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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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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Gilpin spice for my wife's birthday with her mum and dad and our kids. We ordered the tasting menu for the 4 adults and our eldest child and chicken skewers and a flatbread for our younger child. We were treated to a a range of different foods which everyone loved . However the best of all was the... More 

Thank Adamhornby
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ate here with my wife last Tuesday (15th) and had a great meal. The setting was beautiful, clearly a huge effort has gone into creating a fantastix experience - and the food lived up to the location. We had a mix of mainly small plates, following the recommendations of the waiting team and loved everything. Will definitely return, and will... More 

Thank RovingPup
Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spice was wonderful, theatrical and tasted superb, Hrishi is on a different level proper Michelin food and service to match – Perfect

Thank Nigel T
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth finding and trying but it's not the best Thai food we have tried. However, the restaurant makes up its * rating by its location, its ambience, its service, and the whole surroundings. The food needs to be a little better, the soups should be more realistic, the lamb, with less cinnamon, the tikka with less mint sauce!, etc.... More 

Thank chrismranger
Windermere, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have deep pockets and a small appetite then this is the place for you.We came home and had cheese and biscuits and apple crumble we were hungry and shocked at the portions!!. We got 6 tiny triangles of flat bread with 3 pots of dips.The kebabs(£12 ) were a joke. 3 wooden sticks with 3 tiny peices of... More 

1 Thank JaneWindermere
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate in the main restaurant on the Saturday evening. It was extremely busy and the tables are quite close (cosy) together - so no private conversations to be had. We were sat next to a noisy table for part of the evening which made it difficult to hear each other speak. We opted for the 5 course Tasting menu... More 

Thank AdrianShort
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had read about this in a magazine, looked at the website, and all looked appealing. An email confirming booking was sent to us and a phone call the day before to see if all was good. They were doing so well. Arriving on at a very wet night we ended up by the main hotel door. Some out came... More 

Thank Coastalwaters
Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
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143 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is very well set out. Open kitchen with counter top seating and nice side rooms. The first thing you notice is the amount of staff wafting about, its wonder they make any kind of profit. We were look after very attentively by pleasant and courteous staff and ordered the tasting menu. The food in our opinion was definitely... More 

Thank Dinnergong
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, good menu choicees and attentive service from people with whom you can engage.Wine list very varied and good ranging from £16 per bottle to very expensive.If you are looking for something a little spicier , The Gilpin Spice Brasserie looks great though we didn`t try it as we used the main Hrishi restaurant twice.

Thank Ken F
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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
Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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?