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Ember, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Ember

4.8
4.8
173 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
EMBER SHOW CASES A UNIQUE STYLE OF COOKERY THAT YOU WOULD STRUGGLE TO FIND ANYWHERE AROUND. EVERYTHING IS BASED AROUND THE BBQ CULTURE, WE ARE NOT TALKING STICKY RIBS AND BURGERS BUT MORE ANALOGUE COOKING USING WOOD AND SMOKE, SHELLFISH, VEGETABLES AND CURED MEATS.

WINNER: DINING VENUE OF THE YEAR 2022
WINNER: YOUNG CHEF OF THE YEAR 2022

EMBER ALSO BOASTS A 12 SEAT CHEF'S COUNTER OVERLOOKING ALL THE WOOD-FIRE ACTION, THIS CAN BE SELECTED WHEN MAKING YOUR BOOKING, WE HAVE A GREAT SELECTION OF WINES & SPIRITS ALONG WITH NON ALCOHOLIC OPTIONS AND COCKTAILS.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Contemporary British, Barbecue

  • Hours of Operation

    Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:15 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01933 778088

  • Payment Options

    Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    JAMES PECK

What 173 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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    Best Ambience

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    Best Value

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  1. SC

    ShaunC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic food and sitting at the chefs table so you can interact and see all the food being prepped was a great expierance.

    EmberResponded todayThank you for the review, look forward to welcoming you back. James

  2. DS

    DSim

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food

    EmberResponded todayThank you for the review!

  3. A

    Acornwalk

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved Ember, relaxed, comfortable and delicious with a great playlist and friendly staff. Lots of dishes to recommend, next time we go we will definitely revisit the pork, onglet, korean sausage, halibut, carrots and parsnips - the sticky toffee pudding is not too sweet with a hint of miso, exceptional. Hope Ember thrives in Welliingborough.

    EmberResponded todayWow such kind words, thank you so much!

  4. LB

    LaurenB

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly the best food i have had for a very long time. Will definitely be going back,great value for money.

    EmberResponded todayThank you Lauren, for the lovely feedback, look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  5. AC

    AdrianC

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about Ember is spot on, friendly welcoming staff, excellent choice of food and wine, all dishes were perfectly prepared. Worth every penny for a memorable evening with friends, we will definitely be dining here again.

    EmberResponded todayAmazing words, thank you kindly!

  6. PL

    PaulL

    Northampton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Nice food, very expensive for what it is though. Not really sure tapas is the word to describe what you get

    EmberResponded todayHi Paul. Thank you for taking the time to review us. As we are using fresh ingredients, sushi-grade fish and paying above minimum wage & in a time where inflation is a key topic we are 100% proud to boast a reasonable price point that delivers "nice food" we are never going to be a two for ten kind of restaurant. We also don't boast to be a tapas restaurant. With some small plates it's the closest thing to compare to when delivering the mission statement to guests. James Chef & Owner

  7. WW

    WendyW

    Northampton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Heard good things so decided to try this place. Overall it was ok, the food was good. They were under-staffed and it took 25 minutes from sitting down to getting our drinks. So our starter course came whilst we had a jug of water. That’s not what I expect. I reminded 2 staff we had no drinks at 15 & 20 minutes in. They apologised of course but it spoilt it for me.

    EmberResponded todayThank you Wendy for the review, you feedback was passed through a family friend to me directly. We, much like other restaurants have struggled with a national staff shortage issue that we are working tirelessly to smooth over, unfortunately, that is just the landscape at the minute. Hopefully, a little understanding and appreciation for the hard-working team when they are trying their best would be welcomed with wide arms. James, Chef & Owner

  8. SB

    SteveB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food and outstanding service in an innovative setting.

    EmberResponded todayThank you for the kind words and great review Team Ember.

  9. BB

    BrambleBank

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a treat! This was the best dining experience the 4 of us have had in a long while. The menu is exciting and different to the vast majority of restaurants that seem to offer pretty standard fare. The quality of the cooking was exceptional and reflects the time and expertise put in by the whole team under James's guidance. We went with their guidance on which dishes to have, you can share as we did or have your own choice but then you get to try fewer of the excellent dishes on offer. It was also reasonably priced. All in all fantastic food in a lively environment and we all heartily recommend it.

