The Apo
Middle Eastern
  • 690 Ann St,
    Fortitude Valley,
    Brisbane, QLD
  • (07) 3252 2403 ,
  • Tue 3pm-11pm

    Wed, Thu, Sun noon-11pm

    Fri-Sat noon-midnight


The Apo

The Apo is settling into a pleasant groove. This heritage-listed former apothecary is as striking as ever, ancient brick walls offset by cool cement floors, moody lighting and flashes of royal blue, but the service is now pinpoint sharp. That personable touch is needed when negotiating a share-plate menu that reads like Morse code, and later welcomed when tailoring the order of your plates to avoid a car crash of flavours at the table. A short but interesting selection of wines is evenly split between Old World and New. The Apo's Middle-Eastern accent is clear in the tangy house-cured basturma, its lightness offset by a dollop of labne and nutty flatbread. Lamb ribs - something most chefs could knock up in their sleep - are lifted immeasurably with a perfectly calibrated coriander purée and spring onion yoghurt. Stick around for dessert: whipped cheese with watermelon is a creamy, understated riposte to over-the-top sweets.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • Share plates $5-$29

    D $9


  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Brodie Cameron


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