“Manchester meets Munich” accurately sums up this amazing venue in Manchester.
The bohemian bier palace, Albert Schloss – known to most Mancs as “Schloss” – under the Albert Hall is a favourite for its selection of beers, entertainment and, obv, its free photobooth. But it’s so much more than that.
The food. Stop thinking German cuisine is made up of just sausage and sauerkraut; Albert Schloss proves there is a lot more in its repertoire with its new summer menu.
No Summer Menu tasting would be complete without a gin spritz, and Schloss’ Elderflower and Wild Raspberry hit just the spot. A beautiful blend of Didsbury gin and Chambord, topped with Prosecco. It was a summer delight and set the tone for what was to come.
There were so many new dishes to try. From Burrata to Croquettes to flatbreads, we were spoilt for choice, but, in the end, settled on the Croquette Fest and the Hummus Flatbread. Firstly, the portion sizes. A decent amount and easily enough for two. Both incredibly tasty and perfect for after work snacks.
The Croquette Fest included three varieties: pea and mint, ham and alpine cheese and the Berliner spicy lamb, all served with a bespoke sauce to compliment. It’s hard to choose a favourite. Crispy in texture and rich in flavour, I would definitely recommend treating yourself to all three. And as for the hummus and flatbread: the mix with harissa, crispy chickpeas, shallots, coriander and pomegranate is outstanding.
After over-indulging on starters, we only had room for a main course and no dessert – sad times – and despite the extensive list of offerings, I couldn’t say no to the Honey Roast Duck and Gnocchi.
The duck was served pink and oozing with flavour, and the herb gnocchi with apple complimented it perfectly.
If you’re looking for somewhere to head after work on a Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday, or even at the weekend, head down to Albert Schloss and try the new summer menu. You will not be disappointed.
You can find more information here.