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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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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Our best meal out ever.

Unhurried, relaxed and the best vegetarian food we have ever eaten. We don't normally have three courses when we eat out but the portions were perfectly sized and we didn't want to go home. The the three of us were thrilled with the textures and flavours and it was such a treat to be able to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Carol H
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Unhurried, relaxed and the best vegetarian food we have ever eaten. We don't normally have three courses when we eat out but the portions were perfectly sized and we didn't want to go home. The the three of us were thrilled with the textures and flavours and it was such a treat to be able to choose from such a... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Nice to have a waiting area to sit and look at the menu and start off with a glass of wine, service was unhurried and the food was very good, the vegetable sides were hot and perfectly al-dente, my only (very slight) disappointment was the rhubarb panacotta, didn't need to be so well set as it was served in a... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

From the canapes as we ordered to the honey and cream tart that was so fabulous that we asked for (and got) the recipe the food was all interesting, well presented and delicious - and we are not even vegetarians! Parking is a bit of a problem and this was January, so I expect it is even harder at busy... More 

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Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

4 of us ate there together. The food would not normally be my choice, but I enjoyed it anyway. One negative point was when my partner wanted to order a Campari she was told a little haughtily that the colouring stuff is from animals (cochineal beetles I assume) and so not served. I suppose this is truly vegetarian in their... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Excellent service and food, 5 of us all enjoyed the excellent ambience. The food is ALL to a great standard, tasty and put together really well . Wine is good and reasonable in price. Offered bubbly at midnight but had to go to a party!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My partner and I have been coming to the Quince and Medlar since 2012 and we go once every 4 months or so. The husband and wife team who run the place are very attentive and the decor of the restaurant is set up for fine dining. When I first went to the restaurant I was a bit apprehensive as... More 

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UK
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Warm and friendly atmosphere as usual. Wa had drinks in the cosy seating area a few steps down from the main restaurant room. Our family group of five people indulged in the following starters: Terrine of carrot, lentil & apricot in a wrapping of nori seaweed with our sesame oat biscuits & cheese shortbreads [simply yummy]; Baked butternut dumplings, Cumbrian... More 

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I first heard of this vegetarian restaurant probably 15 years ago and had always meant to go and finally got there last week. It is small with a comfortable seating area for pre dinner drinks and then a pleasant area for dining. The service was very good but we ate fairly early and it was quiet so I don't know... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants I have ever visited. The building and the décor was stunning. The food was outstanding and beautifully presented. There were some really interesting and unusual ideas throughout the menu. The service was excellent. It is such a huge treat for anyone who loves vegetarian food to have so much wonderful choice. When eating... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I can honestly say that being Dairy Free, Vegitarian and Gluten Free it is a BIG problem when eating out!!!! Going to the Quince and Medlar. Is a joy for every one with this problem. If any one needed an example of " going the extra mile" just visit this Restaurant and you will find the perfect answer!!!! K.Morgan Whitehaven

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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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