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Quince & Medlar

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13 Castlegate, Cockermouth CA13 9EU, England
+44 1900 823579
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Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 7
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Our Favourite Local Restaurant

We have visited Quince & Medlar several times and every time it has been brilliant. Whether you're vegetarian or not, everyone should try this restaurant. The choice is wide ranging and the flavours in every dish are superb. The service is excellent and the atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Dean C
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Cumbria
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  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We have visited Quince & Medlar several times and every time it has been brilliant. Whether you're vegetarian or not, everyone should try this restaurant. The choice is wide ranging and the flavours in every dish are superb. The service is excellent and the atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly. We'll be back again and again. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is quite a find. An excellent restaurant serving imaginative food in a very relaxed atmosphere. Great wine list, all organic, at very reasonable prices. Lovely desserts

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

If you are a veggie then you will adore this place! We dined very early and for the first half an hour we were on our own but the place soon filled up and people were being turned away - you simply have to book. Everything we ate was delicious and beautifully prepared. Disappointing selection of wines for a place... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Went for a meal, and thoroughly enjoyed the meal.they have a great menu, and all four of us had a different dish, and all four were very pleased. The presentation is excellent, but the flavours and quality is outstanding. Well worth a visit even if (like us your not vegetarians).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A gem of a restaurant. Wonderful vegetarian food and very friendly attentive staff. I can recommend the aubergines stuffed with chickpeas. Delicious!

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

How do they do it? Food at its best. Every element of the intriguing menu is made up of the highest quality ingredients - some everyday, some exotic, but every flavour seems to be enhanced to the utmost. We all overate disgustingly and all loved every moment. Can't wait to go again, which we will be doing when we are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We discovered this restaurant in Cockermouth by accident last week - my husband had a glance at the menu, and through the window, and noticed from a sticker on the door that it was recommended in the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2015 - we did not even know there was one! We went and had the best VEGETARIAN MEAL we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We have been visiting the Quince and Medlar when on holiday in Cumbria for 19 years and our meal on Friday was as lovely as ever. Fantastic food and friendly but efficient service. My most favourite restaurant. Many thanks

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The entire dining experience was fantastic, the staff are incredibly welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. From being seated with a drink and nibbles to paying the bill at the end you are left wanting for nothing. The food however, is absolutely outstanding! I took my family and friends none of which are vegetarian besides me and each plate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Lovely food and service, most of the menu is vegan or can be made vegan, reasonably priced. Will highly recommend 😊

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Castlegate, Cockermouth CA13 9EU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Cockermouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1900 823579

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 45
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine

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