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Jervois Steak House & Saloon

4 star rating 32 reviews

Telephone 09-376 2049

70 Jervois Rd
Herne Bay
Auckland City

Lunch: Tue - Fri 12 noon - 3pm
Dinner: Mon - Sun 6pm - late
Provided by business


The Jervois Steak House provides testament to the quality and excellence that Simon Gault demands of a kitchen’s ingredients, complimented by the highest expertise both in the kitchen and front-of-house. When Chef Simon Gault and restauranteur Richard Sigley schemed up a plan to launch New Zealand’s first authentic Steak House, JSH or simply Jervois, as it is affectionately known by its swathe of ardent fans, was launched in 2007. The duo traveled extensively throughout the US to research, sample, and understand what made a great steakhouse truly great. Years later, Jervois Steakhouse still reigns supreme as NZ’s premier restaurant designed to showcase meat in all its glory. The menu reads like a who’s who of meats in all forms, with cuts derived from the very best beef and lamb producers around the nation. Beef is carefully selected from the highest pedigree and is meticulously defined by its breed and feed. Similar to the great steakhouses of the US, you’ll also find options other than red meat: daily chicken or fish specials, world-famous Red King Crab, Oysters, Calamari, Prawn Tacos, and Simon Gault’s legendary onion rings. The restaurant’s exposed, ‘distressed’ timber and brick will cocoon you in the earthy warmth that reflects Jervois Steak House’s hearty food and rewarding big flavours. On a sunny afternoon you can step out onto the Jervois Road street frontage to sip a refreshing beer at the leaners. Highly knowledgeable staff and a quality wine list for matching with the extensive menu.


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Price Range:
Splurge, Above $35
Smart casual
Takes Reservations:
Meals Served:
Lunch, Dinner
Payment Types:
EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners

Reviews for Jervois Steak House & Saloon

5 star rating
by Rod K.
3rd July 2014

My wife and I having dined at some the best restaurants in NZ and ordering STEAK can honestly say that this was pure beef heaven! and by far the best we have EVER HAD!

A perfectly cooked medium-rare and medium…. stunningly pink from corner to corner and that could be cut with little effort (like a hot knife through butter).

The beef simply melted in your mouth and the side dishes (truffle chips, beetroot special and creamed corn) were simply divine, this is a steak cooked at its best and a culinary experience fit for the gods.

Nothing short of world class and will DEFINITELY BE BACK!

5 star rating
by Chris F.
7th June 2014

Toothfish. Doesn’t any restaurant that serves toothfish just HAVE to be the best? I had a toothfish and scallop risotto but thankfully rather than trying to chop up the toothfish, they still served that as a fillet in the middle – and two scallops on the plate also had a wonderful texture. My wife had a fillet steak which despite being well done (don’t ask!) was moist enough for even my raw tastebuds to enjoy. We preceded with crostini and while the duck liver parfait was a bit strong and the tomato mozzarella bland, the truffle ricotta walnut blend was PERFECT! The service from our waitress was superb. Thank you Jervois Steak House!

Comment from Jeff B. of Jervois Steak House & Saloon 8/06/2014   
Hi Chris, Great to hear that even a well done steak can be…    More »
4 star rating
by Gastronaut
17th March 2014

Visited this restaurant for a lads night. We were all suitably impressed.

The service was relaxed, but efficient. The wine list is also excellent.

The steaks were fantastic – generous, tasty cuts of high quality grass-fed beef. Our selection of sides – onion rings, creamed spinach and chips also hit the mark – with the mixed veges being the only underwhelming choice.

Our only gripe would be the fact we later found out we’d been over-charged for a dish. However, the amount was negligible and a minor slip up in an otherwise great night.

4 star rating
by Lawrence L.
2nd January 2014

This is the best steak house restaurant I’ve been to, simply the best steak in town, well done to the chefs. Service was no flaw too!! This type of food and service should be located in the Viaduct area. Will return and recommend to others.

