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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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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food and setting were synonymous with the accommodation, the staff were engaging and fun and happy to have a laugh with us. The food was great quality!

Thank gregf674
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed, dined and reviewed Gilpin Lodge before but an update is worthwhile. we stayed on a dinner B & B tariff and ate two nights in Hrishi within the hotel building and two nights in Spice, the new restaurant in a purpose built annexe next to the hotel.The experiences were very different, not necessarily in a bad way.... More 

Thank RichardVUK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Gilpin Spice restaurant at this hotel. I have to say it is a stunning restaurant, absolutely beautiful inside and there are private areas spread about the place so if your with a large group and want your own space its very possible. The menu is very different and exciting and the service is honestly the best ive... More 

Thank Lisa J
Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is quite hard to classify this place - not Indian, not Thai, not Chinese - I guess 'pan-Asian' would be the nearest though that is too often a cop-out for a chef who cannot do any of the main things well!. Not the case here! The menu is a tribute to the historic spice trade of Cumbria which was... More 

Thank Scareybob
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Five of us ate at Gilpin spice a couple of weeks ago, what a fantastic restaurant, it's a bit more relaxed then Hrishi in the main hotel but i love this, such a new and exciting dining experience in the Lake District. The menu was explained by the waitress which was compromised of snacks, flat breads and soups and small... More 

Thank Emmaarrr123
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Classy Asian restaurant with fantastic service foods to die for certainly will be back recommended it to family and friends who have already booked if your in the lakes it's a must to go here 😉👍

1 Thank waemaoffshore
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for my dad's birthday in January, the hotel is beautiful and the staff are fantastic throughout. We didn't stay in the hotel but went for a meal, we all went for the tasting menu with wine pairing. Great canapés in the lounge with champagne to start, then we began the menu. All the food was lovely and... More 

1 Thank emjwood
Chorley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We finally managed to get booked into Gilpin Spice for the evening and it was well worth the wait. Yet again, Gilpin have set a new standard with this stylish little place. The stunning flavours in each dish were mouthwatering and of course the service is the usual friendly and welcoming style. We ate in the Indian Room, which is... More 

Thank Zoe C
Windermere, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited 'Gilpin Spice' on the 21st January after finally finding the time to visit this wonderful place, we did not leave disappointing apart from the fact we had to leave... Now I can not fault the food what so ever, the way it was presented, the way it tastes and sitting on the chefs table makes you realise what... More 

Thank Simeon270
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food - great service. The Asian fusion is so delicate that it adds tremendous value. A great experience for a birthday treat with true excellence from the Gilpin team. The bottle of chateau Neuf du Pape blanc was a great wine to compliment the meal. Well done on also achieving one of the top 100 restaurants in the UK... 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$72
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
Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?