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Emberz Restaurant

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Corner Tay Street and Racecourse Road | Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-219 9076
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good menu selection of standard NZ fare at reasonable prices. Very good service and the staff genuinely seemed to care.

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Thank Motoxnut
Bryan T, General Manager at Emberz Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for posting your review, I appreciate your comment in regard to the staff caring, we have a great team here at Emberz Restaurant. Kind Regards Bryan More 

Paeroa, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful selection of food. Beautifully prepared and plenty of it. Staff very friendly and helpful. Came away satisfied and would love to go back.

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Thank waimarei
Bryan T, General Manager at Emberz Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for posting your review regarding your dining experience at Emberz Restaurant. It is very much appreciated. Kind Regards Bryan and the Team. More 

Cromwell, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were seated in what was obviously a Romantic part of the Restaurant, this was much appreciated by my wife and I as it was a special occasion. The staff were very friendly new their stuff, giving recommendations on wine etc. The meal was great, overall a great night out.

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Thank traveller35302
Bryan T, General Manager at Emberz Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are all pleased to read how much you enjoyed your experience in our newly refurbished restaurant. Kind regards Bryan and the Team More 

Alexandra, New Zealand
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Totally recommend this restaurant. I experience amazing professional friendly service and a delicious meal. Will definitely be back - thank you!

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Thank AmyScottNZ
Bryan T, General Manager at Emberz Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Amy Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we are really pleased to read your positive comments. Kindest regards Bryan and the Ascot Team More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the ascot for one night and were recommended to have dinner at the restaurant. We werent keen on formal dining so just sat in the bar. Everything was lovely, from the cider recommendation to the fantastic main meal. I had the chicken burger and my friend had the roast, both delicious and came out fast and hot.... More 

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Thank cecandkeritravel
Bryan T, General Manager at Emberz Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your time with us and your dining experience in Emberz Bar. We are fortunate to have a really great team here including our Jackie. We trust we may be of service again in the future. Kindest Regards Bryan and the Ascot Park Hotel Team. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I had several means here while staying at The Ascot and all means including breakfast, dinner and lunch were enjoyable. The service was fantastic. I chose not to eat high end meals and the meals I chose were basic and really good value.

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Thank 956bronwync
Bryan T, General Manager at Emberz Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Bronwync Thank you for posting your review, very please d you enjoyed your dining experiences with us. Kind regards Bryan and the team. More 

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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Regrettably this was the choice for our Father's Day dinner, with the choice from the carvery. Firstly the lighting at our table for 10, perfect if it was a romantic dinner for 2, had to use torch to read the drinks menu. The carvery was light on choice of food, all hot food that was cool at best, the ham... More 

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Thank 975philt
Bryan T, General Manager at Emberz Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your post on trip advisor. Obviously we are very disappointed to read your comments. Our Fathers Day carvery was a "one off", designed to offer a price driven option of a good old fashioned Sunday Roast. For $28.00 the carvery consisted of 3 different meats with an array of vegetables and condiments, many people did choose to... More 

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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310 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Was late arriving to Invercargill so checked in at Ascot hotel and decided to try the bar food as colleagues were here. Service - Friendly and efficient. Food - Ordered the venison burger which was a disappointment. The venison flavour was overpowered by the blue cheese and bacon. Couldn't really taste the venison flavour in burger. Bun was well cooked... More 

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Thank MJJC_1982
Bryan T, General Manager at Emberz Restaurant, responded to this review

We thank you for posting your review and certainly take into account your comments about the lack of venison flavour in your burger. We can assure you we use high grade venison which should provide the best in taste. Kind Regards Bryan & the team. More 

Invercargill, New Zealand
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I had the venison which was quite nice. I absolutely loved the ginger pudding and it was a fabulous dessert.

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Thank Sue S
Bryan T, General Manager at Emberz Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Sue Thank you for your post on Trip advisor, we look forward to being of service again in the future. Kind Regards Bryan and the team. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We decided to take the family out to Emberz Restaurant as we haven't been there for a while and thought we would try the new menu. We were all really disappointed in the meals that we received. Three of us had the steak and it was chewy on the ends rather than medium rare. It was tasteless and the ravioli... More 

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Thank Leanne M
Bryan T, General Manager at Emberz Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Leanne M I am at a loss! just so disappointed to read of your experience at Emberz Restaurant. We pride ourselves on ensuring that all our valued customers enjoy a really positive experience both in food and service. On this occasion we certainly did not achieve this. I would be grateful to have the opportunity to discuss your experience... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner Tay Street and Racecourse Road | Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-219 9076

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?