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Alchymist Club

Hellichova 4, Prague 11800, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
257-312-518
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Ranked #174 of 2,739 restaurants in Prague
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $3 - $70
Cuisines: Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Praha 1
Description: Alchemical age in Prague At the end of the 16th century Prague became the center of occultism. The eccentric Emperor Rudolph II brought in the spirit of the late Renaissance through his passion for mysterious arts and science. Many alchemists from across Europe came to Prague to enjoy the generous patronage of the Imperial court. The obsessed Rudolph II employed more than 200 alchemists and charlatans in the hope of discovering the secret formula for converting base metals into gold. Despite no apparent results up to now, the challenging research still goes on, mostly in our Alchymist Bar....
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Prague, Czech Republic
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

If you like unusual decor, this is the place for you. It is worth the trip just for this. The food was very good, and the service was excellent. The prices are high, but worth it for the experience. If isn't one of the top restaurants in Prague for food, but the overall experience is very good.

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Titchmarsh
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Great food and service plush surroundings but very friendly service not at all pretentious. The setting of the hotel and outer areas are exquisite. Good choice of food and drink.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This restaurant is a wonderful find. Looking through the doors it looks plush, ornate with gold features so looked pricey. However it was the best value meal we had in Prague. It was a beautiful day and we could sit outside on tables with parasols and cushioned seats, soft music playing. It was relatively empty so more or less had... More

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Annecy, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Given the beautiful setting, outside in the gardens, and the name of the place itself, we were expecting big things, and hoped to have stumbled over something special. Not so - service was slow and unfriendly, and you got the impression that a spirit & mixer was asking too much. We didn't have any food since we had a restaurant... More

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Penshaw
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Visited the restaurant on 03.08.13 and it was amazing!! The food was great (ravioli, tuna steak, creme brulee and choc fondant), the staff/service excellent and the atmosphere perfect for a special occasion After reading other reviews and seeing the photos I decided that I would propse to my g/f at the restaurant so I noted this when making the online... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Everything was wonderful; the relaxed and cosy atmosphere in the garden, the friendly waiters, the delicious food and the drinks. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Lovely to sit outside in a walled garden, it feels intimate and quiet. Mix of couples and young families, so no rowdy adolescents looking for pub grub. The food was delicious, we had a fragrant tahine of lamb and suckulent duck on sweet carrot mash. Oh, and try the roasted veggies, they are good.

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Seattle, WA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

In the summer the restaurant is in a beautiful garden. We had deliciously grilled chicken and grilled pork neck. The grill out on the patio near you. Had a Moravian merlot, label CH. Dowina 2008 which was wonderfully complex, topped off with a chocolate dessert cake with melted chocalted in the middle (not quite a mouse). Wonderfully polite and attentive... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

My husband an I just had the best meal in Prague. The Alchymist Club was a huge delicious surprise. If you are looking for fabulous food and terrific wine in a fun and pleasing atmosphere this is your place. This restaurant is great for couples, families, friends and business. Delicious food and very well priced. It is a cross between... More

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Briarcliff Manor, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We saw a positive review in Fodors and decided to try it before we we left Prague. We walked there from our hotel and had to circle the area awhile before we located the entrance. We didn't have reservations and were surprised we had no trouble getting a table at 8:30 on a Friday night. In fact, there were only... More

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