A contemporary twist on a New York brasserie, APOTECA is a food and wine escape, featuring some of the most unique drinking and dining spaces in the heart of Adelaide’s West End. To dine during the week, we recommend making a dinner booking to ensure a space is available for you. We warmly welcome walk-ins for drinks across all open days for those looking to enjoy a drink or two in our unique surroundings. This room is available for wedding photo hire or functions during the day or if hiring the entire venue.


Our private courtyard with its own bar is available for hire for cocktail style events. A hidden gem, the courtyard is secluded from the rest of the venue and is a complete oasis from the hustle and bustle of the city. Warm red brick and soft lighting set the scene for an intimate get together of 20-50 guests, with various catering options available. *Room hire and minimum spend applies.


The iconic cellar restaurant is available for dinner bookings on Friday and Saturday nights & private functions across 7 days - lunch & dinner. Located in the cellar of the building, the restaurant is a cozy and beautiful place to dine. The space is partially separated by the original brickwork, on one side of the cellar behind the wrought iron gates, the extensive wine collection is stored. *Room hire or minimum spend applies for all 'exclusive use' of cellar bookings.


Located upstairs at APOTECA and with its own private bar, the Dispensary Lounge is the ultimate in private dining or cocktail function space. Filled with APOTECA charm and character, this space is available for private hire and can accommodate up to 85 guests for a cocktail function or 30 guests for a private dinner. Enquire below for more information on how the Dispensary can provide the perfect setting for your event. *Room hire or minimum spend applies.


The Mezzanine is a semi-private, secluded area of APOTECA's main bar and is the ideal setting for a small group dinner of up to 12 guests. With views out to the private courtyard and glimpses into the main bar, the Mezzanine is a perfect blend of private dining, while still remaining part of the historic and vibrant APOTECA atmosphere. *Bookings are essential for this space and set menus/minimum spend applicable.


Looking for an extra wow factor for your next large event? APOTECA welcomes enquiries for the hire of the entire venue - including our wine cellar, private outdoor courtyard, mezzanine level and upstairs dispensary lounge. With several bars throughout the venue, guests can enjoy the atmosphere of APOTECA in its entirety while being well looked after throughout the spaces. Our entire venue can accommodate a group of up to 300 guests. Enquire below for more information on how your event can have the unique touch of being held across all APOTECA spaces. *Minimum spend applies.


APOTECA is the perfect setting for birthdays, engagement celebrations, intimate weddings, private lunches and dinners, corporate meetings and events or wine and trade tastings. At APOTECA we pride ourselves on our range of catering options, extensive wine selection and professional service, working with you through every step of the function organising process. Our team is on hand to gather all of the details required to propose a function package that has been customised to your event and that takes into account your individual event requirements. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests to APOTECA.







Indulge Mum in an unforgettable Mother's Day Dinner with our exclusive Chef's Selection five-course menu.


Louise Pommery, Madame Clicquot, Lady Bollinger….they are all names associated with the most famous Maisons.

Their savvy business plans and innovations in the cellar made their respective brands household names. What’s more, their pioneering spirit has inspired other generations of women to follow.

Please join us for our next Champagne Session where we will discover the rising generation of women champagne owners and leaders who are making incredible wine and forging a strong path for women not only in Champagne but in the world of wine.

Enjoy five generously poured glasses of champagne accompanied by APOTECA’s delicious grazing platters.


At APOTECA, we understand that every couple is unique and wants to celebrate their wedding in a way that reflects their special relationship. We offer you a relaxed, sophisticated and intimate wedding experience like no other. Our dedicated team will work with you to create a day that is personalised, enjoyable and stress free. We are committed to ensuring that your special day is filled with unforgettable moments and lifelong memories. You can even exchange vows in our upstairs lounge, followed by pre-dinner drinks and canapes in the bar and reception in the cellar restaurant. Our venue is also the perfect setting for wedding photos!


APOTECA offers all you need to have a delicious meal in the comfort of your own home. Menus can be customised to suit - enjoy with friends or loved ones. Our meals can be up-sized to meet your catering requirements.

Alternatively we can come to you! Our team at APOTECA will come to your home or office for an exclusive dining experience.


We can come to you! Ask us about our outside catering options if you wish to hold your event at your own site or venue. We can manage all aspects of your event - food, drinks, service, equipment hire, florals, entertainment, stationary & decorations. Leave all the hard work to us so that you are free to enjoy your event knowing that APOTECA has it covered.


If you're looking to buy wine + spirits online, our range features products showcased in our bar + restaurant for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Can't find what you're looking for? Send us an email and we will sort you out. drink@apoteca.com.au


Find a range of unique and interesting gifts at our online gift shop. We have a selection of thoughtful gifts - from champagne stoppers to negroni packs! The best part is our gifts start at $20.


Apoteca Bar & Restaurant (formerly The Apothecary 1878) opened in December 2002 in a heritage listed building in the heart of the West End precinct. Originating from London, the 143-year-old pharmacy cabinets grace the front bar. These mahogany pieces feature pure crystal drawer handles with 18-carat gold leaf inscriptions. Tumbled marble floor tiles arranged in the same style as the footpaths of Italy are featured in the main bar. Rustic brickwork lines the cellar walls, and some 1200 wines quietly sleep behind intricate wrought iron work. Antique chaise lounges and seating have been rescued to create the unique and inviting atmosphere in the Dispensary. The West's Coffee Palace building that houses APOTECA has had a very colourful background since it was originally used as a warehouse in 1903. As part of the Temperance Movement, the building became a coffee palace first in 1908 and then building has since operated as an exclusive boarding house, La Cantina restaurant and supposedly a house of ill repute. Today, the elegant building houses an array of businesses both in keeping with its intriguing past and setting the scene for its cultured future.

Bar + Restaurant

118 Hindley Street Adelaide South Australia

Phone > +61 8 8212 9099

Email > drink@apoteca.com.au

Snacks & Drinks > Nightly from 5pm

Dinner > Nightly from 5pm

Lunch > Private Events - POA

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