A Bavarian-inspired fun palace of extraordinary dimensions and clever design. Behind the glistening tiles of the former Manchester and Salford Wesleyan Mission building (est in 1910) you’ll discover a vast bar, real fires, perfectly preserved original plaster, and a wall stuffed generously with flowers by floral artists’ Frog. You’ll also find a stage, DJ booth and network of beer pipes and tanks serving unpasturised Pilsner Urquell to hordes of adoring punters. The strapline for Albert’s Schloss – ‘Cook Haus and Bier Palace’ – is accurate, the menu an indulgent delight that’s as popular on weekday lunchtimes, as it is on Saturday nights and for Sunday brunches. Start with a ‘morning bun’ with cinnamon sugar and Oreo milkshakes, crayfish Benedict or the breakfast bagel. This isn’t somewhere that’s sticking to the classics; its all about giving you what you really, really want which could be a ‘sausage fest’ of three house wurst or schweinshaxe (crispy Bavarian pork knuckle, red cabbage, apple and horseradish gravy.) You could also choose a burrata pizza with spinach, blush tomato and red chilli, the banana brioche French toast, or a halloumi schnitzel burger. If beer is not your thing, drink house wines, cocktails (blood orange and cranberry g&t and Espresso Martini are favourites), or press the ‘push for Prosecco’ button on your table for £20 bottle on weekday happy hours. Happy hours indeed.