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3 Hardman Street | Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3HF, England
+44 161 817 2950
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10:00 - 02:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 00:00
Thu 10:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came to eat with my girl for a sunny day at the terrace. Service was good but waiter with the moustache was a bit weird and needed a bit more manners at the time of colecting plates. We had a chicken fajita and a bang bang salad. Nice choices. For apetisers we had padron peppers and olives. We got charge... More 

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Sale, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went out with the son and his girlfriend recently and decided on the Alchemist on a spur of the moment thing (it looked good from the outside as we were walking past!) Turned out pretty well - stayed all night here - List of cocktails is pretty extensive, the service was good - and the snacks that we just had... More 

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Thank JPR_101
TheAlchemist36, Manager at The Alchemist, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent experience with us :) Have a fantastic day! The Alchemist Spinningfields Team More 

Southport, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Set in Spinningfields only a short walk from deansgate station you already know that all the options are going to be quite pricey. The bar at the front has a very distinct look to it, quite rustic and for me it felt like I was in a 1970's whiskey bar. The only thing missing was the cigar smoke. Staff behind... More 

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Thank Harry N
TheAlchemist36, Manager at The Alchemist, responded to this review

Good Morning Harry! Thank you for taking the time to leave a fantastic review on your recent experience with us, we hope to see you again. Have a fantastic day! The Alchemist Spinningfields Team More 

Colorado
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Outstanding night life and a great vibe for all adult ages! Interesting drink selections and plenty of great seating to enjoy good times with friends and family!!

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Thank KLSawyer
TheAlchemist36, Manager at The Alchemist, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave a fantastic review on your recent experience with us. Have a fantastic day! The Alchemist Spinningfields Team More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I visited here during a drinking session the other afternoon, what a wonderful place for a drink the cocktail list is extensive it's quite expensive also, but all the drinks we had were delicious, great atmosphere in there too. We will definitely be visiting again soon, loved it

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Thank SteveHerd
TheAlchemist36, Manager at The Alchemist, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent experience with us :) Have a fantastic day! The Alchemist Spinningfields Team More 

CUMBRIA
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713 reviews
489 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,560 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Called before a match to have a tapas style lunch, great flavours delivered by friendly staff. Always a great place for a quick lunch and very reasonable prices

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Thank MULCASTER2
TheAlchemist36, Manager at The Alchemist, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent experience with us :) Have a fantastic day! The Alchemist Spinningfields Team More 

Cornwall, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So I've actually made two visits to the alchemist this month. I took a friend here for lunch first, we had such a fantastic experience. Our waitress clearly took pride in her job, the food was very good and the drinks were the best I've had in Manchester yet. Service was quick, prices were surprisingly reasonable and the atmosphere was... More 

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Thank AJL1992
TheAlchemist36, Manager at The Alchemist, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent experience with us, we will pass your comments on to the management team. Have a fantastic day! The Alchemist Spinningfields Team More 

Douglas, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First time visiting the Alchemist in Manchester. Great Dead Red Zombies you can taste the booze unlike some establishments and I enjoyed the Penicillin. My daughter also enjoyed the Virgin drinks.

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Thank Haydn J
TheAlchemist36, Manager at The Alchemist, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent experience with us :) Have a fantastic day! The Alchemist Spinningfields Team More 

Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Would love to review the cocktails but sadly when my colleagues and I arrived at 7.30pm to celebrate my 60th with a cocktail ( they thought the Alchemist suitable as I'm a science teacher) we were turned away. There was room including outside but were told as there were 8 of us it was a "group" so we weren't allowed... More 

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Thank DaphneMG
TheAlchemist36, Manager at The Alchemist, responded to this review

Hello Daphne, We are sorry to hear about your recent experience, we will pass this onto the management team so that this can be addressed. Enjoy your day. The Alchemist Spinningfields Management Team. More 

Dublin
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199 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not eat here so review is not for food. The bar itself is great looking tall with copper everywhere. Service is excellent - the team look like they enjoy the work and they are good at it. The cocktails are famous and rightly so. I had a smokey old fashioned - you get the smoke in a a... More 

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Thank LIVERZEB
TheAlchemist36, Manager at The Alchemist, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent experience with us :) Have a fantastic day! The Alchemist Spinningfields Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 01:00
Friday
10:00 - 02:00
Saturday
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Hardman Street | Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3HF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 817 2950

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?