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Golden Fields

We found ourselves rugged up on the first night of October this year, heading to St Kilda to have dinner at Andrew McConnell’s newest venture Golden Fields.

Confession: we mainly wanted to go for the lobster rolls which have been raved about everywhere, but more on this lobster roll later.

We were lucky enough to score a table at the bar as soon as we came in out of the cold. Probably because it was the AFL grand final night, and most people were out drinking(??). Knowing that we couldn’t book we rocked up anticipating to wait so it was a nice surprise to be able to be seated straight away!

Like Cumulus and Cutler & Co, the plates are meant to be shared so we ordered a few things between us.

Grilled octopus, mussels, celery and chilli paste

Steamed eggplant, silken tofu & pickled chillies

The piece de resistance: New England lobster roll, hot buttered bun, cold poached crayfish, watercress & kewpie mayo. First impressions: smells like a McDonald’s fillet o’ fish, but with an adult taste. Soooooooooooo good. Run, don’t walk and get to Golden Fields stat JUST to eat this. It is THAT good. If only they weren’t $15 we would have ordered at least another one each.

Steamed wild barramundi, broad beans, wilted leeks and miso butter

For dessert we had the ridiculously crayyyyycrayyyyyzyyy peanut butter parfait with salted caramel and soft chocolate. We actually ordered the same dessert at Cutler & Co, but this one was in a completely different league. The base was perfectly chewy (meringue? dacquoise?), and we demolished it.

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Allan
    October 8, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    mmm, now i want to return again. maybe to check out their breakfast menu. and lucky their a la carte is available all day tOO!

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      Nina
      October 9, 2011 at 12:32 am

      *gasp* you mean you can order lobster rolls for BREAKFAST?! Haha but seriously, I didnt know they also did breakfasts, thanks for the tip off :)

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    MoMo & Coco
    October 8, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    That parfait of salted caramel and chocolate is simply awesome, isn’t it? We blogged about it here too, http://momoandcoco.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/golden-fields/

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      Nina
      October 9, 2011 at 12:35 am

      It is indeed!

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    Foodloca
    October 11, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Wow! You guys had great pics! I LOVE the peanut butter parfait too! It says a lot since I’m much of a savoury person. It is now officially my new favourite restaurant! I guess getting a personalised autographed menu and see Andrew McConell may play a small role!

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      Nina
      October 11, 2011 at 9:37 pm

      Thank you :) I saw the parfait front and centre on your blog too!

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    Libby
    December 20, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Apparently they also do take-away lobster rolls now :)

    I’m going to this restaurant tomorrow (FINALLY!) so looking forward to giving this famous lobster roll a go :)

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      Nina
      December 21, 2011 at 1:10 pm

      Enjoy those lobster rolls, and let us know how you liked it!! :)
      Wow take away huh! I might just find myself “in the area” very often and having to pick up some rolls ;)

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