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Restaurant: The Alchemist – St John's Street, Chester

Jessica – Smashed Avocado & Poached Eggs with Bacon – £9.50

Rewind to last summer, and we were at the opening of Liverpool’s newest bar and restaurant, The Alchemist. We were blown away by their unique cocktails and delicious menu, and have been craving to return ever since. When we found out a few months ago that they would be opening in my, James’ home city of Chester, we were absolutely delighted and took the first opportunity to get down there for brunch. 

Perhaps more famous for their theatrical cocktails on Saturday nights, we were to find that 11am on a Monday morning is an equally as great time to visit, and had faultless service, food and mix of coffees and breakfast cocktails. 

Double Latte – £2.75  & Strawberry Colada – £4.50 

James – Huevos Rancheros with Chorizo – £8.00

Their breakfast and brunch menu had fantastic range, with everything from the the classic full English and eggs benedict. to more alternative options such as the amazing huevos rancheros with chorizo. Each of the dishes were fantastically presented, with all of them providing great additions to the ‘yolk porn’ hashtag! 

Helena – Eggs Benedict – £7.75

Remembering the splendid lunch we had last time out in Liverpool, we’re pretty confident that the dinner and dessert menus are just as remarkable as the breakfast and brunch, and we can’t wait to return to testify that. With restaurants also in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Leeds, The Alchemist name is quickly sweeping the UK, and it not hard to see why.

It’s quirky, it’s unique and perfect for any meal and occasion. 

Steve & Olivia – Full English – £10

Food: ★★★

Customer service: ★★★★★

Atmosphere: ★★★

Toilets: ★★

Disclaimer: we were invited to the restaurant for a complimentary meal in exchange for a review. But as always, all our opinions and photos are our own.

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24 Comments

  1. Ali Caitrin
    September 7, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    That Strawberry Coloada looks amazing! I will have to check out their London restaurant to try it out because I'm always looking for new places to visit here. I'm glad you both enjoyed it 🙂

    • Food and Baker
      September 14, 2017 / 7:05 pm

      Yes, we have yet to visit the London one, we hope it's just as good!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  2. Eva IV
    September 7, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    Ommgggggggg that eggs benedict though! It looks soooooo delish! I really need to go to this place – it looks lovely! <3whatevawears.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      September 14, 2017 / 7:07 pm

      Everything was so pretty – super tasty too! Please do go! You won't regret it!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  3. Emily
    September 7, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    I think having a full english breakfast was my favorite thing I did in Cambridge last year! But all of the dishes look amazing, and the prices there seem quite reasonable! Glad you had a lovely time. xxEmilyemilyhallock.blogspot.com

    • Food and Baker
      September 14, 2017 / 7:08 pm

      Nothing beats a Full English to be fair but you've got to be in the mood for it to have the whole thing!!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  4. sophiaxo
    September 7, 2017 / 4:23 pm

    SO MUCH FOOD! IT ALL LOOKS AMAZING! English Breakfasts are always delicious and this one, oh my! Sophia xo // https://sophiaaaxo.com

    • Food and Baker
      September 14, 2017 / 7:08 pm

      Breakfast is always fun, such good choices!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  5. Pinkiebag Pinkiebag
    September 7, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    Hi, the eggs benedict looks delicious not that it's any good for me. I personally prefer a naughty full English but if I'm honest the Stella & Olive just doesn't look that inviting to me.

    • Food and Baker
      September 14, 2017 / 7:09 pm

      Anything with eggs, am I right?Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  6. Llinos Thomas
    September 8, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    There are definitely some gorgeous venues in Chester, looks like this is another of them!

    • Food and Baker
      September 14, 2017 / 7:10 pm

      Agreed! So glad Chester has one of these now!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  7. Charlotte Clark
    September 9, 2017 / 8:58 am

    Oooh, the strawberry colada looks amazing! I find I can be quite picky with breakfast food because I don't like eggs (never have – even as a baby!) and I find most things come with eggs. But it looks like there's tons of choice!

    • Food and Baker
      September 14, 2017 / 7:11 pm

      Oh what? Crazy but yes many choices and you can always opt out of the eggs in the full English!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  8. Lifethrough Tsg
    September 10, 2017 / 10:40 pm

    Breakfast cocktails?! Sign me up! I love the alchemist, but I have never thought of visiting for breakfast. To be honest, I didn't even know that they served it! But this looks great, so I'll definitely have to give it a go next time I am near one!Hayley XLifethroughtsg.com

    • Food and Baker
      September 14, 2017 / 9:11 pm

      I know right, regretting not getting one now but my strawberry colada was really good! I didn't know they served it either – think it's pretty new!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

    • Food and Baker
      September 14, 2017 / 9:12 pm

      We'll defo be going back and hope to try more from the menu!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  9. abbeylouisarose
    September 13, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    Yummm, I would certainly love to experience the breakfast here! The strawberry colada looks absolutely delish and probably contains enough sugar to keep you going for the rest of the day hehe! I had huevos rancheros at an All Bar One once and really enjoyed them, so looks like I'll have to stop by a branch of The Alchemist to see how theirs compare…Abbey 😇 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      September 14, 2017 / 9:32 pm

      How interesting, we have not had breakfast there but now we're intrigued to compare too now – Hahaha probably does contain so much sugar but so worth it! Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  10. Sarah Ann
    September 25, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    The strawberry colada looks delicious! And I love ordering poached eggs with smashed avocado on toast – perfect brunch dish for me.

    • Food and Baker
      September 25, 2017 / 11:06 pm

      Can't go wrong with poached eggs and avocado on toast! Defo our fave brunch dish!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  11. kate h
    September 25, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    Lovely post! The strawberry colada caught my eye, looks delicious!

    • Food and Baker
      September 25, 2017 / 11:06 pm

      It was so delicious and so refreshing!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

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