The Alchemist London - Old Street


The Alchemist are, unsurprisingly, one of the best when it comes to attention to detail with their molecular mixology and in the kitchen. Their mixologists create every cocktail with an obsessive eye for detail, presented in vessels orchestrated to add a devilish dash of theatre, they bedazzle, bewitch and set the scene for everything they do. 

The dark and unconventional brand has five London locations; Bevis Marks in the city, St. Martin's Lane in 'theatreland', Old Street in the creative Shoreditch hub, Embassy Gardens at Nine Elms and its flagship haunt in Canary Wharf.

Old Street is home to a host of creatives making it the perfect fit for The Alchemist’s own distinct dash of flavour. They've conjured their molecular madness to bring you the ideal cocktail venue to blend with like-minds and spark alternative ideas in the darkly delicious ambience that’s their own unique signature. If you're looking for some theatre, we recommend The Colour Changing One, as the name suggests, this cocktail transforms before your very eyes. Or try Cherry Poppins and pop an infused bubble over this gin & citrus-based cocktail.

Enjoy an all-day dining menu with classic dishes receiving an Alchemist twist. For breakfast, indulge in a packed Breakfast Burrito, for lunch a delicious Duck Salad, and for dinner we recommend the brand's best-seller since 2010, the 'Chicken in a Basket'. 

(Dogs are also welcome with open paws).

Looking for weekend plans? Start your weekend right with their Alchemy Cocktail Brunch. Enjoy 3 cocktails and any brunch dish for £32. A great way to sample the delights of this creatively weird venue, plus great value.

Or if you're a late-night reveller, the venue offers drinks table reservations past 10pm on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Through their booking process online, pre-order your drinks ahead of time so they will be nice and chilled for when you arrive. Alchemist Old Street has become a late-night destination for the Shoreditch late-night partiers.  


  • Happily Affordable ££
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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 0:00
Tuesday 12:00 0:00
Wednesday 12:00 0:00
Thursday 12:00 0:00
Friday 12:00 0:00
Saturday 10:00 0:00
Sunday 10:00 0:00

Special opening hours

Day Open Close Notes
Monday 3rd April 2023 12:00 23:00
Friday 7th April 2023 11:00 0:00
Monday 10th April 2023 10:00 0:00



The Alchemist London - Old Street, 145, City Road, Old Street, EC1V 1LP



Nearest Station

Old Street (Tube)


  • Cuisines

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

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