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Apothecary 1878

$$$$European, ,
118 Hindley St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8212 9099
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sardines” (7 reviews)
“venison” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Australian, 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

After trying a cocktail elsewhere ( not very good ) we came across The Apothecary on our way back to our hotel ( we are from Adelaide visiting the fringe ) We were greeted by Duncan & was seated & given drinks menu & glasses...More

Thank Veronica T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very tasteful atmosphere with upmarket decor. The wait staff were extremely solicitous given our double disaster. First a glass of wine was spilled but we quickly recovered from that. Then I knocked a sizeable wine glass over which broke into a thousand pieces. I must...More

Thank lawrence1032014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in hoping to be able to have something good to eat and drink. Have been before, in previous years as visitors to the Adelaide Festival and had good memories. we weren't disappointed. Friendly and expert professional staff – they know their eclectic wine list...More

Thank Elleron540
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with a group of friends. Lovely food, good wine and great service. You probably need to book as it gets busy.

Thank wwwt56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I noticed this place while walking around on Saturday Arvo. It looked interesting so decided to try without a booking. They found us a table down stairs without any trouble. Had the Chef's selection of four dishes with matching wines. The food...More

1  Thank Happy_Traveller53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a vegetarian I would suggest giving the tasting menu a miss. Ended up having a lot of salad type dishes all of which were heavy on the shallots and lacking balance. Lots of acid and samey flavours. Even the dessert was too heavy on...More

Thank Emma S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed our taster menu here and as the waitress predicted, there was no need for a pudding. Great wine choices, though we would have preferred all Australian selection. If this restaurant was further up in the road, it would be hard to get a...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I are visiting Adelaide from the UK. We asked at our hotel for a recommendation for somewhere to have dinner. So pleased we did! From the moment we walked through the door we were made to feel so welcome. The young man...More

1  Thank 0104liz
Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

Had two trips here during our visit to Adelaide for the TDU. An awesome find in Hindley street not far from our hotel made for the highlight of our stay. The atmosphere and decor was outstanding. An old pharmacy (hence the name) still maintains its...More

1  Thank GOCFE
Reviewed January 3, 2018

We booked this restaurant based on reviews we had read. We even then wandered past and checked out the menu prior to our booking. Everything looked good! It was a surprise to be taken into the cellar for dinner when we arrived. We decided to...More

1  Thank schreiby
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January 19, 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
October 7, 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
May 20, 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
$12 - $52
Dinner, Late Night, 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
Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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
  • 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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