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“Great vegetarian dinner”
Review of L'Alchimiste

L'Alchimiste
Ranked #24 of 1,588 Restaurants in Montpellier
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Deli
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Saint-Roch
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

It is not that difficult to find a vegetarian meal in Montpellier but the problem is that they are quite often predictable. Here it was different! The main dish I chose was a risotto-style dish with tiny pasta and season vegetables mixed in a thick sauce. The other kinds of dishes had vegetarian options, too, including amuse-bouche. The dinner was not one of the cheapest but it was delicious(including cheeses at the end), beautifully decorated with fresh herbs and flowers, and the service was great, so it was worth its price. The one weak point was a dessert, a baba rhum. It was not special, just average, a bit disappointing in comparison with the rest.
We were lucky, I guess, because we could eat a dinner without reservation dueing the season. It is probably due to the fact that we came early, not long after the evening opening hour. But there were passers-by, attracted by the menu and the atmosphere who had to go find a different place because all the tables in the restaurant were occupied or reserved.

Thank Patrycja M
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

I am running out of superlatives to describe our four meals in Montpellier. The service here was friendly and in English. The food especially the crevettes with fregola was superb. Eating in the street was a dining experience not to be missed. Try it!

Thank David H
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We had booked for 15 and ended up as 20. A big group for a small restaurant. The service was incredibly friendly and welcoming. Everyone loved the food, a high quality restaurant experience! Highlights were the gazpacho and Camembert starters, the duck main dish and the sable desert. Will certainly return on next visit to Montpellier.

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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

The hostess was super friendly and fast in her service. As for the meal, we really enjoyed it from the starter to the dessert. Not exactly a fine dining, though, but well justified with the price. Worth mentioning that there were vegetarian options which made the +1 really pleased.

Thank Tuomas K
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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Fantastic food the prawn risotto is particularly wonderful! The menu is small but varied and although service is a little slow it is definitely worth the wait.

Thank Linsey S
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