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Lamb Showcase at Pedro’s

Pedro’s House of Lamb specialises in roasted lamb with a distinctive difference.

The family operated business in Queenstown’s Gorge Road serves its Spanish style lamb as a take-out dish and their stall can found at the Remarkables Market on Saturdays.

“We are a single item menu restaurant and our signature dish, the slowly roasted lamb shoulder with rosemary and garlic, is served with scalloped potatoes on a lamb jus reduction,” says co-owner Damian Brown.

“The take-out dish costs $50 and serves two or three adults. We make a delicious Spanish coleslaw to accompany this dish for $9 and European bakery provide us with fresh bread rolls to dip into our flavoursome lamb jus reduction.”

The inspiration for the restaurant came from Damian’s uncle who tragically lost his Spanish style restaurant in the Christchurch earthquake in 2011.

Pedro’s House of Lamb started up in Christchurch a year and a half after the earthquake. My Uncle Pedro, who recently passed, had one of the oldest restaurants in the city and when he lost it this was a way for us to resurrect some of that history. The lamb recipe we cook from comes from his menu so it’s very special.”

“We actually started the takeaway only restaurant from a container in Papanui temporarily while Pedro’s restaurant was being rebuilt and it took off so we opened one in Queenstown and then in Auckland.”

Pedro’s House of Lamb serves pulled shoulder of roast lamb on Tuscan or brioche bread rolls with coleslaw at the Remarkables Market. Plate portions with salad are also served as an alternative.

“People love our restaurant quality take-out food which is far removed from most mainstream takeaway outlets,” says Damian. “It’s been humbling to receive so much positive feedback and we really love what we do.”

Pedro’s House of Lamb, Gorge Rd, Queenstown Ph: 03 441 4526