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27 Main Road, Windermere LA23 1DX, England
+44 15394 44088
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
27 Main Road, Windermere LA23 1DX, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Ate here last week, small,intimate restaurant with a good ambiance, great menu and well cooked food. Lots of very good fish dishes. Staff very helpful and competent . I booked and think you would need to at busy times .

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent on night in Windermere, ate at Francines after reading reviews on Tripavdiser, wasn't disappointed. My wife had the Souffle and really enjoyed it, I had the Pig on a plate, very nice, all -in-all, impressed with the place, impressed with the food and pleased...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit to this restaurant. Great variety on the menu to cater for all tastes. Husband had the seafood casserole, he said it was heaven. I had the ribeye steak with peppercorn sauce, it was not the usual way you get your peppercorn sauce, it...More

Thank joyce04Wirral
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We both ate from the set menu which was good value, but didn't provide much choice. My husband ate a pasta dish that he enjoyed, while I ate a pork dish that was fine, but unremarkable. We followed this with a chocolate based desert and...More

Thank Mandy46
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is excellent. It's not over-complicated but the food has real depth of flavour. My partner had the smoked haddock, scallops, and chorizo and I had the lamb shank - both were wonderfully cooked. Highly recommend.

Thank PaulUK87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had come here on a recommendation from a friend and we had been going to go to another place instead but we were so glad we didn't. The food from the starters through the main course and dessert were all of...More

Thank Simeon B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and turned up without a reservation but were happily accommodated despite being very busy. The food, service and staff were excellent and the location is perfect. Top drawer.

Thank MickyHatton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely cosy restaurant. Food is brilliant with actual flavours which is never a given in British restaurants. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised. Place was packed and they were still very efficient, we didn’t have any long waits for our food. It’s definitely worth...More

Thank Lawansonboi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Windermere for a couple of nights and was informed by our host to book early for restaurants because they do get busy. We asked her advise as we hadn't been before and she recommended Francines, glad she did because the restaurant was...More

Thank pink20142016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our last night staying in Windermere and we stumbled across this gem of a restaurant. Upon arrival a very friendly welcome and sat us at a lovely private and cozy table. We were offered complementary canapés with our wine. We ordered from the additions menu...More

Thank James H
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7 August 2017|
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Response from joan_earp | Reviewed this property |
There has been steak on the menu both times I have been.
Sophia x
15 June 2017|
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Response from Leeds-Guy-7 | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so but I would recommended reserving a table as it does get very busy!! Great place!
Toni B
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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