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“Excellent dinner”

Jervois Steak House Queenstown
Ranked #17 of 257 Restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse, New Zealand
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Queenstown, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent dinner”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

The food and service were great. We were greeted and seated as soon as we arrived and then introduced to our waiter who explained the menu. All the food arrived in good time, still hot on the plate and tasting great. Also the waiter was very attentive. We really enjoyed the night and would love to go back. Price wise; you get what you pay for.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Spadge111
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Lake Roxburgh, New Zealand
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54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best night out ever!”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

We ate here recently for my husbands belated birthday and what a brilliant night it was too. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening, they really have got the complete package sorted, the ambience and atmosphere is warm, inviting and enjoyable, not too noisy like some restaurants, the food subliminal, and the waiter was just enough! Really knows how to work and read people and really never felt rushed or left to wait either, just marvellous. I can't recommend this restaurant highly enough and It will really take something special for it to beat this one, at least for me anyway.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank AlisCentralOtago
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New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best Steak House”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Thought my husband and I would try this restaurant as we had heard great things about it. The steak was to die for and nothing was too much trouble for our waiter Patrick. He made the experience even better and def knew his stuff.
I had a 450g steak and it was wonderful. I didn't think it was possibly to eat so much meat but I did and it was great. One of the best steak houses in New Zealand.
It was very busy also and it does pay to book in advance. The venue is great and the atmosphere was amazing.
Def go here when we are next in Queenstown.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank JenniferET
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

Pays to book, very busy. Steak is their thing and they do it well. Good friendly and knowledgable service. Went back a 2nd night and had blue cod which was also very good

Visited May 2014
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant but ... ”
Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

This is the type of place where perfection is expected. Advertised as 'the steakhouse to end all arguments', a big call that needs to deliver and it's almost there.

The steak is exceptional, make no doubt about it. They parade your meat before it's cooked and give you a little info on its cut and source. Nice touch, cute even.

The decor is wonderful, deep wood grains and nice fireplaces. Makes you proud to have a special occasion, small splurge, fun with friends or just a night out with good food.

The service is also exceptional but this is to be expected given the cost and location inside the beautiful Sofitel.

There are a couple of minor let-downs on our visit and they really are only minor but if you advertise you're the best, the proof is in the delivery.

Mac & Cheese - a little bland, actually very bland. Expected better.

Broccoli with garlic and almonds - again, very bland. You could taste broccoli and oil. A drop of lemon wouldn't go astray here. Felt like pub vegetables on the side of a plate.

Fries - top notch, the saving grace side dish.

Bread was $7 and not on the menu but offered while we waited for our meals. Come on guys, almost every good steakhouse in the world offers some bread or a bread basket with some butter as part of the meal complimentary. This was just silly.

The meat selection:
At 8pm, they were out of 2 steaks and another had to be ordered 24 hours in advance, leaving a small portion cut or the more expensive Wagyu cuts. A little disappointed with that given you're a steakhouse AND in a transitional, tourist town like Queenstown, having to order a great cut a full day in advance also seems strange.

All in all, a fantastic meal and an enjoyable night but we've had much better at Rockpool in Sydney and Cut in Singapore at similar prices (for Rockpool anyway) so just wanted to point out some areas that could be improved.

"The steakhouse to end all arguments" ... Almost but no.

1 Thank Zaffy
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