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. The bar & restaurant, originally called 'The Apothecary 1878', opened in 2002. This room is available for wedding photo hire or functions during the day or if hiring the entire venue.


Our private courtyard, with separate bar is available for functions and cocktail-style events. The perfect space to host 20 or 50 guests. Room hire applies. A range of catering options are available. A hidden gem!


The cellar is open for dinner on Friday & Saturday. We welcome lunch & private functions enquiries in the cellar across 7 days or nights. This space has a capacity of 45 guests.


The Dispensary Bar & Lounge is available for cocktail style events. Room hire applies. Maximum of 100 people.


The mezzanine is a versatile space and holds 14 for a private dinner or 20 in a cocktail style event. Refer to the chef's tasting menu or canape & grazing menu for food options.


We welcome enquiries regarding exclusive use of the entire venue. A maximum of 300 people acorss the 5 levels.


APOTECA is the ideal setting for birthdays, engagement celebrations, intimate weddings, private dinners, corporate meetings and events or wine and trade tastings. APOTECA prides itself on its choice of catering options, extensive wine selection and professional service making every endeavour to propose a package personalised to your event. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests to APOTECA.






Best of 2021 Champagne Dinner

You are invited to celebrate some of the best champagnes of 2021 over an exceptional and memorable evening hosted by Vine & Bubble Magazine Editor, Sara Underdown.

Each champagne will be beautifully paired with an inspiring seasonal menu prepared by APOTECA. 

Italian Wine Dinner

Together with VINIFY wine importers, APOTECA presents an Italian Wine Dinner hosted by Sam Scott, Chief Winemaker of La Prova wines. La Prova makes exquisite Australian wines using Italian varietals that thrive in Australia's soil and climate. With a focus on creating refined Italian styles that are approachable and sophisticated, they are a perfect match to the curated Italian menu. For each course, La Prova's modern take on the Italian classic varietals will be showcased alongside the Italian varietal grown and produced in Italy.


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

P> +61 8 8212 9099

E> drink@apoteca.com.au

T> Tuesday - Saturday From 6pm

* Enquire about lunch or dinner functions across 7 days