When we consider our definition of a reliable city stalwart, Jervois Steak House immediately comes to mind. Intimate and cosy, especially for the inclement days ahead, and always serving up reliably delicious food, JSH can do no wrong. With the appointment of Executive Chef Gavin Doyle (of Soul Bar & Bistro fame) across parent Foley Hospitality group, Jervois Steak House’s new menu marks a new era for the destination — one that remains true to its delicious reputation while ushering in just the right amount of innovation.
The new menu, which is available now, still retains the steakhouse’s extensive cuts menu alongside a few famed dishes. Everything else, such as the Chatham Island grilled scampi with green garlic butter and lemon, the Chicken Liver Parfait with pickled rhubarb, pistachio and sourdough, and the Pan Fried Market Fish with roasted cauliflower, capers, lemon and burnt butter, offer some fresh inspiration. So with that in mind, we’ve earmarked the most delightful-sounding dishes from the new menu, so you can rustle up a crew and get down to try them for yourself.
12-Hour Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder
A new addition to Auckland’s JSH comes in the form of a seriously tender slow-roasted lamb shoulder. A personal favourite among the kitchen staff (a recommendation which we would trust), the meat falls right off the bone, making it perfect to share.
If Aucklanders have remained determined in one thing, a serving of burrata for the table to share is always a must. This fresh cheese sits on a bed of roasted cashew romesco, comes adorned with fennel, and ample sourdough as a raft for the sauciness.
When cooked to perfection, we think crayfish is best served simply. The Jervois Steak House new menu offers the option of a half or whole crustacean, which comes with fresh lemon butter to smother the delicate meat in. This new menu addition also allows you to top your steak with half a grilled crayfish; perfect for those occasions when you can’t decide.
Free Range Chicken Breast
While many venture to this stalwart for their prime steak cuts, lighter poultry options always stand out. This free range chicken breast is served with Brussels and pancetta and is topped with a sage and mustard crumb.
This virtuous dish is for when you feel your tablescape could use a little more greenery, without compromising on necessary comforts. Basil pesto is made with the addition of pistachios for added moreishness, cavolo nero further adds to the greenery, and a final smothering of pecorino means this dish is guaranteed to hit all the right notes.