Menu Review from a Complimentary Meal at Alberts Schenke
I love it when a new place opens up in the city. Liverpool City Centre is so vibrant and diverse, yet an easy enough size to notice new places opening up.
Alberts Schenke has opened on the corner of Hanover Street and Duke Street, in the Grade II listed Casartelli Building. The Hub used to be located here.
It’s advertised as a Bohemian style German Bar and Restaurant. I don’t know about you, but as soon as I hear German bar I think of a huge beer hall that resembles something out of Oktoberfest.
And there’s nothing wrong with places like that, they’re just not my usual scene. However, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by Alberts Schenke.
Schenke – meaning Pub or Tavern with a bar
Traditional Bavarian Evening
Alberts Schenke, named after Prince Albert, the Anglo-Bavarian prince and husband to Queen Victoria, is a traditional Bavarian cook haus. It serves up traditional dishes from across Alpine Europe.
Think of things like swiss cheese based dishes, truffle mash, pretzels, and schnitzels. Not forgetting all the German inspired drinks behind the bar.
The restaurant is the latest in the chain for the Mission Mars company. The CEO of Mission Mars is Liverpool Born Roy Ellis. These are the geniuses behind Rudy’s Pizza (Castle Street) and Alberts Schloss in Manchester.
Other than when the Christmas markets come to visit in December, the city doesn’t have anywhere else (to my knowledge) that serves up some of these traditional German dishes. I think it is going to be a big hitter.
What’s on the Alberts Schenke Menu?
I visited here with my wonderful friend Allie, from Tie Dye Eyes. Neither of us were too sure what to expect, turns out, we really like the place.
As you come in there is a wonderful open fire. This is the perfect spot to grab a quick drink, or sit and chat on date night.
The restaurant, for a mid week evening, was buzzing. It was full of all different diners. There were groups out celebrating, couples, first dates, friends, and even solo diners.
We went ahead and ordered a few starters. I got the lamb croquettes with the chilli mayo. Allie got the pea and mint croquettes. Both went down a treat. I highly recommend the lamb, they were so moreish.
For mains I went for the fish and chips. The portion sizes are generous. The battered fish was cooked great, and the chips were like wedges. Allie, being veggie opted for the Charred Cauliflower that is served on a flatbread.
We had heard great things about the baked truffle mash, and people weren’t wrong. That is going to be one of the most popular choices on the menu I think.
Drinks wise we washed everything down with a German Beer (I forget the name) and a Ruby Fizz Gin. Again, I highly recommend one of those.
I can’t wait to return soon to try more of the lamb croquettes, but also a more traditional Bavarian dish, maybe a schnitzel. And I can’t forget the Sassy Rose Cider, I need to try some of that.
I have a feeling that now we’re entering Autumn/Winter this place will get very busy. It’s the perfect hearty spot to warm you up on cold days and evenings. It’ll have you feeling like you’re on a German city break.
I’d get your gang together and get a date sorted, especially for around Christmas time. It’ll be the place to be.
Let me know if you have been and recommend something else off the menu. Or, do you fancy going soon?
*This was a complimentary meal in exchange for a review. All images are my own. All views/opinions are honest and my own.