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The Alchemist Birmingham bar and restaurant arrives in the city on September 26th 2016, when the popular Northern venue opens its doors to food and cocktail lovers here.


The Alchemist Birmingham is part of the Living Ventures group, and will be arriving on Colmore Row, in the heart of the city's business district.

Birmingham guests will be able to experience the alchemy and craftsmanship that The Alchemist will bring to the city, along with varied food offering served morning, noon and night.

The brand, which launched five years ago, is hoping to employ around 60 new team members for the Birmingham venue.

New recruits will undergo an intense two-week training program to perfect the extensive drink and food menus that The Alchemist Birmingham will offer.

Simon Potts, managing director of The Alchemist, said:

"Ensuring that we recruit passionate and skilful team members is an extremely important part of our business.

"We thrive on giving our customers a great experience and our team members play an integral part in helping our brand to deliver this."

The Alchemist Birmingham GS Restaurant

What's on the food menu at The Alchemist Birmingham?

The food menu will draw inspiration from options available at existing venues, including:

  • Blackened Salmon with Cajun crumb
  • Jerk Chicken served with dumplings, rice and peas
  • Popular Special Fried Chicken in a basket served with fries and red cabbage coleslaw

What's on the drinks menu at The Alchemist Birmingham?

Cocktails are the name of the game, with current drinks offered including:

Tickle Me Pink (Hendricks Gin, Briottet elderflower, lime, nettles, stings)
Beyond the Kale (Zubrowka Vodka, Lime and Kale)
Caramelised Rum Punch (Appleton Signature Blend Rum, Grand Marnier, Watermelon, Lime, Pineapple, Fire)

Why is The Alchemist coming to Birmingham?

The cocktail bar and restaurant currently operates five venues across the UK, including two in Manchester, two in Leeds, one in London and a sixth opening in Liverpool in August 2016.

Managing director Simon Potts explained the Birmingham move:

"Birmingham has been on our radar for a while now and we have been waiting for the perfect venue. We are excited to be bringing our dynamic and theatrical offering to this district of the city centre in a couple of months' time.

Being in the Midlands right now is extremely exciting, and I'm glad that we can be a part of the regeneration process."

Also from the Living Ventures group, The Botanist cocktail bar and restaurant has fared well in Birmingham. and is soon to be joined by sister brand Gusto.

Meanwhile, London-born cocktail chain Be At One launched in spring, and Liverpool rum specialist Smuggler's Cove is on the way.

The arrival of national bar and restaurant operators in Birmingham city centre seems set to continue apace.

Photos: The Alchemist in Greek St, Leeds.

Posted by Ahmed Ahmed

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