In our humble opinion, a brunch destination that moonlights as a gnocchi bar is the stuff of dreams. Good dreams.
Helmed by the veteran team behind Stella restaurant at Henley Beach, Hello Neighbour, Artusi by Night, has recently popped up on King William Road.
The two-in-one concept will offer an extensive brunch menu during the day as Hello Neighbour, and transform into a specialty gnocchi bar in the evening, as Artusi by Night.
“King William Road needed a great new brunch place with inclusive hours and an exciting menu,” says Venue and Marketing Manager, Laura Edmunds.
“We felt it would’ve been a waste to leave this amazing spot empty at night, so we combined the two concepts to create ‘Hello Neighbour, Artusi by Night’.”
Both the daytime and evening menus were designed by Head Chef, Frankie Nardinocchi, who has previously worked at renowned local restaurants including Windy Point, Botanic Gardens Restaurant, and Stella.
Hello Neighbour’s brunch will include items such as chilli crab omelettes, calamari and eggs, portobello Benedict, and, of course, smashed avocado.
Edmunds says there will also be a dedicated brunch cocktail menu, with four different Bloody Marys to choose from.
In the evening, the venue will become Artusi by Night, a dinner destination featuring gnocchi made on site in front of the customers.
“Our brunch menu is quite extensive so we wanted to keep Artusi as simple as possible,” says Edmunds.
“In the evening, we will be serving up squid ink gnocchi, pumpkin gnocchi, spinach gnocchi, vegan gnocchi, gluten free and stuffed gnocchis, with a widespread wine and cocktail list to compliment.”
Artusi by Night is still in the works but when it does open, guests will be treated to gnocchi, antipasti, and cocktails.
Hello Neighbour is serving up brunch seven days a week from 7am – 3.30pm.
Artusi by Night is not open yet but when it is, it will be open Wednesday – Saturday from 5.30pm until late.