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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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5:00 pm - 9:00 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/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Doing business

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  • 168
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
great restaurant!

This was the second time we had eaten here, and it was just a good the second time around.This restaurant has a fantastic atmosphere,lots of lively music, a log fire and a very colourful decor. The quality of the food is fantastic, a wide choice of Afro Caribbean to suit all tastes.It makes a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
stevePeterborough
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peterborough
via mobile
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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258 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
peterborough
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was the second time we had eaten here, and it was just a good the second time around.This restaurant has a fantastic atmosphere,lots of lively music, a log fire and a very colourful decor. The quality of the food is fantastic, a wide choice of Afro Caribbean to suit all tastes.It makes a complete change from the normal run... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This place was a surprise for us. It had some really interesting flavor combinations. There were many things on the menu we wanted to try. The appetizers were amazing, especially the chickpea doubles and the jerk chicken. All of the rest of the mains were good. No complaints there. And the beer was good African beer. I will agree about... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Visited this very African restaurant with African friends who loved it ! The beer was Kenyan the food was from all parts of Africa and the staff were attentive . A lovely log fire and melodies of the jungle were the atmosphere of the restaurant .

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Excellent friendly service, relaxed atmosphere and top notch food. I couldn't recommend it enough, will be certainly going again soon.

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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Second time ordering online from Embe. First time, the jambalaya was superb. Second time, my order was refused because supposedly they were too busy. No apologies, no explanation was received from Embe. I was informed by a third party not to expect my order and that I would have to wait a few weeks to get my payment returned to... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Thanks again Embe and staff for our wonderful meal. We look forward to going again real soon. Food is always delicious and I find it hard, which main to choose now, as I have a couple of favourites.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Been here several times now and it keeps getting better. The layout, decor and atmosphere are really charming. The owner made a point of popping out of the kitchen and was a very pleasant guy.

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Lorca
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went as a group of 3 people just before Xmas 2014. The service is slow but the atmosphere and food makes up for it. We would definitely go again but perhaps when the weather is a bit warmer as it was a bit chilly too!

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Booked a table for two at 7pm and sat near a lovely log fire. Nicely decorated with African pictures and Calyso type music playing in the background. Had a Jamaican lager to start, which was very refreshing and ordered the Mutton Curry and Jambalaya, with a side salad and chips to share. The place started to get busy, with couples... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We ordered food only once, the way how they served it discouraged us from trying again. They didn't have fruit salad and what we got was simply few bits (probably some leftovers) of pineapple from the tin, even the waiter was ashamed when he was placing nearly empty bowl at the table. My husband asked me to don't start the... More 

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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

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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