70 Jervois Road,
(09) 376 2049
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The best steak and the best service in town! The staff are always there when you need them, lead you to your table, pour your wine when it's empty but are unobtrusive. The wine is a little expensive to my taste but I don't always have much too spend. This is our favourite place to go on very special occasions. Highly recommended.
Jervois Steak House has the best steak I've ever had. Can't recommend this steak house enough - definitely try the eye fillet on the bone with the blue cheese sauce. The sides are also outstanding - we had the onion rings and kumara salad both of which were delicious and complimented the steak perfectly. The service was impeccable and meals were served promptly. Can't wait to go back!
My wife and I have been there a couple of times trying to eat a cut of slow roasted prime rib as shown nicely in the website. We have been told the first time that we needed to reserve it ahead of time. We booked the second time ahead of time but we have finally been served a cut of grilled steak that was supposed to be the slow roasted piece of steak that the restaurant knows how to cook, so I have not yet been able to eat the same slow roasted piece of juicy steak shown on the picture. New Zealand is the country of prime quality beef producer and I have not yet found a restaurant that knows how to serve it like in the USA.
Putting a piece of prime aged piece of steak on a grill is just a waste.
The restaurant is a pretty two tiered restaurant with an open plan kitchen. We were one of the first to arrive in a busy lunch service and where situated right in front of the kitchen. We received a pleasant greeting from the maître d’ who explained the menu and some wines from the list.
My wife had a doubled sized tomato and mozzarella salad as her main which was beautifully fresh with large chunks of buffalo mozzarella, pine nuts, balsamic, rockett and 3 different preparations of tomatoes and I had the Black Angus Sirloin, I’m never one to complain about pricing and fully understand the workings of the kitchen but it’s interesting that when you order a steak that is precisely what you get, a steak, and in some cases for in excess of $40. Once you have added your sides your main course can end up costing well into the $50 region! You know this best be the best steak in the world! To go with the steak we ordered creamed spinach, mash and beans.
To begin with the service was impeccable, friendly and very attentive but with time and as the restaurant became busier the service slid, for some reason you aren’t allowed to have you own wine and they insist on pouring it then taking it away. This is all well and good but several times I’m looking around wanting to not have an empty glass with no luck. The same happened when it came time for desserts menus, we kept asking for menus and they kept forgetting.
Was it the best steak I’ve had? I didn't stick in my memory as being the best but it was expertly cooked to perfection and it was a great steak. Also the creamed spinach was brilliant, my wife hates spinach and even she loved it. We also had the chocolate fondant which was superb and brilliantly oozy in the centre so a great success.
Overall the food is quality but you pay the price. You will get one of the best Steaks in the city and would certainly find it hard to find a more consistently cooked one. The service is hit or miss but it’s definitely worth a visit
Popped into Jervois Steak House last night after booking through View (nice system!) and had a great meal - first time I've sat upstairs and the atmosphere was great. The staff are always so attentive and the barman was friendly to chat to. Definitely recommended.
Absolutely outstanding dining experience had at the JSH last week. My husband and I ventured along on Thursday for a belated birthday celebration.
I had been to Jervois Steak House once before years ago when it first opened, however my husband hadn't been but after the fantastic service and delicious food we both experienced I dare say we'll become fairly regular patrons.
Is there a better steak than their Hawkes Bay Scotch fillet? I don't thing so!
Thanks Jervois Steak House for making this birthday celebration even more special!
Hosted a group of 10 in the private room at Jervois Steakhouse and couldn't have been happier with the food and service. We were impressed with the standard of the food. Delicious steak, tuna and desserts to die for!
Great service, great atmosphere, great steaks - Jervois Steak House is pretty damn great all round really!
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