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27 Main Road, Windermere LA23 1DX, England
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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silicon valley
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fresh fish/shellfish, wonderful lamb. affordable wine list. Very pleasant little restaurant as well as delicious food. Make reservations!

Thank lizablaney
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After trying to get a table unsuccessfully without pre-booking, we eventually remembered to book a table for Sunday evening. It was well worth it. The restaurant is small and intimate, with excellent service and a varied and individual menu. I had goats cheese to start, followed by salmon, which was delicious. The dessert was superb too. We had a good... More 

Thank MKFD
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Luckily Managed to get a table at this small restaurant as it was recommended I was only in Windemere for 2 days and decided to dine from the pre set menu( £16.95 for 2 courses,£19.95 for 3 courses). Food was absolutely delicious and would not hesitate to eat here again when next in Windermere. Going by the number of people... More 

Thank JDGlasgow
Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Francines for our wedding anniversary meal and was met with a free glass of prosecco. This set the scene for the rest of the night that of making us feel very special. We possibly had the best seat in the house having a double table for just the two of us. We were waited upon very courteously and... More 

Thank Chris P
South Cave, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was our first experience of Francines and so we did not know what to expect. We were shown directly to our table by a very polite waitress who looked after us for the evening. The food we ordered was superb ! It was a lovely evening and we will certainly go back.

Thank Catherine H
Windermere, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Have visited Francines many times and it is still the best restaurant in Windermere. Last night was a rainy dreary evening yet this restaurant was full and we only managed to get in because they had a cancellation. Great food, good choice and friendly service. Wonderful.

Thank TonyBlaney
Trimingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are staying in Windermere for five nights and have decided to eat out most nights. Because the weather has been so amazing everyone has been out in the evening and finding somewhere to eat without booking beforehand has been a bit hit and miss. We went to Francine's on the off chance as it was just across the road... More 

Thank Karen B
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92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a few days with friends staying in Windermere. We decided to gave a meal at Francine's. I didn't ave a starter, just some garlic bread Main course I had rib eye steak in peppercorn sauce and Eton mess for dessert Couldn't fault anything Staff very friendly and a great atmosphere

Thank shirleyanne_uk
Lancashire, England
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722 reviews
390 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 375 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here based on previous TA recommendations and also booked in advance. It's closed every Monday. The Menu has a reasonable choice of food available which in my opinion suited us all. It's cosy, tables are close together, so if you want an intimate meal you may look elsewhere, but You'd be missing out! Amazing food with friendly service,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a meal with my husband for our wedding anniversary. Food was great, service good however we were sat on the middle table and felt like we were in the way of everybody. Staff had to keep passing us to service everybody else so felt a bit cramped and was slightly annoying. Other than that can't fault it.

Thank Samantha M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $23
French, British, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Main Road, Windermere LA23 1DX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Windermere
  • Phone Number: 441539444088

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?