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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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Melbourne, Australia
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Gus B
Canberra, Australia
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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Thank Dovie1983
Adelaide, Australia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We dined here before a show. The wine bar is a quiet sanctuary on Hindley Street. We chose the Degustation menu paired with wines. It was not cheap but the food was excellent. Each course was determined by the chef and was delicious and the wines worked well with the food. Our waiter was knowledgeable and efficient.

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Thank SRG56
Sydney, Australia
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295 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The remnants of the 1878 Apothecary's store provided an interesting background for a very pleasant meal. We chose the degustation menu, an interesting range of quality dishes, with some well balanced flavours. The service was very attentive and pleasant, the wine list good and prices quite reasonable.

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Thank David S
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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611 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Servings were small but very tasty. Good choice of wine and other drinks. Service precise and swift.

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Thank PeteLucy434
Sydney, Australia
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218 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across this restaurant by chance sort of like a pearl in the middle of seaweed or in this case a damned fine restaurant stuck in the middle of kebab and massage joints. The food was really nice and actually reminded me of the sort of food I would cook at home - stuffed calamari and a delicious lamb... More 

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Thank Roslyn35
England
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158 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here after an excellent fringe show in the Oval. Good cellar setting in a convenient bit of the CBD. Welcoming staff, backed by a menu that promised a lot. The wine list is extensive and neatly balanced. Service was professional and just as attentive as you would want.The starter was delicious - duck ham well-prepared and well-presented. The main... More 

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Thank Ian G
Adelaide, Australia
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110 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we've dined here before, this time we went for a couple of glasses of the good stuff. Service here is good and the atmospherics quirky and old world. not for the hipsters i would think, but the choice of wines is excellent...especially if you had a group of wine lovers to share with. We found ourselves recalling the meal... More 

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Thank fouraussies
sydney
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91 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a lovely quiet place for a drink with a great ambience and good service. It's been around for a while and doesn't disappoint.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$52
Cuisine
European, Wine Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?