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The Alchemist - CLOSED

Sinan Mansions, Bldg. 32, 45 Sinan Lu,, Shanghai, China
+86 21 6426 0660
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  • Average6%
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8 Apr 2013
“The Alchemist changed and is now "Las Tapas"”
11 Oct 2012
“drinks for the curious.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Bar, Spanish, Pub
Sinan Mansions, Bldg. 32, 45 Sinan Lu,, Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

We booked a table for Sunday brunch with friends and had a total surprise. It was a pleasant surprise. Las Tapas serves excellent Tapas and has taken over the place. Not all signs have changed yet and the fapiao (invoice) still reads The Alchemist, but...More

Thank Fitz_Oblong_1
Reviewed 11 October 2012

Love the interiors. Drinks for the curious. The aroma of the place smells like a spa. The free popcorn smells like a potpourri as well. Menu is awesome to read. Don't skip visiting this place.

Thank Pinay_Commuter
Reviewed 9 October 2012

Love this place, its expensive (in Chinese terms) but worth it (in western terms) located in the Sinan Mansion complex, drinks are amazing, foods great, service is exceptional, atmosphere is good. Annoyed me a little bit that you can only have certain drink menus at...More

Reviewed 25 September 2012

Restaurant bar lounge, I think it's slipped up a bit since the last time I was here. I'd still give it another shot.

1  Thank kokolig
Reviewed 22 August 2012

The Alchemist is one of our favorite brunch places in Shanghai. Beyond the brunch though, their bar and regular menu have something for everyone. I've never tasted anything there that I didn't like. If you just want some snacks, you MUST try the Egg-wich and...More

1  Thank jhy0719
Reviewed 27 July 2012 via mobile

Just went for some cocktails and a few nibbles. Cocktails were very good and the air con saved me from shanghai heat. Worth popping into if you're near the French concession

Thank L0M0ND0
Reviewed 28 June 2012

What a great experience to spend some time at the bar having their unique creations. What a great approach to such complicated drinks, start with the choice of your palate-sweet,sour,bitter and go from there! The bar food menu was awesome. Great curry frites and eggwich...More

Thank Al E
Reviewed 2 June 2012

... at Alchemist is relaxing and satsifying. The menu is interesting, the buffet small but good and the overall concept satisfies everyone with small or big appetite. The nice thing is the drink selection. 1 drink is included. You chose Champaign or a glass of...More

Thank Fitz_Oblong_1
Reviewed 17 April 2012

Was there for a leisurely celebratory dinner and drinks. Really enjoyed both but I assume due to the fact we were the only table seated outside we had to keep tracking down our waiter for service.

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 8 April 2012

We went here for a early evening drink and a snack. They have a great selection of the usual beers, wines, spirits etc, but also some really cool cocktails! The menu is built around the taste, not the content. We also ordered some food from...More

Thank Paulo1179
Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly
governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French
Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that
is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While
it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will
sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their
mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area
seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet,
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Restaurant Details

Bar, Spanish, Pub
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sinan Mansions, Bldg. 32, 45 Sinan Lu,, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Former French Concession
  • Neighbourhood: Former French Concession
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6426 0660
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