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The Alchemist

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1 New York Street, Manchester M1 4HD, England
+44 161 228 3856
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10:00 - 01:00
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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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2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came here thinking we'd be in for a treat.....great cocktails and tasty food....how wrong we were. The building has been beautifully kitted out however that is where it stops. The food was shockingly poor. Club sandwich served on cheap white bread (chicken tasted old) Fish finger sandwich using captain birdseye fish fingers....would expect this in a greasy spoon and... More 

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Thank Helen S
Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time here at The Alchemist. The food is really high quality and was served quickly even though it was a Friday evening. Prices reasonable too. The cocktails are on another level, each an experience rather than just a drink. Tilly our server was so cheery, helpful and knowledgeable too. Definitely will return.

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Thank Janine S
Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and the OH came here for my birthday. Lots of friends have been and I've seen their fab photos of the magic cocktails so I needed to come and try them for myself!! We tried 3 different cocktails each and we loved them all. It was very busy but the bartenders served us really quick which was good 👍🏻... More 

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Thank Katey84
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my fiancé came here on Sunday before doing some shopping in the city centre. We were after somewhere we could get a nice sandwich or a small meal for lunch. I ordered the fish finger sandwich with salt and pepper fries and my partner had the steak sandwich. Both pretty standard sandwiches but they were both done perfect... More 

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Thank Chloe S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place to grab a drink, brilliant decor& has a theme to it. A lot of the drinks sit in beakers like in a hospital, with cocktails aplenty & the menu is in a sort of periodic table format, brilliant!. Perhaps some of them are a little pricey, but you spend as you wish. plenty of space, seats outside too,... More 

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Thank Khristophoros
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic place for cocktails and the foods not bad either. Gets a little bit busy at weekends. Bar staff know there stuff

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Thank vconniclub
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, been here many times, and whilst this place is part of a chain, everything about it is great. The food is consistently good, and I can't fault it. The staff are absolutely lovely.... and Andrea is an absolute credit to the place - totally recommended, and without the pretentiousness of Spinningfields!! Thanks Andrea!!

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Thank Paul S
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a variety of unusual cocktails in this busy bar just off Piccadilly Gardens. Service was efficient and friendly with our bar tender serving at least three groups at the same time. Seating in the bar area is limited but there is also some outside seating too.

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Thank Martin N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was actually going to go to the mousse cafe originally but the wait time was really big so instead my friend and I came here. Would definitely recommend it, I had the full English with tea. The eggs were perfect, I can be picky since I love poached eggs. The sausages were good quality and it definitely filled me... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cracking place,staff were great,food was fantastic and the drinks........wow! What can I say. First time I've ever been but heard good reviews so I thought we'd give it try. You will not be disappointed

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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: 1 New York Street, Manchester M1 4HD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 228 3856

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