Restaurant Reviews

Nomad: Restaurant review

Nomad has never been an intimate venue, but the food is deeply familiar and personal.

REVIEW

A fire in 2019 saw Nomad wander up the road before returning to its original home on Foster Street in late 2020, complete with a bigger kitchen and new wood-fired oven. With it came a renewed vigour and vitality – best viewed from the expanded kitchen counter seating – that permeates the vast, industrial space. Nomad has never been an intimate venue, but the food is deeply familiar and personal. Executive chef Jacqui Challinor fuses her Maltese heritage with the Middle Eastern-meets-Mediterranean menu, which is at its best when shared with a large group. (Though you may be left squabbling over who gets the last smoked mussel or mouthful of date glazed wagyu tongue.) Fortunately, the portions are generous and the flavours vibrant and assured. The wine list is equally robust, including an exclusive range by Nick Farr, which set the gold standard for house wines in Australia. With a Melbourne outpost set to open in late 2021, the Nomad journey continues, promising plenty of bold flavours and good times ahead.

ABOUT

Nomad
16 Foster St, Surry Hills, NSW
(02) 9280 3395
nomad.sydney
Chef Jacqui Challinor
Price guide $$
Bookings Recommended
Wheelchair access Yes
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.