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“Great food, fantastic drinks and amazing people”
Review of The Alchemist

The Alchemist
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: At Koutouloufari in Hersonissos, in this beautiful traditional village, the Alchemist awaits you. Stone, wood, light, and a green scenery blend to form a casual decor. Enjoy selected dishes of the Cretan cuisine. Grilled meat, a wide variety of appetiziers, fresh seafood, and sophisticated cocktails. Taste the beef stew or the lamb. Complement your meal with cold beer or Cretan wine. Finally try a homemade dessert. Human smiles will fulfill the integrity of the site and the excellence of flavors.
Reviewed July 6, 2013

We have visited The Alchemist on previous visits to Koutouloufari for drinks, but hadn't eaten there before, Wow we had missed a treat.
The food is excellent home made Greek cuisine, all cooked by Mum. Not only is it fantastic food, but there is masses of it. I defy anyone to leave not totally satisfied by both the quantity and quality of the plates they serve. As this is an extremly popular taverna, I would recommend you book, so you do not have to wait ages for a table
This is all topped of by the warmth and freindliness of Costas and Mikalos, the brothers who work hard to ensure you have an amazing time.
Costas makes his amazing cocktails, with love (and lots of alcohol) ensuring it is exactly how you like it. (Costa, your Tom Alchemist was much better than a Tom Collins).
We highly recommed you visit The Alchemist, you will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

Its a small place, and it best to book. Everything about this place is first class. Nothing is a problem, we ended up there twice too. The brothers are so chilled and so easy to get along with. There were 8 of us (4 kids, 4 little kids). When in koutouloufari, its just something that you have to do. And dont order desert, just wait for "Mama's" orange cake.... oh my god. and the ice cream and melon, and the Raki..... We ordered lots of Mezes instead of of a main course, and to be honest it was superb. Just go there.

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Great experience. Friendly staff, quality food, great ambiance, very reasonably priced. The Alchemist ticks all the boxes.......word of warning go early or be sure to make a booking

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

This place is great. The food is incredible, the complimentary orange cake is to die for and the service is wonderful. If your here you must visit, 10/10 all round.

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Thank lisa s
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Lovely bar, lovely guys who run it. Really nice wine - we ate there one night and were disappointed with the food - we had better in other restaurants - but we called for drinks on most nights because the company was good and usually full of regular customers.

Thank princessfefe
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