About us

NOMAD Group was founded by Al and Rebecca Yazbek, who wanted to bring the passion and dedication they saw at cellar doors around the country to the city. Nomad Sydney opened in Surry Hills in 2013, and was quickly recognised as a restaurant that is convivial, relaxed and fun dining room with a focus on cooking over fire, excellent wine and cocktails and refined service.

In 2021, NOMAD Melbourne on Flinders Lane, a longed for dream for the Group, opened its doors. A smaller dining room, with a strong nod to the Melbourne dining scene, this venue has quickly become a local favourite.

In 2023, NOMAD Group expanded to include Beau in Surry Hills, Sydney followed by Reine & La Rue in the Cathedral Room at the corner of Queen and Collins in Melbourne CBD.

All new concepts have come together with the help of our amazing team, including Jacqui Challinor, Sian Potsig, and Ged Bellis.

Meet the Owners

“I love building beautiful spaces for guests to then create moments that will, hopefully, stay with them a lifetime.”
– Al Yazbek

“I love our business. I love restaurants and I love seeing our team prosper and grow into their positions and move to the next phase in their careers all while creating experiences for our diners from scratch.”
– Rebecca Yazbek

Our Sustainability Ethos

The NOMAD Group is at the vanguard of sustainability initiatives within the hospitality industry. Working with suppliers and contractors across the breadth of the industry we have constructed a regime that ensures our business operations achieve a net zero carbon footprint.

We continue to work with our teams, our suppliers and our contractors to refine these measures even further. The scale of the environmental industry is such that businesses providing these services are now profitable enterprises. It no longer costs the earth to save the earth.


View our sustainability initiatives

Reine & La Rue


We are so proud to announce we won Best New Restaurant at The Age Good Food Guide Awards for 2024.

Thank you for embracing us Melbourne, thank you for your support, we are so proud to be apart of this town. Thank you to our team and our producers and suppliers who are all the true stars of what we do! The original stock exchange of Melbourne is now Reine & La Rue, a restaurant we hope you all enjoy for a long time to come.

We have a lot planned! You are welcome to join us for the ride.