About Neila

About Neila

Neila is an elegant informal restaurant. We pride ourselves on our consistency - for the past 12 years we have received and maintained a 1 hat status in the SMH Good Food Guide. We have also been included in The Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide since the 2003 edition. Our Pork hock entree was named as one of Australian Gourmet Travellers favourite dishes in 2011. To achieve this, Anna & Jerry will always be present when the restaurant is open.

Our philosophy is to grow and source the raw materials from within as close a radius to the restaurant as posssible - the Cowra "terroir".

Since the mission of Neila is the production and preparation of good food, we've worked extremely hard to set up relationships with local producers, who like us, strive to respect the environment - from organic fruit and vegetable growers to deer farmers. A list of producers who share this philosophy are listed on our producers page.

In our search for sustainability at Neila (even though it is a small step) from a barren 52 acre paddock in 1994 our block now has 3000 trees growing on it - from olives to quinces, chinese red dates and blood oranges. We even have 10 acres of regenerated bushland - our kangaroo and birdlife sanctuary. We preserve the glut of local stone fruit which is then available year round instead of relying on out of season imports. We try to operate in the most sustainable, environmentally responsible manner possible.

Our menu reflects our heritage, Greek and Chinese, and hence we are labelled contemporary. We are BYO which enables customers to bring their special bottle of wine - elegant stemware is provided.

We look forward to seeing you in Cowra - "Experience the Great Escape".



Contact us for catering ONLY - the restaurant is closed

 Prices start from $95pp, minimum of 50 people

PREFERABLY via email :



by voicemail : (02) 6341 2188 (please leave return details clearly)



Neila restaurant set-up, building and accommodation is for sale - Freehold 3 level building on the main street of Cowra

This includes everything you need to start & run your own restaurant


A FREEHOLD 3 level commercial building and restaurant set-up is being offered.

Located on the main street of COWRA

WIWO - Don’t pay rent. Don’t pay Goodwill

Options –

·         Run your own restaurant & live upstairs

·         Rent restaurant

·         Rent furnished apartment upstairs separately (fire proofed)

·         Run restaurant & rent upstairs

Home to Cowra’s Neila restaurant for the past 15 years – owners relocating to Sydney

Unique opportunity to relocate to Cowra 314 km from Sydney, 180 km from Canberra - in the middle of the food bowl of Central West NSW

This restaurant location is already recommended / suggested on many tourism drives

The ground level is a fully equipped 50 seat restaurant featuring SMH Good Food Guide 1 hat standard cutlery, crockery, glassware & fittings. The kitchen set-up includes – an eight burner stove, chargrill, griddle plate, 2 X ovens, a separate wok stove, 2 group coffee machine, cool room,  fridges, freezers, ice cream churn and all hardware required to operate a restaurant.

All relevant food approvals are in place – grease traps, disabled access, male & female toilets, outdoor dining area and car parking

The first floor is a furnished apartment / residence that is fire rated and council approved. Simply relocate and move in OR lease separately.

The basement level offers a large storage cellar area

COWRA needs –

·         Thai, Vietnamese, Modern Asian, Turkish, Middle Eastern food

·         Proper fish & chipper

·         Hamburger / milk bar

·         Café with comfort food

There are endless opportunities. Come and have a look.


$348,000 (+GST) Negotiable

(E) anna@neila.com.au

(M) 0414-848-928

If interested call Anna (02) 6341-2188 - please leave a message if we don't answer we are generally not far away