Hallo Albert’s Schenke! A brand new bohemian bier hall has just launched in Liverpool and the city has open arms for newcomer Albert’s Schenke.
The new restaurant and bar is part of the quirky folks at Mission Mars, the super team that brought Rudy’s pizzeria to Liverpool, The Elephant in Woolton, The Viking in West Kirby and alongside a popular sister-restaurant in Manchester – Albert’s Schloss. Serving an extensive range of bier, guests can choose the schooner, pint, or take a tour of the taps with a range of bier flights.
We were invited down to Albert’s Schenke Liverpool ,the new kid on the block, to be one of the first to taste the wonderbar cook haus, bier halle and cocktails, all whilst seeing the new place in action. We certainly had a ‘ sehr gut‘German welcome by ladies in traditional dirndl (these guys don’t do things by half!), a glass of Prosecco and musical delights from singer Lucie Meiselle and her trusted pianist, all of which created a vibrant atmosphere.
Inside Albert’s Schenke Liverpool, the venue shines ‘Bohemian bier palace’ and a ‘good time’ factor feel – reclaimed-wooden interiors, Edison-style centrepieces and roaring fireplaces tick of all the necessities of a true German schenke. (We found out it means ‘ pub or Tavern, to pour’).
Starters, kick-starting the evening – a trio of croquettes (so scrumptious we could have trebled that trio) and spiced cauliflower. Double double german yum.
The Cook Haus brings a distinctly modern take on classic dishes, served across Alpine Europe offering a truly unique Bavarian experience. The menu boasts an array of culinary delights such as The Black Forest Ham, Egg & Chips. We chose to try out the highly-acclaimed Raclette Burger with melting Swiss Cheese and the Schinitzel Royale for our mains. The burger stole the mouth watering show with a king worthy juicy beef patty, sweet bier onions a la liver pate served on a sweet brioche bun, while the Schinitzel Royale was a chicken breast beast filled with melty oozy comté cheese and pan-roasted potatoes, both meals were cooked to perfection!
Did we mention pretzel throwing competitions kept us more than entertained in between each course!? These folk sure know how to party! There are also rugged and rustic dishes on the menu such as Sformato, a baked truffled mashed potato with melting nuggets of alpine cheese, to Bavarian classics such as Schweinshaxe, Haus
kebabs, schnitzels and sausage.
For dessert we were treated to Apple Strudel – a damn fine flaky crust and warm sweet apple filling dusted with vanilla. Second on the dessert menu was chocolate Tartufo – an Italian filled cocoa-dusted ice cream bomb (the secret surprise being the two flavours of ice cream!)
Add this Bavarian gem onto your hit-list next time you’re in the city of Liverpool. Whether you’re after a special beer or to tuck into some seriously tasty dishes, you’ll be glad to hear that Albert’s Schenke Liverpool is here and here to stay.? The venue is fully open to public from Sunday 28 th July. Albert’s Schenke will feature live music and entertainment each Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. To book ahead go to: www.albertsschenke.co.uk