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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
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Sun - Sat 19:00 - 21:00
Wed - Mon 12:00 - 14:00
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I get so bored with negative reviews, which seem to come from those self opinionated individuals, who consider themselves as architects, chefs and gourmets.... However, enough of them! My wife an I have visited the Gilpin Spice, twice in the last two weeks, on Tuesday 27th lunchtime and New Years Eve dinner and have found it to be perfect in... More 

Thank cliveandpat
England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No expense has been spared in making this a very attractive venue. Careful attention has been paid to give the decor an oriental feel. The cutlery is amazing with the Japanese chopsticks being perfectly weighted and a joy to use. We ate the tasting menu and there is a lot of food to get through - my only criticism is... More 

Thank bumblebeeCumbria
Windermere, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the gilpin spice for my mums birthday and what a treat from the decor to the service everything was excellent and the food is wonderful we all had the tasting menu and it was out of this world presented beautifully and the different tastes and textures were perfect definitely going again well worth a visit

Thank Sharon M
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44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

WOW WOW WOW. The Gilpin is simply 100% amazing! Treated my wife to the now Michelin starred Gilpin restaurant (not the newly opened Gilpin Spice which is a new building) and it did not disappoint! From the moment we walked in, to the moment we left, we were simply gobsmacked. Went for the 4 course menu and it was simply... More 

Thank mmalh0151
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We live in the Lakes so had to try the new talk of the town - Gilpin Spice, located at The Gilpin Hotel. We throughly enjoyed the first class cuisine, made more interesting through its concept of each dish being a sharing experience - akin to tapas but based on flavours of Asia. The design (inside and outside) of the... More 

Thank ATravelfan17
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Had the pleasure of eating here at the weekend. Food was perfectly cooked, staff very very friendly. Great sharing concept of the menu and the decor and entrance are superb. Would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Benji P
Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We travelled up from Manchester on Saturday just to try the new restaurant at The Gilpin Hotel - Gilpin Spice and it was well worth the journey. My hubby & I were very impressed by this new addition to the Gilpin's already amazing dining experience. Everything about the new restaurant is utterly superb - the incredible design & fabulous decor,... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We were excited to try the new Gilpin Spice restaurant. We had pre dinner drinks in the main hotel bar area (no bar at the restaurant) which is beautiful and the service/welcome is as we remember nothing short of exceptional. The hotel has already got into the Christmas spirit with beautifully decorated trees. I must admit this really added to... More 

Thank 32tracy
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We stayed at the main Gilpin site (where the restaurant is) for the first time in the early Autumn of 2016. We stayed for three nights and ate in the hotel every evening, so this is not in any way a review of individual dishes, more an overview. Between my wife and me, we tried a reasonable selection of fish... More 

Thank FORRES33
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Dined here Friday evening and what a privilege to be able to experience this wonderful new addition to the already superb Gilpin. New build premises provide a choice of exceptional surroundings in which to relax and soak up the atmosphere whilst the most attentive and helpful staff deliver a superb range of Pan-Asian food from the kitchen. A great Head... 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
European, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?