The striking new MediaCityUK Alchemist Bar & Restaurant will open at the beginning of September. 

This ambitious £1.2m development will have 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 will create 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 will be 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.”


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