    EmberResponded todayWow thank you for the lovely words, this keeps us motivated and makes us want to push forward and be better every day! Team Ember

  10. BH

    BernardH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All good except fan very noisy ...........................

    EmberResponded todayThank you for the 5 stars, apologies but to absorb the heat/smoke of the fire it does take a beast of a fan, next time you join us we can move you away from it. Team Ember

  11. LN

    LukeN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd visit and the food has been consistently excellent....

    EmberResponded 5 days agoHi Luke, it was great to see you again, thank you... Team Ember

  12. K

    Kipper

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food's great and a great format; not your usual 3 courses and a coffee. People are friendly, welcoming and helpful. Try to sit up at the chef's table; it adds even more to the experience. I can't recommend it enough.

    EmberResponded todayThank you for such lovely feedback! Team Ember

  13. C

    Christy

    Northampton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super food, with inventive variety served by great friendly staff. Love the modern industrial look and atmosphere. Well done, hope it goes from strength to strength.

    EmberResponded 5 days agoWow, we LOVE it when someone picks up on things like the industrial theme and not just the food and drink, we think it takes everything combined to make a great experience. Team Ember

  14. SB

    SamB

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about the restaurant was great, service was good and the food sublime.

    EmberResponded 5 days agoHey Sam, the five stars says it all, we are truly humbled. Team Ember

  15. KB

    KirstyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A warm welcome, lovely restaurant, fantastic food

    EmberResponded 5 days agoHi Kirsty, thanks for taking time out to send the kind words, very much appreciated. Team Ember

  16. SB

    SimonB

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always…. Slight changes to the menu keeping it interesting

    EmberResponded 5 days agoHey Simon, was lovely to see you guys again. We need to keep the concept fresh and the menu fresh too. Glad you like that idea. PS. Christmas menu has now launched ;) Team Ember

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible experience from the second walking in to leaving. The food was second to none and amazing value. Can’t wait to return

    EmberResponded 5 days agoHey, we appreciate you wanting to give feedback anonymously, but even so we still wanted to thank you for taking the time to do so. Team Ember

  18. P

    Paul

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Mixed feelings...a few people had recommended this place so I was really looking forward to the food. It was abit of hit and miss. Some of the food items were pretty salty. Not sure I will be rushing back
  19. c

    crow2

    Devon

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place great atmosphere such a different menu that is just full of amazing flavours, smells and experience. Will definitely be back.

    EmberResponded 5 days agoHiya, we love that you picked up on the atmosphere, it's something we have worked hard on with even more exciting things to come. PS. The Christmas menu is a great reason to come back :) Team Ember

  20. NB

    NeilB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique & absolutely delicious.. Will definitely enjoy this restaurant regularly Kind regards Neil & Teresa

    EmberResponded 5 days agoThanks guys, it was a pleasure to serve you at the chefs table. Team Ember

  21. SM

    StuMcD

    Buckinghamshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A tremendous concept that really delivers! We've been trying to visit Ember for a fair while now and managed to venture over for my Wife's birthday. The team had left a card on the table for her which was a nice touch and I genuinely can say we couldn't fault anything about the meal or the experience as a whole. The team were all great and very knowledgable on the dishes. The fact you can just order bits as you go is brilliant as sometimes you can be a bit overawed if your main turns up straight after the starter but here we picked and chose as we went and the night ran smoothly with no overly full bellies stopping us from finishing everything that was put in front of us. A great place and one we will be recommending to friends.

    EmberResponded 5 days agoAww what a lovely review Stu, we just try to throw the rule book away and deliver food in a way that we would want if we were diners. The team are all so passionate about their roles so the review has been sent on to all of them, thank you. Team Ember

  22. MA

    MARKD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing, the food was to die for, the service exceptional and a great big thank you to James, the Chefs and the Waitresses for making such a wonderful night

    EmberResponded 5 days agoHey Mark, thanks for taking the time to post a review, we love that you went the extra mile and mentioned the chefs and the front of house team too. Team Ember

  23. AP

    AP210

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Genuinely such a great experience, we eat out quite often, but this was stand out memorable for all the right reasons, 100% on both food and service, faultless !

