India Paine

New bar The Alchemist did not disappoint the people of Nottingham with their signature periodic table of cocktails and mouth-watering menu on Saturday, February 10.

The opening weekend was busier than expected with the restaurant being fully booked. And, is set to be fully booked for the next two upcoming weekends.

Built in the grade II listed building on 11 King Street – formerly the Hard Rock Cafe and Tropeiro – the trademark decor of copper interiors and unique artwork has been spread across the two floors, following their £1.65 million renovations.

A waitress from The Alchemist, 22, said: “Those from Nottingham have seen this beautiful building go through many changes and now it has been transformed.

I think this is the best bar, for not only Nottingham but the building itself, and I think it will only get more popular.”

The excitement around the opening of the bar and restaurant has been highly anticipated by both staff and members of the public.

Katie Bond, 22, from Nottingham who visited on opening night said: “The Alchemist had a lively atmosphere, with a very modern and contemporary design.

The staff were very knowledgeable about the cocktails and the food tasted delicious.”

Simon Potts, managing director of The Alchemist said: “We’re really looking forward to bringing The Alchemist to the vibrant city of Nottingham.”

Located in the heart of the city, the bar and restaurant will offer all-day dining and theatrical cocktails. The addition of The Alchemist will only add to the city’s excellent food and drink community.

Dine here for breakfast, lunch or dinner with main dishes starting at £10. Wash this down with one of their 50 cocktails including, a colour changing one, the bubble bath or the ballbreaker, from £8.