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27 Main Road, Windermere LA23 1DX, England
+44 15394 44088
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Quite simply one of the best meals we have had anywhere in the World.Unpretentious decor none of your gastro pub here...Francine lets her dishes do the talking.. The seafood casserole could match anything served along the Mediterranean coast and Madame's smoked haddock,scallops and chorizo dish was superb. My sachetorte and the creme brûlée capped a great meal....pricing very reasonable at... More 

Thank springbok1947
Bakewell, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here on our first night on our weekend in the lakes, you definitely need to book but it will be worth it the food is well portioned and exceptionally yummy I had the mussels from the specials board to start whilst the man had the liver, followed by the steak from the specials for me and the lamb shank... More 

Thank SammyBSammy
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife had Soufflé and I had Lamb Shank. Both were excellent in flavour and presentation - in fact the lamb was as good as I have had in a long time. For dessert, I'd recommend sticky toffee pudding - wonderful. We'll be back the next time that we are in Windermere

Thank George T
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

fantastic food and service best we've had in a while, The atmosphere and food was amazing and the staff were great

Thank Stephen J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and very well priced - there is a good mix of meat, fish and veg options on the menu along with an extensive specials board - smoked haddock, scallops and chorizo was an interesting and delicious combination

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little gem is fantastic! The food is incredible, and the service is great. It's a lovely setting for a romantic meal. I was so impressed with each course that I will need to return to the Lake District just to eat here again!

Thank Elaine L. B
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended by one of the shop keepers in the village. We made a reservation on the phone, the restaurant became very busy whilst we were there. Great choice of food on the menu and specials board. We opted for the set menu to stay within our budget. Our Main Course arrived within minutes of placing the order... More 

Thank PamM62
Dunbar, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owners of the Coppice Guest House, where we stayed in Windermere, recommended Francines for dinner. Reservations are an essential. We absolutely loved it. Friendly staff, good service and delicious food. The mushroom stuffed with goat cheese starter and salmon to follow, were so good that I told the lady at the next table. She had it too and thanked... More 

Thank harann2014
Merseyside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called at this Restaurant after considering the reviews on Tripadvisor. We were not disappointed the food was above average and was value for money. my wife had the Lamb Shank which she said was fantastic. If you visit Windermere a visit is a must. We were out of season and in more popular periods we recommend you book.

Thank Paul T
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent ambience, service, food and wine. Best restaurant experience for a long time. Very reasonable prices; wine list particularly good value. Highly recommended.

Thank JBunyon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $22
French, European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: +44 15394 44088

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