April 5th, 2016

The Alchemist Bevis Marks New Menu Review

By May Yin Lee Of Red Velvet London,

The Alchemist Bevis Marks New Menu Review

The Alchemist has a new lunch menu and I was excited to be invited back to try their food as I've always been a huge fan of their show stopping cocktails. I came with my gal pal Alice from Form 42 as it's her first time at this chilled, laid back bar and restaurant located in the heart of Liverpool Street. To kick off, we ordered some drinks and nibbles from the starter menu with truffle and parmesan popcorn to share. We ordered the avocado and pea salad served with tomato and chilli salsa with warm nachos to share. I enjoyed the combo of peas and avocado - my two favourite greens mashed as one was a win for me. This was the perfect dish to share over girly chats, about life, goals and more gossip!

I couldn't wait to get stuck in with our main as the starters had worked up my appetite for more! I ordered the beef fillet Japanese ramen with spiced broth, noodles and Oriental vegetables followed with sweet potato fries on the side. Alice went for a meaty burger - 100% prime aged beef with blue cheese house burger served with tomato salsa and a side order of thin cut fries.

The Alchemist Bevis Marks New Menu Review The Alchemist Bevis Marks New Menu Review The Alchemist Bevis Marks New Menu Review

Now you can see why I was so excited to try the beef fillet ramen as it was a show stopping main that served the warm broth with dried ice over noodles. I believe that we eat with our eyes before we actually tuck in so my eyes were already enjoying the meal (as my tummy grumbled away and waited until I finished taking photos). My dish was delicious with generous amount of beef fillet chunks; the broth was packed full of flavour and not too over-powering. It was the perfect social meal to catch up with my gal pal and would love to come back and try more of their menu. They offer a wide range from from gourmet sandwichs & burgers, classic Japanese dishes, wraps and premium steaks. I'm glad they finally serve sweet potato fries as it was a daily incoming request. If only they had courgette fries too!! Our stomachs were so satisfyingly full I couldn't eat any more to try their mouth watering desserts and their Belgian waffles and salted caramel cheesecake sounds amazing...these are luring me back already.

"The Alchemist is a glint of gold amongst the charcoal and black suits of the City. Open from 8am Monday to Friday, and 12pm on Saturdays, this City hangout provides the ideal backdrop for first-thing breakfast briefings, laid-back lunches, Saturday brunches, post-work tipples, and late night suppers."

Intrigued about The Alchemist? Check out my previous reviews of their cocktail extravaganza here where you can feast your eyes on more cocktails over dried ice, fruit fusion in siphons and more. The Alchemist is located at 6 Bevis Marks in Liverpool Street; to enquire you can call them at 0207 283 8800 (closed on Sundays).


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