Neila closes its doors

Author: Maya Kerthyasa

It's a sad day for NSW regional dining, with the owners of Cowra landmark Neila announcing the restaurant's closure. Anna and Jerry Wong have put the 14-year-old restaurant on the market and are moving to Sydney for their son's schooling.

"We're opening one more night to honour our vouchers," says Anna, "but we've got the restaurant up for sale and it's ready for somebody to take up and open instantly."

Anna's honest, benchmark-setting food and dedication to the region made Neila a dining destination, attracting patrons from across the nation. 

The good news? You'll still be able to get a taste of her cooking through Neila's popular condiments range, which she and Jerry will continue to produce in full force.

"We're keeping the farm, we're keeping our label and our range," says Anna. "We won't be doing the restaurant side of it any more, but we're still growing the produce."

And will we find her getting back behind the pans in Sydney?

"Who knows?" she says. "We'll see how it goes from here".







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