EAT & DRINK
FAO of our resident guests: Our restaurants currently have limited capacity, and do get full, so we strongly recommend booking your dining times with us prior to your arrival. Due to current social distancing rules we can accommodate all of our resident guests across HRiSHi and Gilpin Spice, but to achieve this we need to book both restaurants evenly every night, so we are asking our guests to dine in each of the two restaurants for every two nights staying with us.
We will welcoming Gilpin vouchers once again from 21st June 2021.
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 Hotel there are two restaurants celebrating this tradition –
In the Michelin starred, four AA rosette HRiSHi, Hrishikesh Desai combines great Lake District produce and classic methods to deliver unbelievable textures and flavours – modern British cuisine with a twist.
Our casual restaurant with two AA Rosettes… the laid-back Gilpin Spice has an open kitchen serving tapas-style pan-Asian dishes inspired by countries along the spice trail – spanning the Philippines, the Indian sub-continent, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and China.
EXECUTIVE CHEF HRISHIKESH DESAI
Hrishikesh joined Gilpin in March 2015, moving to the Lake District with his wife and daughter. Winner of Alex Polizzi’s BBC2 Chefs on Trial, his background includes Institute Paul Bocuse, Les Maison de Bricourt, Le Chateau de Bagnol, French Laundry, and Lucknam Park. He is one of a few chefs to have won both the Roux Scholarship and the Craft Guild of Chef’s National Chef of the Year, unique in winning these in consecutive years. Click here to see Hrishikesh talk about his approach.
BOOK A TABLE
If you are currently staying with us please book via the booking link in your room reservation confirmation.
Please note the dress code is smart casual, with a collared shirt for the men. Please avoid ripped jeans, trainers and shorts.
DIFFICULTY FINDING AVAILABILITY?
Please note that the restaurants are really busy at the moment, and if no availability is showing then this does mean that we’re fully booked, please don’t call to double check as we see exactly what you see! There tends to be more availability for lunch (at Gilpin Spice), so please do check that.
We will be welcoming Gilpin vouchers once again from 21st June 2021, and all vouchers that could not be used because of the pandemic have been automatically extended to March 2022
We do rely on reservations being honoured by our guests or sufficient notice being given of any changes, and respectfully ask that 48 hours’ notice be given should you wish to change or cancel your booking. Cancellations or amendments within 48 hours of the reservation time will incur a fixed per person charge* being made to the credit/debit card given at the time of booking (no deposit is taken prior). However, if we are able to resell your table we will of course refund the full amount.
*Cancellation charges: HRiSHi dinner £75pp; HRiSHi afternoon tea £25pp; Gilpin Spice £40pp
PRE BOOKING FOR RESIDENT GUESTS
Our restaurants currently have limited capacity, and do get full, so we strongly recommend booking your dining times with us prior to your arrival.
We are sorry, our restaurant HRiSHi is currently closed to non resident guests.
“Though the food is fine dining, there is zero pretentiousness”