The Saucy Chef in Invercargill City Menu

 DINNER - BREADS
  • A Bread Selection $11.90
    • Freshly baked selection of local breads with three spreads - made daily.
  • Baked Pull-Apart Loaf $11.90
    • Fresh and soft, oven-baked loaf (easily enough for two) served with a garlic spread.
  • Baked Mini Loaf $9.90
    • Smaller than the pull apart loaf, heated in the oven and served with garlic butter or one of the spreads from the bread selection.
 DINNER - SOUPS
  • Seafood Chowder $15.90
    • Rich & creamy. Piping hot. Chocker full of tasty seafood. Served with warm buttered toast.
  • Soup of the day $12.90
    • Something special made daily to capture your interest and tempt your adventurous spirit. Served with warm buttered toast.
 DINNER - ENTREES
  • Pork Belly $15.90
    • Tender pork pieces marinated and then baked with a sticky five-spice glaze. Complemented with crunchy crackling and a refreshing berry coulis.
  • Salt n Pepper Squid $14.90
    • Tender, crispy squid, dusted in salt and cracked black pepper and flash fried. Served with a salad garnish and a refreshing Thai-style dipping sauce.
  • Beer-battered Sweet Breads $14.90
    • Lamb sweet breads seasoned with a mild spice rub and then coated with our beer batter and served with a sweet plum and berry dipping sauce.
  • Scallops Wrapped in Pancetta Bacon $16.90
    • Seasoned scallops wrapped in pancetta, pan seared with olive oil ,thyme and lemon grass. Served on cauliflower puree with salad garnish and finished with micro greens.
  • Pulled Pork Ravioli $15.50
    • Ravioli stuffed with pulled pork infused with Asian flavours, cooked with nut brown butter and pine nuts. Finished with balsamic reduction, cherry tomatoes and feta cheese.
  • Bruschetta Ratatoulille $14.50
    • Toasted ciabatta bread with roast garlic, topped with courgette, eggplant, tomatoes, smoked mushroom and peppers, vintage cheddar cheese and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil infused with truffle.
  • Thai Prawn Skewers $15.90
    • 6 large prawns seared with our Thai sauce served with steamed jasmine rice.
  • Kapiti Ramara Salad $17.50
    • Crumbed pieces of Kapiti's award winning Ramara cheese, fried and served with a seasonal fruit and rocket salad, drizzled with sweet honey and beetroot dressing, surrounded by a herb oil and balsamic reduction.
 DINNER - SALADS
  • Warm Chicken Salad $22.90
    • Seasoned chicken breast dusted with polenta served on salad greens with sliced avocado, fresh vine tomato, brie, roasted cashews, crispy bacon and finished with a raspberry vinaigrette.
  • Vietnamese Pork Salad $22.90
    • Slivers of pork tossed through with cucumber, red onions, chinese cabbage, carrots, sesame seeds, chilli, fresh coriander and an Asian style dressing.
  • Seafood Salad $28.90
    • A selection of pan seared scallops, prawns, smoked salmon and little roast potatoes tossed with mixed salad greens and finished with our home made Thai dressing.
 DINNER - PASTA, RICE & PIE
  • Lamb Pot Pie $21.90
    • Sweet lamb and onion and rich red wine jus baked in a pot with puff pastry topped with onion rings and served with a medley of vegetables.
  • Smoked Chicken & Asparagus Risotto $26.90
    • Our house smoked chicken, pan seared with a creamy saffron and asparagus risotto and topped with freshly ground cracked pepper and feta cheese.
  • Prawn & Pappardelle Pasta $29.00
    • Pappardelle pasta with prawn cutlets in a creamy roast garlic, lime and dill sauce topped with parmesan cheese, caramelised lemon, freshly chopped Italian parsley and garnished seared tomatoes.
 DINNER - SANDWICHES
  • Chicken Sandwich on Sourdough $20.90
    • Toasted and buttered sourdough bread with a creamy garlic aioli. Served with grilled chicken, bacon, sweet tomato, cucumber, cottage cheese, salad greens and accompanied with beer battered fries.
  • Lamb Burger $24.90
    • 250g homemade lamb burger pattie served on a toasted brioche burger bun wit lettuce, tomato, mint mayo, onion jam, and melted cheeses, served with chunky chips.
 DINNER - FROM THE SEA
  • Salmon Fillet $28.90
    • Pan fried to crisp the skin then oven baked with garlic tomato butter and served on boulangere potato, bok choy, crème fraiche and chive on chilli jam and drizzled with extra virgin oil
