The Alchemist, well-known for its theatrical cocktails and molecular mixology across the UK, opened its second Edinburgh venue conveniently located on George Street today (June 9). Guests can expect the unexpected during their dining experiences with the venue’s immersive atmosphere and unique cocktails that do put on a chemically-charged show.
The space spans over 7,051 square feet with a bar and restaurant space seating 90 cocktail lovers. The latest addition to The Alchemist family will open its doors daily, inviting guests to indulge in a playful journey from breakfast through to dinner and late-night drinks.
The Alchemist George Street in central Edinburgh was designed by Blacksheep, drawing inspiration from earthly and cosmic realms and other dimensions. The venue features celestial artwork, and sculpted accents, with soothing hues of burnt orange, black, and aged brass. The cocktail bar is also the accent of the venue, uncovering the alchemy and craftsmanship for which The Alchemist is renowned.
The cocktail menu has been created to invite more playfulness into late-night drinking, with the brand being known for its passionate in-house mixologists who take extra care in crafting every concoction. Noteworthy additions to the new menu include the Cosmic Oyster shots with caviar, and the Pick Your Poison, an assassins teapot featuring two separate compartments, allowing guests to pour from either one. To make the experience even more lively, DJs will provide guests with some sweet sets every weekend, encouraging visitors to create positive memories.
Simon Potts, CEO, The Alchemist said: “Our St James Quarter venue has been so well received since opening in 2021, so we’re looking forward to welcoming the city to The Alchemist George Street. The two venues will complement each other perfectly, with the focus of the George Street venue being on the late-night drinking experience. We’re incredibly proud of the space which enhances the period features of the listed building and is the ideal setting for the dash of theatre we’re known for serving.”