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Apothecary 1878

$$$$European, ,
118 Hindley St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8212 9099
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sardines” (7 reviews)
“duck breast” (4 reviews)
“tapas” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Australian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
118 Hindley St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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1 - 10 of 351 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to a small business networking event on a Thursday afternoon. I love the setting it's really Quaint. Food was delicious and the house wine - very reasonable. I will definitely be back to try this venue at the weekend

Thank mark j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dining solo is such a unique experience that makes you more aware of your surroundings. What a perfectly stunning venue to be dining in, solo or not, I enjoy every moment at The Apothecary. I was delighted with the craft, skill, flavours and presentation of...More

1  Thank Ljubica N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am saddened to leave this review. Our table of 4 had to ask multiple times how the menu worked and how we should approach ordering from the 3 different sections. This was awkward and confusing, eventually leaving us with no guidance. The Torbreck wine...More

Thank Angus F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here with my partner and daughter on mid week night. Fairly quiet for a small restaurant. Good range of menu options. Service was good and so was food. I'd come again.

Thank StueyB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As soon as we entered this delightfully preserved old pharmacy we were enchanted. The waiter was really helpful and friendly, and we had a great conversation about her home continent, South America. The food and wine selections were top class, and each of us really...More

Thank harrytravellers
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

You could be forgiven for walking past and not noticing this small epicurean delight against the backdrop of Hindley Street's noise and fluoro lights. The interior is redolent of a 19th century pharmacy. Extensive wine list and good 'top shelf' combined with a thoughtfully and...More

Thank CalvinMack
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This place is a real gem, particularly the cellar for a small function. Cozy and classy with quality food, an extensive wine list and brilliant service. Love it.

Thank Brendan F
Reviewed 2 August 2017

A 140 year old pharmacy has given way to a marvelous reincarnation which is Apothecary 1878. A great wine bar/restaurant we chose the chef's tasting plate with matching wines and the let the taste adventure begin. Salmon carpaccio, quail and beetroot salad, Beef cheeks with...More

Thank Bob348
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Going in on a week night they serve in the front bar which has great theming and a cosy atmosphere. The staff were very attentive and clearly had a passion for great food and wine and were very knowledgeable and helpful. Food was amazing, great...More

Thank HeathV
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Part of a large group (10) for dinner and had the table past the stairs to the rear. A lovely venue and the table was great. Had a set menu with a number of small entree style dishes, pate in a biscuit, prawns, scallops, etc....More

Thank Garry B
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Questions & Answers
19 January 2017|
Response from ApothecaryTeam | Property representative |
Hi Darbii - Sorry to hear that! You can certainly dine on the ground floor (which also has a wc) with easy access. For all bookings please call 82129099 or head to our website and you can book online. Cheers Team at the... More
Didi C
7 October 2016|
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Response from ApothecaryTeam | Property representative |
Hi Di - we certainly can! If you would like to provide your email address or you can email us and we can let you know the options available. Thanks Team at the Apothecary 82129099 TripAdvisor does not permit me to add our... More
Pam M
20 May 2016|
Response from Heidi A | Reviewed this property |
sorry for the late reply pam. hope you did make it to the apothecary. Last time I booked via dimmi it was confirmed (for 12 people) and i didn't try to call them again (since it was the day they reopen after their... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$54
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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