  • Beer Battered Blue Cod $31.90
    • Fresh from Foveaux Strait and into a light beer batter and fried to crisp and golden. Served with tartare sauce, salad and beer battered fries.
  • Pan Fried Blue Cod $31.90
    • Fresh fillet dusted in flour and pan fried in butter and olive oil. Served with boulangere potatoes, a fresh seasonal salad garnish and tomato and capsicum salsa.
  • Feature Blackboard Fish N/A
    • Your waiter will present a blackboard menu of the best seafood we can find for today. Our aim is to offer you a real treat by preparing a dish with some flair and innovation.
 DINNER - FROM THE BUTCHER'S BLOCK
  • Hereford Eye Fillet $39.90
    • 250 grams of prime Hereford beef, wrapped in streaky bacon on creamy mashed potatoes with beetroot confit, wilted spinach, portobello mushrooms and topped with rich shiraz reduction.
  • Hereford Prime Ribeye $33.90
    • 250 gram ribeye steak, cooked exactly how you like it and served resting on potato and courgette rosti and medley of seasonal vegetables.
  • Sizzler $34.90
    • 400 grams of prime rump topped with red onion relish and delivered to your table on a smoking-hot sizzle platter. Many steak lovers believe rump is one of the tastiest cuts on offer and we tend to agree. Served with sides of fries and salad.
  • Surf n Turf $39.90
    • It doesn’t get better than this. 250 grams of prime Hereford ribeye, with scallops, prawn cutlets and scampi resting on duchess potatoes and a medley of seasonal vegetables.
  • Beefalo Sirloin $41.90
    • Beefalo is produced here in Southland at Isla Bank by Netherton Farm. It is a hybrid mix of Beef Cattle and Bison, voted one of the best steaks in America. It is new to New Zealand and only a limited number of animals are available each month. A 200 gram beefalo sirloin steak seasoned with a herb oil and cooked to medium rare. Served on polenta chips, topped with mushroom butter, grilled tomato, courgette and red wine jus.
 DINNER - FARM GATE FAVOURITES
  • Duck Two Ways $38.50
    • A confit of duck leg rubbed with a five spice mix, cooked in seasoned duck fat and served on a parmesan style mash, beetroot confit and a seared oven baked duck breast. Served with a medley of seasonal vegetables and a sweet plum jus.
  • Southern Fried Chicken $28.50
    • Three unapologetically lip-smacking pieces of American style chicken with a crisp and spicy coating served with salad greens and mashed potatoes and our own secret gravy.
  • Honey and Walnut Chicken Breast $29.50
    • Tender basted chicken breast stuffed with a walnut and cream cheese filling and served on an oven baked polenta cake and wilted spinach, topped with a creamed honey and walnut sauce. Double breast $38.90
  • Goat Shank $30.90
    • Chevon goat shank marinated and braised with dark ale beer and fresh rosemary. Served with parmesan mashed potatoes and a medley of seasonal vegetables.
  • Beef Cheeks $28.90
    • Rich and tender beef cheeks slowly braised in a port wine and redcurrant stock. Stock is turned into a jus and served on creamy mash potato and a selection of seasonal root vegetables.
  • Denver Leg Venison $35.50
    • 200g of prime Denver Leg cooked rare to medium rare and served on pressed kumara bake, wilted spinach, Portobello mushroom and chocolate jus.
  • Pork Cutlet $29.50
    • Succulent and tender pork cutlet seasoned and oven baked resting on a red wine jus, gourmet potatoes and a braised cabbage parcel. Topped with our own homemade cider chutney.
  • Prosciutto Wrapped Leg of Hare $35.90
    • Wild hare from the Milford Sounds - this dish is absolutely delicious. A tender leg full of flavour that is wrapped with prosciutto and then slowly braised. Served with 'melt in the mouth' blue cheese dumplings, creamy artichoke and parmesan cheese risotto and red wine and mushroom ragout.
  • Chevon Goat Loin $32.90
    • From the heart of Central Otago and mountainous region of New Zealand, Shingle Creek Chevon is bred to produce top quality, tender, juicy flavourful meats. Rich in protein, low in fat and cholesterol. This is Boer goat, originally a breed from South Africa. A backstrap loin rubbed with Moroccan spice and grilled to medium rare. Served with a fruity warm pearl barley base and topped with a tzatziki sauce.
