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Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

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Crook Road, Windermere LA23 3NE, England
+44 15394 88818
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 19:00 - 21:00
Wed - Mon 12:00 - 14:00
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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348 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

During our third visit to Gilpin Hotel recently, we ate at both restaurants on the property. Gilpin Spice is an interesting tapas-style interpretation on oriental cuisine, while Hrishi is their fine dining establishment, boasting a recently awarded Michelin star. We found some of the dishes at Gilpin Spice a little underwhelming - we were expecting more from the lamb shank,... More 

Thank Grant H
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took in both the Michelin starred "Hrishi" and the up and coming asian "Spice" resturants during a 2 night stay at their Lake House sister lodgings. For both evenings we were chauffeured to the restaurant from the Lake House Night 1 (Spice) This was an Asian tapas style so we ordered a number of dishes between us: - Flatbed... More 

Thank Simon T
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I are massive foodies and were excited to find out about this restaurant. Having visited all the countries the menu covered we had high expectations. We were impressed with the decor and service when we first went in the door. Having not read the previous previews we thought the service was fine. The staff did seem busy... More 

Thank 123lushan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have stayed in many Hotels of this class and style and almost all of those in the Lake District . The food here was definitely the worst we have experienced. The food in the main restaurant is best described as style over substance . In the tasting menu the turbot measured 1.5cms by 1.5cms and was as a result... More 

Thank Ian E
Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent menu with something to interest every palate. Tapas style meant you could order as much or as little as you like and get to taste lots of different dishes. Trio of soups - each one thoughtfully put together: Thai tiger prawn was the best but a close second was the tomato one. My favourite dish of the evening was... More 

Thank Sabrina1234567
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I ate at gilpin spice last week. We were greeted at the door. The lady gave us a choice of where to sit. We decided to sit around the open kitchen. She then explained the menu to us. Gilpin spice is great if you like tapas. My partner and I really enjoyed the food. I recommend the... More 

Thank IrishHelen87
Kendal, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Gilpin Spice for my husbands birthday. The service was excellent! The staff were very knowledgeable and very attentive throughout the evening. It was so nice to be able to see the chefs at work in the open kitchen and there was a very relaxed atmosphere. I loved the fact that the food was all about sharing, making it... More 

Thank gemjack81
northen england
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting addition to this hugely successful hotel,we went for lunch in the new trendy Spice restaurant,superb decor ,interesting mix for the Lakes ,delicious food on tasting plates,flatbread with duck, superb crackly pork, Thai curry,and fresh Sea Bream ( a bit fiddly ) not sure I like all the food coming at the chefs convenience felt it was going cold ,I'd... More 

Thank wwalter50
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This truly is a five star hotel. Excellent food and staff. This is a must visit for people looking to experience pure class and quality.

Thank batmancumbria
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Gilpin spice for my wife's birthday with her mum and dad and our kids. We ordered the tasting menu for the 4 adults and our eldest child and chicken skewers and a flatbread for our younger child. We were treated to a a range of different foods which everyone loved . However the best of all was the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$74
British, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
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
Gilpin Lodge is a luxurious hotel and restaurant with a friendly, family-run atmosphere, located in the Lake District just 2 miles from Lake Windemere. Set in 20 acres of private gardens, moors and woodlands, Gilpin has been run as a hotel by the Cunliffe family since 1987 and has won countless awards over the years for its exquisite British cuisine and 300+ wine list. The four intimate dining rooms and Chapagne Bar are decadent yet down-to-earth, and the bar, gardens and lounges are pefect for an informal lunch. Signature dishes include fresh native oysters set in their own jelly; loin of Grizedale venison with baby Savoy cabbage, parsnips, chestnuts and a cinnamon sauce; and hot prune and Armagnac souffl�� with ice cream.

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