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“Go the cheaper meals”

Alchemy Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #60 of 306 Restaurants in Launceston
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
tasmania
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365 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
“Go the cheaper meals”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

We often dine here for their lunch specials and steak night and have found in the past very good value and service but we dined again 2 of our table had the $10 steaks and 2 had the blackboard special snapper on a bed of warm pepper and spinach salad with calamari for $27.
The fish was very small and over cooked the calamari was borderline and the salad well tinned peppers and baby spinach didn't have much flavour.
Was left hungry and a little disappointed.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lovely food & atmosphere”
Reviewed May 11, 2014

The staff are very friendly & we found a nice spot next to the open fire in the back of the bar to eat our meals. Both meals were tasty, we had the salmon with veg & potatoes, & pulled pork with Asian salad both were well presented & good value for money. Later we moved into the front of the bar which is a newer edition to the building and enjoyed a few drinks.

Visited May 2014
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Bundaberg, Australia
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Excellent Meals and Service”
Reviewed May 2, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals here, they were timely, very well prepared and cooked and served by very friendly staff. You couldn't ask for much more.
The Tassie Salmon meal was creative and exceptionally well cooked and presented.
The meals were very reasonably priced.
This will be another stop over next time we return to Tassie.

  • Visited April 2014
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

’ve been to Alchemy more times than I can count on both hands. Admittedly, the majority have been for after hours beverages – but I do keep going back for a reason. It is a friendly environment, the staff are pleasant and the food is almost always reasonable.

Alchemy boasts a $12 lunch menu with a huge range of options as well as having a vast variety – catering for all dietary needs. This includes the health conscious with a “Superfood Salad” packed with the aforementioned superfoods.

They have local bands who play some evenings and are active on Facebook so you always be up to date with the latest specials and what events they have late at night.

I went there for my birthday lunch a couple years back and I had a BLT which I recall being difficult to eat. I’ve been there a few times since and on my last meal there I had Fish & Chips which was relatively standard. They are always accommodating for groups – just be sure to book on popular evenings.

Read More at http://tstbudd.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/alchemy/

Visited March 2014
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Thank Sara D
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Launceston, Australia
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“Friendly staff, good food!”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

We stopped here for lunch on a busy Friday lunch and were lucky enough to get a table outside.
The staff were under the pump but were still able to have a laugh and a bit of banter. Our food took about 30minutes, but staff did let us know there would be a wait, and was good, hearty pub food.

  • Visited March 2014
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