Albert’s Schloss is a clear favourite of the residents of Manchester, attracting the cities crowds throughout the week to sample the delights of the Bier Palace and Cook Haus. The huge venue was Manchester’s first Tankovna, serving the freshest Pilsner this side of the Danube. On top of this, they offer 10 heritage brews on tap, Alpine cocktails, homemade Schnapps, an epic wine list and ‘push for Prosecco’ buttons on the tables. You won’t be short on drinks options here.
If you’re feeling hungry, Albert’s Schloss has a large seated restaurant area, serving a Bavarian inspired Cook Haus menu everyday including breakfast, lunch and dinner, and even some sweet treats from the Schloss bakery. We headed down recently to try some of the new offerings on the menu.
We chose 2 mains and decided to share; everything sounded so delicious and we both wanted to try everything! The first main was the Paprikash Chicken Kebab with lemon, yoghurt aioli, crunchy chickpea, pickled fennel, pomegranate, mint, coriander and rose harissa, served on a warm flatbread. For the second main we opted for the 12oz sirloin with peppercorn sauce and sweet potato fries, and we ordered a portion of the German potato salad with paprika crumb, shallots, parsley and crème fraîche on the side.
Both mains were very different but equally incredible, and definitely worth trying. The steak was huge, cooked perfectly, and the peppercorn sauce was less creamy than what you usually expect, but was so tasty and complimented the steak so well. The chicken kebab was probably my favourite of the two as it is more of an unusual restaurant dish, but the flavours were so vibrant and fresh, and the warm flatbread was just delicious. The side was also amazing; so simple but done really well, and was a great accompaniment to both dishes.
We were actually hoping to try the desserts, but after our mains and side we were very satisfied and couldn’t fit another thing in! Instead, we washed our dinner down with liquid dessert in the form of an espresso martini – one of my favourite cocktails. These did not disappoint either, and were the perfect end to a lovely dinner.
The venue is awesome and we were lucky enough to be able to sit in the window as it was nice weather out, and the retractable windows were open to the front of the restaurant. I also have to give a mention to the photobooth downstairs with props, I love this and think it is a really cool addition to the bar; make sure you get some snaps next time you head down! The staff were super helpful with menu choices and making us feel welcome, and the food was amazing – we were so impressed by the dishes that we are already planning on heading back to try out the new breakfast menu.
*This post is in collaboration with EatMCR – as ever, all opinions are my own.