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“Potions and people” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Alchemist

The Alchemist
Ranked #14 of 209 Nightlife in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Potions and people”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

This must be one of the premiere people watching places given the corner location in busy Spinningfields. The bar was busy on the Friday afternoon when we visited but we were soon able to grab the two sofas by the window. It would be tempting to try to work your way through the menu but good sense would perhaps prevent that and what's more there will be something new to try on future visits. We had Prosecco followed by White Cosmo (wow) this comes with a frozen orchid the size of a horses eyeball in a delightful mix of vodka, cointreau and citrus liqueur (highly recommended). The dining area seemed busy and there was always a waiter/waitress in attendance to show diners to their tables.
Personally we would have liked table service for drinks but this didn't spoil our visit in any way.

Visited February 2014
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“Very busy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

Great atmosphere very busy bar. Went on a Saturday evening think I will go during the week for my return visit. The bar staff were very quick and efficient. We sat outside under the heaters. We didn't eat there but the food that was coming out of the kitchen looked delicious and reasonable portions.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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“The Cocktails are out of this world!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

The cocktails are amazing, my particular favourite is the bakewell tart! The only downside is the lack of seating however i did go when the Christmas Markets where on so more people than usual in town.

Visited December 2013
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