Auckland: Dear Jervois

Dear Jervois is the new kid on the block on Jervois Road, Herne Bay. Just newly opened, it was an attractive must try for my foodie friend and I.

After trying to search for a menu or website online and with no luck we were a bit unsure about what to expect. But Dear Jervois aims to serve, the GF, Vegans, FR (Free Range) Meat crowds. These trends are def following more and more with each new eatery opening up. I really support that these options are available especially the Free Range Meat. The healthier the better — as long as flavour and texture is not lost.

What was great was the portion size. Both dishes were like $18 each and for the amount served, neither of us could finish what we started – coming home with doggie bags. We both agreed that the food was presented beautifully and came out efficiently.
I actually ordered the Vegan dish but ironically added chicken. I’m glad to say the brown rice and quinoa was cooked nicely, not being crunchy and hard like most places you eat it at. However we both had undercooked roast veges – which tends to be the case at most eateries. Most of the time kitchens undercook roast veges slightly so they don’t go soggy whilst being stored .. but tbh they are never reheated well enough and still are undercooked when served. Food was good but a bit bland. It just needs that oomph.

There were a lot of staff on for a Monday, however it was quite busy – but maybe some confusion on which staff looked after which table?.. as we were asked like 10x if we were ready to order from maybe 3 or 4 staff members. — I guess its much better then being forgotten about and being ignored ha.

Great first impression and warm and comforting atmosphere. Definitely go try it!

Rating:
Food: 6.5/10
Service: 7/10
Value for Money: 8.5/10

234 Jervois road, Herne Bay
Opening Hours:
Mon, Weds-Fri: 7am-4pm
Sat-Sun: 8am-4pm

Bitter Lemon Soda
Bitter Lemon Soda
Haloumi and Roast Vege Salad
Haloumi and Roast Vege Salad
I Be Vegan - w/ Chicken
I Be Vegan – w/ Chicken

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