Alchemy

Alchemy

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16 Arbuthnot Road, Central
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Full Address 
16 Arbuthnot Road, Central
Chinese Address 
中環亞畢諾道16號地下低層
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Free Corkage 
Parking 
Takeout & Delivery 
It's not the city's first dining-in-the-dark restaurant, and it's a little gimmicky, but there's no denying that the concept is fascinating: the food might not be all that, but the social aspects and overall experience makes it worth it.
10 reviews
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Dining in the dark changes everything: smell is heightened, manners go out the window - using your hands to feel around the plate becomes the norm - and there is a strange thrill in being able to pull weird facial expressions.

60%
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The concept is nothing new, but now’s your chance to give it a go. Prefer to eat in the light? Seafood dishes are served in the lounge, as well as the likes of chargrilled wagyu beef and crispy pork belly

70%
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Don’t expect to have a relaxing meal with a loved one but instead be prepared to have all your other senses heightened, from hearing every word spoken in the room, to tasting and savouring each and every part of the meal.

80%
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The dining experience was executed to precision and although we had an initial feeling of excited apprehension, we eventually forgot that we were in fact eating and chatting in total darkness.

90%
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Alchemy Gastro Lounge, set in a beautifully designed, French inspired space, serves up an array of delectable sharing style fare and intricately delicious cocktails to match.

70%
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Our experience was not a bit nerve racking to begin with, and we felt anxious for the first five minutes, but then we quickly got used to it. We were a table of 10, so it was a night filled with laughter and jokes, and by the end of it, we all looked a little disheveled.

80%
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If you are looking for a completely new and interesting dining experience, then this is something that must be done at least once! This is a dinner where presentation and plating goes out the window!

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Flavors you have tasted a hundred times before, suddenly become nameless without the visuals, and textures take on a whole new level of importance for your dish.

75%
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Alchemy Gastro Lounge, set in a beautifully designed, French inspired space, serves up an array of delectable sharing style fare and intricately delicious cocktails to match.

70%
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The interesting thing we observed is that no one was looking down at their phones as we dined as anything that emits light needs to be locked up.  Instead, we got to know the people sitting near us and were engaged in a social experience that is not distracted by technology.  This could definitely turn into an interesting experience for those who literally want to go on a blind date!