At The Alchemist we’re masters in the dark arts of molecular mixology and demons in the kitchen. Our mixologists create every cocktail with an obsessive eye for detail, presented in vessels orchestrated to add a devilish dash of theatre, they bedazzle, bewitch and set the scene for everything we do.
Take a look at a mid-19th century map of Deansgate in Manchester and you will see an area marked Spinningfields; a maze of tenements and communal courtyards. The area was described as a “den of iniquity” and although opium dens could be found, alcohol was the drug of choice. Spinningfields was said to be “teeming with gin and ale houses”, an apt birthplace for the very first Alchemist.
Our menu mixes things up with a selection of dishes that cross genres to offer everything from naughty nibbles to mighty main courses for the healthiest appetite. Walls adorned with decidedly weird and distinctly dark artworks provide feasts for the eyes.