This is a bit of a tricky one to review. We had a very pleasant meal here. I would recommend the restaurant - but it didn’t feel like a 5 star restaurant.
The service and staff were fantastic, if I was rating on service alone - it would be a five.
The food was good, it was. But was it the best I’ve had or equal to the best I’ve had... no not quite.
We had the bread, fried chicken and beef cheeks... and even for a moderate eater, that was too much. The pull apart bread was a whole small loaf and the chicken consisted of 3 large pieces. Some help around portion size would have been great as without the bread I could have comfortably finished the main.
For future diners, the price is reflects the portion size - be aware when ordering.
There seemed to be a preoccupation with getting our meals to us quickly, so if you are an eat and run kinda person that’s great... we’re leisurely diners so waiting never really bothers us.
While the meals were large, I’m not sure I saw value in the price tag of all of them, but that’s really up to the person eating. With breads at $13NZD starters at around $20NZD and mains that were mid$30NZD and up... I would call The Saucy Chef a moderately to high priced place to dine.
I would recommend trying it, particularly if your hot on western food.
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