    EmberResponded 5 days agoLife is about creating memories, we were just chuffed to be part of that for you. The very best of health to you both. Team Ember

  24. NC

    NickyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely restaurant. Really good service and great food. Will definitely return

    EmberResponded on November 16, 2022Good evening Nicky! Thank you for your kind words and lovely review. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks again, Jade Restaurant Manager

  25. l

    lindsayn

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Such a treat to have something so fantastic in Northamptonshire.

    EmberResponded on November 16, 2022Thanks for your lovely review! We hope to see you again sometime soon :) Many thanks, Jade Restaurant Manager

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service, incredible food, lovely atmosphere and a real experience Ember was sensational and I can't believe it's right on our doorstep! I'd recommend the chefs table, watching the experts do their thing was brilliant. Lovely diverse mix of diners too, not pretentious but also suitable for a special occasion Recommend the lamb tacos, carpaccio and flat iron steak. Everything we ate was delicious. I can't wait to go again. Thank you

    EmberResponded on November 16, 2022Good evening! Thank you for your kind words and lovely review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time here at Ember and we hope to see you again soon. Thanks again, Jade Restaurant Manager

  27. KB

    KevinBarton

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit, we shall be making this a regular venue. Great food, excellent service and a lovely ambience. You need to experiment and try a little of everything. Highly rate the Pork and the sticky toffee pudding.
  28. N

    Nicky

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved our evening at Ember - the only bad thing was when our taxi arrived and we had to go home. Food was scrumptious, service was excellent... and i've heard that the menu is changing all the time, so now i've got an excuse to go back soon! Hoping the live singer becomes a regular event too because that was the perfect touch to a great night. Thank you

    EmberResponded on November 16, 2022Good evening Nicky. Thank you for your awesome review!! We are so glad you enjoyed your time here and we hope to see you again soon! Keep an eye on our socials as Deeanne will be singing here most weekends till Christmas :) Thanks again, Jade Restaurant Manager

  29. MS

    MalcolmS

    Northampton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Quality of food was fantastic, there just wasn’t much of it.. even for tapas portions are rather small

    EmberResponded on November 13, 2022Good morning Malcolm, We have small plates and we have larger dishes to share. We state on arrival if you haven't been before how it works. If you order the smaller dishes to share between 5 people of course it will feel like there isn't a huge amount there. We rarely get comments back that there isn't enough food so we apologise that in your experience you felt like this. We hope you had a lovely birthday, your cake looked amazing! Hope to see you again. Jade Restaurant Manger

  30. TH

    TraceyH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Was very much looking forward to visiting Embers with our friends. The service and ambience was very good. We liked all the food which was very tasty but unfortunately portions far too small for sharing platters. We had a table booked for 7pm and was ushered out at 9pm while still had a drink , this we thought was not acceptable. Unfortunately we will not be returning.

    EmberResponded on November 13, 2022Hello Tracey, Thank you for your kind words regarding service & food etc. It is disheartening that you've mentioned you won't be returning to us. When you book with us it states that you will have the table for 2 hours. This was also mentioned on arrival by myself to you and your party to which you replied that it was fine. I tried to see later on if I could put the table at 2100pm somewhere else, however due to being a small restaurant I wasn't able to do so. Jade Restaraunt Manager

  31. DT

    DeborahT

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food which arrives as tapas should, as it's ready. The lamb was amazing as was the steak. In fact it was all innovative and delicious. Relaxed atmosphere and really friendly service. Loved it.

    EmberResponded on November 12, 2022Good afternoon Deborah, Thank you for your kind words and lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time here with us and we hope to see you again soon. Thanks again, Jade Restaurant Manager

  32. RC

    RebeccaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time at Ember for my husband's birthday and it was a good choice! The food was amazing, the service brilliant and the atmosphere was fun. They even gave him a birthday card! Loved every minute of it and will definitely be back soon.

