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“Great service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Alchemist

The Alchemist
1 New York Street, Manchester M1 4HD, England
0161 228 3856
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Ranked #165 of 1,757 Restaurants in Manchester
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Visited here last night, as I've been many times before I knew what to expect.

I had the burger this time, chicken..

Little surprised it came without chips, but the burger was only £7 so it wasn't such a big deal.

The standard Rosé, is good for a restaurant.

Gets a bit loud at night with local professionals, but this is okay.

Will be visiting again.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Nice place shame about the food!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I've been to The Alchemist on New York Street twice and have to say both times the food has been a real let down! The first time I visited I had chicken fajitas, they were presented beautifully but the chicken breast was nothing more that poor qualty minit fillets. The second visit I ordered the cow boy chilli, again it was presented beautifully in an old style canteen but I swear it was tinned meat, it had tubes and gristle and was boiled to a pulp, a massive disappointment. Staff friendly, the place itself is welcoming but the food is really porr quality.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Excellent brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

The food was delicious - I had the mish mosh and my pal had eggs benedict. The waitresses were pleasant. The OJ was fresh. The decor is v stylish and the leather couch comfy. Can't really fault it.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Excellent Dinners”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Thank you Alchemist for a fantastic meal. I was really unsure about this place from the outside as it looked a bit on the tack side, but very impressed once entered and ordered.

The food that followed was excellent too. Normally, the majority of restaurants do not have a vegetarian option and if they do, the chef has no idea about how to cook it. This was different, beautifully cooked veg food and done in a simple but clean cooking approach.

10 out of 10.

Visited March 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“great cocktails”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

went on a saturday eve late and was really impressed with the cocktails here-loved the soda syphon, the "tea" will def be back to try more!
The staff were all friendly and informative, the room had a great buzz, food was fine too.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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