Separated into two sections, Alchemy is made up of a (fully lit) upstairs lounge and a pitch-black restaurant downstairs, called Alchemy in The Dark. Let’s cover the usual query first, yes it really is that dark. They weren’t kidding when they said it was “dining in the dark” because this 850 sq ft space is completely blacked out with multiple layers of heavy curtains and zero forms of lighting. Stepping through the unassuming entranceway, which evokes a 19th century apothecary shop complete with jars and drawers (that you can imagine being filled with all sorts of concoctions and potions), is Alchemy Lounge. At first glance, I already knew this spot was going to be a regular hangout. Reminiscent of a 19th Century study, you can’t help but feel a little like you’d walked into Downton Abbey. Try their Seared Duck Foie Gras on home-made brioche,Marinated Salmon on Peppered Macaroons and Crispy Saffron Risotto balls.
Alchemy, G/F-LG/F, 16 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong
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