ADDRESS:   262 Wakefield St, Te Aro, Wellington
MAINS:   $36 – $44
CONTACT:   04 384 4992
SCORE:   16.5 / 20

In Wellington’s self-styled art precinct on Wakefield Street, you’ll find Raechal Ferguson and Laura Greenfield’s delicious interpretation of ‘European Soul Food’. Relaxed, chic and high on the flavour volume, this gallery-like space revolves around the chef’s bar, where you can see Greenfield and her talented team delivering serious comfort food with a side serving of cool. While their Welly-famous kedgeree will always be on the menu, an ever-seasonal selection morphs to reflect European influences that showcase the very best of New Zealand flavour. With house-made ice creams and sorbets that have developed a serious cult following there are many reasons to add this much-loved eatery to your list. You may intend to start with a brunch, but we suggest you score a superb seat at the bar for the full taste of F&G.

IN BRIEF Flavours as full of personality as the vibrant team