The Alchemist Edinburgh St James Quarter


Step up into the Alchemist's first Scotland venue. Located in the heart of Edinburgh on the fourth floor of St James Quarter, the capital's largest retail district. 

Situated just a stone’s throw from Edinburgh Castle and the infamous Witches’ Well, what better destination for their dark world of theatre? Enter via a lobby featuring astrological projections before a fully immersive elevator experience to the fourth floor. Get ready to sit back and enjoy spectacular cocktails, glorious food and theatre served, in the Alchemist's first highland venue.

This huge space serves a renowned unconventional cocktail menu bursting with apocethary and style. Be tantalized by the Cherry Poppins, a raspberry gin-based cocktail with a cherry fog bubble.

Feeling hungry? Indulge in an all-day dining menu while surrounded by lavish black and gold interiors. From Katsu Curry to Sizzling steaks, and the mouth-watering Chocolate Cookie S'mores, this place has it all. There are great options for vegetarians and vegans too. If late-night plans are more your vibe, make a booking with The Alchemist after dark featuring entertainment and late night table service, post 10pm Thursday - Saturday. 

What's more, start your weekend right with their Alchemy Cocktail Brunch. Enjoy 3 cocktails and any brunch dish for £30. A great way to sample the delights of this creatively weird venue, plus great value.


Offer Availability
Enjoy a celebratory bottle of Moët & Chandon Champagne on arrival for £70!
Monday 12:00 – 23:00
Tuesday 12:00 – 23:00
Wednesday 12:00 – 23:00
Thursday 12:00 – 23:00
Friday 12:00 – 23:00
Saturday 10:00 – 23:00
Sunday 10:00 – 22:00


  • Cocktail Making
  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Taking Bookings


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 10:00 0:00
Tuesday 10:00 0:00
Wednesday 10:00 0:00
Thursday 10:00 0:00
Friday 10:00 1:00
Saturday 10:00 1:00
Sunday 10:00 23:00

Special opening hours

Day Open Close Notes
Thursday 25th December 2025 - -
Thursday 1st January 2026 - -
Friday 25th December 2026 - -
Friday 1st January 2027 - -
Saturday 25th December 2027 - -
Saturday 1st January 2028 - -
Monday 25th December 2028 - -
Monday 1st January 2029 - -
Sunday 25th August 2024 10:00 1:00
Monday 26th August 2024 11:00 23:00



The Alchemist Edinburgh St James Quarter, 414 St James Quarter, EH1 3AE


New Town


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Breakfast, Bar Snacks, Brunch, International, Christmas Lunch/Dinner, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly, Burgers and Asian food.

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