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Alchemy

Station 2, Philippines
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Ranked #65 of 207 restaurants in Boracay
Cuisines: Filipino
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Bowie, Maryland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Ok, the food here is both good and innovative, but can't say the same for the service. On our one visit for dinner here my girl friend did not want wine. So I requested a glass of white wine instead. Halfway through dinner I requested a second glass, but was told in no uncertain terms that I could not have... More

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epsom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

SEPTEMBER 18, 2013! Save the date and be part of our 5th Pastry and Culinary Congress! Awarded as the "Best Chef of the year" in the recently Philippine Culinary Cup 2013! He won 2 Golds and 5 Silvers award! Reserve now!!! — with Josh Boutwood.

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Italy
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127 reviews 127 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I was looking forward to eating at the Alchemy but have to say we were not really impressed with the food, it seems to be very hit and miss. We arrived without a reservation but this wasn't a problem as we were the only ones there, we asked if my husband could have the 6 course tasting menu and the... More

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

I first tried Alchemy in Feb 2012 and was very pleased with the food. So much so that it was top of my list of places to dine this time. I wish I hadn't bothered. The four dishes we ordered read well on the menu, and in terms of flavour, came close. But the execution was amateur, probably because the... More

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Bucks
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Food was good but expensive. We were the only diners sitting on the beach - initially we were shown to a table for 4 with dirty tablecloths and moved (ourselves) to another table. Service was intermittent - being away from the main restaurant seemed to cause the staff to forget we were there. Not one I would whole-heatedly recommend.

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Bucharest, Romania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

Cozy restaurant on the beach, White Beach station 1. We had very good meal, maybe the prices are higher than average but still affordable. The portions indeed small but very special choices. The service was also very good. No credit card payment allowed but it's written also on the menu.

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Singapore, Singapore
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Fantastic food (we had squid, then lapu lapu fillet and linguine) and good prices although not a cheap option (about 400 pesos for a main course). Also served decent wine which as a non-beer drinker is important to me! Great location on the beach, and very good service. I just wish the portions were a little larger as the food... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We did the New Years Eve tasting menu and it was amazing. Like eating at a nice restaurant in Europe or the states- great variety, preparation, quality etc. The pork belly was rediculous. Tables right on the beach as well. An upsacle oasis on white beach.

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Manila
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

(+) buy 1 take 1 on cocktails till 10pm? or 8pm? not so crowded decent live music cozy has free 4 pcs small bread and butter, complimentary (-) food takles time to be served as it is cooked per order degustation must be made a day in advance my mahi mahi is not fresh, made my mouth so itchy after... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We had our best meal in Boracay at Alchemy. I had a fish dish (ma hi mahi with some type of cabbage concoction) and it was really, really good. Don't be influenced by how empty the restaurant is. Given how good our food tasted, we were surprised that the place wasn't packed.

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