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Quince & Medlar

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13 Castlegate, Cockermouth CA13 9EU, England
(01900) 823579
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious food that gives you a different perspective on dining

I'm not a vegetarian but was intrigued to try Quince and Medlar on a recent visit to Cockermouth. When I first read the menu I did wonder if I'd made a mistake, as I couldn't decide what to order, probably because I'm used to basing my decisions around the meat component of a dish. But the more I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
PMul13
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I'm not a vegetarian but was intrigued to try Quince and Medlar on a recent visit to Cockermouth. When I first read the menu I did wonder if I'd made a mistake, as I couldn't decide what to order, probably because I'm used to basing my decisions around the meat component of a dish. But the more I read the... More 

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gloucester
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Everything we were told it would be, Good service, excellent food,( all three courses )and very fillingwill be going back in the not to distant future

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We'd been led to expect something special. Ambience quite nice and the building itself interesting. Shown into an ante-room for drinks and canapes which was relaxing. We're both non-meat eaters and were very pleased with the food. However the service wasn't overwhelming. Very polite and timely but it all felt a bit strained. We were virtually ignored at the end... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

When food tastes this good, why do you need to eat meat? Imaginative dishes, great wine and discreet but attentive service. It isn't cheap but you don't mind that when the food is so good.

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Oxfordshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Drinks and canapes whilst reviewing the menu were lovely. The starters were yummy, the deserts and cheese were super. The coffee and home made chocolates were scrummy. Service great. Unfortunately, the only thing to let this restaurant down were the mains. Both of us felt that they tasted overly herbed and the kind of taste you get with manufactured stock... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Yet again, the Quince and Medlar delights! The restaurant is remarkable in that its standards have never waivered in over twenty-five years. Colin is as imaginative and inventive as ever and Louisa is the perfect Front of House. I have been going there for nearly twenty years and we are always welcomed as old friends. It is such a treat... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We have been coming to this restaurant for about 6 years on our annual visits to the Lake District. It has never disappointed us and I am not a vegetarian although my wife is. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. The quality, variety and different textures of the dishes stand comparison with the best in vegetarian foods. Believe me; my... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We visited as a party of 4 and the food was outstanding, especially the cheesecake with chocolate sauce! Although this is a vegetarian/vegan restaurant 2 of us are actually meat eaters, one veggie and one vegan and we all enjoyed our meals thoroughly. Service is attentive, pleasant and not overbearing. Will be visiting again.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This place not only has wonderfully delicious food, it also is delightfully charming. The sitting room for aperitifs and after dinner coffee is truly outstanding. The service is fantastic and everything about our meal was excellent.

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I got a voucher to go here for my birthday. The restaurant was beautifully set out. Staff were very welcoming. The food was delicious and surprisingly very filling! I couldn't move afterwards. Lovely tastes and textures to the dishes and the wine was lovely. We'll definitely be going again.

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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: (01900) 823579

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions

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