Birmingham’s Paradise development is not short on brilliant bars and restaurants. The likes of Dishoom and Rosa’s Thai Cafe make Chamberlain Square a must-visit. But Albert’s Schloss is Birmingham’s first and only bohemian pleasure palace, serving incredible beers, food and entertainment.
The Bavarian bar and restaurant is named after German-born Prince Albert, consort to Queen Victoria. Albert’s Schloss Birmingham is the sister site to the flagship Albert’s Schloss housed on the ground floor of Manchester’s historic Albert Hall. Its second site in the UK is located close to Victoria Square, home to a statue honouring Albert’s wife.
Albert’s Schloss serves up Bavarian, Czech and Alpine-influenced food, with an in-house bakery producing fresh bread, pretzels, pastries and puddings. The restaurant has an impressive breakfast menu featuring a butterbread sandwich filled with chilli sauce, sauerkraut and a bratwurst sausage patty, as well as serving fondue, schnitzels, kebabs, wurst and a Sunday roast.
It has recently launched a new breakfast menu too. With a range of hearty, Alpine-inspired dishes on offer, as well as some Bavarian inspired brunch. Highlights include the signature Schloss Breakfast Bagel, packed with a soft chive omelette, chilli jam, gouda, and pickled onions; Cook Haus Breakfast, which consists of a Catherine wheel sausage, Yorkshire streaky bacon, Burford brown egg, roasted portobello mushroom, baked beans and hash brown; and sweet fluffy pancakes with either maple bacon and eggs or vanilla berries and cream. There are plenty of other bagel options, veggie breakfasts, and much more available too.
The venue has also launched a Boho Brunch, where during breakfast service, guests can indulge in half a bottle of bubbles, a breakfast dish of their choice, Haus-baked toast and jam, freshly squeezed orange juice and an artisan coffee for £25 per person. The new breakfast menu will be available every Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 1pm.
The bier haus describes Schloss as “a castle, palace or manor house: built as a retreat for recreation, indulgence, pleasure, and debauchery”, so expect plenty of live music and wild entertainment on stage in the Bavarian party palace such as gospel choirs, drag acts, brass bands, cabaret and more. Albert’s Schloss has also hosted Oktoberfest events.
The bar and restaurant operates over two floors with three bars. The largest of which is over 100 feet long and has a huge outside terrace. There is also Albert’s very own ‘study’ . It can host up to 30 people seated and 60 people standing, and is available for private hire. While a vermouth and Schnapps bar with shuffleboard and ski lodge board games can be found on the mezzanine.
And you can’t visit without having a tankard of some of the very best of European biers. Including a range of Pilsner to choose from, as well as expertly-crafted cocktails such as Apple Strudel or Lillet Spritz. The brand, which is part of the same company who own Rudy’s Pizza and Zumhof Biergarten in Digbeth, also offers six spritz to choose from plus an “on-trend wine list with influencers from France, Italy, and beyond.”
Bookings for Albert Schloss are available here.