Nomad
Mediterranean
  • 16 Foster St,
    Surry Hills,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9280 3395,
    restaurantnomad.com.au/
  • Lunch Wed-Sat noon-2.30pm;

    Dinner Mon-Fri 6pm-10.30pm, Sat 5.30pm-10.30pm

     

Nomad
-33.879906,151.210361

A nomad might be one without a permanent home, but there's nothing to suggest that this 180-seater in a Surry Hills backstreet is set to wander. The room is textbook industrial hip: exposed brick walls, timber beams, barrels and distressed finishes around an open kitchen. Food is rustic, approachable and mostly uncomplicated. For the best exploring, go with a gang, order big and share (unless it's a plate of smoky buffalo mozzarella with blushing nectarines; you'll want that all to yourself). It's a large room, and service can be a little scattered, but all is forgiven when a cast-iron pan of Jersey milk haloumi with sweet blistered tomatoes arrives straight from the wood-fired oven. Lamb enlivened with dukkah is an easy win; likewise the all-Australian wine list for a walkabout slightly closer to home. The lighting may be dim, but gold-dusted cannoli, pumped with subtle orange-blossom cream and set on pistachio crumbs, still shine.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $9-$29

    M $26-$45

    D $16-$19

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

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