Chef: Nelly Robinson
Awards: World Chef Awards #228 of the top 300 chefs of the world 2018, voted #79 in Australia Financial Review’s Top Restaurants in 2018
Nelly Robinson was just 29 when he opened nel. – a high-end restaurant, set in a bunker, whose unique eight-course degustation changes every eight weeks. nel. offers guests a completely unique dining experience, filled with uncompromising innovative flair, using themes to construct highly artistic meals executed with fine dining finesse.
Nelly’s spectacular attention to detail and unique food aesthetic has meant he has become one of Australia’s top chef personalities, while his charisma, charm and passion have made him a hit with international and local guests. nel.’s past menu themes have included Australia, Land + Sea, as well as a tribute to Disney with Once Upon a Time (designed to bring the child out in any guest).
Nelly has been invited to cook as a special guest at many Australian and international events. In 2017, he designed a menu and had the honour of cooking for Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday celebrations at the British High Commission in Canberra. Currently, nel. is ranked 79 in Australia’s Top Restaurants – the only peer-voted restaurant awards in the country.