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The Alchemist

12 Alexi Minoti, Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
+30 694 856 4532
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“orange cake” (131 reviews)
“pork shank” (38 reviews)
“octopus” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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12 Alexi Minoti, Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
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261 - 270 of 1,227 reviews

Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is our second time visiting your restaurant since 2013. The new place made so beautiful and friendly. The food was excellent the children loved your food. You all are NO. 1 in food and service... But above all you are more then a restaurant...More

Thank eetollef
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This really is the best cuisine in Koutouloufari and that is what keeps it so popular. The location is not the best but the food is all. One tip, ask for the price of any specials you are offered - we were charged 21 Euros...More

Thank DavidFox
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Decided to visit after reading so many good reviews and have to say we were not disappointed. First thing is the staff, every single one couldn't do enough for you. Amazingly friendly, attentive and also good fun. The food was stunning, from the scallops and...More

Thank Adam C
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Food was amazing, service was amazing, atmosphere was amazing! I ordered the chicken souvlaki & the meat was so tender and juicy & the veg chargrilled to perfection. My mum had Chicken á la Creme and said it was so beautiful she'd eat it again!...More

Thank Ellie D
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Read the reviews and decided to give it a try. On the whole I found the food pretty average, nothing to really get exited about.

Thank Jimsdub
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I had picked this restaurant out before coming out to Crete as we were celebrating my husbands birthday while we were here. The reviews were all positive so I thought it would be the perfect place. We went in a couple of days before to...More

1  Thank wendy p
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We ate there 4 times, the moussaka is the best in Hersonissos and the lamb kleftiko beautifully cooked. The orange cake you are given after the meal is unbelievable and its always Raki time in the Alchemist. The family that own this are great, you...More

Thank nic094
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

There was 12 of us on a booking here and we were seated upstairs. Great service and very friendly. Everyone had different main meals which recieved thumb's up from everyone. Myself and a friend had the fresh seafood pasta which was exquisite. Pasta was cooked...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I had the fish platter and it was so fresh and tasty and my husband had the ribs which were so tender and juicy. We went back again and I had the slow cooked pork shank which was huge - it would easily feed 2...More

Thank doyley23
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Reviews are accurate, this is a superb place to eat, hope you like raki!! Pork shank is a meat lovers dream , but everything is superb, go and enjoy.

Thank Stephen P
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31 October 2016|
Response from Frank K | Reviewed this property |
Excellent idea!
Carys O
13 September 2016|
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Response from Fiem69 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, sorry. Silva is down in Hetsonissos at the beach front. Depends, if you don't mind walking it would be about 30 mins. Or taxi....?
28 April 2016|
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Response from Shreddie-Eddie | Reviewed this property |
Hi,they moved the restaurant to where Vinnies Bar used to be,not far but bigger premises.I believe the old Alchemist is now a bar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Alexi Minoti, Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Hersonissos  >  Koutouloufari
  • Phone Number: +30 694 856 4532
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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.
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