Nel Restaurant
Modern European
  • 75 Wentworth Ave,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9212 2206,
    www.nelrestaurant.com.au
  • Lunch Thu-Fri noon-3pm;

    dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-11pm

     

Nel Restaurant
-33.878246,151.211208

Why aren't more people talking about Nel? In a glam basement off grimy Wentworth Avenue, this restaurant has flown largely under the radar. Chef Nelly Robinson's eight-course set menu changes monthly and is as eclectic as it is inventive, including everything from Indian and South East Asian flavours to Eccles cakes. You might start with a cloud-like vinegar and parmesan marshmallow, followed by a Thai-inspired skewered pork meatball with a coconut water chaser infused with green curry. Kingfish comes tender from the tandoor, while popcorn is cooked down to a savoury porridge and topped with chicken. The space creates the feeling of sitting inside the hold of a fancy boat, with long timber panels, leatherupholstered chairs and pendant lighting. There's no choice but the tasting menu, which isn't cheap, but the wine list is global, and it's a booking worth making, even just to try the black pudding and apple macarons.


You might also like:

Bang, Sydney restaurant review

Panache could be a watchword for Bang, Surry Hills’ first fo...

A Guide to Sydney

Take a personal tour of some of Sydney’s more flavoursome hi...

At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • Lunch menu $45

    Dinner $98

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Nelly Robinson

MOST VIEWED IN OUR RESTAURANT GUIDE

Smolt

Hobart, TAS
Smolt is the Volvo of Hobart restaurants: always reliable, without making a fuss. Secure ...

Esquire

Brisbane, QLD
Esquire isn't a restaurant for everyone. Control freaks, for instance, won't like letting...

Da Noi

Melbourne, VIC
First-timers should know a couple of things about Da Noi. First, there's no menu. Second,...

Bar Lourinha

Melbourne, VIC
Turning 10 has added spring to Bar Lourinha's step. Not that this perennially crowded fav...

Aubergine

Griffith, ACT
The grey-whiskered Ben Willis could pass for a maturing, but certainly not jaded, rock st...

Restaurant Amuse

East Perth, WA
Like surprise packages? This one's worth unwrapping. Minimal signage and an unremarkable ...

Amaru

VIC
Amaru is dressed to impress. A one-time shopfront turned into an intimate 34-seat restaur...

Bistrode CBD

Sydney, NSW
Chef Jeremy Strode began his career washing dishes at 14. His journey to Bistrode CBD has...
get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×