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Quince & Medlar

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13 Castlegate, Cockermouth CA13 9EU, England
+44 1900 823579
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Montcaret, France
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115 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 :-)

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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 2 weeks ago 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 

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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 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Cjw91
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

That should not have to be said, but many people still stick to preconceptions. Excellent and varied menu and wine list, lovely ambience and very helpful staff.

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Thank Philip C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is very homely. The menu is completely vegetarian along with having a few vegan options. I had only a vegan main. But the meal was delicious. They also give homemade rolls with butter or vegan spread which was very nice.

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Thank Bij86
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit to Quince and Medlar and not disappointed. The menu had changed from our first visit and we found it as exciting as then. Food is imaginative and delicious. Atmosphere is cosy and intimate and the service spot on. Cannot fault anything.

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Thank KarenHorn
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us - none of us vegetarian - had dinner at the Qunce & Medlar last week, and thoroughly enjoyed it. This is a first-class restaurant, serving complex, interesting food - no indigestible heaps of chickpeas here. I started with a baked fig, with ginger cheese, balsamic honey & toasted pecans, my wife with flageolet & broad bean balls,... More 

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Thank Bard999
Preston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Many visits here over countless years and the food continues to impress. A varied and interesting menu that is carefully chosen by the owners. Probably the only difficulty here is trying to decide what to exclude from choice on any given visit! Never a shortage of inventive and fabulously tasty options for starters, main and desert courses. Portion size perfect... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $45
Cuisine
Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free
Meals
Dinner
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?