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Alchemy Restaurant and Bar is a unique Australian dining experience. Located in a stunning position on the Brisbane River, the venue has an atmosphere of relaxed elegance inspired by the exquisite cuisine and the spectacular views. Perfect venue for private functions and special occasion. Owners, Brad and Angelica Jolly, have had a wealth of experience in restaurants in Australia and abroad. They are driven by a philosophy that incorporates the traditional values of exceptional service and the highest quality produce. They have consistently maintained Alchemy's commitment to quality. Voted Best Restaurant with the Brisbane Locales.
USD 40 - USD 63
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
European, Australian, Italian
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Waterfront, Family style
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Reviewed 22 December 2020 via mobile

Our experience at Alchemy was outstanding. The service was exceptional, particularly our attendant Elena (we hope we have her name correct). She was warm, knowledgeable and her service standard was truly 5star. All staff that we encountered were excellent. Our meals were utterly delicious. Portion...size were perfect. Pricing was appropriate, great value for money in fact. The espresso martini was well made. Thank you. The view is great and ever changing. There’s just so much activity on the river. Thank you to the team that made our wedding anniversary lunch so special.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 6 December 2020 via mobile

Expected fine dining with amazing view. View was amazing but food was hit and miss. Four cheese gnocchi was more gnocchi in cream soup - good but not the quality I would have expected from fine dining. The beef cheeks fell apart but ruined by...chewy, fatty bacon. Service was average. Menu was dirty (normally I’m all for reduce, reuse - but in times of covid may be best off recycling the paper menus), cutlery set incorrectly (petty I know) and my partner was delivered the wrong dessert.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 17 October 2020

Wow, thank you so much Alchemy for giving us the most amazing wedding celebration. Due to COVID changes we were suddenly left without a wedding dinner venue 2 weeks out. We are so thankful to Ange, Simona, Brad and the team for taking on our...wedding booking at short notice, yet providing us with a night better than we could have ever hoped. The food, drinks, service, atmosphere, EVERYTHING was amazing. Our guests could not stop raving about your incredible venue. Thank you!!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 19 September 2020 via mobile

This was our 3rd visit to Alchemy , and it didn’t disappoint , We started with the pork belly and lentils for entree, Mains chosen were the fish of the day with mussels and leeks , and beef cheeks, Deserts were creme caramel , and...the apple crumble Every course was as described and delicious Can’t wait to return again to AlchemyMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 18 September 2020

We researched somewhere for our 10 year wedding anniversary and were sold on the pitch of a venue with an atmosphere of relaxed elegance. The service was terrible! The staff literally plonked food and wine in front of us, no ambience, no happy wedding anniversary,...so service really. One of the worst dining experiences I can remember. I did have high expectations after reading their website and reviews and was bitterly disappointed. I contacted Angelica to request a refund so we could use that money to dine elsewhere (I didn't want the memory of this restaurant) and her response was you ate your meals so you pay. Should have left immediately after being seated next to a swinging door and a view of other patrons.....More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 10 September 2020

Love coming back to Alchemy to try out any new dishes. The food is always amazing. Good wine list and the staff are always very good. Even with social distancing there was plenty of atmosphere

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 28 August 2020

Quite honestly the best fine dining food in Brisbane. Brilliant service and the food was to die for.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 15 August 2020 via mobile

The staff was friendly and professional, the food is just amazing and because we were there on our anniversary they surprised us. Our evening was perfect because of you guys!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 10 August 2020

We had dinner of Saturday night for belated birthdays for 2 of our friends. Angelica and her team at Alchemy were incredible and stress free especially during these uncertain times. The food was incredible and it was so nice to have a 'set menu' as...such but have multiple choices and options on how you could have your 2 courses (or 3 if you wanted to). A big thank you to the Pastry chef that made us a croquembouche to make this night out an extra special one. Highly recommend Alchemy (especially for a group dinner) and will definitely return.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 14 July 2020

What a wonderful lunch we had! The food, despite the Covid menu, was as always fantastic. Who can go past the Chefs Specialty "Beef Cheeks"? The wine list was selective and good as was the service. All around a great lunch which made for a...great day.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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2 May 2016|
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Response from markdavies7764 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, sometimes it takes longer - depending on the content of the review. I wrote a negative review of a hotel in San Francisco that took 2 weeks to get published. I suppose they have to verify the facts to ensure I... More
Cat B
11 March 2015|
Response from Angelica J | Property representative |
No. Not really we say smart casual
Sue D
19 January 2015|
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Response from Angelica J | Property representative |
Hi Sue sorry for late response. We will only have the dego menu on 14th Feb
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