Since Wellington Anniversary weekend was quiet around town, we decided it the perfect time to check out Shepherds new Sunday brunches.
I’ve always like the food at Shepherd – playful, surprising, light, fresh and high quality. And the brunches don’t disappoint either.
The corn custard called to me while the boys were eyeing up a variety of smoked pork hash, cured ham and eggs on Leeds Street (Bakery) pastries, duck fat potatoes, and all manner of other dishes.
And then Chelsea came along and told them about their 2018 Wellington on a Plate ‘goldburgers’ being available as a special and that was it, game over.
They’re gold courtesy of tumeric in the rice bun (again made at the Leeds Street Bakery in the laneway), with the beef enhanced by a little smokey pork, and accompanied by golden cheese, house chutneys and seasoned fries.
The corn custard meanwhile had a corn and red onion salsa on top, popcorn on one side and a delicious thick feta accompaniment on the other. When taken together, a fabulous mix of flavours and textures (the custard being the base layer beneath).
The coffee here is bottomless filtered, the tea came in an eye-catching teapot and retro cup, and the service was relaxed (as befits a Sunday!) but professional.
Definitely in my top 10 Sunday brunch places around town.
From 1030am Sundays.