Nest opened in early 2015 and forms part of the Shangri-La’s Hotel Jen, conveniently located near the Roma Street bus and railway station. Chef Mark Young focuses on share-style plates with an Asian twist, like tea-smoked duck, five-spiced pork belly and sticky beef wontons, plus deep fried peanut butter ice-cream for dessert. It’s a big space so the restaurant is good for groups – you can order an all-in feast to pass around the table. The bar area at the entrance, decked out with green studded-velvet lounges, is a cool spot to hang for a relaxed drink and serves a range of tap beers and cocktails. Don’t forget to look up to see the haphazardly spiky nest creation dangling from the ceiling.
2/159 Roma St
|Opening hours:||Breakfast Mon-Sun 6.30-10.30am; lunch Mon-Sun noon-5pm; dinner 5-9.30pm; bar Mon-Sun 10.30am-late (bar menu available from noon)|