Situated in the lush gardens of Old Nick Village, Nice Neighbour is a family-focused food journey with a warm and eclectic menu. Using the freshest local ingredients and a fusion of flavours inspired by food cultures from across the globe, you will be sure to experience a meal that is, at once, both familiar and unexpected.
The Interior of the restaurant boasts a series of artworks created by talented local artists, which is for sale. In the gardens, guests can enjoy a casual meal in a relaxed, open air environment.
Tell us your story?
We met at a hotel we were both working at in Cambridge, England. I was immediately drawn to Ciaran’s good looks and bad boy attitude 🙂 and Ciaran was smitten by my sassy personality. We had always had the dream of starting a restaurant together that we could call our own instead of doing it for someone else. We also needed to find a place where we could settle as a family and plant some roots to raise Isabella & Connor. Together with a family journey, a few twists and turns and a bit of balls or faith (not sure which one) we found ourselves here in Plettenberg Bay.
What inspired Nice Neighbour?
Definitely our dream of building our own business together as we have gained so much experience over the years working for others and wanted to create a restaurant our way.
Ciaran, is particularly drawn to eastern Mediterranean flavours and dishes at the moment.
What’s your favourite dish on your menu
Tanya = Beetroot & Citrus Cured Salmon
Ciaran = Chickpea & Herb Falafel
What do you do when you’re not working?
We love spending time with our offspring
Who are your most inspirations chefs
Jason Hornbuckle, John Williams, Marco Pierre White, David Chang, Nathan Outlaw and the list goes on
If you could have anyone, living or dead, come from lunch who would it be?
Daniel Day Lewis, Christopher Walken, Harry Styles:) Jim Carrey, Dalai Lama, Mickey Flanagan.