nel restaurant

Average price $135
969 reviews

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Scores & Reviews

based on 969 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9/10
Service :9/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. Lynne L.
    • 89 reviews

    Absolutely fantastic meal, the best degustation menu in Sydney. Every dish was beautifully presented and delicious. The service was impeccable. Only negative for me that for a fine dining experience the tables are too close together.

  2. Royston L.
    • one review

    Menu always surprises and pleases

  3. Kitty C.
    • 3 reviews

    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

  4. A A.
    • 267 reviews

    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.

  5. A A.
    • 274 reviews

    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

  6. Luke P.
    • 6 reviews

    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

  7. A A.
    • 245 reviews

    Dined on the 50% discount offer and enjoyed the experience

  8. Karen S.
    • 30 reviews

    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.

  9. Maree B.
    • one review

    Amazing food, service and drinks!

  10. A A.
    • 269 reviews

    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.

  11. A A.
    • 274 reviews

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

  12. Anne-Marie D.
    • 2 reviews

    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.

  13. A A.
    • 262 reviews

    Land & Sea menu was great, will be back

  14. A A.
    • 249 reviews

    Not all the waiters were trained properly

  15. A A.
    • 282 reviews

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

  16. Oliver K.
    • 5 reviews

    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.

  17. A A.
    • 267 reviews

    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.

  18. A A.
    • 274 reviews

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

  19. Laura L.
    • 4 reviews

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

  20. Pascal n.
    • one review

    Amazing food and service

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, Darling Harbour, Haymarket, Sydney CBD, Sydney City, The Rocks

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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