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HRiSHi at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Crook Road | Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Windermere LA23 3NE, England
+44 15394 88818
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Asian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Crook Road | Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Windermere LA23 3NE, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stayed at the Gilpin and visited the restaurant on one of the nights. Excellent service by all staff from pre drinks to the end of the night. Outstanding food and they catered for food dislikes without question. The atmosphere and environment were spot on....More

Thank clumsyfairybex
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were sat quickly in the lounge and drinks brought along with menus. However, we then were left for 40 minutes. Seated late with no explanation. Anyway, the meal itself was of a high level worthy of their Michelin star. Service during the meal was...More

Thank scouserweegie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were met with a warm welcome and first impressions were good. Delicious pre dinner cocktails and canapés meant we were really looking forward to our meal. Unfortunately the food, although tasty, was not at the same level as we have experienced in other Michelin...More

1  Thank Turnwood2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food of a high standard. Restricted menu don’t go for more than 2nights. The method of serving with a waiter plus a server meant delays in getting served. Some main courses were not served on hot plates

Thank holman151
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently stayed in the Gilpin Hotel and were able to eat at HRiSHi. There is no denying that generally the quality of the food is fantastic, however, there were a couple of issues that impacted on the overall enjoyment of the restaurant: We’d advised...More

1  Thank dsss1234
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is absolutely wonderful, the decor in the restaurant is amazing - even in the toilets! You get a very warm welcome from all the staff, who are friendly and knowledgeable about the food and wines.

Thank Edith P
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the Gilpin and enjoyed a fabulous dinner at HRiSHI on our first night. From the canapés prior to dinner in the lounge through the wine and menu choices courses to the service - it all as superb. The pacing of the courses...More

Thank Janice D
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Took my fiancé here last night to celebrate his birthday. From the moment we walked in, we experienced incredible service. All of the staff were attentive and friendly. We had the tasting menu with wine pairings. Each course was unique with the combination of flavours...More

Thank Deirdre A
Reviewed 1 September 2018

On a tour of michelin stared restaurants in the north, we were looking forward to a short stay over the bank holiday weekend at the Gilpin to visit Hrishi. We were super disappointed with the meal and lack lustre service. In the lounge before dinner,...More

Thank Allen D
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Upon arrival we were taken through to the bar area where we were provided with canapes and menus so we could choose what to eat rather than decide at the table. We opted for the tasting menu and had 1 paired with the wine. The...More

1  Thank RichAndAsh
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25 September 2018|
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Response from Simon T | Reviewed this property |
We certainly preferred the Lake House. This is a much more exclusive stay as it only has 6 bedrooms, so very few guests even when fully booked. My understanding is that the pool can be booked for private use, it certainly... More
17 November 2017|
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Response from SabYas84 | Reviewed this property |
Myself and my boyfriend dressed up as if we were going out for a nice meal, which we were! It is a hotel essentially BUT you’re dining at a Michelin star restaurant so it is absolutely worth making the effort. If I dressed... More
Brian T
23 April 2015|
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Response from Gilpin H | 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

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$118
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crook Road | Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Windermere LA23 3NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 88818
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With a fascinating history as a centre of the spice trade, Cumbrian cuisine has a rich heritage, and local specialities have long included exotic spices with favourites such as Cumberland sausage, potted shrimps, Grasmere gingerbread, and of course, sticky toffee pudding. At Gilpin there are two restaurants celebrating this tradition. At the Michelin starred HRiSHi, Hrishikesh Desai combines great Lake District produce and classic methods to deliver unbelievable textures and flavours – modern British cuisine with a twist.
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