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mediumrareandothers
 • 19 Nov 2014 29 reviews 0 follower
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The menu prices are not ordinary. It costs $35 to $45 for a main dish, and appetizers are well above $10. It's for tourists, set in a touristy area, so, wallets, be well prepared. The service is great, staff prompt and friendly. Just don't sit on the second level, near the kitchen, if you want to enjoy your expensive dinner like a fine dining place. You'll hear the grumpy chef lecturing the servers, or shouting out your orders in a very unglamarous way. 
 
We started off with an appetiser, Southern Ocean Chowder ($19.50). Green lipped mussles, sea run salmon and scallops, in a light creamy fish broth with potato chunks, this soup looks pretty when served with the oil floating nicely on top. However, we had to add quite a bit of salt and pepper to season it... It is a really big bowl, easily serving up to 2 persons. There's all sorts of ingredients from the main dishes that you'll see inside the soup- cod fish, salmon, potatoes...
 
A group of 4, we ordered steaks, Pure South New Zealand Beef Sirloin ($41.50) and Pure South New Zealand Beef Ribeye ($41.50), both veiny (grass-fed... ...), not juicy and marinated. Overall, nothing impressive, especially with the normal salad by the side.
 
The Oven Baked Cod ($39.50) and Canterbury Plains Rack of Lamb ($39.50) fared better than the steaks, and had more interesting side dishes ,like grilled asparagus and sauteed haricot beans. 
 
The Cauliflower gratin with Upper Moutere cheese ($10.50) was not as cheesy as we had expeceted, but the light, fragrant natural taste of Cauliflowers brought out the taste. The Haricot Beans and feta cheese with almond flakes ($10.50) is average as well, but we thought our zhi-char stall could've done better, as they tasted quite similar...
 

Appetiser
Southern Ocean Chowder ($19.50)
Green lipped mussles, sea run salmon and scallops, in a light creamy fish broth with potato chunks
 
Pure South New Zealand Beef Sirloin ($41.50)
225grams of grass fed sirloin
 
Pure South New Zealand Beef Ribeye ($41.50)
225grams of grass fed sirloin
 
Oven Baked Cod ($39.50)
Served with roasted potatoes and grilled asparagus in a Fern & Kiwi special sauce
 
Canterbury Plains Rack of Lamb ($39.50)
Coasted with trio of peppercorns and grilled garlic served on mashed potatoes and sauteed haricot beans
 
Sides
 
Cauliflower gratin with Upper Moutere cheese ($10.50)
Haricot Beans and feta cheese with almond flakes ($10.50)

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  • Oven Baked Cod ($39.50)
  • Oven Baked Cod ($39.50)

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Crayoia
 • 22 Sep 2014 16 reviews 0 follower
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Went there to celebrate a friend's birthday but experienced the worst service ever!! Will never return again!!!
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Hoongy !
 • 11 Sep 2014 1876 reviews 257 followers
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Located next to the taxi stand at Clarke Quay, Fern and Kiwi is more of a drinking hole, with the food to support it.

At a recent visit, I had some beer and whisky, but what stood out for me was that the pub grub that came with it was pretty good by itself. Recommended is the fried fish, huge onion rings, and the must try, the roasted pork belly which melts in the mouth.  Pair these with a large mug of beer and it is the ideal formula for a great night with friends.

Service was generally efficient in a relaxing atmosphere.
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I also recommend this place for:
After Work, Boys Night Out, Chillout

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