5 star rating
by David B.
24th December 2013

One of the best restaurants that I have been to this year. You are met with exceptional service that continues throughout the complete meal.

The Steak Tartare was a great start to a meat and Pinot filled evening. Sharing the Fiorentina was something special with it sliced and served at the table.

We will be heading back.

5 star rating
by Sarah
11th December 2013

Jervois Steak House has become a regular for me now, great staff who always remember you and great service. The young American girl is always so friendly and charismatic. We went in the other night and the waitress remembered us instantly, made us feel very comfortable in a setting that was quite formal. The food we ordered was amazing, and the steak… RIDICULOUS. So good.

We will be back again and again, and never take the truffled fries off the menu please

2 star rating
by Lisa
29th November 2013

You would expect a steak house that specialises in steak perfection to understand the difference between rare and mediun.my steak was ordered medium and came up very rare.we were told it would be a further 20 minutes and a second one came up exactly the same.we shouldve been offered a drink while we waited as it was not our fault but the waitresses but we were left sitting there with nothing.at $42 ….and this was one of the cheaper steaks,youd expect perfection,the entire visit was very pretentious and over rated…all fur coat and no knickers.the sides are$7.50 each and small for two.we wouldnt recommend this place and wont be back,nothing was done to diffuse our disappointment and we left feeling ripped off,its amusing as Simon Gault the owner takes no prisoners himself when it comes to his own dining standards.this restaurant charges like a wounded bull and DOES not deliver,we found the wait staff and maitre d condesending,telling us to call and remind them of our visit so it doesnt happen again…..dont hold yourbreath.

Comment from Trevor B. of Jervois Steak House & Saloon 30/11/2013   
Hi Lisa, Again we do apologise for the original order being…    More »
4 star rating
by Mark D.
30th September 2013

If you love steak this place is for you, friendly staff, great meat selection and value for money! Parking maybe difficult depending what time you go, whet for a luncha nd definatly will be back!

5 star rating
by Scott
10th September 2013

This place is awesome. On the pricey side but jeeeez, the food is amazing!! outstanding service, very attentive, not in your face – steak was better than anticipated. Had eye fillet off the bone medium rare, beetrot side and kumara puree’ – all award winning food. Superb location and will be going again no doubt. best you try.

4 star rating
by Mazhar
4th September 2013

Only suitable for once a year treats and parties.. Very expensive. But it’s worth the moolah.. I enjoyed every bit of it.

4 star rating
by Maria D.
10th May 2013

The fillet steak was cooked to perfection and my partner enjoyed his hamburger. A little annoyed that the pricey mains don’t come with any sides and you need to pay an extra $7.50, which for a few carrot sticks was overpriced. Not many options for buying wine by the glass either. Perfect steak though and would visit again

2 star rating
by Daniel B.
19th April 2013

We heard good things about the Jervois Steak House & Saloon, the manager was very good with his explanation of the menu and the specials, the oyster special was not overly fresh could not eat all, the calamari was my biggest disappointment tasteless bland minced up calamari bread crumbed and made to look like a schnitzel one bite was all I wanted no one in our party liked it sent back 90% it was not even seasoned, poor (charged full price). Our first round of drinks came there was something floating in the bottom of the glass with the cider which was replaced immediately, we tipped the waiter he was very professional and friendly. The steak was just OK $120. I guess I expected more, the sides were just OK nothing special unfortunately . Sorry but it’s not a place I would go to again.

