Albert’s Schloss has just introduced a new breakfast menu packed with Alpine delights.
Manchester’s Bohemian bier palace, cook haus and bakery has just rolled out a host of new dishes perfect for the upcoming cold season, so naturally we had to go down and give it a try.
Think stacked Schloss breakfast poppy bagels filled with your choice of Yorkshire streaky bacon, round bratwurst, haus chilli jam and gouda, coriander and pink pickled onions, soft chive omelette, slow roasted portobello mushrooms and smashed avocado (£7.95).
Elsewhere, you’ll find more haus-baked bagels filled with smoked salmon, chive cream cheese and poached Burford Brown eggs, alongside British breakfast staples like the full English, eggs benedict and avocado and eggs.
We went for the regular fry-up and a meaty breakfast bagel, washed down with a few ‘liveners’ which more than did the required job of bringing us back to life after a long, mournful weekend.
Opting for an espresso martini and a relatively fiery Bloody Mary (well, a Red Snapper, as we switched out the vodka for gin), we got stuck in to our platefuls of chunky sausage, crispy bacon bits and stacks of lightly charred toast.
Overall, the size of the Catherine wheel sausage left us a little disappointed (it was, as you can see, really more of a squiggle) but it’s fair to say that the rest of the plate more than made up for it.
A pot of beans, rich, gooey fried eggs and a hearty helping of crispy Yorkshire streaky bacon was a warm hug on a cold September morning, whilst a poppy seed bagel spilling over with colour and freshness did wonders to lift our spirits.
Whilst there’s not much here for vegans, vegetarians are well catered for with dishes like goats cheese and courgette fritters with Burford brown eggs, frankfurt sauce and spicy devilled tomatoes, and Turkish eggs with garlic yoghurt, poached Burford brown eggs, herbs, chilli butter, crispy onions and sourdough toast.
There’s also a veggie Cook Haus breakfast with Moving Mountains sausage, smashed avocado, Burford brown egg, roasted portobello mushroom, baked beans, hash brown, roast tomato and Pain de Mie toast, and a sweet veggie pancake stack with vanilla, berries, maple syrup and cream.
‘A step too far’: Manchester clothing brand accuses Primark of ripping off its designs
A Manchester clothing brand has accused Primark of ripping off its designs, taking to social media to air its frustration after the high street shop released a copycat hoodie.
In a now-deleted Instagram video, local clothing retailer Hikerdelic compared a Primark ‘Explore Nature’ kid’s hoodie to one of its original designs and then highlighted how both the logos and overall aesthetic are nearly identical.
Hikerdelic’s logo features its brand name set into a grassy hill, below a pink and yellow sun with rays stretching outwards.
Primark’s design also features wording set into a grassy hill below a beaming sun, albeit this time the message reads ‘Explore Nature’ and the colour scheme is ever so slightly different using purple and coral instead of pink and yellow.
Hikerdelic was first founded by Proper Magazine’s Mark Smith and Neil Summers in Stockport five years ago, and the logo in question is of sentimental value – being the first that the team ever designed in partnership with artist Daren Newman.
Taking to Instagram to vent over the similarities, the caption underneath the Ancoats-based brand’s video read: “We’ve been sitting on this for a while. From time to time we find stuff out there similar to ours, but usually it’s just a case of people being influenced by similar things. It’s hard to be 100% original.
“This though, from a corporate behemoth we’re all familiar with, is a step too far, in our opinion. We’d be tempted to turn the other cheek and get on with doing our thing normally.
“Sometimes though, when someone kicks sand in your face you’ve got to let them know it’s not really on. At the end of the day it’s a business that makes hundreds of millions a year in clear profit. They don’t need to step on toes.”
The post continued: “This was the first logo we worked with @daren_newman on, and although we’ve got plenty more in our armoury, it’s the one that we began with. It’s not just us who are affected but talented independent illustrators too.”
“We all know everything new is inspired by something that has gone before and it can be difficult to stay original, however it’s clear to see this is something different to that and the response on our Instagram has backed that up.”
Feature image – Hikerdelic
Plans revealed to build Manchester’s tallest skyscraper – with 71st-floor restaurant
Plans have been revealed for a cluster of new skyscrapers in Manchester city centre, including one tower that would become the city’s tallest building.
Property developer Renaker, which was behind the huge Deansgate Square neighbourhood that transformed the city skyline, shared its proposals for the next phase of the Great Jackson Street Development.
The five new towers would bring 2,388 new homes to Manchester city centre, in an area that was previously used as surface car parks.
If approved, ‘The Lighthouse’ would stand at 71 storeys tall, overtaking Deansgate Square’s South Tower (64 storeys) to become Manchester’s tallest skyscraper.
It would also be the tallest building in the UK outside of London.
The proposals have put forward the idea of having a restaurant on the top floor of The Lighthouse, which would be the city’s highest food and drink establishment by a long way (the current record belongs to 20 Stories).
The other four towers would stand in the corners of a newly-created public square, and Renaker plans to build two of them at 51 storeys and two at