NorthSouth opening soon


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I walked past the location for the new Ron O’Bryan (the ex 1 hatted Church St. Enoteca head chef) venture today. I have to say, it will be interesting to see what sort of food they can put out of such a tiny place.

It takes over from The Italian Kitchen (760 Chapel St, South Yarra), which had been there for about a year, and never really seemed busy enough to sustain itself(which it obviously wasn’t!). Luckily for the owner of the building, it wasn’t vacant for too long.

The focus is on “Simple, honest food w/ an emphasis on local & sustainable”. Sounds great to me, considering it was the more simple dishes (hello Abbacchio alla Romana!!) that I really loved about Church St. Enoteca. Hopefully they have enough space to bake their own bread / foccaccia too 🙂

Ron’s twitter feed states that it’s scheduled to open in 2 weeks. We’ll be there!

Update 1, 10/1/2011: Ron has left the building less than three months into their partnership: read about it here

Update 2, 3/6/2011: Well it took less than a year – Roger has sold NorthSouth on the 11/5/2011, and the new owners have rebranded it yesterday. It’s now called BK’s On Chapel.


4 Responses to NorthSouth opening soon

  1. Ron O'Bryan says:

    Space will be the big issue to baking bread, but down the track who knows. Aiming to be open next Monday (October 18) dependant on furniture and a few other details. The menu will feature a selection of small sharing dishes, 5 entrees, 5 mains, 3 sweets & cheese with a selection of daily specials.

  2. Donny says:

    Sounds great! Thanks for the update, I think we’ll aim to come in for dinner at the end of that week 🙂

  3. Ron O'Bryan says:

    October 20 (Wednesday) is the date. We’ve had a minor hold-up with some building work, but will be ready to rock’n’roll Wednesday.

  4. Donny says:

    Great – thanks Ron, and good luck with the opening!

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