In big hospitality news this morning, the Surry Hills’ Meditteranean inspired restaurant and cellar door known as NOMAD has found a new home following a recent electrical fire at its previous Foster Street home.
The silver lining is that this absolute mecca for wine and sustainable feeds will open just up the road from its previous space, temporarily setting up shop in the site previously occupied by Longrain and Restaurant Orana. It's been donned “NOMAD Up The Road” until its original site gets rebuilt (slated to open again in early 2020).
For NOMAD Up The Road’s three-month residency on Commonwealth Street, it’ll be open for lunch and dinner six days a week. It’ll be a 140-seat restaurant with kitchen counter seating, large group tables and a private dining area for up to 24 guests (an absolute must for any end of year get-togethers). As for the interior, it’ll feel very much like NOMAD’s distinct style with a few CJ Hendry artworks on the walls.
In the new kitchen, head chef Jacqui Challinor will create a new menu focussing on smaller shared plates while also adding a number of new eats that don’t need to use NOMAD’s notable wood-fire cooking (the temporary digs don't feature a wood-fired oven, sadly). You can expect the comeback of signature dishes like housemade cannellini bean hummus, Kingfish ceviche and duck mortadella.
The venue’s popular bottomless rosé will also continue to run every Saturday from midday with a new menu to pair with the new space.
NOMAD Up The Road will open from Friday 1 November at 85 Commonwealth Street in Surry Hills and will be available for lunch and dinner from Monday to Saturday.
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