EAT & DRINK
Please note that due to government guidelines the restaurants have reduced dining capacities. We are opening up the restaurants cautiously at first, but are gradually opening more and more availability, and there are already some extra dates available in the HRiSHi pop up marquee from now until 16th May, and then HRiSHi and Gilpin Spice will reopen (with less tables than usual due to social distancing) from 17th May.
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
All bookings for HRiSHi restaurant require card details to confirm your reservation (excluding guests who have booked a room with us at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House). For both Resident & Non-Resident guests in the event that the booking is not honoured, amendments to the number of guests or is cancelled with less than 48 hours’ notice, a fee of £75 per person for dinner would be charged to the card or charged to your room bill.
We welcome children over the age of seven. In the meanwhile, if there is anything you need as we prepare for your arrival, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44 1539488818 HRiSHi Team
“Though the food is fine dining, there is zero pretentiousness”
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON x