The Gilpin & Lake House get yet another restaurant in the Michelin Guide

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House joins the Savoy as one of only two properties in the UK to have three restaurants featured in the Michelin Guide. 

Just weeks after I wrote about my stay at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House (Available here), Knipe Grill at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, near Windermere, has been added to the Michelin Guide this month as part of ‘The Michelin Inspectors’ Favourite New Restaurants’ for June.

Bar area at The Lake House

The new restaurant, which is situated at Gilpin Lake House, surrounded by woodland and with stunning views out over the tranquil Knipe Tarn, has been praised for its ’picturesque setting’, ‘luxurious feel’ and the ‘playful element’ added to the array of charcoal-fired Cumbrian produce from resident chef Tom ‘Westy’ Westerland. 

The addition of Knipe Grill at Gilpin Lake House, alongside SOURCE at Gilpin Hotel (which retained its Michelin Star in March), and pan-Asian restaurant Gilpin Spice (added in 2018), means that the property is now one of only two hotels in the UK & Ireland to have three restaurants featured in the Guide; the Savoy Hotel in London being the only other property to hold the accolade. 

Speaking of the news, Westy said:

“Having only opened the restaurant in late 2022, it is huge honour for myself and the team at Knipe Grill at Gilpin Lake House to be included in she Michelin Guide. We are so fortunate that the restaurant is situated in the most spectacular of settings. We have access to world class produce on our doorstep, ingredients which cannot help but inspire the menu and add to the ambiance of the restaurant. We like to have fun and inject some personality into the menu, so I’m really happy that this has been recognised by the inspectors.”

The Lake House sits in stunning surroundings

Owner Zoë Cunliffe added: “We’re so delighted for Westy and the entire team here at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House. We’re only part way into our journey here, having hired the new chefs across all three restaurants and only opening Knipe Grill in late 2022, so to join the company of a prestigious hotel like the Savoy with all three restaurants in the Michelin Guide so soon is incredible – as always we’re very proud of our incredible team.” 

Each month Michelin reveals new recommendations based on its inspectors’ reviews which are highlighted and added to its website and mobile app. Eleven new restaurants in total have joined the MICHELIN Guide Great Britain & Ireland selection this June. The official Bib Gourmand and Michelin Star recommendations are revealed each March.


The Michelin Review of Knipe Grill at Gilpin Lake House:

A charcoal oven and picturesque setting combine to make your visit wholly enjoyable at this restaurant from the Gilpin stable, which joins Gilpin Spice and SOURCE at Gilpin Hotel in the MICHELIN Guide selection. There is a luxurious feel to the dining room, with Knipe Tarn and the neighbouring woodland on show thanks to floor to ceiling windows. A playful element is added to the array of charcoal fired Cumbrian produce; expect steaks, pork chops and whole fish on the bone, alongside well-pitched service.  


For the full list of June’s additions, showcasing high quality cooking across a range of styles and budgets visit:  


For more information or to make a reservation for Knipe Grill at Gilpin Lake House visit:


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