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  • 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.

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US$10 - US$20
European, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always lovely food. Accomodating friendly service. Relaxed atmosphere. Since the lockdown this is our go to date month treat. And see you next more months.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Ascoughs today for lunch for the first time since lock down. Everything from the food to the service and general ambience is still first class. Thank you Ascoughs !

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went two weeks on the trot while on holiday in the area how I wish I lived nearer to Ascough’s Bistro it’s a place family and friends would love Good choices on the menu whilst the menu is innovative its not pretentious food cooked beautifully...I loved the rhubarb crumble which was in a filo pastry case with ginger ice creamMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Ascough’s Bistro for the first time on 1st July 2021. We had never visited Market Harborough before and we used TripAdvisor to find a good restaurant local to our hotel. Ascough’s had excellent ratings, so we trusted the TripAdvisor ratings – and we...were not disappointed! The quality of the food and the choice of food of was excellent. The wines were an interesting variation on the norm, and there were some nice touches on the menu. We had the Intros as well as starter, main and dessert (and wine, tea/coffee etc), and overall the bill was very reasonable given the amount we ate and most importantly the quality of what we ate. The fixed price menus are very good as was the service. Quite simply this is one of the best restaurants we have ever eaten in and it’s a pity we don’t live a lot closer to be able to visit more often! Very impressed and thoroughly recommended.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just an ordinary Friday - made to feel special by the Ascough's Team & fabulous food. If you've never tasted Ascough's chicken it's a must, so succulent! We are regulars here but the menu always holds a lovely surprise or twist that you wouldn't expect....Who knew that Stout ice cream was a thing - actually delicious!! Big thank you to all the hard working team front of house & behind the scenes to make every visit feel like a special occasion.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 24 June 2021

It has been some years since I ate at Ascoughs but was invited by some friends for lunch. Couldn’t fault it. Excellent food, great service and very covid secure. Would come back.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 19 June 2021 via mobile

Our 2nd meal since their reopening after lockdown. Excellent as usual. Our meals were first class, served by such happy staff. Already looking forward to our next meal.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 16 June 2021 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely meal here recently with friends and so happy it’s back open and the standard is as good as ever. Will definitely be returning soon :)

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 13 June 2021

Essential component of living in Market Harborough, so really worried that lockdown would have affected the quallity of Ascoughs; but clearly not. Don't know if it was just because we had missed it but it seemed even better than before. Smiled all the way home

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 June 2021 via mobile

Anniversary dinner.. excellent as usual, following a long 18 months of not going out to eat we celebrated our wedding anniversary with a meal at Ascoughs. The food, ambiance, service and Covid Saftey measures were first class as usual, it’s sad to see all the...staff in masks but you could tell they were smiling beneath them and happy to be back at work. Highly recommend this restaurant for any occasionMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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25 February 2018|
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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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I agree with Sue
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ascough's Bistro

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