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“Only ok.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Alchemist

The Alchemist
Trinity Leeds | Albion Street, Leeds LS1 6HW, England
01132460540
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Ranked #248 of 1,446 Restaurants in Leeds
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night
South Shields
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179 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
“Only ok.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Ate here on a weekday ahead of a leaving party. We didn't book a table and it was very busy - so we were advised to find a table in the free seating area outside. After we couldn't get a one of these and after waiting for a while the front of house lady gave us a table on the understanding we'd be done within an hour, which we appreciated.
The menu is varied, with lots of good options - for vegetarians it's ok but not great. We (2) order starters to share (edamame beans, houmous, nachos) then the beetroot and chargrilled halloumi sandwich, thin cut fries, house burger, salt and pepper fries. It was all pretty ordinary and decent, without being very good.
Star of the visit was Peroni Grand Reserva - a delicious find - but steep at £5 per bottle.
Service was pretty anonymous, with none of our many servers taking any particular interest.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Always love coming here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I have been a number of times, and always have had a great time.

The atmosphere is great, the food is amazing and the staff are really good. There could be more food choice, however the food is presented to a high standard.

I would definitely recommend visiting this restaurant, you wont be disappointed.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Great cocktails, speedy service and made to feel welcome as soon as we walked in. Ordered the crispy cajun chicken fajita's and would throughly recommend! Staff very pleasant and after our meal we went and sat on the balcony where we were offered fur throws to keep us warm! Best restaurant in Leeds!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Skipton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Heard so much about this place and have to say this place is great - little over priced on the drinks but it's all about the experience

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic food & cocktails”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Went last week with my daughter but booked before we went as knew I was always busy. Staff very friendly. Chicken in a basket was gorgeous and filling worth the money. My daughter had the club sandwich she said it was gorgeous. The cocktails are amazing here and not pricey at all. The only thing I didn't like was that it was very small much prefer the spacious one in manchester. Still worth going to if your in Leeds.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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