4 star rating
by Diiya M.
12th April 2013

A birthday night out. Preordered the rib eye. It was way too undercooked for me but that’s all. Everyhting else was fantastic. The steaks were great. The lamb outta this world..but the service..PETER you rocked. That’s key to a great restaurant. Even if the food is a little lacking as it sometimes can, a great experience service wise can make me very forgiving. The desserts too were fantastic. Expensive though but worth it. The sides being separate is a bit of a pain but hey it’s all the rage at higher end dining. The more expensive the restaurant the less you get on the plate which in the end is great for your waist!!!! But yay for Pete

3 star rating
by Jake L.
28th February 2013

We are a regular at The Grill By Sean Connolly but decided we would try something different so we chose to go here for a friend’s birthday, we thought it would be busy so be booked a week in advance.
Turned up at our sitting time and was told they would be with us shortly, after 15 minutes went by and 2 groups of 4 that arrived after us, we’re seated before us we decided to say something just to make sure they hadn’t forgotten us. They apologised and said it wouldn’t be too much longer. We were seated 45 minutes after our booking time and 2 more groups of 4 were seated before us. Not exactly a good start…
Everyone ordered Entrees, mains and desserts. Calamari Schnitzel was great, as was the Steak Tartare and King Crab. 2 of us had preordered the Signature Prime rib so we were expecting something excellent however, the meat was over cooked. We assumed it would come Medium Rare but was more like medium – well done, quite disappointed. However, we probably should have checked how it would come.
Desserts were good, Creme caramel was great so was the blue berry cheese cake.
Wine list is awesome and the bar tender was very knowledge probably the highlight of the night!
Service was good, however we ended up having to pour our own wine a few times which is fine in an average restaurant but we expected them to be more attentive. Maybe we went in there with much higher expectations than we should of, but we won’t be returning. Would rather pay a little more at The Grill and have an excellent dining experience opposed to a mediocre one.

3 star rating
by Kirsten
2nd January 2013

I took my partner here for his birthday as he felt like a good steak. I was pretty underwhelmed by this place. The highlight was the customer service, we had a lovely waitress who was very chatty and bubbly but the woman who seemed to be the manager didn’t really seem to be interested in us. She’d ask us questions but didn’t care to hear the answers. Looked past us a lot.

Now I’m a person who loves meat so was really excited to give this place a go. We were in a mood for a good steak but I thought this was a bit over the top to be quite honest. You’re charged for a steak, then you pick your sides which you pay for additionally at a whopping $7.50 each. The sides are meant to be big enough for 2 to share but my partner and I found ourselves eating mouthful after mouthful of steak and really trying to ration our sides.
I asked for mine to be medium rare but it was medium. It tasted good but really wouldn’t go back there. If you’ve got loads of money to spend and you’re a steak connoisseur you may feel differently. If you’d prefer a great steak meal, sides included and is well priced maybe try elsewhere.

The food was out fast, we ate fast and we left fast. For the amount I paid, I really expected more. It just wasn’t really an amazing experience unfortunately. I try to go to places more than once to give a more rounded review but just wasn’t impressed with this one.

5 star rating
by David S.
18th December 2012

The first time I had been to Jervois Steak House.
What a great dining experience.
Very relaxing and on the early shift at six-o-clock
we didn’t feel rushed as one can in other establishments.
Our waitress was a young lady from Michigan and she made sure everything was perfect.
Her timing between courses was just right.
The food was excellent and I will definitely be back.even though it means crossing town.
Thank you Jervois.

1 star rating
by Alton
19th April 2012

It was my 60th birthday treat from my kids, heard alot about the place.
My daughter and I ordered the signature steak – they had run out?
Ordered alternative – arrived cold!
My son ordered the wine – they had run out of that particular choice as well.

5 star rating
by Vanessa L.
2nd April 2012


Service was outstanding and food was delicious! Relaxing atmosphere and perfectly cooked steak… Couldn’t have asked for more! Best meal we’ve had in a while! Definitely recommended to all!

5 star rating
by Morgan
11th January 2012

Wow. Just wow. Subliminal service, fantastic food, aewsome atmosphere. I simply cannot give enough praise.

