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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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  • 109
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
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  • 1
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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
Calling all meateaters

As a true meat eater, this was not on my list of eateries I wished to visit. When a friend booked it as a surprise, I was a little disappointed. However, after that one visit, I am a convert. The food is simply delicious and the service is superb. I have returned several times and now look forward... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
TizzyMay2013
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

As a true meat eater, this was not on my list of eateries I wished to visit. When a friend booked it as a surprise, I was a little disappointed. However, after that one visit, I am a convert. The food is simply delicious and the service is superb. I have returned several times and now look forward to my... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Absolutely stunning food once again. Have visited 3 times and never been disappointed. Lovely service family owned restaurant. Fantastic food can't help but eat 3 courses and some of the best after dinner coffee to round it all off. Could not recommend this place more... I'm not even vegetarian!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

It's a while since we have been but this very classy Restaurant is a constant great service always tranquil and you hardly know you are eating a vegetarian meal do yourself a favour and check it out even meat eaters can manage it

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions

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