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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Socially distanced dining tables
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Situated in the picturesque town of Market Harborough, Ascough’s offers a stylish and relaxed dining experience. Ascough’s prides itself on serving delicious contemporary dishes and producing everything on the premises from bread and biscuits to ice creams and sorbets. The reasonably set lunch and evening menus offer an excellent array of meat, fish and vegetarian options that will stretch your imagination but not the purse strings. So whether you’re planning an intimate meal for two, a friendly get together, special occasion or even a wedding breakfast, Ascough’s is the perfect venue and always look forward to welcoming you and members of your company.
US$10 - US$20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
European, British
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great evening meal with family Great food as ever and superb staff who were attentive to our requests Been several times and never disappointed A must place to eat if dining in harborough

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite healthy competition in MH there is nowhere quite like Ascoughs. My wife and I eat there at least once a month and have never had a bad meal. We look forward to the monthly menu changes and whether it's a lazy lunch or evening...celebration it is always brilliant. This month the stars of the show were the desserts. Really tasty and beautifully presented. Not long to wait for next month.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 5 September 2021

Outstanding food, service and value for money. 3 of our 11 party were unavoidably delayed. Head Waiter handled it with coolness, courtesy and professionalism.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 30 August 2021

Ascoughs gets lots of good reviews and locally people are always very positive about it. I hadn’t been for several years as I wasn’t impressed the couple of times I had been, but we gave it another go recently. The food is good, we all...had the steak for our main and they were cooked perfectly, although the peppercorn sauce was over salted and not particularly peppery. I had the honey scotch pancake starter and it just felt a bit confused, there was too much going on so it didn’t hang together well as a dish. I would say it is worth a visit, the staff are lovely and it is good everyday food, but it’s lacking something and ultimately just a bit generic.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 28 August 2021 via mobile

I love Ascough’s. It’s such a pleasant environment with really friendly staff and is great value for money. Recently the number of Vegan options has decreased so there’s limited choice if you’re eating an exclusively plant-based diet. Disappointing really given that many other places are...expanding their menu to cater for this fastest growing sector. However, I will add that my (non-vegan) family were all totally envious of my sticky toffee pudding which was heavenly! We were there celebrating GCSE and A-level results. The waiter picked up on this and brought out two complementary plates with a chocolate and congratulations written in caramel sauce. Such a thoughtful and appreciated gesture. We will definitely be returning but I’d love for there to be more vegan options next time.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 23 August 2021

Have visited on a number of occasions recently the last to celebrate my sisters birthday. Always excellent food and very efficient and friendly service. Deserves to be number 1 in Harborough. The fact that you have to book well in advance tells its own story...with so many regular customers.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 21 August 2021 via mobile

Long overdue visit, service and food fabulous. Can’t fault the whole evening, staff friendly and open to advising on menu choices.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 15 August 2021 via mobile

Fantastic food, service and wine - it’s no wonder why they are always booked up. The best place to eat in Market Harborough by far all the dishes were delicious with excellent attention to detail. We will be going back!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 15 August 2021

There is nothing more to say other than fantastic food, service and atmosphere, the best meal I have had for a very long time.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 14 August 2021

On a recent visit to Ascough's I was very reassured to find the staff still respectfully wearing masks, a thoughtful touch when so many places don't bother anymore. This month's menu is inspiring, a fabulous array of seasonal dishes all with a hint of Ascough's...magic. I picked scallops - delicious! Followed by cheese souffle - so delicate & light. I received the most attentive & friendly service, the team here have the gift of making you feel relaxed & very welcome. Lunch was joy on a plate, can't wait until my next visit.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Response from This is N | Reviewed this property |
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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1 February 2018|
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Response from kevinhJ2539IF | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Sue
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Yes, Ascough's Bistro is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Ascough's Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5