Step inside the doors of Nickel and you’ll find yourself swept away to a golden age when the Orient Express was the height of luxury, with a moody, sophisticated interior adorned with leather booths, dark timers and black and white photos on the walls.
The retro inspiration doesn’t stop at the décor though, with a whole lot of eats and drinks that will have any baby boomers thinking fondly back to their childhood. Simple dishes are crafted to perfection, including bar snacks like prawn cutlets with tartare sauce, spanner crab cakes and savoury flat breads to pair with the many wines peeping out of the impressive wine library behind the Chef’s Table.
If you’d prefer to sit down to a meal, you can tuck into comfort foods like herb crusted rack of lamb with ratatoullie, wild mushroom tagliatelle, and grass fed eye fillet, matched to sides like crispy potatoes and truffled parmesan fries. Just make sure you leave room for dessert, because with sweet treats like chocolate and whisky tart with blood orange sorbet, you don’t want the comfort feeds to end at the main.
And for breakfast on weekends? Think crispy honey roasted chicken with bacon and chive waffles, flank steak with fried egg, bernaise and fries and a half avocado bowl with cannellini beans and pine nuts, which you can nibble while you sip mimosas and bellinis.