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Apothecary 1878

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European, Wine Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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118 Hindley St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8212 9099
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful food. We choose the "Chef Complete Option" and could not have been happier with the selection. The ambiance was lovely, soft jazz music, attentive staff and a history lesson on the walls.

Thank Brendan M
Adelaide, Australia
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144 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a meal in town and to end a great night we wanted to relax before bed with a Scotch that we hadn't tried before, they have a good selection but all predominantly Scottish, I know don't need to correct me I understand the connection but we were looking for something more unusual like Japanese which we heard were very... More 

Thank Ian H
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for a special dinner for four. Took the Chefs selection menu which was reasonably priced and choice made by the Chef. The food was okay but no dish really hit the 'excellent mark.' The decor is interesting and makes for a great atmosphere - we sat on the ground level with a window table so it was a... More 

Thank Schleiny
Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went here during our honeymoon. The decor was amazing - I haven't seen a Bex's packaging in real life in my lifetime and there were old glass syringes and similar packets (locked safely away in cabinets). There was an amazing pharmacy cabinet along one wall. We had attentive waitstaff who were both very pleasant and also... More 

Thank sunlightandsnow
Adelaide, Australia
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'll preface this by saying, maybe we picked the wrong place but I'll share our experience for the benefit of others. My daughter wanted to go somewhere special, with atmosphere, for dinner on her 18th birthday. I did some online research and together we chose this one. We decided on the Chef's selection which offered a couple of starters and... More 

Thank Jo B
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How fortunate were we that our hotel in Adelaide was one block away from Apothecary and that's how we stumbled upon it, and so it became our local haunt, either for a pre-prandial when dining elsewhere or indeed on our last night an entire meal. Good wine list, delicious olives, great cocktails and moreish mains. Could not fault it and... More 

Thank anchovy53
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there for a special dinner with my partner. The venue was great as you can tell from the pictures, with a lovely atmosphere. The staff were friendly and helpful. We had a multiple course meal (I can't remember if it was labelled as the tasting menu or a degustation menu) which was really very good. One of the... More 

Thank DodgySheep
Melbourne, Australia
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96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just had time for a pre-theatre meal so sadly couldn't linger but we still had time for a glass of very nice bubbles and a couple of share plates. The food was very good, interesting combinations and flavours, and the service was efficient and very friendly. I wish we had had more time to get to desserts and coffee,... More 

Thank annek3040
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Eating in a piece of history - the beautiful old original apothecary cabinets have been restored, some displaying old medicine bottles, and others some more recent bottles of spirits and wine. The decor is sufficient for one to return just to admire the workmanship. (and a glass of wine) After getting lost in the rather extensive wine menu, we ordered... More 

Thank Gus B
Canberra, Australia
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Bar staff were helpful and quick. Drinks yummy and the decor and tunes were fun. Different to what I'm used too

Thank Dovie1983

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$51
European, Wine Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Hindley St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8212 9099
Apothecary 1878 Wine Bar & Restaurant opened December 2002 in a heritage listed building in the heart of the West End precinct.You walk into a fully restored Mahogany Complete Apothecary Shop Interior from London built in 1878, with its original crystal handles. A true incarnation of a European-style wine bar in this beautiful Antique Apothecary. Explore the history, feel the culture and lose yourself in the elegance.

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