Chef Nelly Robinson from nel. likes to keep things interesting… that’s why he changes the degustation menu at his bunker-eque, Surry Hills venue every eight to ten weeks.His latest menu, Land and Sea,is inspired by and celebrates the produce and artisan purveyors of NSW.

Starting with a serving of Beach Pebbles and finishing with a Corn Pop, nel.’s Land and Sea of NSW degustation will have guests feeling giddy with excitement about how Chef Robinson has encapsulated the Land and Sea of NSW into these exceptional dishes.

The new, locally focussed degustation menu supports local providers such as Pepe Seya, Malfroy’s Gold, Made By Cow, DeCosti’s, Wholegrain Milling Co, Newcastle Greens, Archie Rose and Joadja Distillery.

Under Chef Robinson’s hands, he turns this beautiful local produce into dishes such as the incredibly unique tasting BBQ Prawn with wasabi mayonnaise and bisque, the very much anticipated Pork Doughnut, an almost too gorgeous to eatEdible Garden, and a very special ice cream made from baby corn and caramelised popcorn.

The creativity and iconic inspiration are not reserved simply for the menu either, with many of the drinks reflecting the theme. For example,the Royal Botanic Garden, which features Joadja Ginf rom the Southern Highlands combined with lemon and a house made sparkling Jasmine Tea and finished with a house made syrup of Jasmine flowers, or the Pavlova, Archie Rose Vodka is the predominant spirit here and this cocktail is a twist on the iconic Australian dessert.The menu can also be paired with wine from some of NSW’s best wine regions, Mudgee and the Hunter Valley.

Diners can experience Nelly’s utterly unique dining encounter at Sydney based restaurant nel. from 10 September 2019. As Nelly says, ‘NSW and Australia in general has such incredible produce to cook with. If we don’t continue to support our local farmers and providers, we will continue to lose this produce to overseas markets, which would be a damn shame.’

Land and Sea of NSW-A Degustation Bookings available now for dining between 10 September and 9 November.

Bookings available online at

Cost: $118AUD pp.Optional $95AUD for beverage matching.


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