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nel restaurant

Average price $135
8.9/10
964 reviews

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Fabulous
8.9/10
based on 964 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. Kitty C.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    the great service, the food was amazing ! well worth value - the tasting menu is a must try staff were great at accommodating for allergies will dine again

  2. A A.
    • 269 reviews
    10/10

    Had a fabulous experience with the land and sea degustation. Each dish was so special with so many interesting elements. Amazing presentation. The cocktails were exceptional and the beer list was really impressive.

  3. A A.
    • 274 reviews
    8.5/10

    The atmosphere was surprisingly rustic but the course menu was very carefully curated. Loved every course, especially the beach pebbles and the dessert! Totally worth it with the fork discount

  4. Luke P.
    • 6 reviews
    8.75/10

    The food was amazing but left my partner a little hunger after as the sizes were smaller than most degustations. The service was really good until we got to the end (around the cheese course/before dessert) and it took approx 20 minutes between each meal to come out. Overall sitting for 3 hours was too long when we expected it to be for 2. It was a drag at the end and was uncomfortable sitting on the wooden chairs for that long

  5. A A.
    • 245 reviews
    8.5/10

    Dined on the 50% discount offer and enjoyed the experience

  6. Karen S.
    • 30 reviews
    10/10

    Our first time at this wonderful restaurant and it certainly lived up to our high expectations. Every dish on the degustation menu had incredible depth of flavour and the unusual flavour combinations set our taste buds into overdrive. We loved every dish and the "Clovelly" cocktail was delicious. We will definitely be back.

  7. Maree B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing food, service and drinks!

  8. A A.
    • 269 reviews
    9.25/10

    We've been here once before, came back to experience the great service, atmosphere, plating and food once again and it didn't disappoint! Would definitely recommend Nel to friends. Such good value food with the 40% discount.

  9. A A.
    • 275 reviews
    7.75/10

    Food was as nice, but not worth the high price tag

  10. Anne-Marie D.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    A boutique restaurant with 11 dishes on the degustation menu. Each dish is carefully presented and it always have a good and balanced mix of flavours and texture. I am very well pleased and satisfied.

  11. A A.
    • 265 reviews
    9.5/10

    Land & Sea menu was great, will be back

  12. A A.
    • 250 reviews
    9.25/10

    Not all the waiters were trained properly

  13. Oliver K.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    What an absolutely fantastic evening, right from being greeted on arrival by Nelly, talked through each of the incredible dishes and matching wines. Couldn't have chosen a more perfect venue for our celebratory evening.

  14. A A.
    • 282 reviews
    10/10

    It was our second time to Nel and it was another fantastic experience. Wonderful food & great wine matches with excellent service.

  15. A A.
    • 268 reviews
    9/10

    I took my wife to Nel. for her birthday. This was acknowledged when we arrived and were seated, but I was saddened to see other people obviously celebrating birthdays, get sparklers/a bit of celebration during final dessert course when we didn’t. It was a little awkward when it was time to leave and my wife had seen others being celebrated but not her. We didn’t speak about it, but I know she noticed. I’m not sure how this could happen if they knew it was a birthday. We had a great time and food was really lovely but I was a little disappointed for my wife on a special night.

  16. A A.
    • 275 reviews
    8.5/10

    Menu was very creative, absolutely loved the dessert dishes especially. Not to mention the lovely service they provide. We’ll definitely come back again!

  17. Laura L.
    • 4 reviews
    7.75/10

    Great experience but mediocre food. It is quite expensive for average food.

  18. Pascal n.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing food and service

  19. Kazuomi N.
    • 6 reviews
    9/10

    Good services and interesting dishes.

  20. A A.
    • 260 reviews
    9/10

    Great service and interesting food!

More information

How to get to the restaurant

75 Wentworth Avenue, 2000, Sydney, Australia

Directions to get there

You’ll find us on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Wentworth Avenue. Beneath the Veriu Hotel.

Barangaroo, Chippendale, Darling Harbour, Darlinghurst, Dulwich Hill, Haymarket, Pyrmont, Surry Hills, Sydney CBD, Sydney City, The Rocks, Woolloomooloo

About the restaurant

A space to be loved by everyone

Located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, in the underground basement of the Central Station Hotel, nel. is a sophisticated yet unpretentious venue that’s breathing new life into Sydney’s progressive dining scene. Spearheading the kitchen is chef Nelly Robinson, who is celebrated for his contemporary interpretations of modern Australian dishes. Nelly’s robust understanding and appreciation of the best seasonal produce is showcased with an ever-changing seasonal degustation menu. Each dish demonstrates Nelly’s innovation and expertise, while retaining a homely and accessible quality. It’s this striking combination that makes his food oh so popular. Featuring long leather booths, exposed brickwork and sleek copper façades, the décor is as striking as the food. The wine list equally pleasing - and you can opt to partake in a wine paring or choose your own! One thing’s for sure, nel. is a welcoming space to be loved by everyone. See for yourself.

Best Dish: venison carpaccio, pepper, chocolate, pickled enoki.

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