Fine Vegetarian Dining

in the Heart of Cumbria


Colin & Louisa Le Voi

Cumbrian at heart with a passion for fine food and the fells....

Colin and Louisa Le Voi are close to their roots. Born just down the road in Workington and Louisa in Whitehaven they have been creating interesting, individual and pleasing plant based dishes at their listed Georgian town house restaurant for quite a while now (back in ‘89 they moved in).

After their time on the shores of Ullswater gaining valuable experience under the watchful eyes of Francis Coulson and Brian Sack, they have changed with the times and make good use of all the fresh produce and ingredients the county has to offer.

Set next to the historical castle in the picturesque riverside market town of Cockermouth, Quince and Medlar is an intimate warm and relaxing ‘space’ packed with character and with original Cumbrian art work lining the walls.

An organic, vegetarian and vegan wine list compliments the tasty eye pleasing botanical dishes. Quince and Medlar has been recognised for 30 years by 'The Good Food Guide', an accolade held by very few restaurants in the UK. 

“Everything we serve is made by us, from nibbles and breads to puds and chocs”

The Tasting Menu

Perfect for when you want a bit of everything on the menu...

A Mini Starter Plate

A Plate of 3 Mini Mains

Dessert Trio

Vegetarian & Vegan Options


Open Wednesday to Saturday, by booking only. 

Call 01900 823579 to reserve your table. 

Please note we are currently closed but will be open again as of  Thursday 3rd December

Christmas & New Year Opening - Wednesdays to Saturday through December. We will also be open on Tuesdays 22nd & 29th. 

The restaurant will be closed between the 24th & 28th but back open again from the 29th to the 31st. 

Due to new operational regulations as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic we've had to make alterations to our service to ensure we meet the highest standards of cleanliness and social distancing. This said, we will endeavour to ensure your Quince & Medlar experience is as pleasant as it has been for the last 30 years. 

Gift Vouchers are available for any denomination - the perfect treat for your food loving friend.



'Exceptional Vegetarian Food'

'Made to feel Special'

'Still amazing after 25+ Years'

'Absolutely loved it'

'Always exceeds expectations...'

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Tel: 01900 823579

13 Castlegate, Cockermouth, CA13 9EU


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