Apothecary East


Traditionally, is an informal Japanese bar and restaurant where guests come with friends and colleagues to unwind and enjoy drinks alongside small plates of freshly prepared drinking food. Guests order food and drinks in no formal order and the kitchen serves food as and when it's ready. Apothecary East brings this same Japanese energy to east London dispensing handcrafted cocktails, rare Japanese and local spirits and beers alongside small plates and bar snacks such as sushi, fried chicken, Hirata buns, crispy prawn tempura and much more.

Open for drinks and nibbles as well as lunch, light bites or dinner and bottomless brunch on Saturdays. They take reservations for parties of all sizes and have an exclusive private events room for guests looking for something more intimate and private. Walk-ins are welcome too.

Resident DJs on rotation play an eclectic mix of retro disco, funk and soul, every Friday and Saturday night for guaranteed good times!


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Highball Bottomless Brunch
The Highball Brunch is our homage to an Izakaya tradition, available each Saturday, priced at £30 per person. Brunch begins with a complimentary…

Saturday 20th and Saturday 27th July 2024

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Offer Availability
Highball Brunch
Our homage to an Izakaya tradition >> Our Highball Brunch is available each Saturday priced at £30 per person. The brunch begins with a complimentary drink on arrival. Diners can choose to order their highballs individually or upgrade to include bottomless highball cocktails for an additional £25 per person. If you would like to take advantage of the bottomless cocktail offer, all individuals within groups must opt in together.
Saturday 12:00 – 16:30
Happy Hour (4pm - 7pm)
Enjoy our Signature Cocktail Selection, served at just £7. Available Monday to Friday between 4pm and 7pm. Book a table in the Bar to unwind with colleagues after work, or grab a stool and join us for a pre-dinner aperitif.
Monday 17:00 – 19:00
Tuesday 16:00 – 19:00
Wednesday 16:00 – 19:00
Thursday 16:00 – 19:00
Friday 16:00 – 19:00
Lunch Bowls £10 >>
Try our delicious Katsu Curry & Poke lunch bowl specials, available weekdays from £10
Tuesday 12:00 – 15:30
Wednesday 12:00 – 15:30
Thursday 12:00 – 15:30
Friday 12:00 – 15:30
Izakaya Unlimited :: £24 pp >>
Grab your foodie friends for an Izakaya Unlimited experience. Every Monday & Tuesday throughout Summer, we’re offering bottomless dinner for just £24 pp. Start with soup and a snack, then choose a small plate with side per person from our special set menu. Reorder and replenish together, round by round. So simple, just order, eat, repeat! Book anytime between 5pm and 8:30pm and enjoy unlimited food for 90 minutes.
Monday 17:00 – 21:00
Tuesday 17:00 – 21:00
Omakase Tasting Menu w/ Aperitif :: £55 pp >>
Following a successful series of collaborations with guest chef Masashi Noguchi (Zuma & TOKii), our new and affordable ‘Summer Omakase Menu’ showcases contemporary Japanese cuisine. Six courses with a welcome aperitif are just £55pp. Available from 5pm for a limited time until the end of July.
A La Carte Menu >>
Our main A La Carte Menu is always available for lunch & dinner, served for groups of up to 11 guests. Final menu preference can be decided once seated giving you flexibility and choice.


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Taking Bookings
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
  • No


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 17:00 23:00
Tuesday 12:00 23:00
Wednesday 12:00 23:00
Thursday 12:00 23:00
Friday 12:00 0:00
Saturday 12:00 0:00
Sunday - -



Apothecary East, 36 Charlotte Rd, EC2A 3PG



Nearest Station

Old Street (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Japanese, Bottomless Brunch, Brunch and Bar Snacks food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Traditionally an izakaya is an informal Japanese bar where guests come with friends and colleagues to unwind and enjoy drinks alongside small plates of freshly prepared drinking food. Guests order food and drinks in no formal order and the kitchen serves food as and when it’s ready.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Private Events Room Private Room 22 35 - POA POA

Apothecary: bringing the Japanese izakaya bar energy to east London.

Apothecary is a fun and relaxed choice for those looking to plan a private event or party in east London with an exquisite selection of cocktails, sake, local and Japanese whiskies and beers as well as exquisite handcrafted cocktails. The menu is made up of Japanese-influenced small plates designed to share.

Whether you’re looking for a small wedding venue in the city, an intimate celebration space or simply somewhere to host the most celebratory of post-lockdown reunions, our basement private dining room with exposed brick walls and vintage turntable, is the perfect location.

Guests dining in the room are able to choose menus  (starting from £30) featuring signature Japanese style sharing plates including robata grilled skewers, sushi, sashimi and hirata steamed buns complemented with a selection of local and Japanese beers, hot and cold sake, wine, and Asian-influenced cocktails like Whisky Highball and the Sweet Pea.

The private dining room can accommodate up to 22 seated guests or up to 35 for standing receptions. All dietary requirements can then be factored in and dishes tweaked accordingly to suit your party’s needs.

Please contact the team to discuss your next event at Apothecary.


* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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