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GENTLE BEAUTY AT GILPIN SPICE

Currently showing above Gilpin Spice
Hocking Photographic has created a collection of photographs called YŪBI ( 優美 ) which is based on the Japanese philosophy of ZEN HAIKU. Read more

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the dishes

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    A Study In Satay

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    The Famous ‘Laksa’ with Duck

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    Goosnargh Free Range Chicken

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    Herdwick Lamb Shank

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    Lobster

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    Marinated Whole Fish of the Day

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    Morecambe Seafood

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    Pani Puri

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    Saddleback Pork Belly

A Study In Satay

Delicious skewers served with our own peanut sauce, sweet and sour cucumber and chilli salad. Choose your favourite or have all three as a tasting: Satay Ayam – chicken satay, Satay Daging – Malay beef satay, and Satay Udang – prawn satay
Gilpin Spice Dish - A Study in Satay

The Famous ‘Laksa’ with Duck

A jumble of spices, roots and herbs typical of Thai or Malaysian cooking and this laksa is a prime example. Finished with noodles, boiled egg, toasted peanuts, bean sprouts. Or with your choice of Chilli maple glazed Barbary duck breast or Soya stir-fry Bay of Bengal tiger prawns.
Gilpin Spice Dish - Cumbrian Rump of Beef

Goosnargh Free Range Chicken

Ras el Hanout ,garlic and lemon rub, served with roasting juices.
Gilpin Spice Dish - Goosnargh Free Range Chicken

Herdwick Lamb Shank

Caramelised and braised in Nizami masala sauce, with a dominant cinnamon flavour and hints of cardamom and lemon.
Gilpin Spice Dish - Herdwick Lamb Shank

Lobster

Charcoal grilled whole lobster with a kaffir lime and lemongrass rub.
Gilpin Spice Dish - Lobster

Marinated Whole Fish of the Day

With a tikka masala rub (or one of our other rubs if you prefer).
Gilpin Spice Dish - Marinated Whole Fish of the Day

Morecambe Seafood

Enhancing the Thai green curry with calamari, tiger prawns, mussels, green chilli, coconut and lime sauce.
Gilpin Spice Dish - Morecambe Seafood

Pani Puri

Golf ball size puff balls, crushed and filled with chickpea curry, tamarind and mint chutney, savoury noodles, chopped onions, chaat masala.
Gilpin Spice Dish - Pani Puri

Saddleback Pork Belly

With a dried oregano, our own blend of Chinese five spice and dark brown sugar rub. Cooked slowly for 12 hours in the wood oven, finished on the rotisserie to caramelise the fat for a wonderful crackling. Served with a honeyed pork jus.
Gilpin Spice Dish - Saddleback Pork Belly

the video

the spice

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 sticky toffee pudding.

Gilpin Spice is inspired by that history and the dishes follow the spice trail along the silk road – from Whitehaven all the way to Japan. We personally source quality spices from farms who believe in nature, and have picked the tastiest dishes of every nation, guarding the authenticity of each dish whilst giving it a unique twist of our own.

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spice |spʌɪs|
noun
An aromatic or pungent vegetable substance used to flavour food

SWEET
Allspice, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg

SPICY
Chilli peppers, peppercorns

SAVOURY
Black cumin , black mustard seeds, caraway, coriander, cumin, fennel, fenugreek, five spice, garlic, ginger, nigella seeds, star anise, turmeric

the journeys

Barney and Hrishikesh’s first trip researching the concept, and sourcing the spices…

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get in touch

  •  Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Crook Road, Windermere, The English Lake District, LA23 3NE
  •  +44 (0)15394 88818
  •  hotel@thegilpin.co.uk
  •  Opening Times  Lunch 12 – 3pm | Dinner 6 – 9.45pm
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