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Apothecary 1878

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European, Australian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
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118 Hindley St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8212 9099
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Adelaide, Australia
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304 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good spot to go with colleagues, as it's quit upmarket without being snobby. Excellent choice of wines and chilled out service.

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Thank hogiebear33
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked by this spot and we're drawn in by the antique decor and subtle hipness of this delightful resto; it totally delivered. The food! The ambience! The service! All wonderful. My mum ordered the lamb loin and it was delicious: tender and flavorful with lovely accompaniments (whipped parsnip mash 😍) I ordered all appetizers to sample the flavored: the spice... More 

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ApothecaryTeam, Team at the Apothecary at Apothecary 1878, responded to this review

Jamie F - thank you for your very kind words regarding your recent visit to the Apothecary. We have passed on to all concerned and we do hope to see you again on another occassion. Kind regards Team at the Apothecary More 

Adelaide, Australia
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117 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family once again had a sublime meal in this great restaurant. This time we took a visiting Italian couple with us to enjoy the food and wine sourced, as much as possible, in south Australia. We had a succession of sharing plates, all of which were delicious and beautifully presented. Hard to choose the best ones because all were... More 

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Thank OzziePG
ApothecaryTeam, Team at the Apothecary at Apothecary 1878, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback OzziePG. We're glad to hear you had an enjoyable evening with your Italian visitors. We look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future. Cheers More 

Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service with a wonderful menu. We opted for the tasting menue which was lovely, save two serves of fish!!! Killer chocolate Margarita to finish off with 😆

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Thank ragriff
ApothecaryTeam, Team at the Apothecary at Apothecary 1878, responded to this review

Thanks Ragriff for your feedback - next time you dine with us be sure to advise the waiting staff your preference for less fish if having one of the tasting menus. We are always happy to accommodate. Cheers More 

Adelaide
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120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I took my staff and their partners here for a celebratory dinner (18 pax in total) - I think we perhaps overwhelmed them in terms of service, as for a wine bar it was disappointing to see a full table of empty glasses on many many occasions. Food was OK (nothing too memorable, but certainly nothing to complain about). The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Sunday night - small crowd & good atmosphere. Started with a cocktail; the barman was pleased to a special request for us - excellent service. We made up our own shared menu from the good selection: two standouts were the escargot appetiser (a twist from the usual garlic & butter), and the alpaca roulade - melt in the mouth. The... More 

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ApothecaryTeam, Team at the Apothecary at Apothecary 1878, responded to this review

Thank you pwl0lwp! We will be sure to pass on your lovely feedback to all concerned. We hope to see you again very soon. Cheers Team at the Apothecary More 

Adelaide, Australia
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Time travel much? That was my thought when I walked in. What a cool experience with no apologies for what they are trying to do. Loves it!

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Thank TacoTuesdays
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Don't let the seedy street location put you off. An atmospheric dining experience surrounded by excellent wines in the "cellar". Tried the suggested chef's selection and my Japanese guests were impressed. The wine list is long and interesting, staff friendly and knowledgeable.

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Thank Jeff A
ApothecaryTeam, Team at the Apothecary at Apothecary 1878, responded to this review

Thanks Jeff for your kind words! We hope to see you in the not too distant future. Cheers More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We have some family visiting from overseas and we decided to try this venue. The restaurant/bar is located in Hindley st and it is quite central and easily accessible. The interior is amazing, well thought and well designed. The main furniture was restored from an old London's Apothecary which transports you back in time. Every picture and decoration match the... More 

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Thank Jtakano
ApothecaryTeam, Team at the Apothecary at Apothecary 1878, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback on your recent dining experience Jtakano. Wonderful to hear you had a memorable evening with your visiting family. We hope to see you again in the very near future! Kind regards Team at the Apothecary More 

Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We visited Apothecary a couple of times on our recent visit to Adelaide. It offers a wonderful, cosy atmosphere and a sensational wine list. We enjoyed a nibble on our second visit but didn't have a full meal, although the diners around us seemed to be enjoying theirs! Worth a visit.

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Thank TravellingSharpie
ApothecaryTeam, Manager at Apothecary 1878, responded to this review

We hope you can enjoy a meal with us on your next visit to Adelaide Travelling Sharpie. We look forward to seeing you then! More 

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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$11 - US$51
Cuisine
European, Australian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?