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December Featured Offers

15% off all Gift Purchases Le Cafe Shop, Coffee Shop

15% off all Gift Purchases From Le Café Shop, including Coffee Makers, Accessories and Gourmet Coffee Gift Packs which are ideal for Christmas. Simply enter promo code SGXMAS on checkout to redeem. Visit the Le Café Shop website now and start shopping. Or for more information,

Lake District and Cumbria competition

Win a luxury overnight stay for two including breakfast and dinner at Burlington’s Restaurant at Beech Hill Hotel & Spa on the shores of Lake Windermere.


QUESTION: Is Coniston Old Man best known as a beer or a mountain? Enter this competition

Book a Local Hotel Room

If you're planning a special meal out, why not make a night of it? We can offer the best hotel deals, with discounts of up to 70%....more

Order a Takeaway

It's simple and free to place your Takeaway order online. Just click on the link to browse places to eat in Lake District and Cumbria where you can order online....more

Hrishikesh Desai

Hrishikesh Desai with his wealth of experience in Michelin-starred restaurants has taken over as Executive Head Chef at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House after staving off some stiff competition on Alex Polizzi’s Chefs on Trial TV programme. Hrishikesh is one of the few chefs to have won both the Roux Scholarship (2009) and the Craft Guild of Chef’s National Chef of the Year (2010) awards, and unique in that he won these in consecutive years. He has teamed up with Sugarvine to answer your cookery questions:

Ask Hrishikesh Desai your question.
Latest Question...

When should I add kasoori methi to a curry? I usually add it with onions in hot oil so that the oil could pick up its flavour but that seldom happens. If I add it at the end with garam masala, the dish happens to have a bitter after taste which is a put off. Please help me create a perfectly balanced curry having kasoori methi, also tell me which all whole spices could I use along with it in my cooking. - Saurabh Suri

Read the answer from Hrishikesh Desai

More Questions

Yes, they might be London-centric and some of them don’t even have all that much to say about the food -- but there’s no denying that the restaurant critics do make for interesting reading. So for your vicarious dining pleasure we’ve brought together restaurant reviewers from the quality national papers.
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Ambleside Central

Ambleside Central is a guest house situated above – and under the same ownership as --- Tarantella Italian restaurant and the Gilded Lily bar on Lake Road. There are 10 rooms available, eight of them ensuite, all with TV, hairdryer, kettle and wifi a ...more

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Latest Restaurant Review:The Orange Tree, Kirkby Lonsdale

"Great pub with top notch real ales and food!"
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Oli Martin is the talented young head chef at three-AA-rosette Hipping Hall, near Kirkby Lonsdale. He’s packed a lot of experience into his short career so far, working at some top kitchens in Britain, France and Australia before taking over the rein ...see the full blog and reader comments

Your guide to upcoming events at restaurants, pubs & venues in the area.

    • Sunday 25th December  |  Sun Inn

    Christmas Day Lunch £42.50 per person. Click here to view menu. ...more

    • Saturday 31st December  |  Virginia House Restaurant & Gin Parlour

    New Year's Eve Black Tie, Closed Door ~ Seven Course Tasting Menu ~ Wine Flight Available ~ £100pp inclusive of Live Musical Entertainment by Becki Fishwick. ...more

    • Saturday 31st December  |  Lucy's On A Plate

    New Year's Eve Two sittings - 5.30pm for families and people that wish to dine earlier, entertainer Andy Jester who is AMAZING and has the children spellbound (and the adults!). 8.30/9pm, adults only with a set style menu. Click here to view menu. ...more

    • Sunday 1st January  |  Virginia House Restaurant & Gin Parlour

    New Years Day Brunch Whether your soaking up the previous nights excess or beginning the year in styel, our Brunch will be perfect for you!! £25pp (£10pp deposit). Click here to view menu. ...more

    • Friday 13th to Saturday 14th January  |  The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa

    Music Festival As part of the Robert Parker Collection, The Wordsworth Hotel is hosting its own music festival on the 13th and 14th January 2017. Music will be performed in St Oswald's Church, with tickets to include a superb 3 course dinner, lunch and drinks. ...more

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Sharrow Bay, Ullswater

Some meals are worth a special journey. In The Gastrotourist we profile select destination restaurants from across the UK and beyond.

Sharrow Bay, Ullswater

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Latest news for diners in the Lake District and Cumbria area.

    • Gilpin Spice Opening October 2016

    Watch out for a second restaurant opening at Gilpin Hotel and Lake House in October 2016. With an open kitchen transcending international boundaries, Gilpin Spice will focus on a more informal menu with dishes from the spice trail spanning the Indian sub-continent, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the...more

    • Forest Side In Grasmere Awarded Three AA Rosettes

    Forest Side, Grasmere, the Lake District’s newest culinary hotspot, has joined some very illustrious company, having just been awarded a three AA Rosettes for the quality of its food. It’s among only 13 properties in the UK to be awarded three rosettes this autumn and it’s plain to see that the simp...more

    • David Aspin Appointed Head Chef At Linthwaite House

    David Aspin has taken over the kitchen at Linthwaite House in Windermere. He joins from three-AA-rosette Rocca in St Andrews and his culinary CV takes in such stellar names as Gordon Ramsay, Marco Pierre White and Albert Roux. He was also head chef at Paul Heathcote’s Longridge Restaurant when it wa...more

    • The Bulls Head now open

    The Bulls Head, Milnthorpe has opened

    • New Restaurant For Gilpin

    Gilpin Hotel and Lake House is planning a new restaurant to launch in the autumn - Fired Spice.

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