A tangle of crisp cassava ribbons, flecked with salt and splashed with vinegar, arrives free at every table. It's a fitting start to a dining experience like no other. Like Nu Nu's magical backdrop, all idyllic palm-filtered beach views and tranquil Coral Sea outlook, chef-owner Nick Holloway's innovative dishes are quintessentially north Queensland. Whey-poached local goldband snapper is a case in point, potent with curry leaves and a green masala, the spicy poaching juices enriched by a scatter of locally grown rice. Jaboticaba fruit is a foil for beetroot-boosted rare kangaroo with local buffalo milk feta. Butterflied prawn "schnitzels" come paired with pickles and chilli jam, while rose-scented yoghurt sorbet complements a classic passionfruit soufflé with a fennel seed crisp. Sharp ideas abound. Service is engaged but a little breezy. A smart drinks list zips from Queensland to Japan and beyond, embracing amber wines and icy cocktails en route.
(07) 4059 1880
- Outdoor dining
- Impressive Wine List
Accepted card types:
- American Express
Nick Holloway & Daniel Crossman
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.