We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


27 Main Road, Windermere LA23 1DX, England
+44 15394 44088
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“poached pear” (15 reviews)
“clams” (20 reviews)
Closed Now
French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
27 Main Road, Windermere LA23 1DX, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,263)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,239 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This is not a low-end restaurant, think quality, not quantity. The dishes we had were imaginative and different.

Thank krcb197
Reviewed yesterday

We can't say enough about Francine's. Service and food are fantastic! The seafood casserole was to die for and our waitress was so lovely and cheerful.

Thank Joan E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On a friend's recommendation, we came here for dinner after a wet & cold drive from Scotland to the Lake District. They had a good varied menu and I started with the half dozen escargots. They were good though I would have preferred a thicker...More

Thank DebFoo2014
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed a fantastic dinner at Francine's. We ate from the a la carte menu rather than the set menu (which looked fantastic value for money). The fish courses that we ate were delicious and the desserts were devine. Couldn't fault the service, the setting...More

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Booked ahead and told they only had a 6pm availability for 4 people... on a Wednesday night in autumn... fine, a little early but we read good reviews. On arrival, all was well. Three of my friends ordered the seafood casserole, but one of them...More

Thank Chanchanok
Reviewed 6 days ago

Francine's, a small intimate restaurant which served us top dollar food, service & value. Wouldn't hesitate in going back

Thank Neil H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have to book but well worth it. Interesting menu, great service and amazing food. We all really enjoyed it. We’re also pleasantly shocked when we got the bill as we all had three courses including 2 bottles of wine (4 persons) Highly recommend.

Thank Matt I
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not surprised this restaurant is so popular. Served by pleasant and helpful young people with food that tasted fresh and was cooked well. Good range of fish dishes. Lamb shank was delicious as were the dishes chosen by my wife. Reasonably priced and easy to...More

Thank Steedmans
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Francine's tonight for dinner, having read good reviews online. It was reassuringly busy when we arrived, but we were greeted warmly by the staff and accommodated swiftly, despite not having booked in advance. The food was absolutely beautiful. I had a 3-course set menu...More

Thank Redleg1983
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant food and service spot on. Had the mussles, best I,ve had. My wife had the lamb shank. She said it was the best she had. So tender and no far. Brilliant creme brulle. Wish we had been at the start of the week. Could...More

Thank Roger L
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 hotels in Windermere
Applegarth Villa Hotel and Restaurant
1,376 reviews
.18 km away
The Lamplighter
350 reviews
.25 km away
The Windermere Hotel
941 reviews
.36 km away
Cedar Manor Hotel
1,253 reviews
.50 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Homeground Coffee + Kitchen
689 reviews
.02 km away
Sugar&Spice Cafe and Bistro
270 reviews
.09 km away
1,405 reviews
.11 km away
440 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
Orrest Head
1,395 reviews
.94 km away
High Street
178 reviews
.29 km away
Lakeland Pony Trek
94 reviews
1.13 km away
Windermere Information
27 reviews
.25 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
15 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Maree S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Unfortunately I do not travel with pets, so I am unsure. best to check with the venue. regards Maree
15 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Marie W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I’m not sure if dogs are allowed
7 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Nezza77 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure if honest. I think it’s a seasonal menu. However from what we saw other people eating and our food, it was absolutely amazing. We live over 40 miles away and we’re thinking of going there for meals it’s that... More
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing