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“Excellent for Drinks”
Review of The Alchemist

The Alchemist
Ranked #66 of 1,829 Restaurants in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Leeds, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent for Drinks”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Went in one afternoon just for a couple of drinks. Found the service excellent, with a great choice of quirky and unusual drinks on offer. The cocktails were very good, tried a couple of different ones followed by a pint, which was very reasonably priced. The outdoor space is nice too, although last time we went it was a bit windy but in summer it was very pleasant.

  • Visited November 2013
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English first
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

I came in with a friend for lunch. Seated straight away and when asked to move tables we were accommodated immediately. Very friendly staff who seem passionate about what they do.

My duck wrap was the best I have ever tasted. Portions were good very reasonably priced and the ingredients were fresh.

Drinks are expensive. As are most city centre high end bars, if you want cheap there's a Yates across the road. Glass of wine around £6 and cocktails range from £5.95 upwards.

I understand some of the bad reviews. When the place gets busy which it usually does, it can be unbearable. No place to sit very hot and the staff cannot give you any quality time BUT this is not The Alchemists fault. On the contrary, it is a sign of how popular they are.

  • Visited December 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Toilets disgusting”
Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Great place to go for cocktails but the toilets and unisex and dirty. In fact they smell terrible. Told the door man and he said the manager knew! Why not do something about it then!

Visited December 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“just drinks”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

popped in for a few drinks with some friends once we'd figured out how to find it in trinity! lovely cocktails almost too many to choose from, busy on a saturday night as you'd expect, great place for a mid week date. nice heated outside terrace

  • Visited December 2013
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County Durham, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
“pre christmas drinks”
Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

we popped in for a couple of drinks whilst shopping in leeds. The bar was packed and had a wonderful atmosphere. whilst it was a chilly day we sat outside at a table with a patio heater which kept the chill at bay.
the service was attentive, cocktails were extremely nice and certainly not "run of the mill" perhaps a little too much ice in the bubblegum mojito. We really enjoyed our brief visit but are looking forward to working our way through the extensive but unusual menu

Visited December 2013
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