InterContinental Maldives collaborates with Chef Nelly Robinson 

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The InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort is set to welcome one of Sydney’s top chefs, Nelly Robinson, in September to bring his innovative and boundary-pushing cuisine to The Lighthouse.

“His dishes leave room for imagination and anticipation when innocent names of a dish turn into an explosive culinary journey, not just for the taste buds but also for the eye,” the resort said.

Kingfish Firebark, Wildfire Spiced Barramundi, or Chef Nelly’s take on Kedgeree, to name just a few of them, are naturally fusing into the ocean-inspired setting. Lamb, local lobster and interesting vegetarian creations are on his delectable menu set at The Lighthouse during his stay from 1 to 4 September 2023. Chef Nelly will add his island-inspired creations as a la carte options, and a well-curated tasting menu for guests to indulge in.  

No stranger to the critiques of The Guide Michelin and Gault & Millau, Robinson creates mouthwatering dishes with innovation and local hooks in his acclaimed restaurant NEL in Sydney. With menus that boast the freshest local ingredients and testaments to Robinson’s travel, passion and childhood memories, changing every 11 weeks, visitors of his establishment can be sure to be welcomed to a culinary journey on every visit.  

The UK-born chef started his culinary ventures at the Michelin-starred restaurant Northcote Manor in the UK at the age of 15, where he worked under renowned chef Nigel Haworth. Early in his career, Robinson learned to appreciate local and seasonal ingredients, a path he would follow throughout his culinary career. At 22, he was appointed head chef at Stanley House before he moved to Sydney, Australia, where he opened NEL at the age of 29.