Archive for the ‘Restaurant Market Harborough’ Category

new premises photo shoot
August 4th, 2014

We’ve had the extremely talented photographer Nigel Ord-Smith in to take some photos of our newly refurbished location and a sample of dishes. Nigel has captured the heart and soul of Ascough’s; we are so pleased we thought we would share a video of our photo shoot. We cannot recommend his work enough – truly brilliant. Thank you Nigel  Click rhe link below to watch the video.

Ascough’s Video

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Staying at new premises
March 18th, 2014

Closure Period –

Further Refurbishments Planned


Moving to the new premises on St Mary’s Road has provided Ascough’s with a larger kitchen, more storage and more restaurant space and we are finding operating from these premises much easier and have therefore decided to stay. We loved our time at the old premises, and we are thankful for the 8 ½ years we spent building our business there however the small kitchen and non existent storage always hindered our operations and prevented us from introducing new ideas with food and wine that we hope to be able to do in the future now that we have a larger kitchen and bar area and the added advantage of the lounge.


We are aware that the new premises do not have the same atmosphere and quirkiness that our old grade 2 listed building had and unfortunately we were restricted to what was achievable in the 12 days we had to turn the restaurant around. There simply wasn’t enough time or finance to implement all of our ideas. Therefore we will be closing for the 1st 3 weeks of June to improve upon the atmosphere and dining environment.


Here is what we are planning on doing. We will be separating the large room down into cosier areas using partitioning walls and booths together with sound proofing insulation and other sound proofing methods to reduce the noise and echo. We will be removing the redundant stair case, incorporating softer seating, wallpapered and fabricated walls, a new overlooking glass balustrade, new flooring throughout and new tables and soft chairs which we hope will all improve the overall dining experience.


We are extremely grateful for all the support we have received since the fire and we hope you will enjoy the finished article when all of our works are complete. We thank you for bearing with us in the interim period while we continue to make it our own.

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February 26th, 2014

Due to the popularity of Saturday nights it is advisable to try and plan your evening out at least 6 weeks in advance especially if you prefer prime time slots e.g. 7 – 8.30.


When requesting a reservation please be aware that it may take up to 48 hours for us to respond to you so we thank you for your patience and ask that you refrain from repeating your enquiry via further messages. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding and look forward to welcoming you soon.

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February 21st, 2014

Due to a fire at our old premises at the end of January we have moved to new premises on St Mary’s Road, Market Harborough.

Everything is still the same including our contact details and most importantly our menus and staff. We are just in a different location.

Our new address is


24-26 St Mary’s Road

Market Harborough


LE16 7DU



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downstairs 3  downstairs 4  downstairs 5  downstairs 6

upstairs 3  upstairs 3  upstairs 2





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January 29th, 2014



For at least the next 3 months Ascough’s will be operating from the former TIMOS Restaurant Premises

24 St Mary’s Road,
Market Harborough,
LE16 7DU

All being well we will open for business at these premises on Tuesday 11th February. Please continue to use the usual telephone number 01858 466966 and website for any bookings or inquiries. Thank you again for your support and understanding and please spread the word.

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Closure due to Fire
January 27th, 2014

A fire broke out at the rear of the restaurant causing considerable damage to refrigeration, stock and smoke damage to the restaurant itself.

As a result we will remain closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to your dining plans. Customers with a reservation for this week will be contacted shortly. Thank you for your support and understanding in this difficult situation.

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Chef de Partie Vacancy
November 14th, 2013

Full Time Chef de Partie Required

We have an excellent opportunity for a driven and ambitious individual to join our fast paced restaurant which has gained an excellent reputation for delivering exceptional food and drink and providing a professional, friendly service.

The restaurant focuses on sourcing the best quality ingredients, preparing them simply and delivering great food and texture on the plate.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent all rounder with a positive attitude and good work ethic. You will have at least 1-2 years experience working within a high quality kitchen or be an ambitious Commis Chef with the passion to succeed and excel in a restaurant that works towards AA rosette standard. Good time management and organisational skills are essential for handling high volume business and meeting deadlines in this fast paced environment.

Ascough’s is keen for its team to reflect the restaurant itself – which is why fun, bright and friendly personalities always shine.

  • 48 Hours a week Tue – Sat,
  • Split shifts allocated by weekly rota
  • Wage negotiable depending on age and experience.
  • Candidates must be eligible to live and work in theUK.

If you would like to join the Ascough’s team please contact Chris Ascough on 07766 053948, or pop into the restaurant with your CV.

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Christmas at Ascough’s
October 10th, 2013

Christmas is fast approaching and what better way to enjoy oneself during the festive period than to organise a relaxing visit to Ascough’s. So put the Christmas wrapping aside for an evening or do a little Christmas shopping in town before retiring for a well deserved lunch. Arrange a festive soirée with friends or perhaps bring your work colleagues for the office Christmas party. Whatever the reason, Ascough’s look forward to welcoming you and members of your company for a joyous celebration this Christmas!

Christmas lunch and dinner menus now available. Please contact us if you are a party of 8 or more guests to receive your exclusive party menu.

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Another Certificate of Excellence
September 2nd, 2013

Atripadvisorll the team are ecstatic to be awarded this latest certificate of excellence from tripadvisor for all the positive reviews our visitors have written about us.

Nothing spurs us on more than reading the great feedback from our diners, so thank you to everyone who continues to support our restaurant and enjoy eating at Ascough’s and for letting others know of your experience with us on TripAdvisor.

Hurray for our incredible team.

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Speciality Whiskies
July 1st, 2013

We have introduced some very special high end whiskies to our extensive beverage list.

Whisky conosieurs will be pleased to see that we now offer Jonnie Walker Platinum 18yr and Jonnie Walker Blue.

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