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Nomad Up the Road

Nomad restaurant in Surry Hills is moving up the road for a three month residence, following the recent electrical fire at their Foster Street venue.

Nomad Up the Road

NOMAD Rebecca Yazbek, Al Yazbek, Jacqui Challinor

Nomad Up The Road will open in the site previously occupied by Longrain and Restaurant Orana’s Sydney residency, at 85 Commonwealth Street from Friday 1 November.

The fire broke out in the ceiling space of the restaurant on Foster Street on 11 September, causing severe damage. As such owners Al and Rebecca Yazbek are undergoing a rebuild, with various upgrades to parts of the restaurant due to open in early 2020.

Nomad Up the Road will be a 140-seat restaurant with kitchen counter seating, large group tables, and a private dining area for up to 24 guests. The décor will resemble Nomad’s distinct style, with the famous CJ Hendry artwork making its way up as well as most of the furniture. Al and Rebecca are also working closely with local galleries China Heights in Surry Hills who represent Australian artists Otis Carey and Max Berry and Olsen Gallery in Woollahra who represent Julian Meagher. The venue will open for lunch and dinner six days a week.

Working in a new kitchen, head chef Jacqui Challinor will create a new menu focusing on smaller shared plates while also giving the team the opportunity to sample and explore new and exciting dishes that don’t utilise the restaurant’s notable wood-fired cooking technique. Nomad’s signature dishes such as the house-made cannellini bean hummus, kingfish ceviche and duck mortadella will feature on the Nomad Up The Road menu. While there won’t be a wood-fired oven in the new site, the menu will be different but in keeping with the food ethos.

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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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.