Fresh, European food is really my jam at the moment...
I am loving fresh, seasonal flavours with classic twists. So I've been wanting to try out somewhere that has all those delicate and crisp flavours. Field & Green had been on my radar for a while, but finally, last Saturday I made it. Happily I also decided to share with you all the wonderful food I ingested. Apologies you can't come and dine with me, but I had lots of fun taking pictures to show you all.
"We were allured by Field & Green's crisp grey exterior, wafting curtains and its promise of delicious seasonal dishes with fresh flavours"
I had made plans to have breakfast/brunch with a pal of mine from work, Anna. Anna is a multitasking queen and her recent ventures have her working at The Om clinic doing Craniosacral Therapy therapy training. You can find out more about it here. I am super keen to book in with her and try it out!
We had decided a coffee and catch up was required and both had been longing to check Field & Green out. We were allured by the crisp grey exterior, wafting curtains and its promise of delicious seasonal dishes with fresh flavours. This was one to make time for!
The Saturday arrived - and it was the most rainy miserable day in months. I was convinced that Anna would cancel. But no - she stuck to her guns and came to pick me up in her car. Dashing away in the rain I felt like a hero on a quest to get coffee and breakfast while the rest of Wellington was tucked up in bed.
We arrived and go a park on the street straight outside. Walking in the first thing that struck me was we were the only people there - no wonder though. It was 8:30am on Saturday. I love an early breakfast on Saturday though so that suited me down to the ground.
We asked for a big window seat in the front. Happily we were allowed, despite it being just us two. Our warm waitress was the fabulous Jax. I used to work with Jax when I had a job at a restaurant at a place on Courtenay Place - so typical Wellington!
"Delicious and warming for the heart and soul"
Naturally we settled in for a coffee and a chin wag. We were attended to, but not rushed into ordering which was great. The light and bright interior made for a joyous contrast to the grey stippled weather outside. We selected two dishes to share from the excellent menu, Kedgeree and Bruschetta with zoodles and pinenuts. Both were delicious and warming for the heart and soul. I felt light and springy after my meal, not at all weighed down.
We finished up with a cup of English Breakfast tea and the most delicious and freshest Lemon Meringue Pie of all time. It came to us still warm. Take that for hot out of the over quality! We had a wee chat with the owner at the end (who used to be an architect) and she showed us that you can actually sit in the kitchen and eat your food there. That is definitely something I would want to do in the future.
Anna noted a couple of things to share. I endorse all of these!
Atmosphere: "Arrived to service with a smile and was asked if we wanted a coffee immediately (my favourite kind of place is somewhere where they take your drinks order straight away!). Flat white and long black arrived promptly. The service was relaxed about taking our order as we were gossiping like crazy :) we asked them to wait til we waved to them to take our food order."
Food: "The Kedgeree? For a possibly heavy meal it wasn't heavy at all - lovely delicate flavours, a little chilli that wasn't overtly spicy and lovely parsley sprinkles on top. Smoked fish was beautiful Soft and not too smokey. The Bruschetta? Superb - bread nicely sliced (not too thick) and a delish fresh lemon flavour."
Coffee: "Pretty standard and forgot to ask what brand it was!" (Me: I can add that it was delicious!)"
Toilet: "Clean, had air freshener and spare toilet paper. A nice route to the loo with street lamps down the white hallway. Wellington Apothecary hand balm to round off a pleasant toilet experience (!) also it's wheel chair accessible."
Overall a wonderful experience. We both decided we would reccomend Field & Green to anyone who loved fresh seasonal foods cooked to perfection. If you love Nikau and Floriditas, try Field & Green. Happy eating!
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