Yeronga locals were left scratching their heads when Miles Gillham’s popular eatery The Hyde Out suddenly closed its doors in 2015. But it was only a week later that Kylie and Gavin Bartholomew flipped the script. What was a moody dinner spot that did breakfasts is now a classy brunch spot that serves into the late afternoon on Friday and Saturday.
The Bartholomews are hospitality veterans, but the nearly 100-seater Seven South is the first venue that could properly accommodate their ambitions. The couple retained The Hyde Out’s feature wall constructed of timber recovered from the 2011 floods, but everything else is a crisp shade of white – ceilings, tiled walls and Harry Bertoia bar stools – with clean timber and brass highlights dotted about the place.
Outside, bi-fold doors open on to a generous al fresco area, four-legged friends welcome (good thing, seeing as Fehlberg Park opposite boasts an off-leash area).
The all-day menu will please everyone: breakfast options are relatively straightforward but include one of the best stacks of hotcakes in the city. Lunch ranges from southern-fried chicken burgers through to roasted cauliflower.
For drinks, less is more: a short list of carefully selected Australian wines backed up by a trio of tap beers and numerous bottled options.