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Emberz Restaurant

Corner Tay Street and Racecourse Road | Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
+64 3-219 9076
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“venison” (7 reviews)
“beans” (2 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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LOCATION
Corner Tay Street and Racecourse Road | Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice food, but priced a little high. I think it needs a little more variation in the menu, but having sampled a few of the dishes on numerous occasions they are of good consistent quality. I eat here when staying at the Ascot on business,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank nz_travels_a_lot_08
emberzrestaurant, General Manager at Emberz Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello and thanks for posting your review. We always appreciate peoples perception and views of our business as we strive to meet the expectations of all our valued guests. We do have many families join us for gatherings for various occasions and would love to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked in with a small group. Skipped the entree as though I would have dessert. Ordered the Monk fish main. While everyone else had lovely full plates mine was pitiful, two tiny bits of fish about 4 asparagus 1 broccolini and a bit of potato...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pennybarnrise
emberzrestaurant, General Manager at Emberz Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so sorry to read of your disappointing dining experience at Emberz Restaurant regarding the portion size of your meal and the beverage (or lack of) service! I will follow this up and reassess what the portioning of the Monk Fish is. We would...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Went as part of a large group (10-20 pax). We weren’t sure if the service at times was efficient or they were just trying to kick us out. Meals are heftily priced for Invercargill, I saw one meal on the menu for $41, this isn’t...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Matt W
ascotpark080, General Manager at Emberz Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Hi Matt Thank you for your post, however I am disappointed that we did not 'exceed" your expectations as this is always our goal. We believe our menu is a fair price for the quality of products we offer. We do have a Bar Menu...More

Reviewed 18 October 2018

Delicious food and great service, Emberz Restaurant was a very nice surprise they have a delicious menu and wide range of tasty beverages. The table service was excellent and the surroundings intimate and tasteful.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Chris L
ascotpark080, General Manager at Emberz Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Hello and thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback and trust we may be of service again in the future. Kind Regards Bryan and the team.

Reviewed 15 October 2018

Lovely staff very knowledgeable on drinks and food. Spent most nights having a drink in the bar, staff excellent and had 1 meal in restaurant which was great. Conference food excellent.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Watts99
ascotpark080, General Manager at Emberz Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you for your Trip advisor feedback. Pleased you enjoyed your time with us. We vey much appreciate it. Kind Regards Bryan and the Team.

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Very impressed with everything about this place. From the moment you walk in the service is a high standard. The food was excellent, I had chicken breast with a side of blue cheese potatoe fritter which I thought was so tasty. Highly recommend Emberz if...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Sdean58
Bryan T, General Manager at Emberz Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thank you for your post on Trip Advisor, we are very pleased to read you had a great experience with us and trust we may be of service again. Kindest Regards Bryan and the team

Reviewed 1 July 2018

It's been a while since I first visited Emberz. It now has lovely decor, an excellent menu, that doesn't overpower you with choice. There is something for every taste. Table service was excellent (thanks Dot).The wine list is excellent and the food outstanding, my venison...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank drenas
Bryan T, General Manager at Emberz Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you for posting your review, we very pleased you enjoyed your dining experience at Emberz Restaurant. Kind Regards Bryan and the Team

Reviewed 19 June 2018

A most enjoyable restaurant to visit, relax and have great conversation. The flickering shadows of the lovely fire create a must experience with the opportunity to watch 'others' go by. Great staff, versatile menu and where the mantra of hospitality is "top shelf". Did I...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Anne M
Bryan T, General Manager at Emberz Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Hello Anne M Thank you for you wonderful review, we really appreciate you taking the time to post this. I trust we may be of service again in the future. Kind Regards Bryan and the Team.

Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Not many kitchens for proper meals are open between 2-530pm on a Saturday in Invercargill except this place. Hubby was after a good old fashion roast and a few beers are a busy day. Emberz didn’t disappoint our photo doesn’t do this large yummy meal...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank milnefamily71
Bryan T, General Manager at Emberz Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Hello the milnefamily Thank you for your post on Trip advisor, we are very pleased you enjoyed your visit to Emberz Kind Regards Bryan and the Team

Reviewed 28 February 2018

Thought I would give this place a second chance as stay in Hotel once a month for work and is convenient. Ordered the Himalayan steak as I thought that a steak would be the easiest thing for them to not stuff up.. I thought wrong.....More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Bryan T, General Manager at Emberz Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Wow that is wounding! I was aware of the issue with an undercooked steak on the evening, and I know the Restaurant Manager spoke to you personally. I sincerely apologise for the disappointing meal, but "Disgusting" seems a bit harsh. I was on duty at...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner Tay Street and Racecourse Road | Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-219 9076
  • E-mail
Description
Our Ethos: From Farm to Fork Grown, harvested and procured by passionate people. Telling the stories of our Southern region, the changing seasons, the people who work the land, the sea and the bounty it provides. Our role as chefs is to tell these stories; we are the link between mother nature and the diner.
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