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Emberz Restaurant

Corner Tay Street and Racecourse Road | Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-219 9076
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“clams” (4 reviews)
“parfait” (2 reviews)
“venison” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Corner Tay Street and Racecourse Road | Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had the asparagus salad and crab ravioli, both were five stars. Service was excellent as well. Would be great for a romantic meal, too. The atmosphere is lovely.

Thank Tiffany C
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The food was good and the staff very accommodating to my request to mix and match the menu. Nice ambience to the restaurant.

Thank 1945Alan
Bryan T, General Manager at Emberz Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your Trip Advisor post. I am very pleased to read that we were able to meet your dining needs. I trust we will be of service again in the future. Kind Regards Bryan and the Team

Reviewed 8 November 2017

For the flag ship of the ILT it should have been better.Over priced,mediam sized meal.If you are a big eater you need to add a few sides.Would have liked to see more fish dishes and a Surf and turf.Deserts small for the price.The whitebait was...More

Thank KIWIKEITH
Bryan T, General Manager at Emberz Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Kiwikeith Thank you for posting your review. I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations, as that is always our primary goal. We appreciate your feed back, it would be our pleasure to be offer our service again in the future. Kind...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

I stay here for work all the time and the last time I went to the restaurant I had the Blue Cod and it was horrible. It had a weird sauce all over it which tasted like tomato sauce and the fish was not fresh...More

Thank Pigalo2014
Bryan T, General Manager at Emberz Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Hello Pigalo I am wish to convey my sincere apology for your disappointing meal, I am totally unaware that there had been an issue, was this mentioned to the staff on the night? The Blue cod dish you are talking about is the "pan fried...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017

Stayed at the Ascot Hotel, unfortunately the restaurant was closed for a private function, but we ate from the restaurant menu in the hotel bar. The decor in the hotel and the hotel bar is very welcoming and we enjoyed our drinks at the bar....More

Thank Leonie B
Bryan T, General Manager at Emberz Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Hi Leonie, please accept my apology for your disappointing dining experience. Your concerns had been brought to my attention prior to this, and I also read your guest comment card. I do need to reconfirm the meals you ordered were entrees, these are not large...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great service they really fussed over the kids and the fact the Silver Ferns were there was added bonus. All the girls wanted for Breakfast was a Muffin each and the Chef treated them both for free. Great range of fruit juices to start the...More

Thank Nathan L
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Loved Dining here, the staff made it very special and the Menu was interesting- the perfect amount for food and really good value for the quality. I would definitely eat here again as I want to try everything on the menu!

Thank eachr
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Hubby and I decided it was time to make a return visit to this Restaurant - it had been some time since we dined there. He enjoyed his Scotch Fillet but I was very unimpressed with my Roasted Chicken Breast! The Potato Risotto was bland,...More

Thank Hottees
Bryan T, General Manager at Emberz Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Dear Hottees, It is with great disappointment that I read your review about your dining Experience at Emberz last week. I am at a loss as to why the chicken breast dish was not up to standard, as the feed back I receive about it...More

Reviewed 3 August 2017

We had dinner here last Friday night and enjoyed the best beef burger we've had in ages. The bar staff were exceptionally friendly, helpful and attentive. There was a great vibe in the bar and live music provided by a guy on guitar who was...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

This is a typical restaurant run by the archaic institute that is the local liquor licenses trust. Albeit, it has fancy words on the menu to try and hide what I considered to be not much more than a pub meal. I mean who's heard...More

Thank Kelwyn O
Bryan T, General Manager at Emberz Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Dear Kelwyn O Wow what a disappointing review, it looks like we failed you in every way!. I would have really appreciated the opportunity to speak to you in person on the night you were dining as I was on duty. It certainly was a...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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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