Good Food Guide - - Wellington -

Like its heir­loom bone­han­dled sil­ver cut­lery, Field & Green com­bines qual­ity and taste with homely com­fort. From its warm, sim­ple, light din­ing room to its short menu and brief, well-formed drinks list, ev­ery­thing in this un­pre­ten­tious eatery is well­con­ceived and be­longs. Chef-owner Laura Green­field serves orig­i­nal Euro­peanin­spired com­fort food, in­tel­li­gently bal­anc­ing flavours and tex­tures. Seared king­fish, fre­gola, green bean, grapefruit and pea shoot with gin­ger orange dress­ing is a tri­umph of com­po­si­tion and skill. Desserts too are su­perb, with the house­made ice creams and sor­bets are a sig­na­ture. The same prin­ci­pled phi­los­o­phy driv­ing the food un­der­pins the in­ter­est­ing se­lec­tion of wines, avail­able by the glass, and beers. Ser­vice is in sync with the restaurant’s no-frills style.

262 Wake­field St, CBD, 04 384 4992, fiel­dand­ Lunch Wed-sun, din­ner Wed-sat; mains $25-$31

IN BRIEF Euro­pean soul food in fuss-free com­fort

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