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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I attended the Valentine evening event on the 14th , our table was booked for 8pm and we arrived about 10 mins early and were shown to our table immediately. First impressions was that it was a nice environment but considering it...was a special evening and was costed appropriately there was not one item or feature in the restaurant to indicate that it was Valentines night. No roses or hearts or chocolates or special drinks to give that added touch! Our drinks order was taken quickly , we then studied the menu and within a few minutes our drinks arrived. Then we sat and waited and waited for someone to take our meal order, at 8:15 we called one of the waiters over and asked when someone would be with us to take the order. We were informed that he would ask his colleague to attend to us. At 8:20 we called over another waiter who again said that he would get his colleague to take our order and that the orders were taken in order of seating, we disputed this as others arriving after us appeared to be attended to before us, however shortly after he did appear. The meal once it arrived was very good, 6 courses and was served by friendly and informative staff. Overall not a bad evening but lacked any Valentines atmosphere for which we had paid a considerable amount.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended Ascoughs as the place in Market Harborough to get a really good steak … we were not disappointed it was perfect. The scallop starter was also a winner for us both! Big thanks to the staff and of course the chef. …...food was delicious as always.!!! Rosemarie Jarvis Hanworth Hats Market Harborough ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once more we decided to have our anniversary lunch at Ascough's and it was certainly the right decision. We were made very welcome on arrival and quickly shown to our selected table. The food was not only delicious, but the presentation was wonderful. (Congratulations and...thank you to the kitchen staff) .. The service was great and every member of the team worked well together, to make a great dining experience.. A special thank you to Mimi, for her service and knowledge of the menu. Ascough's is a truly Hidden Gem in Market Harborough and provides quality food, immaculately presented, at a very reasonable price. Once again, thank you to all the staff.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 18 January 2024

Excellent lunch today with 4 friends, the menu had a good choice, we were a little confused as there were so many foods listed with one choice, once we knew it was all part of the same course, we understood. We couldn’t fault the meal...or the atmosphere, the standard of food was excellent, we will definitely be going againMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 6 January 2024

Took my sister here for a meal as had been before and everything was really good, food great, service great and dessert was lovely. However this time the starters not very good only a one star, the main was not hot enough when brought to...the table, it should be piping, the plate was not warmed either. We had to wait for the veg to arrive, should have come with the main, but in fairness the veg was really tasty, the dessert also lovely. Maybe they changed chef or short staffed who knows but we both said that in the price bracket I could think of many better places to go. Disappointed and also the apple crumble which was a winner was not on the menu anymore, it’s good to change a menu but I think if something is popular as I heard it was, then keep the winners and change the rest. Overall it’s only two stars on this occasion. Shame as they have a good reputation.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 19 December 2023

Good choices on menu well presented good value for money at lunchtime advisable to book for lunch as always busy

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 13 December 2023 via mobile

I had high hopes after hearing good things! In truth it was bang average and felt like a place that has forgotten the basics and perhaps thinks it’s better than it is. Without a long drawn out review , I will go straight for the...negatives; Poor service , offered one drink and not checked in on, Food- terrible Burrata, a silly string like piece of cheese to supplement what should have been a creamy ball of mozzarella delight, over cooked monk fish , criminal really for such a quality ingredient :( dirty menus, terrible art work and school tables . To top it off, the food was lightening fast , no time to breath. A rushed event but in reflection I was glad to leave . Nothing would make me go back here , bottom drawMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023 via mobile

Fantastic Anniversary meal. Everything about the evening was fantastic cannot fault it! Love the December menu especially the puds!!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 November 2023 via mobile

This was our first visit to Ascough’s, but we will definitely visit again. The food was delicious and well presented and the staff were friendly and efficient. It is clearly very popular at lunchtimes - our waiter told us they are fully booked until they...close over Christmas!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 16 November 2023

Six of us went on a Friday evening. Yes the food has gone up, because of food and energy inflation, but it is still excellent value. We all had three courses and couldn't fault any of them. The house wines b the glass were also...good and fairly priced. Service excellent. If you've not been for a while, go again, it's even better than previously from our experience anyway!!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023

Really nice food and service. A bit pricey, but good for a special occasion. Will certainly go back when we have something to celebrate.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 26 October 2023

5 Stars!! Sorry, no photos, but trust me, the mains were to die for!! Each course was delightfully presented, and equally lovely to eat as it was to look at. But the Venison was definitely the star of the night, beautifully pink. We came on...a Thursday night, amazing atmosphere, i am not surprised how busy it was. My friend and I had a very nice bottle of red to go with our mains (a lovely bottle too) recommended by our waiter, as there was no rush to move on, we were able to dine and drink in comfort. The staff were extra attentive and came back to check on us several times. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending anyone to try this lovely place....Thank you to the staff, will definitely coming back.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

As always a real treat to go. Cool surroundings, impeccable service and delightful food. My wife had pan fried cod which she said was scrummy. I had lamb casserole which was hearty and very filling. The casserole contained lots of carrot, so I thought it...an odd decision to have a hasselback carrot as an compliment - I would have preferred a lighter contrasting vegetable.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023

Really special lunch as always. I usually have the scallops to start and they are constantly reinvented and never disappointing. The chicken for the main course was tender and delicious. I finished with a coffee pudding which was amazing. Great service and excellent value for...money.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

An unexpected night out with friends, and we were able to get a last-minute booking at Ascoughs Bistro for the evening … which turned out to be a beautiful meal. Big thanks to the staff and of course the chef. … food was delicious as...always.!!! Rosemarie Jarvis Hanworth Hats Market Harborough ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Most people were dressed casually on our recent lunchtime visit but have never been in the evening. Suggest you phone then and ask
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I am sure they are. But it's not for babies. The food doesn't suit all children, it is rich and heavy. Great venture, great food.
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Ascough's Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5