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The Alchemist, Salford

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The Bund, Lowry Plaza
M50 3UB
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Steve C left this review about The Alchemist

From the outside the Alchemist looks more like an expensive restaurant than the chain cocktail bar / restaurant it actually is. Steps lead up to a glass entrance where one is met by a member of staff who will lead you to your table, or to the bar. The slender interior consists of tables for dining in the left hand side and a bar with limited seating in the right. The bar supports three unlabelled keg fonts, two of which were drawing Heineken (£4.95) and Birra Moretti, which seems to be everywhere these days. I have previously eaten here, chicken goujons and chips in a basket. It was OK, but nothing to write home about. The major draw of this place are the views over the quays through the enormous floor to ceiling windows. Also, the staff are very friendly. I don’t plan to revisit here, but I will be back because it is a good location to take clients for lunch.

On 14th February 2022 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Alchemist

Quite a striking building in a fine position overlooking the quays between Media City UK and The Lowry (with the Imperial War Museum across the Manchester Ship Canal beyond). The modern bar and dining area aren't that large but the place to be is the waterside terrace (with it's own part-time bar) if the weather permits and you can get a table. No real ale of course, and just Heineken, Curious IPA and Kruscovice (£4.90) from the three keg taps.

On 6th July 2019 - rating: 5
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Al Bundy left this review about The Alchemist

A hideous place in a hideous building. Inside is all shiny and glittery and ultra modern. Open plan with a terrace overlooking a dock, or if you're posh a quay. I've been in a few of these Alchemist places and haven't enjoyed any and this is no exception. Very foodie and cocktaily with a small selection of lager-a-likes on draught. Not my kinda place at all but seeing as I was wasting my time in this area I had to go in. Not an area I'll be rushing back to, if ever.

On 23rd March 2018 - rating: 2
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Manchester United FC, 0.87 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Trafford Park, 1.71 miles, 33 min walk (show)
Salford Central, 2.34 miles, 45 min walk (show)
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14th Feb 2022, 11:57
Review submitted by Steve C
17th Sep 2021, 23:21
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