Orchard Pig 0623
Orchard Pig 0623

About us

In the 19th century, Spinningfields was described as a “den of iniquity, teeming with opium dens, gin palaces and alehouses”, an apt birthplace for the original Alchemist.

We now bring this bustling social hub into the 21st century with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking our year-round outdoor terrace, perfect for al-fresco dining. As a hive of activity since the industrial revolution, we invite all of Manchester’s worker bees to join us in our very own den of iniquity for a dazzling range of drinks and sumptuous selection of food.

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Reviews

Adam Murphy

2 months ago

Party of 5 pre-booked, no delays on being seated. Food and drinks reasonable price. Not a noisy environment so could chat amongst ourselves. Staff friendly and explained all menu options. Looking forward to a return visit.

Jess Reeves

4 months ago

Made an enquiry for a booking of 10 people within 2 hours of the booking time. The Alchemist confirmed the reservation even on a busy Saturday night near Christmas. We arrived slightly late due to bad traffic but they held the private space for us. They sent waiters over to take drinks orders and everyone had a great time. We were also roped off from the other parties which was great and we had our own space. Thank you, we will definitely be back!

Louma

7 months ago

Food was amazing like always. Great atmosphere, staff and just a nice restaurant. Would highly recommend

Shaun “Starman”

9 months ago

I came as part my sister's 50th celebration on the 24/06/23 in the afternoon. The bar was really nicely presented and I loved the high ceilings and bar decorative arches. I love the industrial, almost steampunk look. The service was fantastic, the Bar lady served about four people at once, somehow remembering their orders! That's some skill. The area is generally not my scene but it was nice to visit a part of Manchester that I would never have thought of coming to previously. My favourite bar of the day .

Stefano P

1 year ago

Amazing place, spectacular effects around cocktails, and good quality of drinks. Recommended to get there for one of the smoky or molecular cocktails and share some appetisers. You can also add a dinner on top (which I had), that follow the show and the style of cocktails (none of the dishes was… conventional). Prices of cocktails is good for the quality that is delivered. Food a bit overpriced, but tasty and good quality of ingredients.

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Feb

29

2024

Macy Lancaster
(expired). DJ 7pm-12am Hi! I’m Macy Lancaster, I’m a DJ and Producer based in Manchester. I love playing out to a crowd, particularly house music, as I’m inspired by the likes of David Penn, Sam Divine and Fat Boy Slim!

Feb

25

2024

Charlie Fleig
(expired). DJ 1-6pm I love electronic music and I'm passionate about House and Disco in particular. I've been promoting my club night, Doodle for over ten years, where I've welcomed and played alongside the likes of Todd Terje, Medlar, Wolf Music, Jamie 3:26 and Marcel Vogel and Bicep to name a few. I have had the privilege of playing at some prestigious clubs, festivals and radio stations. I played on the Lumberjacks in Hell show on Red-light Radio in Amsterdam, I've played at Love International in Croatia, ADE in Amsterdam and in clubs such as Lab 11 in Birmingham, Sankeys and the Soup Kitchen in Manchester. For over 5 years, I have been a regular on the DJ scene in Manchester and play in a variety of bars and smaller clubs across the city most weekends. These include Ramona & The Firehouse, Cottonopolis, The Ivy, The Alchemist, The Deaf Institute among many others.

Feb

24

2024

Andrea Canini
(expired). DJ 9pm-2am Manchester-based DJ, open format, can play a variety of genres interchangeably and adapt to venue/crowd

Feb

24

2024

Paul Djames
(expired). DJ 5-9pm House Music Dj & Producer

Feb

23

2024

Apple Tree/Jimmy
(expired). DJ 7pm-1am Having DJ'ed for over ten years now, also being the co-founder of Apple Tree and holding a residency at Ducie Street Warehouse which has been ongoing for the past 8 months. Jimmy is a well rounded DJ who can adapt to any crowd/style and believes in bringing the best underground music, no matter what genre, to the forefront.

Feb

22

2024

Sam Pills
(expired). DJ 7pm-12am DJ/Producer from Manchester. Part of Gilles Peterson's Future Bubblers and played at his 'We Out Here' Festival in 2021. Over 15 years experience. I've been providing the soundtrack in bars and restaurants in Manchester for nearly 10 years and also played a handful of times at the illustrious 'Sankeys' when it was open and 'Venus'. In 2013 I spent the summer in Aiya Napa as the Thomas cook 18-30s resident DJ. I'm extremely versatile whether that be laidback and soulful or getting the party going, mixing a range of different genres.

Feb

18

2024

Macy Lancaster
(expired). DJ 1-6pm Hi! I’m Macy Lancaster, I’m a DJ and Producer based in Manchester. I love playing out to a crowd, particularly house music, as I’m inspired by the likes of David Penn, Sam Divine and Fat Boy Slim!

Feb

17

2024

Soulfuledge
(expired). DJ 9pm-2am Soulfuledge has been entwined in dance music over the past two decades working professionally at one of the Worlds leading independence dance distribution companies by day and as a highly sought-after DJ & producer by night. Earning his stripes in the early 00s at the now seminal (and much missed!) Angel Deelite in Manchester allowed him to play to a very discerning crowd & rub shoulders with some of House musics biggest & most respected artists a dance music education which provided the perfect foundation for later years bringing his unmistakeable soulful sound to bustling dancefloors around the World, representing iconic brands & holding down a variety of high-profile residencies. As a producer, his first release came out by accident back in 2012 via DJ Spens Quantize Recordings label after hed been working on a remix of Luthor Vandross Never Too Much, Spen told him he was working on a new cover version of the same track alongside Tracy Hamlin, so the 2 got talking and the remix ended up being reworked using Tracys vocals - the track came out, the production bug had bit & the rest is history! After working with Spen on a multitude of high-profile remixers (across King Street, Expansion, Madhouse, Soul Clap & Soul Heaven), Soulfuledge launched his own Nyte Music & Soulfuledge Recordings labels as a means to showcase his own array of music alongside artists from across the globe. Just at home behind the decks as he is in the studio, Soulfuledge has DJ'd up & down the UK as well as regular international gigs, holding down various residencies across Manchester and hosting a weekly radio show on London's Colourful Radio.

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Orchard Pig 0623
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Mon10:00 – 00:00
Tue10:00 – 00:00
Wed10:00 – 01:00
Thur10:00 – 01:00
Fri10:00 – 02:00
Sat10:00 – 02:00
Sun10:00 – 23:00
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Orchard Pig 0623
Orchard Pig 0623