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Gilpin Spice Opening October 2016(Wednesday 28th September)

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(Wednesday 28th September)

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(Friday 12th August)

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(Wednesday 13th July)

The Bulls Head, Milnthorpe has opened

New Restaurant For Gilpin(Monday 4th July)

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

Linthwaite House Hotel acquired by Leeu Collection(Friday 29th April)

Located in Bowness on Windermere, the 30 bedroom Linthwaite House is the now the fourth property in the South African based Leeu Collection hotel investment portfolio.

New Windermere Restaurant Specialising in Pork(Thursday 21st April)

A new restaurant and bar in Windermere will be a pork lover's dream, with more than 70% of its menu honouring the tasty meat. The new eatery which opened on Crescent Road on Friday, is the creation of local businessman and restaurateur, Ian Dutton, who owns the nearby Village Inn Bar and Grill in Bo ...more

Revamp for popular Grasmere eatery(Thursday 21st April)

The Miller Howe Café, based in the village of Grasmere, has just completed an overhaul of its interior and now has a more European, relaxed look and feel. £50,000 has been spent on creating a new kitchen. Fish n' chips, gluten-free pizzas, Cumberland sausages and sourdough sandwiches ar ...more

The Fizzy Tarté opens its doors(Thursday 21st April)

New champagne and café bar, The Fizzy Tarté has opened its doors. Based on Ash Street in Bowness-on-Windermere the new eatery specializes in champagne, cocktails, upmarket coffee and a French style patisserie.

Cumbrian restaurant re-opens after flood damage(Thursday 21st April)

The famous Cockermouth based restaurant, 'The Honest Lawyer' is re-opening on 26th April, following the devastating damage caused by Storm Desmond last December. The restaurant, which originally served as the town's courthouse, sits in an enviable position on the River Cocker and was completely d ...more

The Fizzy Tarte now open(Thursday 21st April)

The Fizzy Tarte, Windermere has opened

The Pig now open(Tuesday 19th April)

The Pig, Windermere has opened

Rowley's Catering take over the helm at Holker Hall Cafe(Monday 18th April)

Rowley's have now taken over the catering at Holker Hall & Gardens in Cumbria. Using the best local produce and suppliers the Rowley's team are looking forward to welcoming guests and visitors to the Courtyard Café and promise to deliver a delicious new menu. The Courtyard Cafe is open from t ...more

The Westmorland Inn now open(Tuesday 5th April)

The Westmorland Inn, Windermere has opened

Forest Side Hotel and Restaurant is now open in Grasmere(Thursday 3rd March)

The new 50 cover restaurant and 20 individually styled bedrooms has officially opened its doors after a total refurbishment. At the helm, Kevin Tickle, former sous chef and head forager at L'Enclume. Will showcase produce available within the abundant Forest Side grounds comprising of 46 acres. The ...more

The Samling Expansion(Tuesday 16th February)

The Samling has commenced its anticipated restaurant development. The Michelin Star restaurant has provided intimate dinning for 22 people for well over a decade. The restaurant will be expanded to 48-covers with bar area, chef's table and wine cellar. Our General Manager Alasdair Elwic ...more

New champagne bar coming to the Lake District this March(Wednesday 10th February)

The team at the successful 'Cranleigh Boutique Brand', are hoping to inject high class luxury and outstanding service into the Lake District, with the announcement of their latest venture - an upmarket wine and champagne bar with patisserie. Work is currently well underway creating the 70 seater es ...more

The latest 3 and 4 AA rosetted restaurants(Thursday 14th January)

New Four AA Rosettes · The Black Swan at Oldstead, Yorkshire · The Five Fields, London SW3 · Manchester House Bar and Restaurant, Manchester New three AA Rosettes · A Wong, London SW1 · Avista, London W1 ...more

New Head Chef for The Samling (Wednesday 23rd December)

Nick Edgar as Head Chef of The Samling Michelin Star restaurant from his previous role as Head Chef at the two Michelin starred Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons. Nick Said, "I am so excited about my new position as Head Chef at The Samling hotel, I can't wait to start the next chapter of my ca ...more

Joe Bananas now open(Wednesday 28th October)

Joe Bananas, Whitehaven has opened

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