Jervois Steak House
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.
The ambiance was lovely and elegant with friendly staff; halfway between a steakhouse and a high class restaurant.
I was the first person in the restaurant and the meal took only 15 minutes from ordering. It arrived looking and smelling amazing.
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.
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