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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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12:00 - 15:00 Hours
Asian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Crook Road | Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Windermere LA23 3NE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have heard so many good reviews of the restaurant that I wanted to try it myself. The menu choices were fish, game or veggie. I opted for veggie and that was perhaps why I was left a little disappointed. Portion sizes are good for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jenny S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic experience from start to finish! Warm, friendly welcome from every member of staff. Cosy lounge bar area to enjoy cocktails and lovely tasty canapés. There is a choice of A la Carte or Tasting menu. We opted for taster menu with wine pairings,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dianehughes59
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

WE have dined at Gilpin for 30 years and seen all the changes. Mrs C's wonderful breakfasts were renowned in the early days (before the AA breakfast award was even invented). It has always been fine dining, sometimes with the Michelin Star accolade but always...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank berylneil
Reviewed 21 October 2018

A La Carte or Tasting Menu available approx #90 per head plus wine. Canapes and drinks in the bar. Dinner is an experience, small portions but several courses and mini in-between courses to plenty to eat. Fish, seafood, Lamb, Game. Delicious desserts and amazing cheese...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 985delphinej
Reviewed 16 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank clumsyfairybex
Reviewed 14 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank scouserweegie
Reviewed 4 October 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Turnwood2011
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank holman151
Reviewed 19 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank dsss1234
Reviewed 18 September 2018

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.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Edith P
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26 September 2018|
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Response from sptrowbridge | 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
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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$115
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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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