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Gilpin Spice

(90 Reviews)
Gilpin Lodge Country House Hotel Limited Crook Road, Windermere, North West England, LA23 3NF
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Top offer

Sharer tasting menu: £40 per person

Minimum 2 people Menu subject to change Availability as displayed within the booking interface


Main course: £15
Food spend: £38

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday : 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 21:45.

Restaurant description

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.

The Gilpin Spice menu is split into smaller and larger sharing plates, showcasing an eclectic range of flavours. From the open kitchen come tapas-style, pan-Asian dishes, with influences as diverse as the Philippines, the Indian sub-continent, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and China.

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

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Gilpin Spice
(based on 90 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (12)
  • al fresco (12)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (17)
  • child friendly (8)
  • dinner (77)
  • entertainment (9)
  • large parties (18)
  • lunch (50)
  • luxury (52)
  • private dining (41)
  • romantic (54)
  • trendy (55)
  • value (33)
  • views (24)
  • By Patricia T from Holmfirth
    1 February 2020

    Loved every second of our G Spice experience from the moment we entered the amazing garden to the fabulous decor, greeted by attentive but not intrusive staff. We had cocktails to die for while perusing the menu, we had the chickpea puffballs and chicken tikka flatbread followed by Manchow soup then king prawn and mussels and for dessert I had the lemon and thyme posset and my friend had the ginger pudding with candied fruits. Could not pick a favourite as every morsel was superb. We cannot imagine coming to the Lakes and not visiting Gilpin Spice!!!

  • By John K K from Bolton
    3 January 2020

    Excellent as ever, in terms of location, price and of course taste. Hard to better.

  • By Jan J from Swansea
    2 January 2020

    Lovely food wonderful spicing extensive menu thoroughly enjoyed lunch

  • By Clare M from Ormskirk
    30 December 2019

    We had a lovely set menu for two which was lovely - favourite dishes were prawns and sweet and sour chicken - we were thinking of staying at the hotel in the future so decided to go into the main hotel for a coffe afterwards. We were greeted by an elderly man , maybe a manager there who was quite rude to us - it has now put us off staying there now

    23 December 2019

    Amazing place!

  • By Audrey Brady B from ULVERSTON
    13 December 2019

    Dining experience was good, felt that the waitress should have asked if we had been before as the menu is very confusing and needed explaining, but we were just left with the menus and had to ask for help My big criticism is that the plates were cold and therefore the food got cold very quick, also I could not understand why we could only book a table for either 6 o clock or 9 o clock as the place certainly was not full and could have accommodated us at any time, we are local people and I feel we are just as important as residents.

  • By Tracy B from Barrow-in-Furness
    1 November 2019

    Fantastic food and service Staff efficient and polite Extremely good value for money

  • By Paul N from Nottingham
    11 October 2019

    Great food. Every dish was perfect. Service of an equally high standard. Flawless.

  • By Candice V from Windermere
    4 October 2019

    Excellent food, atmosphere and service

  • By Michael G from Newby Bridge Road, Windermere
    29 September 2019

    Everything was excellent from the moment we made the booking to completing the excellent cuisine on offer. The service was first class and the food exquisite. We enjoyed an excellent afternoon at The Gilpin Spice!

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Gilpin Spice
Gilpin Lodge Country House Hotel Limited Crook Road, Windermere, North West England, LA23 3NF