Archive for the ‘Restaurant Market Harborough’ Category

Santa’s Tipple
November 25th, 2012




50ml Baileys Just £2.50

choose from Hazelnut ~ Biscotti ~ Classic

Starts Tuesday 27th Nov – Everyone loves a Baileys at Christmas!

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Tis the season to be jolly!
September 26th, 2012

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 and booking form.

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Our new addition to the menu
September 26th, 2012

Can we tempt you?

Have you tried our new introduction to the menu? An indulgent selection of 12 homemade Petit Fours including:

  • Honeycomb
  • Chocolate Truffles
  • Raspberry Pavlova
  • Candied Almonds
  • Peppermint Creams
  • Vanilla Fudge
  • Coconut Ice

A great alternative if you haven’t room for a dessert but fancy something sweet. Or a delightful accompaniment to coffee and digestifs.

£5 per selection

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Career Opportunities
September 13th, 2012

Part Time Kitchen Assistants Required

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

Key duties/responsibilities:

  • Ensure all crockery, cutlery and kitchen equipment is washed efficiently and to the highest standard at all times.
  • Ensure kitchen floors are swept and mopped at the end of each service.
  • Ensure high levels of cleanliness are maintained within the kitchen, and store areas at all times.

The ideal candidates will be reliable and flexible with positive attitudes and good work ethics. Sound organisation and time management skills are essential for handling high volume business 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.

  • 2 – 3 evening shifts per week Tue – Sat on a rota basis
  • Working hours 6pm- Finish
  • Wage negotiable depending on age and experience.
  • Candidates must be 16 years old and 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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Fancy a pre dinner drink?
August 16th, 2012

Ascough’s have introduced a new aperitifs list so you can now enjoy a pre dinner drink to stimulate your appetite while you peruse the menu. Choose from our selection of very popular and trendy Belinis or perhaps try something different with one of our elegant flavoured white wine spritzers. If you are in the mood for a cocktail we offer a sophisticated range of long drinks and cocktails or if you find yourself being the designated driver we have some delightful flavoured presses to choose from.  View our full aperitifs list here.

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Ascough’s Receives a Certificate of Excellence
June 22nd, 2012

TripAdvisor has become the world’s largest travel site by recognising the power of traveller feedback and Ascough’s is extremely overjoyed to be recognised for earning exceptional traveller ratings over the past year.

The Certificate of Excellence honours businesses that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisor travellers and with a rating of 4.5 out of 5, Ascough’s is proud to earn a place among the very best.

We are also delighted to be ranked number 1 out of 45 places to eat in Market Harborough.

This award makes us ever more determined to always provide the most professional service and the highest standard of food that offers variety, flavour and flare and demonstrates how passionate we are about food.

We would therefore like to thank everyone who has very kindly left honest, valuable feedback on TripAdvisor to help encourage others who have not visited us before to come and discover what we are about.

So if you enjoy visiting Ascough’s why not let others know through TripAdvisor.


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Earlier times for early birds
April 15th, 2012

After a lot of recent enquiries we have now decided to open earlier for dinner; making it easier for friends to meet up straight after work or perhaps have a quick bite to eat before catching a film. Earlier bookings are now being taken Tuesday to Saturday at 6.30pm.

To reserve a table please telephone the team on 01858 466966 or alternatively text 07531 186 316 or email

We look forward to welcoming you and your guests soon.

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Career Opportunities
April 11th, 2012

Ascough’s is currently looking for two new and interesting people to join our team of highly trained front of house staff.

If you think you have what it takes to put a smile on our loyal and perspective new customers faces then please send us your cv or ask to speak to Chris Ascough.

Any perspective employee should be well presented and be flexible with hours.

We are currently looking for two front of house members, one to cover maternity leave working lunch times and possibly one evening shift; this position is for 12 months, possibly more. Our second position is for a full time member of staff to cover 48 hours a week, split shifts (lunch and dinner) over 5 days.

Please send all correspondence to our email  or call the restaurant direct on 01858 466966 to discuss the possibilities further.

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Christmas & New Year Closure
December 21st, 2011

Ascough’s is taking a (well needed) festive break and will close on Christmas Eve for 2 weeks.

We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and thank you all for your continued support throughout 2011.

We look forward to welcoming you again when we re-open on Tuesday 10th January.

Merry Christmas!

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Leicester Mercury awards Ascough’s 5 *****
September 10th, 2011

Ascough’s is thrilled to be awarded 5 stars by the Leicetser Mercury in their latest review.


We don’t often give five-star restaurant reviews in The Week – so hats off to Ascough’s. Regular food reviewer Joan Stephens was very impressed indeed.

All the choices are intriguing for both the principal ingredients and their accompaniments… it’s those extra touches which are unusual, carefully thought-out and which distinguish the ordinary from the extra special.

My husband studied the wine list and pronounced it highly satisfactory… he was particularly impressed with the range of wines by the glass, especially as his generous glass of Tempranillo was only £4.95.

The vegetable bowl had carrots, mangetout peas and broccoli, all nicely al dente and the potatoes – cubes in a creamy garlicky sauce were so good, if I hadn’t had an eye on the puds, I’d have scoffed the lot.

Desserts are to drool over, if not to die for… Next time I come I shall have three puds I told my husband, who showed no surprise but marvelled silently at my capacity for a tackling anything else after the generous main course – but the peach syllabub was an irresistible creamy concoction shot through with peach puree, the strawberry sorbet melted in the mouth.

In terms of value for money this meal was faultless (six out of five, my husband reckoned!). The service was young, friendly and efficient, the ambiance pleasant, while the food is attractively presented without being over fussy and has clearly been cooked with flair and care. It’s a winning combination.


Read the full review here

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