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Molecular Mixology and Devilishly Delicious Menus // The Alchemist Chester

August 10, 2017

The Chester’s Alchemist is officially open for business. Situated on the lively St John Street, The Alchemist radiates a magical energy with its subtle hints of dark magic and wizardry and of course, with their spellbinding cocktails.

Upon entering The Alchemist we were struck by the long antique bar, which was full of a variety of liqueurs and spirits. The new Alchemist site is spread across two levels – the bar on the ground floor and the restaurant dining on the first floor. The bar/restauraunt incorporates the alchemy vibe, with a balance of comfort and style.

What I loved most was that there was a very relaxed ambience and how friendly all of the staff were. We were immediately greeted by the bar staff who directed us to the upstairs area. The restaurant is bright and quirky but still consists with the alchemy theme.

First things first… Cocktails

We grabbed our seats and I was straight onto the cocktail menu, which I loved the look of. If the periodic table looked like this in my science lessons, I’m sure a lot more people would have taken more interest in science.

I was after a tasty cocktail but of course a show stopping one, the waiter recommended the lightbulb moment and it did not disappoint. The mixologists create all of their cocktails with an impressive eye for detail, ensuring that all cocktails set the scene.

(Lightbulb Moment: Tanqueray Gin, Pimms, Ginger Beer, Raspberry, Lemon, Mint.)

Despite having lots of cocktails to choose from, The Alchemist also have a varied and extensive food menu. The menu has something for everyone, which made it extremely difficult for me to choose. I opted for the special fried chicken in a basket, as I was intrigued to see what it would look like and my sister chose the katsu chicken curry. The food came very quickly and it was extremely tasty. The special fried chicken in a basket, was literally served in a basket that was shaped as a chicken and came with fries, red cabbage coleslaw and a sauce which added a spicy kick. The katsu chicken curry was served in panko breadcrumb and served with coriander rice – may I add my sister said it was the BEST katsu chicken curry she had tasted.

The Alchemist really did bring a little magic to life, the service was excellent and most importantly the food and cocktails were divine. I would highly recommend to everyone.

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  • Reply Ruth Fishwick August 14, 2017 at 11:58 am

    I’m planning a trip to Chester soon and I’m yet to try the food at The Alcheimist so you may have just helped us to decide where to eat! The katsu curry sounds delicious!

    Ruth //

  • Reply MissPond August 14, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    I love the alchemist! The tea pot one (can’t remember the name) is my favourite. The food is also fab. Glad to see they’re opening up in more places!

  • Reply Four for the Road August 14, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    I’ve been meaning to check the Alchemist out. Your pics and review tell a very good story. Your sister’s claim that it had the BEST Katsu Curry definitely needs to be explored, I’m sure nothing competes with Wagamama on this. My friends went on the opening day and had good things to say too. Next time I’m out in town I’ll make sure to pop in for some cocktails for sure. ~ SK

  • Reply lacey j houghto August 16, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Love the Alchemist! Really need to try the lightbulb, it looks so cool!

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