Right: Steak topped with grilled crayfish
Right: Free range chicken breast

Auckland’s most popular steakhouse gets a refresh perfect for cold winter nights ahead

During the long, drizzly Auckland winter, nothing is quite as appealing as cosying up in front of an open fire and tucking into a satiating steak. Because really, is there anything more seasonally appropriate? Well, it just so happens that our favourite place to do just that (Jervois Steak House, of course), has recently undergone an interior and menu refresh that is giving us every reason to book a table immediately.

The understated but undeniably chic new fit-out blends rustic elements from Jervois Steak House’s original design with a contemporary palette of warm colours alongside fresh fixtures and furnishings (including some very comfortable, plush leather dining chairs, perfect for sinking into over a delicious meal). A glow-up that honours the spirit of the heritage building but still delivers the cosy dining experience JSH’s die-hard fans know and love and reflects the premium quality of the food being served, this timely facelift has cemented Jervois Steak House as exactly the kind of place you want to while away wintry nights. Even better when you can secure the coveted table by the restaurant’s open fire.

Left: Pan-fried market fish Right: Burrata

Alongside the interior refresh is a new, refined menu where a variety of impeccable cuts of steak take centre stage. Several new, seasonal dishes have been added, including entrees like chicken liver parfait and grilled crayfish with lemon butter and mains like handmade gnocchi and pan-fried market fish (good enough to tempt even the most enthusiastic carnivores away from their go-to order). That said, customers now also have the option of topping any steak with a grilled half-crayfish in a luxurious take on the classic surf ‘n’ turf. There is also a line-up of new desserts, including brûleed coconut rice pudding and Manjari chocolate torte with caramelised white chocolate ganache.

From its refreshed but still familiar interior to its reimagined menu and cosy atmosphere, Jervois Steak House is offering the ultimate escape from this inclement weather and is a reminder of why the winter season really isn’t all that bad. So gather some friends or lock in a date night, and make your next booking here.

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