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Gilpin Spice

Crook Road, Windermere, LA23 3NE

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Main course: £15
Food spend: £35
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday : 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 21:45.

Went for an anniversary dinner, it was fantastic! We had a vegetarian taster to share. Truly superb food. Ambiance and decor were lovely and service was excellent. I could not recommend highly enough.

Nick Edwards 15 April 2017
from Kendal

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Inspired by Cumbria’s rich history as a centre of the spice trade, Gilpin Spice Windermere offers a menu which sees Cumbrian favourites joined by influences picked up along the spice trail all the way to Japan.

Starters on the Gilpin Spice menu include chilli maple-glazed Barbary duck flatbread from the wood-fired oven, and a hot and sour Thai tiger prawn soup. The rest of the menu is split into smaller and larger sharing plates, such as Saddleback pork belly with Chinese spices, chateaubriand steak with Asian-spiced barbecue sauce, and a classic chicken tikka curry.

Rich desserts at Gilpin Spice restaurant include chocolate brownie with star anise ice cream, and a black pepper and clove sorbet.

Amidst the stunning scenery of the Lake District, Gilpin Spice Cumbria is a 20-minute drive from Kendal Rail Station.

Gilpin Spice

Crook Road, Windermere, LA23 3NE

Contact +44 1539488818

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Customer reviews for Gilpin Spice

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  • private dining (4)
  • large parties (2)
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  • ((((( 15 April 2017 by Nick Edwards from Kendal

    Went for an anniversary dinner, it was fantastic! We had a vegetarian taster to share. Truly superb food. Ambiance and decor were lovely and service was excellent. I could not recommend highly enough.

  • ((((( 28 February 2017 by John Bateman from Holme

    Fabulous dining experience from the dramatic water and fire pit entrance through the décor and especially the food. Plenty of non alcoholic drink options on the menu. Everything we tried was delicious with exquisite subtle spicing. The Singapore fried Paneer , Pan Puri and the Barbary Duck were all memorable. Very attentive staff. My only slight down side was the service was a little too quick and dishes were starting to cool before you got round to eating them. I would probably stagger my ordering on a return visit which is a definite goal.

  • ((((( 25 February 2017 by Irlean Jackson from Mirfield

    Gilpin Spice is set in beautiful surroundings and the restaurant is divided into different sections. The staff were very nice and as it was our first visit took time to explain the menu and advise on how / what to order. The food was amazing and the cocktails were gorgeous (Kashmir Fizz). Overall it was a wonderful dining experience.

  • ((((( 15 February 2017 by Chris Daniels from Lake District

    Beautiful decoration, great experience, food not the run of the mill and friendly staff - can't ask for more

  • ((((( 14 February 2017 by Helen from Carlisle

    Your first impression of Gillian Spice is that the decor of the whole restaurant is amazing and very different, all the fittings especially the restrooms are of extremely high quality. On to the food in which every dish and every chutney and sauce had so much flavour and cooked to perfection. The staff were very attentive but certainly not overbearing. We will definitely return and recommend it to all of our friends.

  • ((((( 11 February 2017 by Cheryl Murphy from Kendal

    The food was amazing, especially the Singapore paneer and the pork belly.
    Watching the chefs cook was a great experience and the restaurant was very nicely done out. Will definitely be back.

  • ((((( 22 December 2016 by Terry Watson from Cambridge

    Great Food in general - dessert choices a bit of a let down, great attentive service, great ambience. Will be back ASAP!!

  • ((((( 11 December 2016 by Chris A from Carnforth

    Stunning restaurant inside and out. Service was as expected at one of, if not the, finest hotel in the Lake District. The food selection is simply wonderful, and to make sure we got a wide variety of we opted for the Tasting Menu, but so wanted to taste one of the fabulous sounding flat breads we ordered one of these too. Round 1 (Starters) were a joy, the duck flat bread, soup, beef satay, fried paneer, and the papaya salad all tasted superb. After a taking a nicely timed break, Round 2 was served, and this was simply stunning; Herdwick lamb shank, turkey, and my favourite, the Laksa; all served with a generous dish of rice, noodles and vegetables which in themselves were the best i have ever tasted (outside of Sri Lanka!). Just had enough room for the delicious Third Round of a special Christmas Cake. All in all a wonderful eating experience, amazing innovative menu and we will definitely be back

  • ((((* 20 November 2016 by Mr & Mrs Houghton from Cumbria

    Gilpin you have done yourselves proud! We had a fabulously relaxing evening in a stunning setting with wonderful staff and great tasting food. The staff were knowledgable, engaging and most kind
    We brought friends with us and they too were blown away by the total experience !
    We shall be returning - again and again Simply super !

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