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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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Asian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Crook Road, Windermere LA23 3NE, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is worthy of a 1st day visit in Windermere. The dishes are exquisite and savory, spicy but a bottle of beer will definitely will solve it. Came here on a wedding anniversary and this place didn’t fail me on my quest. Don’t mind...More

Thank Van Ryan G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Is a very nice restaurant with gourmet food and you can choose of many bottles of wine .all are very polite.

Thank Ero K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Gilpin Spice for a family meal at Sunday lunchtime. The staff welcomed us warmly and were very attentive and helpful throughout our time there. I am not a connoisseur of Indian cuisine but the food was delicious and my dietary needs as a...More

Thank Parkavenue34
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The setting and whole design of the Gilpin Spice restaurant is delightful. It is beautifully laid out with the option of table or kitchen bar eating. It felt good to be sat there watching the chefs at work and having a chat as they prepared...More

Thank Green2Amber
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at this beautiful hotel last year & ate in the Hirishi restaurant, it was fabulous & everything you would expect from a Relais & châteaux hotel. We were dying to try out Spice so were looking forward to our evening there whilst on...More

Thank Mellfell21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Gilpin Spice when our family of two adults and two teenage boys were up for a family birthday. They had heard about Spice and we were all eager to try it. The organisation of the menu seemed overly complicated but we followed the...More

Thank Cumpston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the restaurant with Hi-Expectations because of reviews Booked table online 8.30 Ordered off all 4 sections of the menu expecting a nice long evening with my wife Could not of been more wrong Force fed all the dishes from snacks to large plates...More

3  Thank ORMROD1970
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an Asian meal here which was totally fabulous. Tapas style menu but really large portions and beautifully prepared in full view of the diners. The chefs were so pleasant and obviously so talented. As a couple I suggest two starters; two small plates and...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very modern and creative dishes.tasty and fresh, excellent service and very beautiful surrounding. We enjoyed it very much

Thank couple59060
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place. Gorgeous outdoor areas. We went for afternoon tea for a friends birthday. We paid £22.50 and it was very disappointing for your money. There were only 3 types of sandwiches, the scones were tiny and cakes were just ok. I...More

Thank Lisa W
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Brian T
24 April 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

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Average prices
USD 20 - USD 122
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
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
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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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