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The Alchemist

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1 New York Street, Manchester M1 4HD, England
+44 161 228 3856
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 00:00
Thu 10:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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409 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Popped in here for lunch with friends whilst in Manchester for the theatre. It's not my kind of place really and I wasn't looking forward to it at all - far too trendy! Have to say though it was really rather good and proved this restaurant Luddite wrong by serving up some great food at what I thought was a... More 

Thank neddyb1
Bristol, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Cocktails look amazing and the beer on top is very good to drink. Heard good things about the food here too.

Thank Alex K
Manchester, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

On the night of Team GB parade in Manchester we went to have a meal after the event, lots of restaurants to chose as expected in the city we picked the Alchemist because there were people in the building, it was warm and very inviting. It was a very wise choice, we had a booth, great start, the server was... More 

Thank EamonnBell
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Had brunch at the Alchemist on a Sunday morning. Food was absolutely lovely, American style quirky choices that tasted great. Drinks were a feast for the eyes and tastebuds, came in quirky chemistry bottles with dry ice. Really enjoyed it.

Thank Lisa W
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Went early doors with my husband. Staff happy for us to have drinks first before seating us at our table. Friendly helpful staff. Food choices very good. Cocktails and Wines superb. Will definitely return.

Thank Janet B
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Travelled from Melbourne Australia just to visit this place again! Love everything about it just wish they had more seating area I would stay much longer if this were the case! Best part is watching all the funky drinks being made! Wish there was one closer to home!

Thank Madison V
Manchester, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The cocktails are amazing. Would recommend Dead Red Zombie if you want your drink to come alive. The service was good and the bar wasn't really crowded. Would maybe come back for the cocktails!

Thank Andreea D
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My friend booked a table for 7 at 8:30 on a Saturday, we arrived 5 minutes early but didn't get seated for another half an hour which was frustrating as we had booked a month in advance... however it does get very busy on a Saturday so I can understand. Once we were seated we all took a drinks order,... More 

Thank Joanne H
Somerton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

the choice of cocktails were amazing ,As i was driving i had a mocktail ,that was superb it looked like a chemical experiment .As it was mid afternoon we felt peckish .So we had a club sandwich and fish finger sandwich which was made a high standard.

Thank joeholland87
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Food & cocktails are the best - both with or without booze! Love Sunday morning breakfast Service is always spot on :) Visit at least once a month, visited Spinningfields Alchemist on Sunday - personally prefer New York St

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 New York Street, Manchester M1 4HD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 228 3856

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