NOMAD is home for good this October

15th September 2020 | Eativity editors

Sydney’s much-loved Surry Hills restaurant NOMAD will reopen in its original Foster Street home on Tuesday, October 20. A fire broke out at NOMAD last September, causing severe damage throughout the venue. Owners Al and Rebecca Yazbek have since undergone extensive renovations to the venue. The new-look NOMAD features a larger kitchen, twice as much seating around the open kitchen, and the new addition of a stand-alone deli.

Executive Chef Jacqui Challinor will create a menu that centres around the signature wood-fired oven. “I’m so happy to have the fire back, so it’s no surprise it’s the primary focus of the new menu,” she says. “There’s a lot of new dishes we’re working on, but the staples have remained and the heart and soul of NOMAD’s food will stay the same.”

NOMAD is home for good this October
The signature wood-fired oven returns as the primary focus of the new menu.

What’s on the menu?

Signature menu items to return include a more extensive house-cured charcuterie selection, smoked ocean trout basturma, date-glazed wagyu tongue and olive oil ice cream sandwich with sesame, pistachio and honeycomb.

The launch of the new NOMAD Deli will feature a range of take-home products, changing weekly. Customers can choose from a selection of house-cured meats, dips and marinated preserves, as well as chocolate fudge brownies and cookie dough which you can make at home. The wine list will also be available for take-home and delivery, still with a focus on small producers from Australia and beyond.

NOMAD is home for good this October
NOMAD’s zucchini flowers with pecorino and truffle honey

All grown up

The restaurant’s vibe and feel will remain much the same as before. However, Rebecca has worked on the design to make NOMAD feel a little more “grown up”. The kitchen’s custom-made wood-fired oven returns, and the charcoal grill has doubled in size. This offers more opportunities for the kitchen team to cook over fire. The kitchen counter seating now wraps around the entire space and has been extended to 30 seats.

Seating capacity for NOMAD is 200, with 110 during current COVID restrictions. NOMAD will open for dinner seven nights a week, and lunch, Friday to Sunday. Reservations are now available via the NOMAD website or on 02 9280 3395.