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Quince & Medlar

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13 Castlegate, Cockermouth CA13 9EU, England
+44 1900 823579
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a lovely, chilled evening at the Quince and Medlar. My partner does not usually go for vegetarian meals, but I persuaded him to try it, and he loved his meal, a delicious aubergine wrap. I had the butter bean, leek and mushroom dish which was tasty and different. The service was so friendly, and the ambience was warm... More 

Thank Clawdy
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

As with a lot of the previous reviewers I am not a vegetarian but the entire experience here from start to finish was fantastic. Small place, only 8 or 9 tables, but they really look after those tables. Drinks and canapés in the lounge room to start, warm homemade bread and lovely indulgent veggie dishes (yes, they do exist -... More 

Thank Stephen W
Somerset, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been recommended this restaurant for our visit to the Lake District over Easter this year - I am SO glad we listened! We aren't vegetarian, but do generally eat quite a lot of vegetarian food as part of our diet, but nothing as absolutely delicious and amazing as this wonderful little restaurant. I cannot recommend it enough! My... More 

Thank Dimpsxxx
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although not a vegiterian I enjoy excellent quality food and the food at Quince and Medlar is wonderful. I was not familiar with the items on the menu but the presentation and taste were great. This small family run restruarnt has a friendly atmosphere. I would advise booking.

Thank Anthony L
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was outstanding; the food was impeccably presented and tasted incredible, the service was attentive and the food came promptly. They've thought of every minute detail right down to the handwritten calligraphy on the bill. Absolutely delightful.

Thank Justin F
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144 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Can't believe we have been vegetarian for over 30 years and have been regular visitors to The Lakes for even longer but have never come across Quince and Medlar before. Quite simply - this place is lovely. The cosy setting is wonderful, the menu amazingly imaginative (toasted oatmeal ice cream - stroke of genius) and the attention to detail and... More 

1 Thank cricketguru
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I only reserve 5 star ratings for the outstandingly good restaurants. For someone that isn't vegetarian this might seem strange ! Whilst the food is obviously the most important, the whole experience is excellent. You are greeted in a front room while you can have a drink while you decide what to have. The choices are quite small, but plenty... More 

Thank Ian P
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2017

You would be surprised of the amazing detail, care and thought put into every bit of the experience here. It is somewhat more expensive than what you expect to pay in the area, but it is honestly worth it, as the food is really just right and great service!

Thank dzresearch
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

As a fully paid-up member of the meat eating club it was a rare opportunity to eat in a vegetarian restaurant during a recent business trip. The food is excellent, with lots of great flavours. I will definitely return.

Thank KowaIski
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

This was not our first visit, but both as a local and with visitors, we always return! Everything about the place is Excellant.

Thank tyersjean93

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 45
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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?