- About Us
There are steak houses, then there are steak houses and then there’s Jervois Steak House and Saloon.
JSH or simply Jervois, as its affectionately know by its legion of ardent fans, was born in 2007 when restauranteur Richard Sigley and Chef Simon Gault hatched a plan to launch New Zealand’s first authentic Steak House.They traveled extensively throughout the United States, researching, sampling and truly understanding what made a great steak house great. It was a grueling trip, but clearly worth the hard work and long nights, as five years on Jervois Steak house still reigns supreme as New Zealand’s pre-eminent restaurant designed to unashamedly showcase meat.
The menu is a veritable who’s who of meats in all forms, sourced from the very best beef and lamb producers. The quality beef is carefully selected from the highest pedigree and defined by breed and feed. So you will find dishes like the Signature Prime Rib, selected from the finest 150-day grain fed Black Angus that has been dry aged then patiently roasted in their special oven. Or the Jervois cut eye fillet on the bone, farmed on the West Coast, which gives this animal an unmatched tenderness and flavour that can only come from cattle fed on New Zealand’s magnificent grasslands.For the more adventurous carnivore, the steak tatare is a classic, executed to perfection, as is the Caesar salad with it’s Lolin anchovy and 55 minute egg. The one accompaniment that in our view is mandatory, is Nourish Group’s legendary onion rings that can adorn any of the menu choices.
Whichever cut or breed you choose, you are then faced with deciding, which of the thirteen amazing sauces will accompany your meal. The choices are all delicious and yours to make.
True to the great steak houses of the United States, Jervois Steak House is not solely about red meat. World famous Red King Crab, Oysters, Calamari, Prawn Tacos, Heirloom Tomatoes and daily chicken and fish specials, all take their place on the menu.It’s not just the menu that delivers the style and authenticity. Exposed, distressed timber and brick leave you cocooned in an earthy warmth, that screams hearty food and rewarding big flavours.The spacious, but intimate bar, is the perfect space for that pre-dinner aperitif or cocktail and of course an after dinner cognac, port or coffee. On a sunny afternoon you can step out onto the Jervois Road street frontage and sip an icy beer, stationed at a well positioned leaner and discuss the important matters of the day.
Complimented by attentive and highly knowledgeable staff and a wine list that pairs a wide range of quality varietals and blends with the extensive menu, you will be hard pressed to find a more complete dining experience. The Jervois Steak House is testament to both the quality and excellence that the Nourish Group demands of the ingredients and the sheer expertise that is exhibited both front of house and in the kitchen.