The brand new, shiny Alchemist opened in Media City earlier this month and as a huge lover of the current city centre branches I had to go and check out this new venue. Well what can I say, it is an absolute gem of a building, literally! The architectural design depicts an angular and obscure shape in a striking metallic golden colour, almost like a semi-precious stone. The building is very futuristic and modern, fitting in perfectly with the up and coming Salford Quays. It has prime position at the head of the quays which also means the views when you’re sat inside are really amazing. On a clear day, the location is just fantastic and the kind of place you will want to bring all your friends. The new Alchemist really is the kind of place you show off about having visited.