The Alchemist - Gunwarf Quays

Bars, British, Dim Sum, Fusion, International, Modern European, Steak, Tapas, Vegan, Vegetarian·

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££££ - £30 - £49
Bars, British, Dim Sum, Fusion, International, Modern European, Steak, Tapas, Vegan, Vegetarian
Eat at Home
Cool, Dark and moody, Fun, Glamorous, Lively, Luxury, Quirky, Romantic
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Beer garden, Great views, Outside seating, Terrace, Waterside
Special Features
Dog friendly, Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Birthdays, Celeb spotting, Celebrations, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions

About The Alchemist - Gunwarf Quays

Restaurant and cocktail bar The Alchemist is renowned for its signature serves, expert mixology and theatrical flourishes, a combination that’s clearly proving popular with the people. The Alchemist now boasts sites all over the UK and you can find its Portsmouth venture at Gunwharf Quays, the city’s centre for retail, food and drink, with the bar located Canalside and within walking distance of landmark Spinnaker Tower. 

Spanning two storeys and an outdoor terrace right by the water, The Alchemist is a magical drinking and dining destination for parties large and small. Its best known for producing a wealth of creative cocktails and you're bound to find something new and exciting to suit your tastes. Discover your perfect cocktail from dedicated sections of the menu, including ‘chemistry and theatre’, ‘light and dreamy’ and ‘bold and boozy’. There are also a range of spirit infusions, from strawberry laces gin to mango chilli tequila, as well as a great selection of wines, beers, ales and cider.  

The all-day food menu promises plenty of tasty and exciting dishes, too. Available throughout the week is a collection of international plates, from nibbles to sharers to burgers and crowd-pleasing mains. Choose from the likes of chorizo and cheddar doughballs and cheeseburger bao buns to start, while its signature smoking boards make an impressive main course – think smoking chargrilled chicken with rose harissa, grilled peppers and onions, American cheese melt, guacamole, garlic sour cream and tortillas.  

Brunch is served at weekends only and includes things like wings and waffles, a pancake stack with yoghurt, mango, pineapple and blueberries and salt beef benedict. For an extra special touch, diners can choose The Alchemist’s ‘All that Glitters’ brunch which includes your choice of any brunch dish plus three signature cocktails for a set price.  

Menu Highlights

Main Courses
Smoking Chargrilled Chicken - £14.50

Hot skillet board, served with rice & charred lime. Smoky rose harissa, grilled peppers & onions, American cheese melt, guacamole, garlic sour cream, tortilla.

Alchemy Fish & Chips - £13.50

Black activated charcoal battered fish, mushy peas, tartare sauce, curry sauce, lemon.

Katsu Curry - £12.00

Panko crumbed chicken or roasted cauliflower. Crispy kale, rice, house-made katsu sauce.

Bubblebath Cocktail - £8.75

Tanqueray Gin, Aperol, Chambord, Lemon, Apple, Fairy Liquid.

Smokey Old Fashioned Cocktail - £9.00

Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Maple Syrup, Dilution, Jerry Thomas Bitters. Smoke. The Original.

Cherry Poppins Cocktail - £9.50

Whitley Neill Raspberry Gin, Amaretto, Cherry Bristol Syrup Strawberry Shrub, Citrus, Cherry Fog Bubble.


Does The Alchemist cater for dietary requirements?

Yes, there are multiple options on the menu for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and more dietary requirements

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Unit R02, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3TZ

0239 400 3575


Opening Times

All day
Mon 10:00-00:00
Tue 10:00-00:00
Wed 10:00-00:00
Thu 10:00-01:00
Fri 10:00-01:00
Sat 10:00-01:00
Sun 10:00-23:00


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