Jervois Steak House – Queenstown, NZ

Jervois Steak House
Queenstown, NZ
http://www.jervoisqueenstown.co.nz/

Our last stop in New Zealand was Queenstown, I had two places I wanted to have a steak, the first being Jervois Steak House

I went for lunch, taking advantage of their special: a 200g rib eye off the bone, aka scotch fillet, with fries and a sauce for $25. I ordered it medium rare with a truffle chipotle and horseradish béarnaise as sauce.

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The ambiance was lovely and elegant with friendly staff; halfway between a steakhouse and a high class restaurant.

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I was the first person in the restaurant and the meal took only 15 minutes from ordering. It arrived looking and smelling amazing.

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The initial taste was fantastic, meaty seasoned charred beef with just enough fat. The further I got into the steak however, the saltier it got. Coupled with the over salted chips it was an overload which had me reaching for water every two bites.

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Along with the excess salt the piece was cooked medium to medium well, which ruined the texture and the tenderness along with it.

Overall a touch less salt on everything and a proper cooking could have had this lunch special being a real treat, unfortunately it fell just short and gave me a heavy sodium overload.

 

How well it’s cooked – 6.7

Flavour – 7.7

Tenderness – 4.9

Overall – 6.1

 

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