After brunch in Deansgate? Whether you’re after a traditional Full English or something more unusual, the new brunch menu at Ablert’s Schloss delivers. You will not be disappointed…
Albert’s Schloss combines a beer house, restaurant, bakery, music venue and prosecco bar all into one. Whilst this may at first sound like a recipe for disaster, the large venue (capable of seating over 300 on a busy night), and excellent design choices bring Albert’s Schloss to one cohesive whole. Two years of planning and with a 6 month build time have clearly paid off, with the design of the venue is easily one of the most impressive in town.
From the moment you arrive expect a warm welcome from at Albert’s Schloss, from excellent and attentive staff to the open fire in the centre. The venue, a Bavarian style ‘bier house’, offering a selection of beers from around the world to appease any beer connoisseur. If you’re a fan of the beer houses found in Berlin and Munich you should feel right at home.
Brunch menu at Albert’s Schloss
I opted for the veggie royale brekkie, a great option for the hungry and hungover alike. The Royale includes a hearty mix of veggie black pudding, free-range eggs, mushrooms, beans, grilled tomato and a potato rosti, all topped off with two large slices of sourdough toast. At £12 it’s a little pricier than other options in town, especially considering that no tea or coffee is included in the price, but for the size and the quality of what’s on offer, I’d say it’s just about worth it. The tomatoes, in particular, tasted great. If I do have one bugbear with the dish is that if you’re going to call the ‘veggie royale’ it really does need to include a veggie sausage or two.
Away from the usual full breakfast options such as avocado on toast that you’d expect, Albert’s Schloss have a few more unusual options for the adventurous, including roasted peaches and brioche French toast (either banana and maple syrup or strawberries and yoghurt.)
Albert’s Schloss Observations
- If you do fancy a night out at Albert’s Schloss, expect a lively atmosphere and a great time where dancing on the chairs isn’t just allowed but encouraged. Bands and artists play on most nights, offering something for everyone each week. Rather than having to pay one flat fee on the door they simply add 50p onto to the price of drinks. This is a much better way of charging and I wished more places charged similarly.
- The Bakery at Albert’s Schloss cooks up daily specials from Butter Bread on Monday to the Classic baguette on Sunday. Well worth trying out.
- Ready to start the party early? Maybe you should try the famous ‘Push for Prosecco’ button featured on every table. Push the button and the team will whip over a bottle of bubbles. It couldn’t be easier – just be prepared for a few weird looks if your group goes for it at 9 am. Guten Morgen indeed!
For those looking for a brunch menu and friendly atmosphere, Albert’s Schloss delivers. It’s particularly a great choice for those in for larger groups – with the large tables easily able to host 9 or more guests at once. Check it out this weekend!