I think it's a brilliant idea, and the restaurant does a nice job of highlighting the great quality produce of New Zealand including some of their delicious wines, which are not outrageously priced. On the most recent visit my dining partner and I sampled the 350g rib-eye. It was delicious, as were the entrees of blue cheese salad, smoked salmon and hot salmon. The cream cheese crepe for dessert was an excellent finish. My only criticism is that some of the sides were a bit dodgy - the potatoes undercooked and the baked onion kind of fibrous. On the positive side I'm very partial to their red wine sauce and always have to ask for seconds!
Next time I visit I'm going to try their gargantuan lamb rack, which looks absolutely sumptuous.
Meats are ageing nicely!
Blue cheese and apple salad
The hot salmon was delicious.
Those onions at the back are a bit dodgy but the steak is great.
The red wine sauce is my favourite condiment. I can't get past it to try the others...
Potatoes need a lot more attention - should be crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside (not hard).
Yummy crepe with cream cheese inside to finish