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The Alchemist

3 Hardman Street | Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3HF, England
+44 161 817 2950
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Hardman Street | Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3HF, England
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Reviewed today

2nd visit to The Alchemist and boringly I had the fajitas again, but they were lovely. Plenty of chicken plenty of flavour. My partner thought the beer was too expensive but apart from that he enjoyed his fish and chips. The rest of our party...More

Thank discerning60
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

8 of us came here for a drinks after a meal out on a Saturday. Understandably the place was rammed and we thought we would be there forever, 4 deep at the bar. However, we got served super quick and the drinks were great. I...More

Thank Dani H
Reviewed 2 days ago

I came here on NYE with my boyfriend and another couple however as we are not from Manchester we actually went to the wrong alchemist and ended up getting lost and being late! With it being new years eve, we had already been told that...More

Thank kristi b
Reviewed 3 days ago

6 of us, all different, mine a Reuben, I've ate them in New York, Chicago, Tampa, Mobile, even London, on a scale of 10- this is no 3, none of the party was impressed, but you know the public are easily pleased with a bit...More

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I wanted to visit the Alchemist as I knew it was something a bit different. It was very busy, which isn't surprising on a Saturday night. The cocktails are very different and clever and the decor is very cool, however as somebody who enjoys a...More

Thank beccyweccywoo77
Reviewed 3 days ago

Always had such a good time visiting, but this time it was awful. It was very busy, but wait times at the bar were overly long due to the staff arguing between each other and then serving people who had been there for 5 seconds...More

Thank joshjpye
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We just wanted to kill time in Manchester before lunch- stayed for hours!!! I don't like cocktails, I could drink each and everyone from the menu. They were fabulous, far from the alcoholic sickly sweet concoctions I've experienced in the past. Mat was friendly, knowledgeable...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great vibe and drinks. Cocktails amazing and beer good to. We ate here as a group and the food is very good value for money and nicely different. We all said how good it was. Service was very good to with cool staff who are...More

Thank KC2155
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went here today with my wife for something way and cocktails. The food came out quite quickly, well presented and generous portion sizes. Staff were very attentive and friendly. The food was delicious. The cocktails were not your average cocktails, they came with an...More

Thank JHilton12
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a fun venue for a cocktail. Lots of space, exotic and dramatic cocktails. Colour changer is a firm favourite.

Thank Nick D
TheAlchemist36, Manager at The Alchemist, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good Morning Nick, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent experience with us. We’re glad you had such a great time and we hope to see you again soon! Thank You The Alchemist Spinningfields Team

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25 May 2017|
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Response from Haydn J | Reviewed this property |
Went with my young Daughter Sunday lunchtime and had no issues. Sorry don't know if there is a cut off time.
Hemant M
20 February 2017|
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Response from Susan W | Reviewed this property |
Yes x
Julie G
15 January 2017|
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Response from SJeebers | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do, they are limited to one cocktail each though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$29
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Hardman Street | Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3HF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 817 2950
  • E-mail
A modern bar/restaurant: A celebration of the unconventional, dark and controversial! Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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