Conceived as an original New York style American steak house for the New Zealand market Jervois Steak House (JSH) in Queenstown punches well above its weight.
Owned by the Foley Group JSH in Queenstown, housed in Sofitel hotel, is a sister restaurant to Auckland’s flagship Jervois Steak House in Herne Bay and the authentic and elevated steak house repertoire is under the culinary direction of group executive chef Gavin Doyle.
“We truly, genuinely love what JSH offers and every person in our team is extremely passionate about taking guests on a journey of discovery through flavour and texture,” says Queenstown restaurant manager Briony Holmes. “Our steak is of the highest quality available sourced from the very best beef producers in New Zealand, Australia and Japan and our chefs constantly review cuts to ensure premium quality.”
“Our wait staff are extremely knowledgeable and spend time with each guest to educate them on what premium steak, seafood and vegetarian options currently feature,” says Briony. “It’s literally about tailoring the experience to each guest’s individual palette including their choice of wine from our extensive cellar list to ensure a special meal.”
Crowd pleasing dishes include cuts such as the 120-grain fed Ebony Black Angus, grass fed Greenstone Creek King with a 4+ marble score and Carrara Wagyu grain fed sirloin from Queensland.
“We have people come especially to JSH to experience the Zen-Noh Wagyu which is grain fed Miyaza scotch from Japan and graded A5,” says Briony. “The sharing cuts are popular including the slow cooked Lumina lamb shoulder and our Chef’s Board features three favourite cuts served at the table.”
Queenstown JSH has a modern, elegant setting, with views over the resort and a stylish cocktail bar downstairs, for pre or post-dinner drinks.
“The vibe here is fun, friendly and approachable,” says Briony, a Canadian food and beverage professional with extensive international experience. “Our kitchen and wait team truly enjoy each other’s company and are very proud to represent JSH.”
“We’re privileged when people choose to dine at our restaurant and with our large local client base the separate private dining room, at the top of the restaurant, is often booked for special occasions. We also cater for larger events and functions where the JSH experience is standout.”
Jervois Steak House Queenstown was recently awarded its first hat in the Cuisine Good Food Awards in Auckland.
The restaurant was one of ten South Island restaurants who received one hat in the annual awards. Under the system used for the awards, there were 18 category winners and 84 hatted restaurants.
“ To be considered alongside other leading restaurant who are excelling in their craft is an honour we are so proud to have achieved. It was a very exciting result for our entire JSH team.”