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embe restaurant

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Caribbean, African, English
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2 Burghley Road, Peterborough PE1 2QB, England
01733 873003
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: At embe Restaurant we pride ourselves on offering a Taste of Africa and...
At embe Restaurant we pride ourselves on offering a Taste of Africa and the Caribbean from our Peterborough restaurant, just five minutes walk from the City Centre.Our menu includes delicious favourites such as Jambalaya, Jerk Mix and of course Curried Mutton plus some exciting new dishes for you to try.We are open for lunch and dinner
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  • 173
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An outstanding Afro-Caribbean experience

Sunday lunch is the perfect time to be there!! When ordering two starters and two mains there is also a decent bottle of South African Cab-Sauv-Shiraz or an equivalent white included!!!!!!! Now that's outrageously good value. With starters of Dagaa (breaded whitebait with homemade hot sauce... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Seemples2
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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English first
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Sunday lunch is the perfect time to be there!! When ordering two starters and two mains there is also a decent bottle of South African Cab-Sauv-Shiraz or an equivalent white included!!!!!!! Now that's outrageously good value. With starters of Dagaa (breaded whitebait with homemade hot sauce) , a mutton curry to die for, a superbly spicy Jambalaya with all the... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great service, great food, great atmosphere. Chef came out and said hello when we arrived which was a nice touch, and his food was absolutely spot on. The service was great, as was the atmosphere. Thank you!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

After a drink in the garden, reading the menu, we moved into the restaurant. Friendly staff, tasty food and a very reasonable bill. We saved enough room for the mango crumble and custard. We will be going back.

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6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My other half and I happened across this restaurant while house hunting in the area: if we had any concerns about Peterborough either being friendly or having good, honest Caribbean cuisine, they were quickly put to rest by the reception we received and the Curried Mutton we were served. Other highlights include the plantain starter with hot sauce, jerk chicken... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Brilliant Caribbean and African food. Heard of Embe via local feedback so decided to check it out - we weren't disappointed! Food lived up to our expectations. However we were surprised that on Friday night Embe was quite...it would be a shame to loose such a good gem in Peterborough.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

when we got there, after 20 mins was offered a drink. Neither of the drinks were in stock. I had vodka advertised as Smirnoff, turned out not to be Smirnoff. Our meals were brought out, then 5 minutes later was taken away again as they were not our meals. food was very bland, due to the cook not being a... More 

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London
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

When Embe first opened in Peterborough I really hoped it would last as a number of Caribbean eateries have opened and then closed over the years. Nick the owner of Embe is a lovely guy and as the head chef knows how to cook great tasting Caribbean and African food. Although I have not had a sit in meal at... More 

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norfolk
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We went for my dad's birthday and we were very impressed! Service was great- the chef took the time to come and greet us which was a lovely touch! The food was lovely- and very spicy 😅 we will definitely come back! However, was very surprised how quiet it was on a Saturday night. We are from Norwich, and this... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Came here for partners birthday nice place small when I got my dinner went to put salt on my dinner lid fell of and whole pot of salt over the fish, waitor laughed mentioning how thought he had thrown away that broken pot looked at him thinking he would take my dinner away and replace it when he didn't I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The food was nice but not anything special and I felt it was overpriced for what it was. The atmosphere was cold and didn't feel cosy. I couldn't fault the service, I had read good reviews and was expecting something more from the restaurant so sadly I was disappointed. Some of the food on the menu wasn't available.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Burghley Road, Peterborough PE1 2QB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Peterborough
  • Phone Number: 01733 873003

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 26
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, African, English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions

Description

At embe Restaurant we pride ourselves on offering a Taste of Africa and the Caribbean from our Peterborough restaurant, just five minutes walk from the City Centre.Our menu includes delicious favourites such as Jambalaya, Jerk Mix and of course Curried Mutton plus some exciting new dishes for you to try.We are open for lunch and dinner
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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