Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Bar & Restaurant
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  • Contact
    • The Alchemist,Ground Floor, Chadsworth House, Wilmslow Road, Handforth, SK9 3HP

About The Alchemist

The Alchemist Bar & Restaurant Ltd is a cocktail bar and restaurant that celebrates molecular mixology, alchemy and craftsmanship. Drinks are served in all manner of vessels with theatre and panache, with food served morning, noon and night.

The Alchemist has locations at 12 sites across the UK, including Manchester, Leeds, London and Birmingham, and has plans to open new restaurants in places such as Nottingham, Cardiff and Bristol.

In July 2017, the company declared a 'War on Straws'. Realising that they were using 2.5 million straws a year, all going to landfill, they removed straws from their bars. They’ve sourced a biodegradable alternative for those drinks that do need straws or for any guests that may request one.

In addition, they are running two community initiatives to help the environment. Staff are helping to clean up the waterways at Media City, Manchester and they’re planting trees in Leeds.

What is it like to work for The Alchemist

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
They believe that the most interesting or innovative example of how their organisation supports employee development, both work and non-work related, is through their currency of kindness that provides transferable skills for staff that can be used for the future.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The Alchemist have learnt to use the waste hierarchy to their advantage by preventing waste through better stock control and dealing with what does arise as sustainably as possible. This includes focusing on take-back of food delivery packaging, recycling and energy from food waste.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Team members are rewarded through a series of incentive programmes. Hourly, daily, weekly and monthly and prizes range right the way from a complimentary drink after work, to attending film premieres, to jetting off on a week’s holiday to Jamaica.

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  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

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  • Male : Female:

    60% / 40%

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