New cocktail bar and restaurant coming to Alderley Edge

Knutsford-based Living Ventures are opening a new restaurant and cocktail bar in Alderley Edge.

The Alchemist Bar and Restaurant will be located in the premises currently occupied by Grill on the Edge which will close its doors on Tuesday 31st May.

Work will then commence on an extensive refurbishment, updating the restaurant with new interior furnishings and design.

Simon Potts, Managing Director of The Alchemist said: "We're delighted to be creating a suburban vision of The Alchemist and feel that Alderley Edge, a village we've known and loved at Living Ventures for many years, will be the perfect place to continue our exciting expansion plans. We believe that the casual all day restaurant element of the business; serving brunch, lunch and dinner alongside our beautifully crafted cocktails, will be a perfect fit for the village and look forward to welcoming guests later this summer."

The Alchemist in Manchester's Spinningfields, which opened over five years ago, was the first of Living Ventures' cocktail bars with a focus on molecular and scientific concoctions. The Alchemist today is a stand-alone business under the Living Ventures' umbrella. It has five sites nationwide (two in Manchester, two in Leeds and one in London) with a turnover of £11million in the last financial year, and employing over 250 people. An Alchemist bar and restaurant is also set to open in Liverpool in June.

Living Ventures were granted planning permission earlier this month to modify the corner of the building at 46 London Road, replacing the existing windows and brick columns with a full height corner window.

Alchemist, The Grill on the Edge


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Ian Cook
Wednesday 25th May 2016 at 8:12 pm
Superb decision ,can't wait....
Duncan Herald
Monday 30th May 2016 at 1:27 pm
Has anyone at/representing 'Grill-on-the-Edge' made a comment as to why they are closing down ?
Tam Byrne
Monday 30th May 2016 at 8:52 pm
It's owned by the same parent company, so just changing brand in the space to try and be more profitable rather than a business closing down.
Paul Murray
Tuesday 31st May 2016 at 2:23 pm
Just a wild guess, but a reason for the need to re-brand? I think the clue to the answer is in the fact that I've never enjoyed a meal there and whenever the Grill on the Edge is mentioned all comments I hear are negative.