Food has the power to transport you, and for many New Zealander’s, few dishes will transport you home quicker than a good old-fashioned Sunday roast. But because they're actually extremely difficult to execute well at home, The Grove is now offering their own restaurant-quality adaptation, so you can enjoy homely comforts without arduous prep time.
Thanks to comfort food coming back into fashion, one of Auckland’s top restaurants are applying their skill and rigour to the humble tradition, think quail eggs and duck liver parfait as opposed to your Yorkshire pudds. Let’s be honest, and mum - maybe skip this part if you’re reading - what their serving is far superior to the Sunday roasts of bygone days.
The meats are the main event, though. Choose from impossibly succulent beef sirloin, pork belly, fish or roast pumpkin tart for the meat-averse. They’re all crying out for a good Pinot to wash it down, so luckily they offer a wine match for your courses.
Sunday roast is, unsurprisingly, only available on Sunday, and we recommend booking in advance. It’s delicious proof of how amazingly good food can taste when you take it easy.
Full menu below:
Duck Liver Parfait
Duck Fat Brioche | Cherry | Hazelnut
Mushrooms on Toast
Quail Egg | Brown Sauce |Sourdough
Marie Rose | Baby Gem | Croutons
Jerusalem Artichoke Soup
Thyme | Truffle | Stout Bread
Roast Beef Sirloin
Horseradish | Parsnip Puree | Bone Marrow Gravy
Roast Pork Belly
Apple | Parsnip Puree | Cider Sauce
Burnt Butter | Parsley | Capers
Roast Pumpkin Tart
Casheta cheese| Pumpkin Seed | Coffee
Hot Chocolate Fondant
Rhubarb | Malted Milk
Notorious Sticky Toffee Pudding
Vanilla | Toffee Sauce
Sherry | Custard
Selection of New Zealand cheese and biscuits
3 Course $85 | 2 Course $75
Wine Match: 3 glasses: $55 | 2 glasses: $35