Quince & Medlar Restaurant

A Vegetarian Restaurant on the edge of the Lake District

January 1989 Colin and Louisa Le Voi arrived at Quince and Medlar after training under the watchful eyes of Francis Coulson and Brian Sack at Sharrow Bay on Lake Ullswater.

Their philosophy of being restaurant owners is like that of Mr Coulson and Mr Sack: being there and doing it… “It’s our way of life”…

Quince and Medlar has been described as cosy, homely, intimate, romantic and even quirky, with a genteel & friendly atmosphere. Seating 24 in a candle lit setting.

There is a separate comfy sitting room for pre-dinner drinks & nibbles and for coffees later on. There is original Cumbrian art lining the walls.

Imaginative & carefully presented vegetarian dishes are made from scratch. Homemade breads, an organic wine list & interesting fruit cordials & nectars…. It has been said you won’t miss the meat.

Dairy free and gluten free dishes are marked on the menu which changes every couple of months.

Cumbrian dairy produce, Mr Watsons free range eggs & fruit & vegetables from the organic gardens are made good use of when available, as are fresh herbs and their own crop of quince and medlars from a couple of trees in the back yard!



Baked pumpkin and Flakebridge cheese gnocchi £7.50

Braised chilli chicory, garlic cherry tomato concasse & brioche £7.50

The Soup V* £4.75

Roast kale, caramelised onion & feta tartlet – Q & Ms chutney £7.50

Chickpea & balsamic red onion pate, our oatie biscuits & cheese shortbread V £7.50

Fresh fruit medley – melon, grapefruit, orange, berries & leaves & port or elderberry sorbet V* £7.25


Drum of roast celeriac, almond & buckwheat, salsify & cranberry – Madeira sauce V*

Foresters wrap – mushroom, red onion & rice wrapped in herbed suet pastry on wilted spinach leaves – red wine sauce V

Butterbean, squash & sweet potato, herbed cheesy dumplings, grilled garlic paprika tomato V

Gingered quinoa roast mooli root stack, hazelnut, pomegranate & wasabi coated peas – peanut butter & shallot sauce V*

Watercress & red pepper soufflé roulade, toasted pistachio nuts – chunky tomato relish*

Leek & grilled Jerusalem artichoke polenta nest, toasted pumpkin seeds, crème fraiche – smoked capsicum sauce V*


Main courses are served with a side plate of market vegetables £15 50

Our garlic bread £1.95 V



Coconut Chia pudding on a puddle of mango V*

Chocolate Orange Tart

Baked White Chocolate Cheesecake with raspberry coulis

Date & pecan nut ice cream, toffee sauce V*

Iced lemon parfait, shortbread biscuit V*

The hot pudding V*

Cheese Board: Cumbrian & British cheeses, fruit, celery & oat cakes* £7.50

Ground coffee with Q & M chocolates V* £3.50

V these dishes can be served vegan     * these dishes can be served wheat free

Please let us know when ordering



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Castlegate 13
Cockermouth CA13 9EU England GB
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13 Castlegate, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9EU

Opening Hours

Tuesday - Saturday evenings. From 6.30pm Please call us on 01900 823579 to book your table Please note- the restaurant will be closed 20th February until March 12th inclusive