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!