Nour (“Light” in Arabic) is a new Sydney restaurant that’s taken the former home of Tokonoma on Crown Street in Surry Hills. It presents classic Middle Eastern flavours in a fresh and exciting way and is unlike any other Lebanese restaurant in Sydney.
Firstly, the interior is light and airy with an unconventional colour palette of pinks and purples. It’s a stunning space. Secondly, there is no sight of tabouli, baba ganoush or falafel (in their most recognisable state, anyway), nor are there any belly dancers.
The menu is designed to share and you’d be hard pressed to find anything that you weren’t enticed by. I was with two super efficient friends so we ordered hastily and well, settling on Baby Prawn Felafel with smoked black tahini & coriander ($18); Hummus with zaatar smoked goats cheese, pomegranate, Persian lime ($21); Charcoal Octopus with Yemenite bread, pencil fennel, olives & harissa oil ($27); Wood Roast Spiced Short Rib with roast carrots, nigella seeds, toum béarnaise ($46); and Charcoal Eggplant with pickled green tomato, lupini beans, goat’s curd emulsion ($21).
More info here noursydney.com
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