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Which Direction for NorthSouth Eatery?

It was over before it really began – NorthSouth Eatery, the small “upmarket eatery” located in South Yarra, only opened on October 22 last year, so its quite interesting that – after less than 3 months in operation – Roger Fowler and Ron O’Bryan have parted ways.

We contacted both Roger and Ron for comment – Roger stated that:

“Rons a terrific chef who’s bound for glory and I have nothing but appreciation for all of his assistance in getting NorthSouth up and running.”

Ron echoes this statement, adding the following:

“Our split was amicable. What we’d originally planned to do together and what NorthSouth is is vastly different. It wasn’t the business model we’d intended at the start. Whilst I am disappointed not to be involved at NorthSouth, I haven’t ruled out helping out at NorthSouth down the track and the possibility of future projects.”

NorthSouth opening soon

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 🙂