Field & Green

As my final act in Wellington, I headed to well-regarded Field & Green for a substantial breakfast ahead of a marathon day of travels.

Field & Green describes their style as “European Soul Food” and proudly proclaims itself an “egg Bene free zone”. Both of these comments strike me as more likely to irritate than entice and had largely put me off attending prior to now.

But their menu – particularly at breakfast – looked packed with things I wanted to eat, so I popped along the short distance from my hotel for an early-day feed.

The interior is light and airy and you get a good view of the kitchen team at work. I took a seat in their dining space and contemplated the breakfast list.

I couldn’t decide between the Madeira duck livers or the kedgeree, so I turned the decision over to my helpful waitress who suggested the latter. I was delighted to go with that.

As my dish was freshly prepped, I sipped a very good espresso from People’s.

The kedgeree soon arrived topped with an excellent runny yolked boiled egg. The rice and smoked fish proved as flavour-packed as expected. It was hearty and delicious; a glorious start to a very long day.

So overall, Field & Green was a good high note on which to end my time in New Zealand. I leave the southern-most stop on my travels with happy memories of great places to eat and drink, and many new friends made. Field & Green also ensured I left with a happy tummy and a smile on my face.

Blythe scores Field & Green
4.5/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
4/5 for setting
giving an overall 16.5/20

I ate: kedgeree

I drank: espresso, water

I wore: travelling pants

Total bill: $26

Address: 262 Wakefield Street, Wellington 6011

Written by BKR