  • Vegetable Stack $22.50
    • For the vegetarian, a stuffed capsicum with brown rice, butterbeans, corn, peas and cashew nuts resting on portobello mushroom and kumara cake topped with wilted spinach and tangy tomato sauce.
  • 4-Cutlet Rack of Lamb $33.50
    • New Zealand rack of lamb, sliced into cutlets, each coated in herb crumb, oven baked and served on parsnip and swede mash, courgette ribbons and red wine jus.
 DINNER - DESSERTS
  • Lime and Lemongrass Crème Brulee $11.50
    • A novel take on a classic. Exceptional fresh flavours to finish your meal. Served with chantilly cream inside a brandy snap basket.
  • Baked Alaska $11.50
    • Defying all logic, this show stopping dessert will certainly impress. Baked meringue surrounding a raspberry sorbet and chocolate sponge cake. Served with berry coulis and chantilly cream.
  • Eton Mess $11.50
    • This English dessert is a scrumptious, indulgent, sticky mess of crunchy meringue, tart berries, zingy lemon and rich sweet cream served over vanilla bean ice cream and garnished with homemade biscotti.
  • Raspberry and White Chocolate Mudcake $11.50
    • This cake is rich, sweet, moist and totally addictive. Served warm with white chocolate ganache, raspberry sorbet and lashes of Chantilly cream.
  • Bourbon & Coke Chocolate Brownie $11.50
    • A gooey chocolate brownie infused with a bourbon and coke syrup, heated and served with cola ice cream and Chantilly cream.
  • Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta $11.50
    • An old favourite Italian 'cooked cream' dessert. Vanilla bean panna cotta with a balsamic strawberry compote, that's a little sweet and a little sour. Served with a homemade sugar biscuit.
  • Salted Banoffee Pie $11.50
    • Modern twist on a classic. Spiced biscuit base topped with salted caramel, banana marmalade, mascarpone cream and banana chip praline. Served with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.
  • Malted Butterscotch Ice Cream Trio $11.50
    • A classic dessert for all ages with a little twist!!! Three delicious ice cream flavours served on a homemade vanilla biscuit basket topped with malted butterscotch sauce, Chantilly cream and nut brittle.
  • Cheese and Crackers Platter $17.50
    • A perfect way to finish a great dinner. A selection of three cheeses - hard, soft and blue with fruit chutney and crackers.
 LUNCH MENU
  • Soup of the day $12.90
    • Something special made daily to capture your interest and tempt your adventurous spirit. Served with warm buttered toast.
  • Seafood Chowder $14.90
    • Rich and creamy. Piping hot. Chocker full of tasty seafood. Served with warm buttered toast.
  • Baked Mini Loaf $9.90
    • Heated in the oven and served with garlic butter. Perfect for two.
  • French Toast $16.90
    • Homemade bread, sliced and dipped in our flavoured egg batter then pan grilled and topped with salty bacon, grilled banana and creme fraiche.
  • Sweet Kumara Pancakes $16.90
    • Orange Kumara turned into batter, pan seared and served with toasted almonds, honey, topped with natural yoghurt.
  • The Big Breakfast $22.90
    • Sausages, bacon, hash browns, grilled tomatoes, toast, mushroom and eggs. Great for those just wanting a big cooked breakfast.
  • Salt 'n Pepper Squid $18.90
    • Tender but crispy squid, dusted in salt and cracked black pepper then flash fried. Served with a salad garnish, steamed jasmine rice and a refreshing Thai-style dipping sauce.
  • Battered Blue Cod or Pan Fried and Salsa $26.50
    • Fresh from Foveaux Strait and into a light beer batter or pan fried - your choice. Served with tartare sauce, salad garnish and fries.
  • Warm Chicken Salad $22.90
    • Seasoned chicken breast dusted with polenta and served on salad greens with sliced avocado, fresh vine tomato, brie, roasted cashews, and crispy bacon, finished with a raspberry vinaigrette.
  • Seafood Salad $26.90
    • A selection of pan seared scallops, prawns, smoked salmon and roast gourmet potatoes, tossed with mixed salad greens and finished with our homemade aioli dressing. Very tasty.
  • Lamb Burger $24.90
