touch! Would recommend but you should book to avoid disappointment!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited last Wednesday for lunch and had smoked salmon sandwiches. We had a wonderful surprise when lunch arrived with a fully dressed salad extra salmon, caper berries, couscous and coleslaw. We also had coffee which was rich and smooth. Excellent value. Fabulous ambience and lovely staff. Well done Francine's 😊

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We ate at Francine's on Saturday 16th May on a weekend visit to Windermere to celebrate our 10th anniversary. I firstly have to say what a delightful quaint bistro restaurant Francine's is with a very good menu and specials board selection. The food was absolutely superb and the service was excellent. It can be very difficult to eat out and... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A friend and I had a delicious lunch at Francine's - excellent food & presentation, with excellent service. Definitely worth a visit!

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Island of Malta, Malta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My wife and I booked a dinner at Francine during our short holiday at Windermere last week. We enjoyed the nice atmosphere, and the excellent food and service. Would definitely recommend.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My partner and I enjoyed an evening meal here on Tues 12th May. We had booked a table in advance via their website and had a quick reply to confirm the booking. When we arrived, we reported in to the waitress and were shown to our table. There was the main menu and also a comprehensive 'specials' board so there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Ate here last night for an evening meal. Food was gorgeous, nice atmosphere and staff were lovely! Will definitely return.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Great food, atmosphere and service would recommend to anyone for a cosy night for 2 or a group. The food was perfect

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Second time we've eaten here, managed to get a table on a Friday just 1 day in advance (it was full when we were there). Good food, well cooked, being picky not giving full 5 stars but would definitely go back again. Very minor points, staff perfunctory rather than cheerful, creme brulee ice cold rather than warm, lamb lovely but... 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, Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?