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Quince & Medlar

13 Castlegate, Cockermouth CA13 9EU, England
(01900) 823579
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Ranked #3 of 56 restaurants in Cockermouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
cockermouth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We have greatly enjoyed dining here for many years although we are not vegetarians. The food in lovingly prepared with some amazing textures and flavours and all beautifully presented. The service is low key and unhurried making for a relaxing evening. One of the delights of living in Cockermouth is having the Q and M on our door step. Everyone... More

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Primarily we go for the dining experience which again last night exceeded expectations from an already great restaurant. The pre dinner treats and hand made chocolates make the evening even more special. We are not vegetarians but when you are eating meals of this quality we do not miss the meat. Book a table, you will not be disappointed.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We dined at this restaurant for our 20th wedding anniversary celebration in June 2014 having intended to go on previous visits but not got round to it. All I can say is that it was worth the wait. The food was excellent, so lovely to be able to eat anything off the menu, a strange experience for a vegetarian! The... More

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

To say that this restaurant is an institution would be doing a disservice, many so called 'family' operations can become stale and set in their ways. There is no such worry here, the couple who have owned and operated this truly exceptional experience have continued to evolve and refine their menu so that you will not be disappointed. Other contributors... More

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Dunbar, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Blessed with some super vegetarian restaurants in Edinburgh, we approached the Quince & Medlar - which was completely unknown to us - with some diffidence. But our recent dinner there was truly outstanding and deserves warm praise. The menu showed imagination and flair; and the execution was faultless. A lot of work goes into producing food of this quality, yet... More

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Gullane, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

What an amazing find by my husband! Everything was fantastic from the time we walked through the door until the time we left. The canapés with our drinks in the lounge before our meal were a real treat. Make sure you book as they were very busy. Thank you for a great food.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Came all the way from Hampshire to try this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Excellent service, interesting menu and as vegetarians we could actually choose everything on the menu for a change. A great place for a romantic meal for two or special occasion or just to have a nice meal out. Make sure you book.

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UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Been coming here for about 25 years now and this was possibly the best meal yet. Excellent food well presented although one might be concerned about the small portion of potatoes (carbohydrates are important for diabetics which my wife is) although I am sure more would be brought out if asked. This is a family run business with husband in... More

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Somerset, England
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is a lovely, small restaurant for special occasions. You get very thoughtful, personal service. The food is cooked well and the menu is well designed and I have always found something really delicious to eat. The ambience is great with a separate lounge area for pre dinner drinks and coffee later.

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Leeds
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We've had the Quince and Medlar recommended to us many times, but when visiting Cumbria have always stayed too far away to justify the trip to Cockermouth just for a meal. However, this time we were only 20 minutes away on the bus so decided to go for it. It's not the cheapest veggie restaurant you'll ever go to, but... More

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