    • 250g homemade lamb burger patty served on toasted brioche and sour dough burger bun with lettuce, tomato, mint mayo, onion jam, and melted cheddar cheese. Served on chunky chips.
  • Chicken Sandwich on Sourdough $20.90
    • Buttered and toasted sourdough on bread with a creamy garlic aioli. Served with grilled chicken, bacon, sweet tomato, cucumber, cottage cheese, salad greens and fries.
  • Smoked Chicken and Asparagus Risotto $22.90
    • Our house smoked chicken pan seared with a creamy saffron and asparagus risotto. Topped with some freshly ground cracked pepper and goat's feta cheese.
  • The Porterhouse Steak $23.90
    • Seasoned and cooked to your liking and served with homemade chunky chips an salad. Steak served with bacon and mushroom sauce.
  • Vegetable Stack $22.50
    • For the vegetarian, a stuffed capsicum with brown rice, butterbeans, corn and cashew nuts resting on Portobello mushroom and kumara cake topped with wilted spinach and tangy tomato sauce.
  • The Saucy Chef’s Shared Platter for two $44.50
    • An interesting mixture of cheeses, pickles, cured meats, pate and seafood, with fruits and pickled vegetables topped off with grilled bread and crackers.
  • Side orders $5.50 each
    • - Beer battered fries - Thick and chunky fries - Medley of vegetables - Side of two eggs ($3,00) - Crisp garden fresh salad - Battered onion rings - Sautéed mushrooms
  • Blackboard Specials N/A
    • Check out the blackboard specials for some more great dishes.
 LUNCH - DESSERT
  • Lime and Lemongrass Crème Brulee $11.50
    • A novel take on a classic. Exceptional fresh flavours to finish your meal, but be warned you will be left wanting more. Finished with a little chantilly cream inside a brandy snap basket.
  • Baked Alaska $11.50
    • Defying all logic, this showstopper dessert will certainly impress. Crispy baked meringue surrounding a raspberry sorbet and chocolate sponge cake served with berry coulis and Chantilly cream
  • Salted Banoffee Pie $11.50
    • Modern twist on a classic. Spiced biscuit base topped with salted caramel, banana marmalade, mascarpone cream and banana chip praline. Served with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.
  • Eton Mess $11.50
    • This English dessert is a scrumptious, indulgent, sticky mess of crunchy meringue, tart berries, zingy lemon and rich sweet cream served over vanilla bean ice cream and garnished with homemade biscotti.
  • Bourbon and Coke Chocolate Brownie $11.50
    • A gooey chocolate brownie infused with a bourbon & coke syrup, heated and served with cola ice cream and chantilly cream.
  • White Chocolate Mudcake and Raspberry $11.50
    • This cake is rich, sweet, moist and totally addictive. Served warm with white chocolate ganache, raspberry sorbet and lashes of Chantilly cream.
  • Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta $11.50
    • An old favourite Italian 'cooked cream' dessert. Vanilla bean panna cotta with a balsamic strawberry compote, that's a little sweet and a little sour. Served with a homemade sugar biscuit.
  • Malted Butterscotch Ice Cream Trio $11.50
    • A classic dessert for all ages with a little twist!!! Three delicious ice cream flavours served on a homemade vanilla biscuit basket topped with malted butterscotch sauce, chantilly cream and nut brittle.

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The Saucy Chef

Address

Cnr St Andrew and Sydney Streets, Invercargill, 9810, New Zealand

Phone

032171980

Opened hours

Monday: 16:00-23:00, Tuesday: 16:00-23:00, Wednesday: 16:00-23:00, Thursday: 16:00-23:00, Friday: 10:00-23:00, Saturday: 10:00-23:00, Sunday: 10:00-23:00

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Cuisine

Gluten Free , British , New Zealand , Vegan , Vegetarian , European

Features

Romantic ,  Wheelchair accessible ,  Business meetings ,  Reservations ,  After-hours ,  Waitstaff ,  Groups ,  Lunch ,  Bar Scene ,  Seating ,  Highchairs Available ,  Street Parking ,  Free Wifi ,  Local cuisine ,  Special Occasion Dining ,  Serves Alcohol ,  Dinner ,  Child-friendly ,  Full Bar

Location
Cnr St Andrew and Sydney Streets, Invercargill, 9810, New Zealand

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