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Pedro's House of Lamb

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Published November 15th 2014
If you want lamb, this is the place to go
Blink and you'll miss this place; literally - we did.

Pedro's House of Lamb is such a small, simple setup, that we had to turn around and go back down the road again really slowly to catch sight of it.

Once you find the small sea container like building on Papanui Road in Christchurch, there is little more to do; there is only one item on the menu - so there are no difficult choices to be made.

Pedro's sells whole baby lamb shoulders baked with rosemary, garlic and scalloped potatoes; a dish which comes served in an aluminium tray from a window in the sea container.

While Pedro's started in Christchurch, Queenstown now also has one, which also offers deliveries.

Pedro's one dish costs $35 and I'd say it is definitely enough to feed two people comfortably.

My husband and I knew that it was take-out only but had imagined there would at least be a small bench or somewhere to sit and enjoy our meal there. But there wasn't.

So we asked for plastic knives and forks and headed around the corner to a park we'd seen.

In order to avoid making a mess in our hire car, we took our warm parcel of goodness to what we thought was a table in the park but as we got closer realised were steps for fitness enthusiasts.

The park seemed quiet and it would work as an ideal bench eatery- so we made use of it and hoped no boot camp groups came by as we tucked in.

It was a nice mix of tender meat and slightly caramelised, juicy outer sections.

The sliced potatoes sat arranged all around the leg of lamb in a bed of meat juices and fatty goodness. On first look we never thought we'd get through most of the dish but we underestimated ourselves and almost polished the lot off.

When we finished and put our rubbish in the nearby bin- we had to laugh; we weren't the first to dine in the park on Pedro's specialty- there was another foil tray with the Pedro's branded lid already in there.
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Phone: 64 3-387 0707
Where: Christchurch and Queenstown
Cost: $35
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