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Quince & Medlar

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$4 - US$45
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 24 December 2020

We have eaten at the Quince & Medlar on many occassions and always had an enjoyable meal and evening out but I must say last nights taster menu was the best we have had so far. It was faultless as was the service. Our compliments...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 19 December 2020

As circumstances permitted, we visited the Quince and Medlar twice this year. We usually go in late March but we were in our first lockdown then. So, instead, we went in early September and mid-December. There was a different taster menu each time. A standard...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 25 October 2020 via mobile

A real treat to dine at the Quince and Medlar last night, the food and the service were faultless, I particularly enjoyed the main course - this has to be one of the nicest things I have eaten. Thank you for w lovely evening. I...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 10 October 2020

Third visit to the Q. and M. a couple of days ago and it was every bit as good as the previous twice. Covid restrictions and spacing were in place and we felt very safe. Service, as ever, was impeccable but the food is the...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 8 October 2020

As an omnivore with a vegetarian partner we both agreed that the tasting menu was a truly memorable experience. Gnocchi Parisienne and the chick pea dip were just two favourites. The kitchen team clearly know how to judge flavour, texture and presentation set in context...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 3 October 2020

We had a fabulous meal at the Quince and Medlar last night. The atmosphere felt very safe and welcoming and Louisa was so very welcoming, as always. They are currently running a tasting menu, which we both declared to be the best meal we had...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 30 September 2020

The staff at this restaurant were professional and very friendly when serving us. The atmosphere was perfect with a clean, tasteful environment. They had all Covid restrictions in place and staff served safely. The food was well presented and good quality and value. Customers not...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 26 September 2020

Whisper it, this omnivore was thoroughly satisfied with an array of textures and flavours in a colourful presentation of the tasting menu. Excellent discrete service. Will I be back? Try and stop me!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 23 September 2020 via mobile

Just back after a wonderful meal at Quince and Medlar in Cockermouth. Have added some pictures which hopefully do some justice to an absolutely fabulous tasting menu for two. We are both vegan and were catered for fantastically well. This was certainly in the fine...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 9 September 2020 via mobile

We managed to slot into a cancelled reservation and accidentally managed to still turn up late because we forgot to factor in finding parking! The owners were very accommodating and attentive. Clean, quick service and no fuss due to the lack of a la carte...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Rachel C
18 February 2020|
Response from Rosie1005 | Property representative |
Hi Rachel, Yes we can cater for vegan and gluten free. Just let us know your dietary requirements when you book your table. Regards Louisa Q and M
Steve K
30 April 2018|
Response from Rosie1005 | Property representative |
Hi. Im afraid we dont take dogs in the restaurant. If you contact LAKELAND DOG WALKER they have been known to take dogs for a couple of hours while people dine with us.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Quince & Medlar
    Is Quince & Medlar implementing safety measures as a result of COVID-19?
    Yes, Quince & Medlar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.
    How is Quince & Medlar rated?
    Quince & Medlar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5