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“Great food but very noisy”
Review of The Alchemist

The Alchemist
Ranked #77 of 2,326 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A modern bar/restaurant: A celebration of the unconventional, dark and controversial! Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Reviewed December 3, 2013

Went here on a Friday night - a mad Friday as it was payday. We had a beer - limited draft options but plenty of bottles. A great cocktail selection, and we tried many. The French martini was very good but my favourite was the hip flask drink which came with a real hip flask you get to keep! Awesome idea. The foods as very good. The sharing platter of appetisers was just about right for four people. The steaks for our main course were beautifully cooked but they need more choice of sides and vegetables (only green beans). For that reason and the fact that the room is very very noisy and makes it hard to hear I have taken a point of top marks. But for the quality of the food alone and the vast cocktail menu it's well worth a visit.

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Thank SteveB99
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

This restaurant/bar has a great atmosphere and is a really nice place for a drink and meal.
We were early so had drinks sat near the main bar watching the bar staff make cocktails with some style.
We had booked online and the table was ready on time in a small booth which perfect for the two of us.
The food seems to be a trendy twist on well known dishes as we had a salad and chicken and chips. Both were stylishly presented but more importantly delicious whilst reasonably priced.
Two courses each came to £30 plus drinks - great value.
The staff were exceedingly friendly and the service top drawer in a low key way.
All in all this was one of the best meals out we have had for a long time given the setting, staff and of course food.

Thank Shrewsbury-7
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

Booked a meal here on the 22nd November. There was five girls in total.

Cocktails were lovely! Meal was fab. Staff were great.

Overall a good experience!

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Thank daisymaisy730
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

This restaurant is situated in the city centre and within walking distance of all major hotels. The ambiance is great and staff are warm, friendly and helpful. We both enjoyed our generous sized rib-eye steaks accompanied by excellent french fries.

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Thank Irvine G
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Modern and trendy place with pretty impeccable service: smooth, fast and friendly. Don't see that in any UK restaurant. The caesar salad I has was good, pretty tender chicken. Certainly a recommended spot for business lunch.

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Thank JasperHofman
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