The Alchemist Edinburgh St James Quarter


Step up into the Alchemist's first venue in Scotland. Located in 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 served?

Enter via a lobby featuring star sign projections before an immersive elevator experience to the fourth floor and enjoy spectacular cocktails and glorious food in the Alchemist's first venue in Scotland.

This huge space serves their renowned scientific and unconventional cocktail menu. Try Cherry Poppins, a raspberry gin-based cocktail with a cherry fog bubble - pop to release its aroma. Indulge in their all-day dining menu while surrounded by lavish black and gold interiors. From Katsu Curry to Steaks, and the mouth-watering Chocolate Cookie S'mores, this place has it all. There are great options for vegetarians and vegans too.

The venue is getting a great reputation for late night Thursday - Saturday. You can book drinks tables post 10pm under their 'After Dark' campaign online. Through the booking process you can pre-order drinks packages ahead of your arrival, removing any hassle on the night. This dark and unconventional bar is a great destination to end up. Plus the outdoor terrace boasts DJ sets in collaboration with Glenmorangie X whisky. Visit the venue webpage for more information. 

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.


  • Cocktail Making
  • Happily Affordable ££
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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 10:00 0:00
Tuesday 10:00 0:00
Wednesday 10:00 0:00
Thursday 10:00 1:00
Friday 10:00 1:00
Saturday 10:00 1:00
Sunday 10:00 0:00

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 24th December 2023 10:00 21:00
Tuesday 26th December 2023 12:00 22:00
Sunday 31st December 2023 10:00 2:00
Monday 1st January 2024 12:00 0:00



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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