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Quince & Medlar

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13 Castlegate, Cockermouth CA13 9EU, England
+44 1900 823579
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It’s rare that a restaurant manages to excel in all areas but Quince and Medlar does it beautifully. We were met on arrival by a very charming waiter who showed us into a delightful sitting room, where we waited for our table. We had an aperitif while we browsed the menu. The choice of food is so extensive; what a... More 

Thank Pints
Derby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a very enjoyable meal at the Quince & Medlar last Saturday. Neither my wife nor I are vegetarians but the restaurant was recommended by a friend and we are very glad that we took his advice. The service was very relaxed and friendly. Pre-dinner drinks and canapes as well as coffee afterwards were served in the cosy lounge.... More 

Thank 835aldridge
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a smallish, family-owned and run restaurant, and it shows. Everything is carefully orchestrated and exquisitely planned, and yet it has a homey, casual feel. Reservations are a must, and my understanding is that they book up quite quickly, and that late arrivals are frowned upon. However, it's absolutely worth the trouble. There's no dress code, jeans aren't frowned... More 

1 Thank Sparrow M
Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even a rabid meat eater like my husband loved this restaurant. The staff are very flexible if you have dietary requirements as we did and the food is fresh, local and very interesting.

Thank Annie D
Cockermouth, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service and quality of the food at Quince and Medlar is second to none. It is a rare treat for me as it is not the cheapest, but you get what you pay for. Enough said!

Thank Maggi T
Montcaret, France
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115 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This must rate in our top ten restaurants. We were expecting something special after warm recommendations and that is exactly what we got. This is imaginative, creative cooking, with superb combinations of tastes, beautifully presented. But the surroundings are perfect too. We were welcomed at the door and directed into a comfortable sitting area to browse the menu and select... More 

1 Thank Mary-Anne C
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A cosy intimate atmosphere and super food, we've been many times and never been disappointed. Going again tomorrow for my 60th birthday

1 Thank jbpbullgill
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been a long time since I've been at the Q&M but it didn't disappoint. Took step daughter who is a fairly new vegan and she loved the choices. Totally delicious - highlights - garlic okra, crispy kale, fab mushrooms, luscious leeks....well all of it :-)

Thank Kazbah
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

My Husband and myself visit family in Cockermouth at least two times a year.. More if my business in Brighton allows. We have always made a visit to the Q&M each time we are here as we love it so much.. We are both life long Vegetarians and myself mostly and now strictly Vegan. The food here is Alway innovative... More 

Thank Ellis C
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

This is one of if not the best restaurant in UK. Leave your vegetarian prejudices at the door and enjoy wonderful service, attention to detail and food so exquisite you don't notice there's no meat. A must visit and keep coming back to restaurant.

Thank Cjw91

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $45
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, British
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?