Nest Restaurant Launch, Roma Street

Disclaimer: I attended the media launch event at Nest Restaurant as an invited guest of Nest Restaurant and The Red Republic. My comments are a reflection of my experience, which may have been non-standard, but remain completely honest and my own.

Not to be mistaken for West End’s yakitori joint Bird’s Nest restaurant or Kangaroo Point’s rooftop bar Eagles Nest, Nest Restaurant is a recently launched Asian fusion restaurant that sits within the Roma Street’s Transit Centre – arguably a great location, unless you plan to drive in and park in the immediate carparks (don’t. Rates were ridiculous).

By the time we had arrived, the Nest Restaurant media launch was well underway. The bar is not far past the narrow doorway – the bustle was concentrated there and over the plush cubicle style lounge area.

For the foodies, the best bit was deeper in the bowels of the restaurant, where the open kitchen was humming with activity and churning out samples from their menu. My favourites that evening were the fried spiced calamari with aioli, prawns and barbeque Beijing duck rolls. Their desserts also deserve a little mention, particularly their creme brûlée which had a gloriously caramelised sugar top.

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Nest Restaurant Launch

Nest Restaurant Launch

Nest Restaurant Launch

Grilled Turkish bread with olive oil, dukkah and house grown herb butter

 

Nest Restaurant Launch

Nest Restaurant Launch

Nest Restaurant Launch

Fried spiced calamari with aioli

 

Nest Restaurant Launch

Pad Thai

 

Nest Restaurant Launch

Malaysian satay beef skewers

 

Nest Restaurant Launch

Crispy fried vegetable dumplings with fruit chutney

 

Nest Restaurant Launch

Barbeque Beijing duck rolls

 

Nest Restaurant Launch

Duck salad

 

Nest Restaurant Launch

Honey glazed Asian barbeque chicken wings

 

Nest Restaurant Launch

Laksa

 

Nest Restaurant Launch

Caramelised banana with Buderim ginger, Bundaberg raisins and vanilla bean ice-cream

 

Nest Restaurant Launch

NEST’s house honey creme brulee

 

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Disclaimer: I attended the media launch event at Nest Restaurant as an invited guest of Nest Restaurant and The Red Republic. My comments are a reflection of my experience, which may have been non-standard, but remain completely honest and my own.