• The Alchemist set to open its first site north of the border in October
  • The new bar and restaurant located in Edinburgh’s St. James Quarter represents a seven-figure investment and will create 60 jobs

16 September 2021: The Alchemist, is set to open its first-ever Scottish bar and restaurant next month in Edinburgh’s new St. James Quarter.

Representing an investment of £1.5m, the site is set to become a must-visit in the Scottish capital offering a mystical apothecary of ‘theatre served’ – shaking up the most creative cocktails alongside all-day casual dining.

Located within the largest development Edinburgh has seen for a decade at St. James Quarter, customers will enter the 6,091sq ft,170-cover space via a lobby featuring star sign projections before an immersive elevator experience to the fourth floor.

Opening at the end of October, 60 new employees will join The Alchemist team, who will all be fully trained in the dark art of molecular mixology.

Jenny McPhee, Brand Director, said of the opening: 

“From ancient alchemists to modern mystics, Edinburgh’s association with alchemy spans thousands of years and the city has long been described as a hotbed for spirituality – what better place to open our first Scottish site?

“We know we’re going to feel right at home here and look forward to welcoming Scots seeking an unconventional drinking and dining experience to The Alchemist Edinburgh at St. James Quarter.”

Next month, The Alchemist is set to announce details of brand partnerships exclusive to the Edinburgh site, which will bring a series of firsts to the city’s cocktail scene.

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