After a month of renovation, The Alchemist has unveiled its latest creation.
With a brand new menu and a dining room that will amaze you, their Spinningfields branch is shaping up to be one of the best places to go for summer.
Alongside their signature cocktail menu full of glamor and magic that we’re used to, their revamped menu has an element of Asian fusion inspiration.
Not only does the new menu feature freshly inspired dishes, but it’s more inclusive than ever.
More than half of the menu offers vegetarian or vegan options, as well as gluten-free creations.
Perfect for large groups, or if you need another accessible spot for dietary needs, The Alchemist is a welcome addition to Manchester’s dining scene.
For starters, there are small bites and nibbles with flavor profiles across the board.
We opted for deliciously crispy and flavorful pork bonbons drizzled with sriracha mayonnaise and Korean bites in gochujang sauce for a spicy kick to start.
Also among their entrees are Japanese-inspired crispy mushrooms with a miso mayonnaise topping, as well as Chinese staples of duck spring rolls.
Moving on to “The Main Event” from their menu, the steaming BBQ pork plank is a feast fit for a king.
This indulgent dish consists of a strip of tender pork chops simmered on a bed of grilled peppers and onions in a very hot pan.
Alongside that are pork crackers, pickles, and their own version of a “dirty coleslaw.” All in all, an assortment of meaty goodness.
Vegan diners may instead be more interested in curry katsu using panko-coated and marinated eggplant instead of the usual chicken cutlet.
Accompanying the jasmine rice and coated in a house-made katsu sauce, the curry has a serving of nori and radish chips for an extra level of crispiness.
End your dining experience in sweet style with one of the new desserts.
Among the options, the Cotton-candy Baked Alaska that comes to life at the table. This plate of meringue, blood orange ice cream and waffle is a dessert with flair.
A lighter but equally delicious option is their caramelized pineapple yakitori. Using traditional Japanese yakitori, the pineapple is caramelized over an open flame and served with a pumpkin seed that is sure to please any sweet tooth lover.
This, however, is just a taste of what The Alchemist has to offer.
True to their name, they’ve made every ingredient in every dish gold.
Head to Spinningfields to see their £550,000 renovation in all its glory for yourself and relive the experience of tableside enchantment.