nel. restaurant is starting the festive season off the right way: with an eight-course degustation menu to entice the senses and get us in the mood for the best time of the year.

Surry Hills’ nel. restaurant excels in their culinary field in so many ways: their consistent inventiveness and creativity in the kitchen, their top-notch service and their restless menu which is updated every six weeks makes dining with nel. a truly memorable experience. Once again, nel. has beat the pack and announced a month-long Christmas celebration which aims to evoke a nostalgic mood and help guests rediscover the magic of Christmas and festive food.

nel.’s executive chef, Nellie Robinson has designed a masterful eight-course Christmas menu, including an edible candle made of roast chicken-flavoured bone marrow which doubly acts as a theatrical centrepiece. Robinson has once again applied his adventurous approach to cooking and has admitted his child-like obsession with Christmas which inspired him to create this nostalgic menu.

“I’m 32 now but I still get as excited about Christmas as I did when I was four years old.”

We don’t know about you, but we’re ridiculously excited about Robinson’s Silent Night-themed Christmas candle which is designed to be lit as guests arrive. The candle’s ‘wax’ is made of bone marrow, and will melt in time for the serving of traditional roast chicken stuffing. Diners can then tear apart the stuffing and use their liquified candle as a decadent dip.

“We are all kids at heart and we all deserve to be spoilt – this Christmas, myself and the nel. team will do our best to make you feel special.”

The eight-course degustation menu will be served for dinner, while a six-course Christmas lunch will be offered on eight occasions from Wednesday through to Friday in each week of December. Lunch at nel. starts at $69 per person.

The nel. Christmas menu starts at $118 per guest, with matching beverages selected by nel.’s sommelier available for an extra $95 per guest.

For bookings, diners can contact nel. restaurant’s General Manager, Shelly Brown at 9212 2206, or visit their reservations page.

nel. Restaurant
Address: 75 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills
Trading Hours: 6pm-late Tuesday to Thursday, 12pm-3pm and 5:15pm-late on Friday, 5:15pm-late on Saturday, closed Sunday to Monday
Contact: 9212 2206
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(Featured Image: Kitti Smallbone)