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The Alchemist

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3 Hardman Street | Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3HF, England
+44 161 817 2950
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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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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited this bar on a Saturday we had booked a table which is a good idea as it was really busy , we managed to get a drink while we waited for our table once seated the waiting staff do all the hard work ,we had a variety of cocktails all lovely the food was also good well worth a... More 

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Thank Debbie L
Chester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited today with a friend for drinks and cocktails on a night out. After waiting for what I considered an extortionate amount of time at the bar,myself and my friend finally managed to get a drink and sit at the bar. Upon finishing our bottle of prosecco, me and my friend declined a second bottle. At this point the... More 

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Thank AnnaRWood
Wigan
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117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went just for drinks. Very little room to site down inside, but plenty outside. Bar 3 deep in people queuing for drinks. Cocktails are nice but around 7.50-9.00 each; some are more. Nice but busy bar

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Thank akf0610
Derby, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thought the decor was lovely, ordered first cocktail as knew what to expect and found that the strawberry dahiri totally tasteless, ordered a different cocktail and found this to be OK but after paying £ 8 per drink expected something half way decent, this was not the case, will not be this back any time soon.

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Thank Chris L
gloucestershire
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited with our young adult offspring (eldest is at uni in Manchester & they had been recommended this bar for the unusual way of serving cocktails). We were served by Dan - very friendly and a joy to watch his bartender/cocktail making skills! First round was a Long Island ICED tea, Ball breaker and Pornstar Martini plus Mr Freeze for... More 

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Thank bec68
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Me partner and I visited here late on Valentine's Day and have never waited so long to get a drink before. We were stood round the side of the bar and waiting 10 minutes before being told to move to the front of the bar which we did. After waiting another 10 minutes to be served, an Italian guy served... More 

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Thank TAARM
TheAlchemist36, Manager at The Alchemist, responded to this review

Hi Taarm, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the service on your visit. Please can you provide us with your contact details so we can get more details about your visit. We would like to investigate in to this further. Our contact email is Spinningfieldsbdm@thealchemist.uk.com.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service and great atmosphere at this bar. Friendly and very accommodating. Amazing drinks all set up on a periodic table-like menu. And some of the drinks are presented in beakers and have smoke pouring out like a science experiment! Great fun!

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Thank dellywells
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit to the alchemist in Manchester having already been to the one in Liverpool where I was really impressed and the staff are so friendly. However the one in manchester it seems if your not a good looking female (I'm male) then you can wait upto 20mins for a drink! Me and my friend where going to a concert... More 

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Thank Peterynwa
TheAlchemist36, Manager at The Alchemist, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Peter, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the service on your visit. Please can you provide us with your contact details so we can get more details about your visit. We would like to investigate in to this further. Our contact email is... More 

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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So we and the mrs went to the alchemist whilst visiting Manchester, the bar itself is vibrant, the staff are really friendly and I would highly recommend it to anyone. We started off with a few cocktails, as there are so many we asked the waiter to recommend and few and they were really nice, in fact... all the cocktails... More 

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TheAlchemist36, Manager at The Alchemist, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Pete, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. I am sorry to hear about your experience. Please can you provide us with your contact details so we can get more details about your visit. We would like to investigate in to this further. Our contact email is Spinningfieldsbdm@thealchemist.uk.com. Apologies on the behalf of the... More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent sat night here, we were in awe of the great atmosphere (dj playing contantly) and the cocktails being served. The bar was buzzing, and the bar staff were quick serving customers, the cocktail list is endless with specimen bottles, bunsen burners and teacups being the normal...Our food was delicious fish and chips for hubby and special chicken, chips and... More 

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Thank 3nicholes
TheAlchemist36, Manager at The Alchemist, responded to this review

Good Afternoon! Thank you for taking the time to leave some feedback on your visit with us. We can't wait to see you again soon! :) The Alchemist Spinningfields Team! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 01:00
Friday
10:00 - 02:00
Saturday
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Hardman Street | Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3HF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 817 2950

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