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Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Crook Road, Windermere LA23 3NE, England
+44 15394 88818
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Contemporary, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Crook Road, Windermere LA23 3NE, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Having tried the main restaurant - Spice came highly commended and it was worth the effort. The fusion of flavours and sharing plates worked well for our party of four. So good, will return.

Thank MortimerLake
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had afternoon tea at 'The Gilpin' yesterday. The weather was perfect so we opted to sit outside on the beautiful patio area which was very comfortable and had a very relaxing atmosphere ever though it was quite busy. The staff were wonderful. Extremely attentive but...More

Thank Stephen51
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't hesitate. Book it. Great place to try something a little different. No 'designer burgers' here. An absolute food adventure. Expect to pay £25ish per person plus drinks. Expect to share dishes (tapas style). Expect to leave thinking it's great value for the experience served...More

Thank Tickandbash
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time at Hrishi/Gilpin with my wife on our 10 year anniversary date night. Fantastic food & wines, excellent service in a lovely setting. Definitely recommend it for the right occasion.

Thank Peter V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

....Or Fine Dining Meets Asian Fusion Tapas? Either way, we were not to be disappointed. Having originally looked to book a table in the Michelin starred sister restaurant, I stumbled upon Gilpin Spice by accident. Asian fusion tapas is the theme here and we were...More

Thank Janina D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made a huge mistake here. Thought we had booked the Gilpin spice only to find we were in the restaurant. Only wanted a small meal, but not possible as you had to choose from £70 menu or £90 menu. As I had no pre desert,...More

Thank RobsheDunfermline
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our dining experience at the Gilpin Hotel in the Hrishi Restaurant was perfect from beginning to the end. Delectable canapés to begin with, whilst we chose from the menu. The taster menu was certainly the right decision. The staff were fully knowledgeable of all food...More

Thank Coastalwaters
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife visited Gilpin for Sunday lunch to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary and it did not disappoint. From start to finish the service was amazing, the food lived up to and beyond expectations. Special thank you to Claudio and all the rest...More

Thank alexblamire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very glad we came here for my birthday lunch - turned out to be a delightful experience in every way. Stunning food in truly magnificent surroundings. Impeccably designed and built and decorated new building and associated landscaping. We had the vegetarian tasting menu, star of...More

Thank jdboyd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to visit a truly different kind of restaurant for an exiting eating experience then look no further than Gilpin Spice. The staff are so friendly and helpful and the food is simply wonderful. We will certainly be going back.

Thank BLayfield
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Brian T
April 23, 2015|
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Response from Gilpin_Lodge | Property representative |
Hello Brian, apologies for the delayed response. Our Executive Head Chef is Hrishikesh Desai. We were on BBC2 last week on a programme called 'Alex Polizzi: Chefs On Trial' and it was on Mon-Thurs all about looking for a new... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$19 - $75
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crook Road, Windermere LA23 3NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 88818
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At the heart of Gilpin is a very passionate family and team, dedicated to creating  lasting memories for their guests, who return time and again for celebrations and escapes. With five stars, one Michelin Star and three AA Rosettes, warmth and friendliness are balanced with extraordinary service, exquisite décor and stunning culinary experiences at these two luxury country houses spanning two estates in the beautiful Lake District. 

Dine in either the Michelin starred main restaurant, ‘Hrishi’, where Hrishikesh Desai combines great Lake District produce and classic methods to deliver unbelievable textures and flavours with just a twist of Asia, or in ‘Gilpin Spice’ a new informal restaurant transcending international boundaries, with an open kitchen focussing on dishes from the spice trail spanning the Indian sub-continent, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Japan and China.

At Gilpin Hotel all of the bedrooms have lovely Lakeland views, most leading directly onto the gardens - 6 Garden Suites with their own cedarwood hot tubs, and 5 fabulous detached Spa Lodges with private ensuite spas (rainmaker showers and steam rooms inside, hydrotherapy hot tubs and saunas outside) for a very special, private experience. Just a mile away at Gilpin Lake House, just 6 suites enjoy exclusive access to 100 acres of grounds, including a stunningly beautiful private lake, boat house, pool, hot-tubs and spa.
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