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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Quirky decor , lots of art . Tasty chef spoons nice bonus. We walked in but where lucky to get table booking recommended . Lamb shanks for main very nice mussels to start also very good. Good service very attentive and quick

Thank Jason H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we dined here on the first night of our 3 night stay in the lakes and went back on the last night - a recommendation in itself !!!! A varied menu to suit most tastes and the food was delicious and beautifully presented . The staff , without exception , were extremely pleasant and very attentive . We will certainly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent restaurant, we would highly recommend it. Traditional French cuisine. The complementary canopies were lovely. Staff were really attentive. We had the escargot and cherry clams to start and the grilled lobster for main. Had a great night, would definitely go back 👍🏼

Thank Bruce J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A girlfriend and I visited here after a hike up Helvellyn and we were still in our hiking gear. It is a cosy little restaurant that was bubbling with conversation from the diners. I am gluten intolerant and it was a pleasant surprise to find the majority of dishes available as gluten free. We started with snails in red wine... More 

Thank Cristynangharad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice. Wonderful choice of food for those who have to be gluten free. Friendly staff and clean tables.

Thank Michelle S
Key West
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in Windermere for the evening while traveling through the lake district. My girlfriend picked Feancine's for dinner after reading trip advisor reviews. We had a lovely meal. We showed up late in the evening and ended up getting the last table on a tuesday evening without a reservation. The prices were fair and the quality of the food... More 

Thank Sesnodgrass1
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During a four day trip to 'the lakes' we visited on our last day. If we would have gone to francine's on our first day then we probably would have gone every night! My partner and I both chose from the set 'evening special' menu which cost £19.99 for three courses. Both the food on this menu and the value... More 

Thank Jamie T
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A slightly old fashioned menu, and very expensive for small portions. Tables very squished in too! Would not return.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us went for a Sunday evening dinner. I ordered a large glass of Merlot - their largest is 175ml and at £4.50 is not v]cheap. Worst still it was very cold so I asked for a warmer one as like my red wine at room temperature. It came back tepid 2 or 3 minutes later so a microwave... More 

Thank david280
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Feel very lucky to have got a table at this lovely little restaurant. I just don't have the time to say enough good things about the place, a friendly relaxed ambience with quick service and most important fantastic food. I ordered scallops with black pudding starter the other half whitebait goujons, the mains he had braised pigs cheek and I... More 

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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 - $24
French, British
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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: 441539444088

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