Did you know it’s still going to be a really clement 19°C over the weekend? Fancy catching some rays and imbibing lush cocktails in a hip new hangout in Manchester? Head over to The Alchemist MediaCityUK stat. It’s a stunning building, case in point below. See what I mean?


The striking new MediaCityUK Alchemist Bar & Restaurant has opened its doors and is warmly welcoming all who appreciate gorgeous drinks in stunning surroundings.  This ambitious £1.2m development has its own distinctive identity, making a statement with eye-catching interior design.  Located in a prime waterside location between The Lowry Theatre and MediaCityUK, the venue has 96 covers in a 4,900 sq ft space, and has created up to 60 jobs in the area.


Manchester based Reid Architects have created something special, reflective of the energetic and creative environment in which it is located.  In conjunction with construction specialist Artez Group, they have delivered a landmark, futuristic building which includes bold and modernist features, from the angular blackened steel and bronze bar, to the dazzling gold clad roof and walls.  The bar wraps around from the interior to the enclosed outdoor terrace which will be ideal for al fresco drinking and dining, offering sweeping views of the water and the surrounding area which still gives a glimpse of the enduring and fascinating legacy of Salford’s industrial heritage.


Open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the carefully crafted drinks menu ensures a cocktail selection that is second to none including classics such as the Smokey Old Fashioned and new additions such as the Battenberg.  The utmost care is taken in sourcing and using the finest ingredients, coupled with molecular drinks-making techniques which will surprise and confound every palate.

Simon Potts, Managing Director The Alchemist says: “This is our eleventh Alchemist in the UK and a significant one for the brand. This particular building has a unique and visionary design aesthetic as befitting our location, and the team are really looking forward to welcoming everyone who works and lives in this vibrant waterside community.”

I can’t wait to pop by. The Alchemist MediaCityUK, see you very soon.

For more information about this very special venue, hop on over to their website now. For reservations, give them a call on 0161 872 7396 or drop them an email: [email protected].

If you went, I’d love to know how you got on.


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