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“It's raki time ;-)” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Alchemist

The Alchemist
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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.
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“It's raki time ;-)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Great food - stifado & souvoulaki both excellent and a great atmosphere. The 2 brothers work front of house brilliantly & Mama's clearly doing a great job in the kitchen.
Make sure you go for at least 1 night & I suspect you'll go back for more!

Visited October 2013
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Durham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

small plates, greek style were really good. Very friendly service from the brothers in this family run café. There was nothing to dislike, great place to eat.

Visited October 2013
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Teddington, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Party atmosphere”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

We visited the Alchemist because of its excellent reviews but found it all too much for our taste.
I guess probably brilliant for anyone wanting a party atmosphere, cocktails with sparklers, loud televison playing in the background and a picture menu with dishes that covered all sorts of meals, including a few Greek ones!
In fairness the guys running the place were friendly but it's 'horses for courses' and this one wasn't for us - so we politely took our leave.

Visited October 2013
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Birthday Treat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

We visited for my birthday and were welcomed by the two brothers in charge. The meal was tasty with some different dishes offers along with Mamas orange cake at the end. I was given a large cocktail along with a rendition of 'Happy Birthday' from our hosts. Very memorable.

Visited October 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“ok for cafe type environment and food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

We went to The Alchemist based on trip advisor reviews but were slightly disappointed with the feel of the place and the food.
I had meze which was just ok; my partner had a full meal which he said was lovely.
The staff were run off their feet which was reflected in the service.
The complimentary cake at the end of the night was really delicious!

Visited September 2013
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