In a recent (always Prosecco filled) girl’s night out, we paid a visit to the brand new Albert’s Schenke, sister of the famous Albert’s Schloss. Albert’s Schenke has just opened its doors in Liverpool, serving up steins n pretzels n schnitzels n strudels to the Liverpool public as they head over for unique restaurant experience and some especially delicious scran. As we learnt, this place is perfect for group dining, its bench style seating, sharing platters, live music and DH booth (only at certain times) the ideal venue for loads of fun and, most importantly, a huge choice of cocktails and delicious, high quality food. Here’s everything you need to know about Albert’s Schenke’s fantastic launch night.
Belonging to Mission Mars, the restaurant group that also owns some fab other places (the Elephant Woolton, being one). If it’s tradition you’re after, you can rely on Albert’s Schenke to provide the best biers and pilsners on the planet from Bavaria and Bohemia, alongside the best local craft biers from the Liverpool area. There are over 20 biers on tap, curated by the on-site bier masters. As well as the drinks, their fantastic launch night allowed them to showcase the talents of their Cookhaus as we choose from a traditional yet creative menu, to enjoy on the evening.
In terms of food from Albert’s, I’ve been lucky enough to sample a few dishes and I can honestly say the food is completely delicious (totally indulgent but hey, that’s what we like). From the crispy, spicy lamb croquettes with the melty middle, to the succulent schnitzel and THAT raclette burger, it’s safe to say that Albert’s have smashed it when it comes to portion size, food quality AND taste. If you fancy something a bit lighter, i’d also recommend their various kebab flavours – fresh veggie and meat options served with salad on top of a soft pitta – delicious.
As well as highly recommended main course choices, there’s also plenty of sides and starters to choose from. Why not stick to tradition and try a warm, soft pretzel served with crumbly cheese and pickles? Oh and DEFINITELY order the Sformato as a side (that’s baked truffle mash with melting alpine cheese to you and me). If you want something different to the main menu you can also try Albert’s daily special – go on a Monday and it’s a big fat bowl of hearty scouse with a crusty white bloomer. Dreamy.
Finally i move onto arguably the most important part of the meal, the DESSERT MENU and yeah, it’s good. Being the traditional kinda gal that I am, I ordered the warm apple strudel with vanilla ice cream and savoured every last bite. It was SO good, packed full of apples, crispy, crumbly, buttery pastry, sultanas and a creamy ball of ice cream sat on the top. I KNOW. Other options included brownies and affogato which has pretty much secured the fact i’ll be returning very soon.
If you fancy a night out, a few drinks or a SLAP UP meal, Albert’s Schenke is your brand new guy, ready and waiting to show you a good time. You heard it here first (you probably didn’t but let’s pretend).