Breathing new life into Sydney’s progressive dining scene, nel. restaurant is pioneering a global-infused culinary experience that is setting Sydneysiders’ tastebuds alight. Spearheading the kitchen, chef Nelly Robinson and his team are widely celebrated for their contemporary interpretations of modern Australian dishes.
Nelly’s robust understanding and appreciation of the best produce is showcased in every dish and is guaranteed to throw guests into a food frenzy.
The modern venue encompasses an open kitchen viewed from every seat in the house, and fuses contemporary and traditional techniques to offer a sophisticated yet unpretentious space. nel. restaurant features leather booths, exposed brickwork and sleek copper facades, creating the perfect backdrop to any occasion.
Beginning his career in the food industry at the highest echelons, Nelly apprenticed at Michelin-starred restaurant Northcote Manor (UK) at the young age of 15, where he was trained by chef patron Nigel Haworth and his team including Warrick Dodds, Mark Birchill, and Lisa Allen. Developing his passion for food and flavours, Nelly was one of the first to complete an apprenticeship at Northcote before moving to Stanley House (UK) in 2007 working with Steve Williams, stepping into the role of Head Chef at just 22.
Nelly at the tender age of 29 opened nel. in February 2015 and offers guests the finest international cuisines, with an innovative, contemporary flair.