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The Alchemist

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1 New York Street, Manchester M1 4HD, England
+44 161 228 3856
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Had a great lunch with friends at the Alchemist, loved my avocado and poached egg on toast, was not expecting such a great lunch menu. Mind you it's always busy when you walk past so that tells you something.

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Thank SalfordBloke
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Brilliant staff, drinks with theatrics, amazing recommendations, what more could you want ? Would 100% recommend. Bartender was so attentive and really listened to what you wanted. Haven't experienced a bar like it before

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Thank Katey T
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Visit here regularly, always have a great time. The staff are lovely and the food is great! Absolutely nothing to complain about and would recommend to anyone. Definitely my preference over The Spinningfields site!

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Thank Paul S
Accrington, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

this was on our visit list,, glad we went its a busy welcoming bar with a dining area to one side, good choice on the menu and in my opinion not over priced for the city centre food was fresh well presented and served with a smile what more do you need?

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Thank amc19652015
Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

First visit here, very busy Saturday night. No seating available at time so stood at bar. Draught beer good if don't fancy Cocktail. Bar staff work non stop and served 2-3 people at once making cocktails. Had a Drug Rummer which was very tasty. Would go back .

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Thank Jah R
Warrington, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife had booked online for Friday lunchtime. We were given a great table with a sofa/table. The choice of drinks is great and the menu has a very good choice especially for me as a vegetarian. Food and drinks came at a great pace.my wife mentioned that the coleslaw tasted odd and the server sent a manager... More 

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Thank 46biggy46
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

You can't complain about a trip to the Alchemist as this is the place that you truly get genuine, handcrafted cocktails. A wide and decadent choice of reassuringly expensive drinks coupled with good service makes this a place to start the night in style or stay a while if a special occasion. I've never been disappointed.

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Thank Crzg
Manchester, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Probably the first bar that I visited in Manchester, really impressive. Good for a night out with your significant other and/or friends.

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Thank Spyros K
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

The best cocktails in Manchester. Great atmosphere. Friendly staff. Would highly recommend the French martini.

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Thank Lisa M
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Been here before and was wowed... this time been really disappointing ... the server was not engaging and really did sloppy job on cocktails. .. reason being is he tried to chat up two girls who had already been served... having the dead zombie before I've seen a very well done zombie this time he added less than a teaspoon... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 New York Street, Manchester M1 4HD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 228 3856

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