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4680 Marine Ave, Powell River, British Columbia V8A 3X5, Canada
+1 604-485-4141
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5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A place to enjoy!

We recently had a family dinner at the Alchemist. I can't say enough on how awesome it was. I am looking forward to going again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2014
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Powell River, Canada
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Powell River, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We recently had a family dinner at the Alchemist. I can't say enough on how awesome it was. I am looking forward to going again.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

No tour of the Sunshine Coast is complete without dining at the Alchemist in Powell River. Even before you enter the restaurant, the experience begins as you walk by grapevines growing on the patio roof. Once inside, be sure to have a look at the contemporary paintings for sale on the walls...after you look at the menu :) Wine recommendations... More 

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Sidney, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My friend, a chef himself, recommended this restaurant when we visited Powell River. It was a memorable meal.

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Powell river
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Amazing service, incredible food, all fresh top notch ingredients .. They've got it going on there ! Agnolotti .. Gotta have it ..it's the best

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Powell River
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

The tomato Napoleon is the best salad I have ever eaten !! For second course I had the small paella the seafood was all very fresh flavorful and prepared to perfection!! I loves the subtle hint of the star anise in the broth. For dessert I treated myself to the profiteroles They were sprinkled with edible gold .... A nice... More 

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Powell River, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Alchemist is the reliable standby for fine dining in Powell River. The food is consistant and the service generally good with the exception of the "fresh ground pepper routine"-a personal irritant of mine. If I could change anything I would want them to be more attentive to seasonal food and local produce

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Powell River, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A must go to restaurant while visiting Powell River, wonderful menu and flavorful food.We had family visiting and we all enjoyed every bit of our meals :)

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The seafood dishes here are very good --- I had the paella whcih was jam packed with seafood and my friends had the cod which was also very good.

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Dublin
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83 reviews 83 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Friendly staff, nice atmosphere. Food was ok but for what it was it was definitely overpriced. It is more expensive than Laughing Ouster and you can't even compare the two.

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British Columbia, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

As a local, I believe this is the best food and service in town. Outstanding meals, lovely presentation, great wine selection and excellent service. You won't be disappointed. Make reservations!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4680 Marine Ave, Powell River, British Columbia V8A 3X5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Powell River
  • Phone Number: +1 604-485-4141

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 29
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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