Business South August 2022

| 107 HOSPITALITY Jimmy’s Smokehouse New Zealand produce is showcased at Jimmy’s Smokehouse in Christchurch. The restaurant features a bright interior with natural wood, light colours and lush decorations. A new restaurant on Oxford Terrace in Christchurch, Jimmy’s Smokehouse, is using the best of New Zealand produce to create a unique smoke and grill experience with as much to offer for kiwis as it does for our impending international visitors. With a prime location on the corner of Oxford Terrace and Durham Street, in the 1907 Tudor style Grade 4 heritage building that was Tiffany’s fine dining restaurant, Jimmy’s Smokehouse is close enough to the action of the central city while being far removed enough to be distinct from the hustle and bustle of the Riverside Market and the clubs and bars of the Terrace. Jimmy’s Smokehouse opened in early April, and had just over a month of steady trading before Covid hit its staff. “We had to close down for about a month,” says Jimmy’s Smokehouse manager Maggie Patterson. “In a great example of the boss turning a poor situation with Covid into an opportunity, we took the time to make some changes to the menu based on the customer feedback we had received. We added more combo options and more surf and turf, and we established relationships with more local suppliers to enable us to offer a menu with 99% local food and wine.” Everything on the menu at Jimmy’s Smokehouse is New Zealand produce, apart from the prawns and the Champagne. Local favourites so far have been the 600g tomahawk steak, the particularly juicy and flavourful pork fillet, the spicy chicken lollipops with Greek yoghurt dressing, and an amazing mac and cheese Kelly Deeks ∙ Rice Straws (natural) ∙ Non-soggy & sturdy ∙ Biodegradable ∙ Gluten Free/Vegan Standard / Cocktail Sizes available 027 622 7496 strawthelinenz WHOLESALE ORDERS, CONTACT: Proudly providing POS systems to Jimmy’s Smoke House & the hospitality sector AndrewMcClurgh SALES MANAGER - ASIA PACIFIC 029 436 9588 with four different varieties of cheese and a blow torched top. A wide range of wines from all around New Zealand are on offer, with Jimmy’s Smokehouse stocking the best from each region, and matching these with the food. “You can have a great tasting wine that doesn’t pair well with smoke, so we are pairing our wine and food selections to make the most of the produce,” Maggie says. Offering a different dining experience from other established cafe-style smokehouses in Christchurch, Jimmy’s Smokehouse is a more formal restaurant and has been beautifully fit out to suit. Natural wood, light colours, and lush decorations of flowers and foliage make for a bright and breezy interior. The super unique dining tables, featuring a layout of sawn trunk sections topped with glass, and the bar top have been handcrafted by Steve Renall from the Macro Factory. Behind the bar, a large bright neon sign advertises Jimmy’s Smokehouse. An outdoor patio dining area provides a lovely spot in the warm afternoon sun, taking shelter from the building while also enjoying a beautiful view across the banks of the Avon river. Jimmy’s Smokehouse is Jimmy Kim’s seventh restaurant venture, with his Koji Japanese restaurants well established in Timaru, Invercargill, and Christchurch, and Zzan in Christchurch and Wellington serving Korean cuisine. With Jimmy’s Smokehouse, he is showcasing a kiwi dining experience, and New Zealand food done well for kiwis and international tourists alike. Kiwi dining experience in plush, prime location