Set in a heritage listed medicine dispensary of 1862, the building now dispenses contemporary food and drink.
THE APO aims to be a representation of the past and the future. The 154-year-old brick walls speak of the history that contrasts with the modern materials and furniture. Picture a grandiose ball of Carrara marble that sits in the fireplace, and a custom designed brass wall piece with pony hair.
The minimalistic furnishings in The APO’s dining room is somewhat collected, but it’s location ensures a constant buzz. The front window allows diners to take in the valley’s nighttime atmosphere, while the back window looks onto the small restaurants and boutiques that occupy Bakery Lane.
The venue is unique in that it comprises a restaurant downstairs and a bar upstairs with a private dining room. Downstairs, you can sit up at the bar and watch the open kitchen in play or the bar staff in action with the antique Crawley cocktail shaker.
Relax, sit back and stay a while as the food and wine encourages this approach to eating out.
The menu focus is French with a Middle Eastern twist, using seasonal ingredients and a progressive cooking style.
Head up to the timber bar where there’s a range of aperitifs, whiskeys and other unique spirits to drink on the rocks or with your favourite mixer. If you are feeling a little more adventurous, have one of the staff shake up a cocktail from some quirky creations like our signature Rhubarb and Vanilla Negroni or the Sencha and Sorrel Southside. Take a seat on the balcony overlooking the laneway or sit inside next to the marble feature wall.
Overlooking Bakery Lane and the hustle and bustle of Ann Street, THE APO is home to a contrast of spaces that are suited to any occasion, intimate or large. THE APO is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday, and lunch Wednesday through Sunday.