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27 Main Road, Windermere LA23 1DX, England
+44 15394 44088
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
27 Main Road, Windermere LA23 1DX, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nicely cooked food with a varied menu of well thought through dishes. The menu is not large but there are also specials, with plenty for meat-eaters and pescatarians and as in many restaurants only one or two vegetarian options. Lovely atmosphere, nice staff. Worth booking...More

Thank Mimomeemo
Reviewed 5 days ago

During a 2 day stay in Windermere, we ate in Francine's on our first night. Food was great and the place was buzzing! We had spotted the restaurant earlier in the day and phoned to book. Glad we did, as the place was full. I...More

Thank fingolf
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited during a 4 night stay between Windermere and Bowness. We had the set price 3 course meal. there was plenty of choice on the set course menu and even more choice if you go a la carte. The service was prompt and courteous....More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was beautiful...Lovely atmosphere....service fantastic...cant wait to go back. My mouth is watering thinking about it.

Thank Sarah Balnaves G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked for 7pm, arrived early & were seated immediately. Ordered drinks while selecting our food, were served canapes after ordering. Starters came quickly, chicken parfait / mussels in creamy garlic sce followed by Rib eye & pink peppercorn sce / goats cheese salad, &...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a lovely meal at Francine's last night the staff were courteous and friendly, the food was excellent, beautifully presented and well priced. I live in Windermere and have never been to Francine's before but I will definitely be going back. So impressed!

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice meal, very good fresh selection and and good choice of daily specials. space can be tight so book ahead to get a table

Thank Graeme A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We reserved a table here during our recent visit to Windermere. This was probably the best meal we had during our stay. Lovely ambience and the food was well presented, very tasty and good value. The pork dish was very tender. Highly recommended and wouldn't...More

Thank frankie123591
Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited for an hour because we did not make a reservation. The price is acceptable and the food is good.

Thank s252667
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with my husband for our anniversary. Tables pretty squashed but we seemed to have some space. Served nibbles on the house which was an unexpected treat.. I had ribeye and my husband had smoked haddock. Both took some time to arrive but were well...More

Thank Finnandsarah
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Sophia x
Is the restaurant reserve only?
15 June 2017|
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Response from Will S | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so but I would recommended reserving a table as it does get very busy!! Great place!
Toni B
are you accessable (front door on ground floor etc?
18 September 2016|
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Response from WMack01 | Reviewed this property |
Not for a wheel chair but easy if on sticks or a crutch.
Hi is t here a childrens menu ? Is it child friendly ? Thanks x
26 August 2015|
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Response from nezzaman70 | Reviewed this property |
Not really it's more for a couples evening out.I'm not sure about lunch time, but I will say this you will have to book as it's not the biggest place and gets very busy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$23
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
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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