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The Alchemist

) #76 of 1,824 Restaurants in Manchester €€ - €€€ , British, International
1 New York Street, Manchester M1 4HD, England
+44 161 228 3856
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 New York Street, Manchester M1 4HD, England
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101 - 110 of 1,116 reviews

Reviewed 8 March 2017

Lovely bar with really friendly staff,attentive to WHO should be served next.. Nothing more annoying than people coming AFTER you getting served BEFORE you,so this attention to detail is great.. Great selection of spirits and cocktails in a great ambience. Great food to accompany your...More

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Any place that serves dry ice in chemist lab beakers as cocktails is already going to draw good attention, add a large selection of spirits from all over the world and a great menu and you have the the perfect city centre location to spend...More

Thank TomMagness1992
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is the best place for cocktails, if it's not on the list they will still make it for you..but the list is so extensive it's really hard to choose!!! Every one that I had was fab all with a unique twist..imagine dry ice, measuring...More

Thank lizgaffney1973
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Been here couple of hours on my own it's not too busy was greeted with hi how are you even tho the two bar guys where busy I have at the moment a broken foot and so on a crutch so waited to be served...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Called in here to meet two friends for a drink. The seating area is very very small , the eating area is large but you cannot sit in this part for a drink. Took ages to get served. Did manage to get a seat in...More

Thank a3whd
The Alchemist N, Manager at The Alchemist, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

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

Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We went here for a friends b'day party, they have an amazing selection of very cool drinks and a great party atmosphere.

Thank wodup
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The Alchemist makes Amazing cocktails. Was there with a friend an we were impressed by their cocktails and how they make them. Prices range fro around £8-12 but are totally worth the price. The place has a really nice vibe. Would Highly Recommend this Cocktail...More

Thank Jhashveer S
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I've heard such good things about this restaurant that I really wanted to give it a try. It was quite loud, but we were seated very quickly by the window. The server Sergio/Sercio? was fabulous, really friendly and helpful with the menu. I popped to...More

Thank lumutqueen
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I've tried the Alchemist in Birmingham for cocktails and loved it! So thought I'd try this one during a recent trip to Manchester. The food was very good, I had a chicken burger, the only downside was that it was very slow to arrive although...More

Thank Amy F
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Loved the atmosphere, loved watching the barstaff making the cocktails. Some of which looked like something from a Dr Who programme. Food was great (ate 3 times) looked good and tasted better and very reasonable. Staff so helpful and friendly. Could just sit and chill...More

Thank Debandez
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Debbie S
13 March 2017|
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Response from Rebeckalouise96 | Reviewed this property |
Really tasty! We tend to order a lot of nibbles but it really is lush!
Louise C
5 March 2017|
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Response from The Alchemist N | Property representative |
Hi, we take reservations until 10.45pm. Please call 0161 228 3856 to make a reservation if you are having issues with the online booking system. Thank you.
21 August 2016|
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Response from BlingLJ | Reviewed this property |
Hi there ... only just seen your message ... we took my nephew who is 2 and they provided a high chair so I'm sure you will be fine ... enjoy 😀
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 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
A modern bar/restaurant: A celebration of the unconventional, dark and controversial! Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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