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“Excellent, best meal of the holiday.”
Review of The Alchemist

The Alchemist
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
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 appetiziers, 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.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent, best meal of the holiday.”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Certainly lived up to its excellent reviews. Food (meze) was excellent. Certainly the best restaurant in the village. 6 dishes and not a signal complaint. One tip, try and book rather than drop in.

  • Visited August 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Certainly lived up to its excellent reviews”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Enjoyed a brilliant family celebration.......18 of us.....three generations from small children to grandparents. From our arrival nothing was too much trouble and the service food and friendly welcoming owners made it a night to remember . Will definitely return when next in resort

  • Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice food”
Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

I had read so many good reviews about the Alchemist that I wanted to visit it. Although, the food was nice it did not live up to what we had anticipated.

The cocktails are great. However, my son had a pork chop which was slightly underdone for his liking so I requested that it be cooked a little bit more and it came back slightly too dry. I had the vegetarian moussaka which was tasty but not special.

The nice touch was that the end of the meal we were given two pieces of lovely orange cake and ice cream plus a small complimentary cocktail.

The staff were also very friendly and the service efficient. But we did arrive early at 7.30pm. After 9pm it gets really busy and you will need to wait for a table.


Visited August 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“1st visit,Awesome”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

We have visited Koutouloufari for many years and have passed this restaurant on many occasions, how sorry we are. We visited this year and had some of the best food we have had in Koutouloufari. Having chose to book a table we were treated to some great hospitality in a friendly and warm atmosphere. The staff were more than helpful and attentive. We decided to have mezes/tapas style food which was a good decision. All the dishes were freshly prepared, plentiful and absolutely delicious.At the end we were very happy with all aspects of the night from the staff,atmosphere,food and at very reasonable prices. I can only recommend a visit and am sure that you will not be disappointed. We will certainly visit again next year.

  • Visited August 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“best place in Koutouloufari!”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

fun atmosphere, good food and drinks, and very cheap.
we always knew to go there for a good time. across the restaurant there is a Greek goods shop, with a very nice owner who stops by the bar for a drink and conversation - a very community-like atmosphere.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Omer D
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