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The Alchemist

1 New York Street, Manchester M1 4HD, England
+44 161 228 3856
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (39 reviews)
“club sandwich” (16 reviews)
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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 1,149 reviews

Reviewed 20 April 2017 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...More

Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 20 April 2017

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
Reviewed 20 April 2017

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...More

Thank sheilaeric
The Alchemist N, Manager at The Alchemist, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

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...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017 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...More

Thank AshandKate1616
Reviewed 19 April 2017 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...More

Thank lhood90
Reviewed 17 April 2017 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
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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...More

Thank scotttwin
Reviewed 17 April 2017 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....More

Thank Katygc
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Whilst on a course in Manchester we visited the Alchemist! Great Service and I have tried most things on the menu but my favourite has to be the Fajitas with sweet potato fries. They also do some great cocktails.. A must if you're in Manchester....More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I went to the alchemist for the first time and expected a lot. I was not disappointed. We booked and got there early. Pleased to be seated straight away in the window and watched the rain pour. We ordered chicken wings to share as a...More

Thank pwllgmm
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Questions & Answers
5 September 2017|
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Response from david a | Reviewed this property |
I would have thought so and they do non alcoholic cocktails
5 September 2017|
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Response from Simon W | Reviewed this property |
Yes - under 18's are allowed.
Debbie S
14 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!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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