    EmberResponded on November 12, 2022Good afternoon Rebecca, Thank you for your lovely review! We are very glad your husband enjoyed his birthday with us and of course we are glad you enjoyed your time at Ember too! :) We hope to see you again sometime soon. Thanks again, Jade Restaurant Manager

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ember was absolutely fantastic, the service was great and really friendly and the food was incredible. So glad I found this spot, it was for a birthday so we sat at the chefs table and my partner was so impressed! Couldn’t recommend this place more, absolute gem! Thanks for a lovely evening.

    EmberResponded on November 12, 2022Thanks so much for your lovely review and kind words! We are very glad that you enjoyed your birthday with us and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks again, Jade Restaurant Manager

  34. LP

    LouiseP

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, utterly spectacular. If you don’t visit ember you’re missing out on a serious treat. I want to go back asap and do it all over again. The team are lovely too!

    EmberResponded on November 9, 2022Good afternoon Louise, Thank you so much for your kind words and review. We love that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon. Thanks again, Jade Restaurant Manager

  35. SW

    StuartW

    Northampton

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday meal on Saturday night with vegetarian partner who thought it would be a case of having limited choice as it is an open flame cooking style however the vegetarian choices easily matched the non vegetarian choices for flavour and an adventure into new food combinations.. Crispy kale and mint anyone? The food was exceptional and fairly priced, the drinks menu gave enough choices. The welcome (by one of the owners) was genuine and immediately set the tone for a great night the entire team were welcoming and service through out the night was relaxed and friendly and every need was taken care of. We worked our way through a large portion of the menu and were pleasently surprised at the final bill it was worth every penny. We will definitely be back and I have no doubt we will leave just as happy and satisfied

    EmberResponded on November 9, 2022Good afternoon Stuart, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your birthday with us and we hope to see you again soon. Many thanks, Jade Restaraunt Manager

  36. SH

    StawarzH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place, great food, great staff. Will definitely go again.

    EmberResponded on November 9, 2022Good afternoon Stawarz, Thank you for your lovely review, we hope to see you again sometime soon. Jade Restaurant Manager

  37. H

    Harry

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic food that was beautifully cooked. When full/busy the service did slow some what but other than that a lovely place to eat.

    EmberResponded on November 9, 2022Good afternoon Harry, Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to see you again sometime soon. Many thanks, Jade Restaurant Manager

  38. JA

    JaniceA

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is a really enjoyable experience with first class service and absolutely beautiful food. We sat at the chefs table and the chef, (I think his name was David, it wasn’t James) talked to us about some of the techniques used during the cooking, explained the smoked watermelon dish and even gave me a recipe for kale to try at home on the hob. Top class food, top class service and really enjoyable surroundings.

    EmberResponded on November 9, 2022Good afternoon Janice. Thank you so much for your kind words and lovely review. We are very happy you enjoyed your time here with us and we hope to see you again sometime soon. Many thanks Jade Restaurant Manager

  39. N

    Natalie

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing new dining experience - the three of us tried and shared a large range of dishes, they were all very creative, unique & delicious. The staff and the chefs spent time explaining dishes and were always available for questions. Extra mention to Hannah who has created the most amazing Sticky Toffee Pudding with Miso Butterscotch sauce - a great young enthusiastic chef.

    EmberResponded on November 9, 2022Good afternoon Natalie. Thank you so much for your lovely review and kind words. Hannah especially loves the shout out so thank you! We hope to see you again sometime soon. Many thanks, Jade Restaurant Manager

  40. RL

    RebeccaL

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was fabulous. The service was excellent, the food delicious and we really enjoyed sitting up at the bar, watching the food being cooked. Highly recommend!

    EmberResponded on November 9, 2022Good afternoon Rebecca, Thank you for taking the time out to do such a lovely review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your time here at Ember and we hope to see you again soon. Many thanks, Jade Restaurant Manager

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners

FAQs

Ember is rated 4.8 stars by 173 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Ember

Unit 42 Nene Court, Embankment, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN8 1LD

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Wellingborough

  • Hours of Operation

    Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:15 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British, Contemporary British, Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    JAMES PECK

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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