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Review of The Alchemist

The Alchemist
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: At Koutouloufari in Hersonissos, in this beautiful traditional village, the Alchemist awaits you. Stone, wood, light, and a green scenery blend to form a casual decor. Enjoy selected dishes of the Cretan cuisine. Grilled meat, a wide variety of appetizers, fresh seafood, and sophisticated cocktails. Taste the beef stew or the lamb. Complement your meal with cold beer or Cretan wine. Finally try a homemade dessert. Human smiles will fulfill the integrity of the site and the excellence of flavors.
Reviewed 13 August 2014

our first visit wont be our last!If there had to be a complaint it was very hot but then again a very hot night

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Thankyou to Costas and family for such an unforgettable meal and night out! The food is tremendous and very reasonably priced. Great atmosphere and the brothers provided us with our entertainment for the evening. Complimentary dessert, grapes (picked that very morning), fresh fruit shots and of course home-made raki!

Needed a wheelbarrow to get back to the hotel!

Great fun and will definitely return to Crete - if only to eat here again!

Thanks again for your overwhelming hospitality.

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1  Thank Andi0566
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Visited the Alchemist twice during our stay in Koutouloufari and on both occasions the food and service was fantastic. Best traditional Greek food we have ever had. Feta cheese with chilli was gorgeous, as was the lamb kleftico, swordfish and the stifado was absolutely beautiful! Also best cocktails we had in Koutouloufari! Restaurant is always busy and would recommend making a reservation to avoid disappointment. Will definitely be returning when we return to Koutouloufari.

Thank RogIOM
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Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

After following advice, we got to The Alchemist at 7.30pm and managed to get a table without a reservation. All the small 'tapas' type food is really tasty, especially the creamy chicken, dakos and meatballs. Great service and the best food we ate in our 2 week holiday.

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Reviewed 10 August 2014

A good indication to a restaurant quality of food & service is it's reputation and how busy it is to others close to it. As reviews have indicated this intimate restaurant gets very busy at night and provides a great atmosphere (due to its size). The food is very good, tasty and you get big portions. The service is excellent and they aim to please. Highly Recommended.

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1  Thank Dave V
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