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“Lots of daily deals”

Alchemy Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #65 of 312 Restaurants in Launceston
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Lots of daily deals”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

Had the nightly deal of Steak and a drink for $20.00. It's a nice venue with a bar side and a restaurant side. The Restaurant was booked out so we ate on the Bar side, which was fine. Staff are super friendly. Food was good value with a beer or wine included. Steak was okay, a bit fatty...but some yummy chips and salad included. It's in a good downtown location and an easy choice with daily deals.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere”
Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

We came for dinner and the menu was varied and reasonably priced. The venue was busy but still a quiet environment which is hard to find. Food was served quick and was tasty.

  • Visited March 2013
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Perth Australia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Possibly one of the worst meals I've ever eaten”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Just back from a very disappointing dinner at Alchemy. I ordered the gnocchi, served with a sauce that was overpowering and tasted like it had come out of a jar. The gnocchi were rubbery and cold - after the first mouthful I couldn't eat anymore. My partner ordered a scotch fillet, which was also disappointing - how do you mess up a steak? For an expensive meal, the value just wasn't there.

  • Visited February 2013
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Hobart, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“great steak”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

great steak but thats where it ends.
underdressed salad, (well badly dressed, all the dressing on the top dry leaves on the bottom) well cooked fries nice clean oil and crispy but over salted BADLY!
waygu was excellent perfectly cooked (but being a bit anal perhaps serve it sliced like into 3 rather than a slab of cow on the plate.! )
service was clinical and basic no warmth or upsell
wine list was limited to one distributor/wholesaler so it was limited and boring
whoever cooked and sourced the steak ....take a bow in an otherwies disappointing visit!

  • Visited December 2012
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Frankfurt, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Pretty, but...”
Reviewed November 29, 2012 via mobile

This review is for the restaurant only, not the bar. We had lunch there and it was not overly busy with several empty tables. Everything about the restaurant is pretty:the interior design (chairs not too comfy but ok), the food presentation and the waitresses. But sometimes that is not enough. The food had actually good quality but after an almost 40min wait after ordering we'd had preferred if it was hot and not semi-warm. Still tasted good though. The waitresses were professional in their routine but lacked an honest smile. For example the apology for the long wait for the food came only half mumbled while she was focussed on something else already. Overall not a very cosy atmosphere. Prices were ok. Since the food has potential maybe it is worth a second try....

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