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Apothecary 1878

118 Hindley St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8212 9099
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“crostini” (5 reviews)
“venison” (6 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
118 Hindley St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a pleasant surprise! This beautiful reincarnation of an old apothecary provides wonderful atmosphere, with menu & wine list to match. Service was attentive from the outset, an encyclopaedic wine & spirits menu provided ample choices, & the menu was unique & diverse. Particular mention...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank sharongF1794DU
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the Apothecary on a thursday evening as a group of 6 people (visiting from Perth) for dinner. I booked ahead having visited this place in the past. As well as an extensive menu they offer a degustation menu choice as well. We all...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 620paulc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an incredibly unique experience. The staff are exceptional and very attentive. They make you feel very special. They help you decide what wine will go best with the food you order. We had 5 days in Adelaide and went here twice. Do yourself...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took a gamble on this restaurant partly because of the curiosity with the name apothecary and because they had a degustation available on the menu. Sadly they couldn't tell me what was going to be on each course, and I couldn't choose any options,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank D_Sydney_999
Reviewed 8 December 2018

Well what a surprise.. surrounded by all the hustle and bustle of Hindley Street is this amazing gem. The beautiful ambience of an almost Parisienne bistro with antique furnishings, polished wood and marble is just the beginning. The food and wine is just as spectacular....More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Mike C
Reviewed 29 November 2018

As soon as you walk in you are greeted with a smile and the atmosphere is like you are in a different city and time. If you want an experience then I would recommend this one. It is full of wonder an adventure, so many...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Carol C
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

This restaurant for the first time. Simply we came here as it was close to our hotel. But we found the service and food excellent and enjoyed kinda a set menu. They serve wine matching with the dish. Could taste various wines as well.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank shinf2016
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We had an amazing night at the Apothecary - amazing food, outstanding service and incredible staff. We decided on a Controlled Substances selection with matched wines - and what an amazing journey we were taken on. Big shout out to Phil and Duncan who looked...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mark B
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This place is a real gem! Cozy and classy, with an extensive wine list and brilliant service. The food especially was superb. Loved it.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank alicegrey2018
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

While the reviews all said wonderful things I feel there were a few things amiss. Firstly the food was good but the service was lacking. As a couple we spent nearly $300 and would expect that there would be more explanation of the wines and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank CatherineSydney
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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
USD 6 - USD 42
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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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. A true incarnation of a European-style wine bar. Explore the history, feel the culture and lose yourself in the elegance.
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