During the flooding in 2011 The Nook, along with numerous others, saw their poperties damaged beyond recognition. Armed with staying power and passion they rebuilt and refurbished what was to become what is.
The Nook, now a year on is tucked in to a corner of Jindalee, close to the Centenary Highway. Two oversized, carved wooden doors welcome you in to the causal and cosy, yet chic and homey surroundings, enhancing your dining pleasure.
A veranda on the street side blocks the morning sun so cyclists, moms with babies and others out for coffee or breakfast can enjoy the open air in the shade.
You can do lunch and desserts, all enticing. You can snuggle up with a good book at a window side table enjoying the sun or huddled together with a group inside.
By night you can sit in the dining room with mood lighting or the lovely summer breezes to cool you down. Come as a couple, bring a date, have a large birthday party or book out the whole dining room. Reservations are essential as the Nook is only opened Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:00pm until late.
A wedding reception was taking place in the dining room the evening we were there. Not one but two large tables were also celebrating with at least 20 people at each.
The staff, always friendly and kind never missed a beat. We didn't have to wait any longer than normal for our meals and the service was efficient. The Bruschetta was scrumptious and fresh. The Moroccan Chicken was well spiced, succulent and tender.
The manager and the maitre d always seem to be on sight, this evening was no exception. They greet everyone if they can, love what they do and are passionate about The Nook. They train their staff extensively and the service is top notch.
A select menu means more attention to detail and elegant presentation. The menu changes periodically as well so you can go back numerous times for a different dining experience. Day or night, come and tuck in to The Nook.
Their website holds information regarding bookings, hours, events and even cooking classes. Check out www.thenook.net.au
A point of correction. You may not be aware that The Nook did not exist during the floods of 2011 and therefore HAS NEVER BEEN FLOODED. There was another business (I believe a video store) in that location during the floods and afterwards the business ceased to be. The Nook had the advantage of having their new rental site totally gutted for them (because of the floods) prior to them signing a lease. I felt this needed correction. Many of the other businesses in their centre have been through the flood and have truly rebuilt and recovered, The Nook was not one of these businesses. Thank you.