The Apo
Middle Eastern
  • 690 Ann St,
    Fortitude Valley,
    Brisbane, QLD
  • (07) 3252 2403 ,
  • Tue 3pm-10.30pm

    Wed-Sun noon-10.30pm 

The Apo

The Apo's heritage digs once housed an apothecary hall and, fittingly, this bar-restaurant still raises spirits, with an energetic team offering remedies for many ills. The meds have been replaced by cocktails and a smart wine list with a healthy range by the glass and half-bottle, while the thoughtful Middle Eastern-leaning share plates are good for whatever ails you. Smoky beef tartare, enriched with egg yolk and boosted with juniper salt, arrives sandwiched between huge potato crisps, coal-roasted banana prawns are plated with pickled riberries and black garlic purée, and pine-nut cream and chervil rev up Brussels sprouts. An edgy fit-out blends marble and raw brick with leather, concrete and splashes of blue, the fun spreading over two storeys and into the laneway out the back. Need a sweet parting shot? Perfumed quince makes a happy piece of casting in place of the usual apple in a tarte Tatin, topped with crème fraîche. Medic!  

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • Share plates $5-$45

    D $12-$14 

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Ben Williamson


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