I have a very uncommon and severe food intolerance to salicylates which severely restricts what I can eat; put it this way – it is faster to list what I can eat, rather than what I can’t. So I called ahead to arrange my menu ahead of time as many things would require a little extra thought and preparation. Chef Cory went above and beyond in order to help me – even surprising me with my own tailored entree AND dessert when it was discovered that I couldn’t eat any of the entree’s or desserts on the menu.

I was absolutely treated like a VIP which is so different to feeling like an absolute hindrance to the nights service. It was as if Chef enjoyed the challenge rather than being put out by it. Not only did the Chef go above and beyond but the wait staff and Maitre’d were polite, welcoming, funny, and knew what how to do their jobs well – without the stuffy bowing and scraping of other establishments.

While not exactly cheap, we paid a lot less than we expected to – my entree and our first drinks were given on the house!

We will most certainly be back!

5 star rating
by Amy
6th December 2011

One of our favourite restaurants. We regularly return. Fantastic starters and perfect steak every time. Also good wine list to choose a yummy red to go along with the steak. Love that you order your own sauces and sides to really customise your main. Love it!

3 star rating
by Ian
3rd September 2011

Have always waned to go here as it as always been recommended, but while the steaks are nice (Good size and very well cooked) that is about the only part I can recommend.
The topping I had with my steak Spinach/Blue Cheese tasted like it had only walked passed the blue cheese on its way out of the kitchen but did not contain any.

Service is ok with being asked four times if the meal was ok but with no interest in your response. But they did make sure your glass was always full, this being water or wine.

I suppose I was expecting better/more as far as the restaurant was concerned but it was quite small and in need of some TLC. esp the restrooms.

4 star rating
by Maloo22
20th July 2011

Awesome winter hideaway with great steak and a great red wine list

5 star rating
by Kel
8th March 2011

Ever since my first experience with jervois prime-rib, I will only order steak at Jervois if I have the choice, others just not the same. Remember to pre-order prime-rib in advance. Service is friendly but can do with more support as recent visit on friday 04mar2011, my party of four with 3 pre-ordered primeribs and a salmon main with 4 sides, then two desserts to share, took almost 3 hours because short waitstaff busy. Note to self, not a place to go on weekend perhaps.

5 star rating
by MJ
15th September 2010

A very special and unique dining experience. We had the special wagyu (a “religious experience”), the sirloin, the rib eye for two, and the best french onion soup I have ever had in my life. Highly recommend and will definitely be back.

3 star rating
by Linton
12th November 2009

The meal was good but I don’t know what the fuss is all about.

The signature prime rib was really good but the other steaks we had i.e. rib eye and angus eye fillets were pretty standard.

Good service.

3 star rating
by Emma
15th July 2009

This place turned me vegetarian, but I have to say the sides are amazing, particularly the creamed spinach, fries and onion rings.

Service usually very good.

5 star rating
by Jake Rutherford
20th June 2009

Absolutely devine. World class with great service. Totally recommended.

5 star rating
by Dominic
27th April 2009

This is my favourite steakhouse in new Zealand and the sauces are divine, My favourite is the 200g Black Angus eye fillet off the bone with a simple syrah sauce served medium.
They have a wide selection of food including new Zealand lamb, Tuna, Salads, Delicious bread and the service is very attentive. For an incredible dining experience I would recommend Jervois steakhouse.
You will not be disappointed.

5 star rating
by Neil Teika
23rd December 2008

Simply the best. Great food, atmosphere,staff and service.
Cheers for a fantastic experience

5 star rating
by Dylan Bland
4th April 2008

One of my favourite restaurants in Auckland. Meat just shouldn’t taste this good. Fine dining at it’s best. Recommend for anyone looking for a classy looking restaurant with a menu created by one of New Zealand’s top chefs.

5 star rating
by Chris Bloomfield
12th February 2008

The steak was second to none that I’ve ever tasted. Superbly cooked to perfection. The other’s in our party had the fish and they rated it superb as well. Overall, well worth the cost (450g steak ~$50) and will happily go back.

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