Dallas Costello took on the Head Chef role at The APO in April 2017, and his bistro menu is best described as French with a Middle Eastern twist. The restaurant is located in a heritage-listed building that was once occupied by apothecaries. The decor is minimalist, with concrete floors, blue seat cushions, exposed brickwork and modern industrial fittings.
The regularly changing menu has a range of dishes that are ideal for sharing with friends and family. Lebanese taco comes flat, and is topped with a spicy goat ragu, pickled peppers, fresh mint and garlic yoghurt. Simply fold up the soft taco, and savour the flavoursome mix of ingredients. Cured mackerel is served with shaved pickled pumpkin on a pumpkin tarator (similar to a puree) that is delicately spiced with sumac. The dish has an excellent balance of textures and flavours.
PSST! Before or after your meal, enjoy a speciality cocktail upstairs on the balcony overlooking Bakery Lane.