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“Amazing cocktails...food was disappointing! ”

The Alchemist Birmingham
Ranked #229 of 2,409 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$29
Description: A modern bar/restaurant: A celebration of the unconventional, dark and controversial! Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Description: A modern bar/restaurant: A celebration of the unconventional, dark and controversial! Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Defiantly a lively, vibrant bar. Cocktails are amazing and I would highly recommend a visit for drinks. Great atmosphere.

The food was disappointing. We had a sharing starter which was lovely, however, the mains were bland and defiantly not on par with the drinks on offer.

Thank LouG2
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Paulie M, Unit PA at The Alchemist Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Good Morning LouG2,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience and for your lovely comments about our venue and cocktails.

We greatly appreciate both positive and negative feedback and your comments will be passed on to the management team.

We hope to see you again very soon!

Many Thanks,

The Alchemist Birmingham Team

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

My friends and I visited over the bank holiday weekend for my friends birthday and we had a great time. I'd previously only visited for cocktails so was wary about what the food would be like but I was pleasantly surprised. I had the basket of chicken with salt and pepper chips which I must say was excellent value for money. My friend had a burger (chips cost extra) and another friend had the ramen. We were happy with out food and loves that the theatrical cocktails happened at out table so we didn't miss out! I would definitely recommend it -well worth a visit for the cocktails alone but it does get very busy and I was glad we had a table.

Thank Nhickox
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birminghambdm, Manager at The Alchemist Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Good Morning Nhickox, thanks for taking the time to review your recent experience and for your lovely comments about our cocktails and food. The Chicken in a Basket is a favourite of ours too! We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Many thanks, The Alchemist Birmingham Team

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

We have been quite a few times now to eat and drink.
Great night on every visit, does get very busy on weekends so you may not get a seat but has never bothered us!
Bartenders are like ninja's so never be put off by queue at the bar as they serve a few customers at once and you will never be waiting long.
Food is tasty and never had a bad meal.
Definitely make sure to visit if in Birmingham!!

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Thank Blossom1000
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birminghambdm, Manager at The Alchemist Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Good Morning Blossom1000, thanks for taking the time to review your recent experience and for your lovely comments about our cocktails and food. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Many thanks, The Alchemist Birmingham Team

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Booked a table at the Alchemist a few weeks ago for my sons 21st Birthday. We arrived on time but had to wait 15/20 mins for our reservation, which was fine as we had a drink at the bar area, where we had a good chill and soaked up the Buzz and atmosphere! The front of house staff were lovely, friendly and very helpful. Our waiter was Bradley, a great guy! Very efficient and helpful with the menu as we needed some recommendations with the amazing cocktails and food choices. They even popped a candle in a Strawberry for our sons drink for his birthday! We all had starters, absolutely delicious especially the Steamed Pork Buns! Our mains were tasty too! Great first visit here! Well done guys!will definitely be back in the near future!

Thank Lisa B
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birminghambdm, Manager at The Alchemist Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Good Morning Lisa B, thanks for taking the time to review your first experience with us and we're glad to hear we could help with your Son's 21st birthday celebrations. Also thanks for your lovely comments about our cocktails, food and your server Bradley - we'll be sure to pass your comments onto him! We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Many thanks, The Alchemist Birmingham Team

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Loved our visit here. We are big fans of this chain and the one in Birmingham didn't disappoint! Our cocktails were made perfectly and the bartender was great to watch masterfully put cocktails together as we sat and enjoyed our drinks. Great visit.

Thank Katie B
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birminghambdm, Manager at The Alchemist Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Good Morning Katie B, thanks for taking the time to review your recent experience and for your lovely comments about our cocktails and bartender. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Many thanks, The Alchemist Birmingham Team

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