Egmont at Palliser Eatery
The Wellington favourite is extending its reach to Martinborough for the warmer months.
January 20, 2021
Egmont Street Eatery arrived on the scene in 2015, tucked away in what used to be an old industrial carpark. The modern light-filled eatery has since become one of the capital's favourite destinations for brunch, lunch and dinner.
For the warmer months the Wellington favourite is extending its reach to Martinborough by setting up a satellite operation at Palliser Estate winery. The out-of-town offering, aptly titled Egmont at Palliser, will be open for the 2020/21 season serving up fare inspired by the producers of the Wairarapa.
Dishes will be enhanced with vegetables, flowers and herbs from the Egmont garden, while produce will be sourced from near-by suppliers including The Drunken Nanny, Woody's Farm and Tora Collective. The menu has also been designed to complement Palliser's wines.
Small plates might include chicken parfait, goat's cheese profiteroles and falafel with smoked yoghurt. The platter selection will feature the likes of charcuterie alongside a daily cheese selection, preserved garden vegetables and house-made breads, while larger lunch dishes span from grilled octopus to crispy pork belly, roasted eggplant and a crayfish roll.
The bistro-style lunch dishes and grazing plates can be enjoyed in the park-like surrounds of the vineyard and winery — be it sinking into a bean bag on the lawn, at a table in the shady courtyard or in the newly renovated dining room.
Palliser will line up the wines for you to enjoy with your meal. Head to the cellar door and taste the full range, sip a tasting flight at your leisure or take home a bottle for later.