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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.

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

Allspice, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg

Chilli peppers, peppercorns

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…

Spice Journey
Spice Journey
Spice Journey
Spice Journey

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  •  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

Click here to see the dishes at Hrishikesh Desai’s Michelin starred restaurant