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Quince & Medlar

Certificate of Excellence
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13 Castlegate, Cockermouth CA13 9EU, England
+44 1900 823579
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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171 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

I am a meat eater and I thought it was one of the best meals I have ever had, it was absolutely superb. The interior is very tastefully decorated, the service is 5 star and the food was sublime.

Thank 990graemek
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

If you have coeliac disease - eating out in Cumbria isn't always the relaxing and enjoyable experience that it should be. This restaurant has been a great find. If you are on a gluten free diet - I'd really recommend trying it. Always a good idea to give them a heads up when booking because wheat does feature in some... More 

1 Thank CoeliacInCumbria
Manchester, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We booked to go for New Years eve as a special treat and were not disappointed. The food quality, and innovative approach to combinations were amazing. Such a great find cannot wait to return. I'm a veggie but my husband is not but he really enjoyed it too. You will not be disappointed by the food, ambiance or service it... More 

1 Thank deborahstott
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Just over a year since I was last here. Welcome and meal was up to the standard I have experienced previously. Must go back sooner!

Thank brianfromcarlisle
Denbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We visited Q & M for the first time in two years last week end. The visitor experience is simply first class. If this were in a city the prices would be over £100 a head. Let my photos do the talking, not me

Thank Hillwalker53

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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
US$4 - US$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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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?