We asked our readers to choose their favourite place for a celebration in North and West Cumbria.

We asked you to name your favourite cafe, restaurant or pub to celebrate a special event and dozens of you shared your thoughts.

Here are your top choices, in no particular order.

Raymond Credie says the vegetarian restaurant Quince and Medlar in Cockermouth is run by the "nicest people on the planet".

He says: "My choise is the Quince and Medlar for great food, prepared and served with love, by the nicest people on the planet."

Andrew Dalgarno is also a fan of the town centre restaurant.

He says: "I've been going there for 18 years and it never disappoints."

Claire Macleod says the Quince and Medlar has lovely hosts as well as beautiful, tasty food.

And Alan Tuckwood said: "We try to travel up every year to enjoy food there."

Other Cockermouth eateries voted by our readers include Shills, The Trout and Merienda

The Ginn House in Great Clifton was also highly praised by readers.

Sarah Souter Barber says "The food is exceptional and staff are amazing - hands down my favourite restaurant and great just for nipping in for a quick drink, plus they have a high standard with Covid restrictions in place."

Donna Clark says her favourite place is The Fairydust Emporium in Silloth.

She says: "It's amazing, I know its quite new but the food is homemade as are the cakes and the ladies are just so helpfully and you can take up your dog - even better."

Another firm favourite is Mr Wilson's Tea Rooms in Workington.

Kay Milligan says: "The food is gorgeous and the staff are lovely."

Yvonne Carruthers recommends Flavour, Workington. "Fab food and lovely friendly staff," she says.

n Have you had a significant event in the last 12 months?

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