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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 April 15, 2014

Run by two brothers, with Mum in the kitchen, produce from Grandma's farm and Dad's Raki to finish off! Food is local Cretan and great taste, reasonable prices. Service is great, the boys like to party! Make sure to stop by if you are in Koutouloufari!

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Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

We were so happy to find this restaurant in such a beautiful village by chance when we found not many restaurants in Hersonissos open in early April before the season started.
Great little restaurant, good prices (42€ for 2 adult, 2 kids- wine, juices, starters, mains and comp Raki and dessert!). Kids area upstairs that the 5 and 7 year olds enjoyed.
Def would rate it as #1 in the area.

Thank Nolenurse2000
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

We visited Alchemist last August. The restaurant was very friendly. As it was lunch time, we order to two pizzas to share between three of us. The pizzas were homemade and very good. Afterwards the owner gave us complimentary orange cake served with ice cream which was delicious. We will be definitely be going back to Alchemist on our next visit to Crete.
Peter, Carolyn and Lydia Hanley .

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

While the Alchemist is highly rated, and indeed offers very good food in a friendly family atmosphere, we found the music too loud and the televisions in sight from every table annoying. Since it is a small restaurant, these things spoiled an otherwise good meal for us. The restaurant seems to cater to locals.

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Thank jaybirdNewYork
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

This place is excellent. It's a family run business with a great atmosphere. I can honestly say that the food I ate here was some of the best that I've ever tasted. The tapas menu is excellent, particularly the prawn saganaiki and the Kalamari (not to mention the Orange Cake). The Cocktail menu is extensive and the staff are friendly and chatty in an honest way. If I were going back to Crete for another holiday I would eat my evening meal here most days!

Thank Mark lyndon
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