Ze Pickle Camp Hill
In the past, Brisbane’s southsiders had to schlep to the Valley to get one of Ze Pickle’s outrageous burgers. But then owners Joey Day, Nathan Zukerman, Aaron Wilson and franchisee Sean Haufe opened a store in Camp Hill in August 2017.
Camp Hill is the fourth Ze Pickle, following the original in Burleigh Heads, a restaurant in the Valley and one in Sydney.
Like the Burleigh store, the new venue occupies a small space. Wilson is behind the Ze Pickle fit-outs, although they perhaps look more like they were designed by Mad Max: The Camp Hill space is dark and moody, with lots of brass features including a neat light installation behind the bar, which doubles as a bottle-holder for the bar’s spirits collection.
The opening of the Camp Hill venue also marks a menu change across all Ze Pickle venues. A few new burgers – including the Reubano with cherry-wood smoked pastrami, Swiss cheeze [sic], sliced pickles, sauerkraut and mustard mayo dressing – have been added to the menu, along with a number of new bar snacks. There are also deep-fried Babybels.
Different cocktails are available at this Ze Pickle location, including the Gingerita, a Salted Caramel Espresso Martini and a Schmoked [sic] Bacon ‘Ol Fashioned. There are 12 taps with craft beer from 4 Pines and Salisbury’s Ballistic Beer Co; a ginger beer; a cider; and a house-brewed bubblegum lemonade.