The folks behind favourites like Gerard’s Bistro and Laruche opened bar and eatery The Apo in January 2016. The Apo is the brainchild of Elie Moubarak, who has drawn inspiration from the heritage-listed building’s history as a former apothecary to create a striking venue that blends a contemporary chic atmosphere with an experiential and innovative approach to dining and drinking. Pez Collier – formerly of Lychee Lounge – is in charge of the bar, curating a drinks offering that encompasses a range of cocktails, supported by a great selection of premium beer, wines and ciders. Group executive chef Ben Williamson has come across to oversee the kitchen, taking a modern approach to French-style food with Lebanese influences. Dishes range from smaller bites such as smoked tartare with aniseed and juniper, potato and egg yolk, and Lebanese tacos with spiced goat, garlic yoghurt, pickled petter, mint and onion chips, to larger plates of Black Onyx tri-tip steak with green chilli and coriander butter and pommes frites. All plates boast a heavy focus on fresh seasonal produce where possible, with vegetarian options available.