On our doorstep: Francine’s Coffee House & Restaurant

One of the many great things about Windermere is its fantastic selection of bars and restaurants. At Windermere Suites, we take pleasure in discovering the best of the best to recommend to the guests of our boutique hotel – even if this means having to go for a three-course meal every now and then!

We recently visited Francine’s Coffee House & Restaurant – a lovely little bistro-style restaurant just a two-minute walk from the Suites. Francine’s is a long-standing favourite bistro in the village, and we can definitely understand why.

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I couldn’t resist the pan seared scallops served with homemade black pudding, pommes puree, chicken veloute sauce and basil oil – and I wasn’t disappointed. This, followed by the Francine’s seafood casserole from the ever-changing specials board, and I was in seafood heaven!

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Even though we were very full after our main courses – in the interest of sharing with you how lovely the desserts were too, we sacrificed our waistlines. Francine’s chocolate and almond sachertote was to die for, and I couldn’t get enough of my vanilla crème brulee.

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If only the photos we took were scratch-and-sniff pictures because our mouths were watering before we started eating – it looks like you’ll just have to try Francine’s out for yourself!

With an a-la-carte menu and a daily specials board, Francine’s have a wonderful selection of food to suit everyone’s appetite. Seafood is their passion, and I can highly recommend trying some of the delicious, fresh seafood dishes on offer.

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You can even pop into Francine’s during the day for a coffee or tea and a bite to eat from their selection of homemade cakes, biscuits, scones or extensive lunchtime menu.

With hundreds of other fantastic reviews on Facebook and TripAdvisor – we recommend making Francine’s your next dining spot in the Lake District.

Feel free to ask us for recommendations during your stay with us – one of the things we love about being a boutique hotel in the Lakes is the fantastic choice of places for our guests to eat and drink, and we’d be more than happy to share these with you!

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