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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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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A relaxing peaceful dining room with good food and nice staff starting with soup and finishing with roast thus no room for desert. Breakfast from porridge with cream apple juice then hot choices toast and jam and fruit to finish.Will certainly retutn again if given the chance. Now back on the railcar tour.

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

Thank you for posting your review, vey much appreciated. It was our pleasure to have your tour group stay with us. Happy travels, Bryan and the team at Ascot Park Hotel More 

Invercargill, New Zealand
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE had a lovely evenign - the staff were attentive but not intrusive and the new menu offered new tastes, some a twist on old tastes - well worth it. The new renovations are a great improvement on what had become a dated decor. Thanks

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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202 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner with a group of friends. Restaurant has been renovated to give a more formal atmosphere but it is a little dark. The menu has tried to be upgraded as well but unfortunately has lost the previous attraction of a good range of Southland produce cooked and presented well, without fancy descriptions that are not understood. Presentation was... More 

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Davenport
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Usually one doesn't expect a great restaurant to be in a motel/hotel. The Emberz is an exception to the rule. The room has a very upscale ambiance with areas separated for privacy. The food and preparation match the room decor. The price, while not cheap, is very reasonable for the quality of the entrees. Our waitress was very helpful and... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We found that there was a good variety of food, including fresh fruit and danish pastries available at the continental breakfast buffet.

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Thank debbz33
Bryan T, General Manager at Emberz Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for posting you review, we are pleased you had a great start to your day! Kind Regards Bryan and the team More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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206 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

My group of 6 Harley guys had been on the road for a week and was pleased to sit down for a decent meal slightly more up market than the pub food we'd experienced most nights. Great service, great food, great wine (and a reasonable vodka martini!)

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

Thanks for the review much appreciated, I trust your Harley tour was a success, it was great to have you all here. Regards Bryan and the team. More 

New Zealand
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The restaurant is well placed for those attending meetings and conferences. The service was friendly and professional. I selected a roast ham hock dish which was fatty and disappointing though accompanied by excellent vegetables. Perhaps not the best choice from a comprehensive menu.

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Thank Lee1210
Bryan T, General Manager at Emberz Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Lee Very sorry to read of your disappointing dining experience, I do hope that you informed the staff on the night and that we were able to rectify the situation. I trust we may be of service again in the future. Kind Regards Bryan Townley Executive Manager More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My husband and I booked a table for Valentines Day after seeing Embers advertising a Romantic Shared Three Course Dinner. Atmosphere was quite nice, tables were a little too close together for intimacy. Piano music was nice. But the bit disappointment was the food and the way it was presented made the whole meal quite awkward. Chef needs to learn... More 

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

Hello, firstly please accept my personal apology for our disappointing Valentines Dinner. I was aware of a table that was not happy with the cooking degree of the Steak however it appears the overall experience was a let down for you. I do hope we can encourage to have you return at another time as we do sincerely endeavour to... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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162 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Was a good menu and we all enjoyed our dinner. Choices suited us all and it was very nice indeed. We chose the fish and my brother in law chose the roast of the day.

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

Hello Karin Thank you for your post on Trip Advisor, we are pleased to read you enjoyed your experience with us. Kind Regards Bryan and the team. More 

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74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Dined at Emberz restaurant twice this year. Once to celebrate a birthday with a girlfriend (we selected the menu offered in Emberz) and the other night with friends (we selected the upmarket menu from their main restaurant). Both experiences were lovely. I actually had to return my venison because it was over cooked, however Im still happy to give a... More 

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

Hello Sharon Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor, we appreciate your feedback, and rating!. We look forward to being of service again in the future. Kind Regards Bryan and the Emberz Team. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?