Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Bar & Restaurant
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    • The Alchemist, 98 King Street , Knutsford , Cheshire, WA16 6HQ

About The Alchemist Bar & Restaurant Ltd

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 Bar & Restaurant Ltd

In November 2017, Managing Director Simon Potts and the senior team conducted a national roadshow, presenting a detailed overview of company activity in terms of sales, acquisitions, people development, culture and brand innovation to every member of staff.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
They use PDA, an analysis tool that creates behavioural profiles of staff. Each General Manager completes their profile online and receives 1-2-1 feedback and coaching, focusing on their own behavioural and leadership style, supporting their successful transition to a leadership role.
My Company
My Company
They work hard at keeping their teams engaged by continually arranging and improving team building and training events. Led by the feedback of their employees, it helps to make The Alchemist the company it is today.

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  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    60% / 40%

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