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Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

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Crook Road, Windermere LA23 3NE, England
+44 15394 88818
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19:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 19:00 - 21:00
Wed - Mon 12:00 - 14:00
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food poor can't understand how the have been giving a michilin star .room was good and the service by the reasturant manager after a complaint was to draw . Said free wifi but in the end you hat to pay for it which the blamed it on location why ?

Review collected in partnership with Relais & Chateaux

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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Gilpin a few weeks ago as it had just earned a star and we were keen to try it out. As soon as we walked through the door we were warmly welcomed, everyone saying 'good evening, hope you have a lovely meal' etc. Then sat in the lounge to order and recieve canapes (they were lovely.) We... More 

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Thank Jess S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

One of two new starred places in the Lakes, and absolutely deserving of the attention. A beautiful place (last building still being finished, so will be perfect in a few weeks) in a stunning location. One of those receptions that immediately makes you feel at home, warm fire, comfy sofas, a constellation of lights, a good book or three to... More 

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The most friendly, caring and efficient service that one could ever ask for. The food is imaginative and tasty in the extreme. It is not cheap but we have spent a lot more and got a less in other restaurants in the more well known restaurants."TV chefs" charge up to double for the experience. There is an almost fixed price... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Clean and airy toilets at the Gilpin but with not much else to shout about. Perhaps most notable is the unusally high-set toilet in the gents, with a rather unsightly dog's rear-end for a coat hook. There's a single cubicle and urinal, and it just about doesn't feel too snug. Fresh cotton towels are a plus but there's is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$74
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Monday
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Thursday
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Friday
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?