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Alchemist

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Canadian, French
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4680 Marine Ave, Powell River, British Columbia V8A 2L1, Canada
+1 604-485-4141
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Sunday
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
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Prince George
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful meal - lamb with really nice balance and variety of vegetables. Our server was excellent. Very sad to hear the chefs have sold out, good luck to the new owners - a difficult act to follow!

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Thank 514garnetb
Powell River, Canada
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

it was with disappointment that we have heard the chefs will be taking a well deserved break from the kitchen...so we decided to celebrate the remarkable meals we've enjoyed by having another one. The high standard of serving Powell River the finest meals was easily met last night. All that was served was thoroughly enjoyed. Rumor is that they will... More 

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Thank Alohakane3
Gibsons, Canada
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178 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We were last here in 2013 and thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant. Our next attempt in 2015 failed because of a town-wide power outage. We docked at Westview in July 2016 specifically so we could try the Alchemist again. We were not disappointed. We sat on the patio under a superbly-trimmed grape vine and surrounded by healthy plants. The service was... More 

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Thank Jonathan S
West Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here recently while we were in town for their world famous music festival Kathaumixw. The wait staff were very friendly and busy. I think this restaurant was the busiest restaurant because of the food. Great mussels and lamb dishes.

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Thank WVDundarave
Kamloops
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Varied menu with excellent meal as a result. Had pasta dishes one night then returned two evenings later for lamb. Waitresses very friendly, efficient, and helpful. We had two most enjoyable evenings there and would highly recommend this restaurant to others.

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Thank Ron R
Honolulu, Hawaii
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Superb dinner for family and friends once again. Presentation of dinner selections was very good. The meals were outstanding. Clean plate for everyone.

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Thank alugirl1947
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

From the puff pastry pear and gorgonzola tart to the profiteroles, everything was delicious. Service was excellent, setting is pleasant. On a summer evening the patio would be delightful.

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Thank Jane G
Powell River, Canada
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Valentines's dinnner was done in two seatings with a set menu - a couple of choices per serving. My wife's salad was terrific as was my soup. She raved about her chicken dish and I was disappointed with my beef stroganoff, as the noodles were way too aldente for me and not enough gravey/broth. Dessert saved the night for my... More 

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Thank Alohakane3
Powell River, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Well, I have eaten here before and the service was good. Same waitress served us tonight for my daughter's 13th birthday and it was anything but a positive experience. We sat down and were rushed to order, I was reading/sharing the unknown menu to my daughter, who has never been there before, and she was lording over us waiting for... More 

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5 Thank Perkins1994
pr_alchemist_chef, Owner at Alchemist, responded to this review

Dear Perkins 1994, I am disheartened to hear that your experience was less than exceptional, especially because I talked to your mother on the phone and I knew how excited you all were to come and celebrate that evening. I would very much appreciate if you could email me at alchemistrestaurant@hotmail.com or call me at the restaurant 604-485-4141 So we... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

A very pleasant place to celebrate a special dinner. The food is exceptional and the staff are great. A nice ambience.

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Thank ilovefood367

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$27
Cuisine
Canadian, French
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 20:30
Thursday
17:00 - 20:30
Friday
17:00 - 20:30
Saturday
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4680 Marine Ave, Powell River, British Columbia V8A 2L1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Powell River
  • Phone Number: +1 604-485-4141

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?