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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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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great cocktails, great atmosphere,busy but it doesn't take long to be served, cocktail menu needs to be in bolder letters as hard to see in dim lighting 😀

Thank Debbie O
Porth, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a couple of cocktails and snacks in the afternoon. The cocktail menu is good and the servers are attentive. Love the place.

Thank br00kd
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really nice relaxed atmosphere as soon as you walk in, all of the staff were friendly and helpful from the minute you walk in to when you leave. The food was great, we had the squid to start followed by the katsu curry and sticky beef salad, all of which was made and presented beautifully. We started on the beers... More 

Thank Wayne K
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252 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing place had cocktails looks like something from a Chemistry Lesson. served in cups and Saucers. if your looking for something you have never seen or done before this is the place to go.

Thank Ann H
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went for birthday treat with Grandson (who paid for meal) and his partner Four of us ordered main meals and drinks.Two of us had fillet steak one rib eye steak and one vegetarian.Both fillets and fries were wrong I ordered med/well and stated no blood,when I cut it blood poured onto my plate I asked for salt and pepper fries... More 

Thank sheilaeric
The Alchemist N, Manager at The Alchemist, responded to this review

Hi, I am really sorry to hear you were disappointed with the experience you had at The Alchemist New York Street. Please can you send your contact details to newyorkst@thealchemist.uk.com so we can discuss this with you further. Thank you in advance. Kind Regards, Management Team More 

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82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came on a night out and as always a great night in Manchester, this place does not disappoint with really skilled bar staff that have to remember a plethora of cocktails. Great atmosphere and large dining area (we did not dine) large seating area outside, even the security on the door are friendly, however think they have a smart... More 

Thank AshandKate1616
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely looking place, great staff too. We had the king prawn lollipops, jerk chicken which were both reaaaalllly nice. The Caesar salad was good too but it had on it some very strange, very hard "croutons" which appeared to me to be like pieces of deep fried tortilla. Would definitely go again as I found it so hard to choose... More 

Thank lhood90
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is just the best place ever for cocktails. Service is pretty quick. Food looks amazing but yet have to try it!

Thank 42lynn43
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

In Manchester for the first time, we thought brunch at Moose seemed the best idea, especially as their website said they were open this Easter Sunday. No they weren't ! A wander around the corner meant we came upon The Alchemist and providence was smiling down upon us. Welcomed and taken to our table with warmth and big smiles, we... More 

Thank scotttwin
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a table here thirty minutes before arriving for a large group of us and two toddlers. We were seated immediately and the service was quick considering they were extremely busy. Our group tried some of the fantastic cocktails. Very quirky and tasted awesome too. Would highly recommend the Jerk Chicken main, Ramen and Fajitas! Considering it was quite an... More 

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, 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?