Friday 22 November 2019 – Third Party Media Release
The Alchemist to Launch its Biggest Venue yet with London Flagship in Canary Wharf
The 6,200 ft2 space will feature two outdoor terraces, a 100-cover restaurant, three bars and a ‘grab and go’ food option, alongside its theatrical cocktails and all-day dining menu
The Alchemist, the premium cocktail bar and restaurant concept, is bringing its renowned theatrical cocktails to the bustle of the business district, with a new London flagship opening in Canary Wharf on Friday 29th November.
The new 6,200 ft2 space will offer respite to busy city workers and visitors with two spacious outdoor terraces and three bars. Overlooking Canary Wharf, guests will enjoy London’s skyline whilst listening to The Alchemist’s resident DJs.
With a bespoke design created by Macaulay Sinclair, the Canary Wharf site will feature crisp geometric lines with precious metal detailing, set against dark wood panelling and bronzed mirrored walls. Featuring its eclectic all-day dining menu, The Alchemist Canary Wharf will also offer a unique ‘grab and go’ bagel menu, with freshly baked bagels supplied by East London bakery Shalom Hot Bagels, created specifically to tailor to those looking for a quick bite in the area.
The latest launch follows a hugely successful two-year growth period for The Alchemist with a national growth rate of 180%. The bar group already has a presence in capital with three London sites, Bevis Marks at Liverpool Street, St Martin’s Lane and most recently Old Street. Canary Wharf will become The Alchemist’s latest and biggest addition.
At the beginning of 2020, The Alchemist will be expanding its London offering further, with its first opening south of the Thames – Embassy Gardens in Nine Elms. The site which sits between Vauxhall and Battersea will offer an ideal spot for drinks in London’s newest district.
The Alchemist launched its first site in Manchester in 2010, and the forthcoming expansion will take the group to 19 sites nationwide.
Simon Potts, Managing Director of The Alchemist says, “Canary Wharf is the perfect location for our London flagship site, we’ll be offering busy workers respite from the city, with our spacious terraces, all-day dining and expertly crafted cocktails. The new site will have all the quality and theatre found at The Alchemist, but with its own twist tailored to Canary Wharf”.
Camille Waxer, Managing Director – Retail and Chief Adminstrative Officer, Canary Wharf Group, says, “We are very excited about welcoming The Alchemist to Canary Wharf. They bring an abundance of theatre to their bars and restaurants, with striking interiors, delicious food and a unique and unconventional approach to mixology. They will be located in one of our busiest hubs at Canary Wharf with great views of the Estate from their two outdoor terraces. It will be a great opening not to be missed.”
For further information, please contact: Thealchemist@wcommunications.co.uk
Notes to Editors:
The Alchemist is a true master in dark arts and molecular mixology with theatre and immersive experiences at its core. This, coupled with innovative presentation and sensational settings, makes The Alchemist an unrivalled all-day destination.
Established in 2010, The Alchemist provides an all-day casual dining experience from breakfast through to dinner, complemented by an expertly crafted drinks menu. Its passionate in-house mixologists create every cocktail with an obsessive eye for detail, all orchestrated to serve a devilish dash of theatre. The premium operator can be found across the UK including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle, Chester, Oxford, Nottingham and Cardiff.
About Canary Wharf Group:
Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 16.5m sq ft of London real estate, which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers.
The Canary Wharf Estate is a major retail destination comprising around 1m sq ft across five shopping malls, including the award-winning leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens.
Canary Wharf’s new district, Wood Wharf, will provide up to 3,600 new homes, 2m sq ft of office space, 350,000 sq ft of retail space and over eight acres of public spaces, squares and parks. There will also be a GP surgery and a two-form primary school for 420 children.
Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.