If we weren’t already spoilt for choice when it comes to food and drink offerings in Liverpool, decisions on where to dine out could get a lot harder. Having received approval from Liverpool City Council’s planning committee this week, a brand new bar and restaurant is on the horizon for one of Liverpool’s popular streets for food, drink and shopping.
The plans by Mission Mars, the team behind Rudy’s Pizza and Albert’s Schenke, have been given the green light to convert Radiant House on Bold Street into a Bavarian bar and restaurant. Further transformations across retail units in the ground floor, basement, mezzanine and first floor areas are also in the plans with the aim of opening the venue known as Albert’s Schloss in Liverpool this autumn.
The Liverpool building, will become Mission Mars’ third Albert’s Schloss venue, a Bavarian palace inspired by the bohemian spirit which consists of a beer hall, cook haus and bakery, along with live showtime entertainment. The former food market and also previously home to The Liverpool Gas Company, Radiant House, has been empty since early 2020, however, with planning approval given Albert’s Schloss aims to light up the building once more.
Roy Ellis, CEO of Mission Mars, said: “Our new Albert’s Schloss is in a stunning art-deco building and we’re delighted to be bringing it back to life. We’ve designed a beautiful space, restoring a 1,000 square-foot glazed atrium while installing a large stage, green room, two large bars, an artisan bakery, a fresh tank beer system and restaurant dining for more than 500 guests.
“The first floor will be home to Ludwig’s Tavern, offering artisan Schnapps, a vermouth bar, shuffleboard and other Tavern games. Ludwig’s Tavern will be available for private parties and other special events. We also have plans for a roof top terrace and a large open air Biergarten around the back. As in other cities, Schloss will recruit the best artistic talent available and offer entertainment seven days a week.”
Mission Mars already has an operation on Bold Street in the form of Rudy’s Neapolitan Pizza, with a branch also on Castle Street, as well as converting the grade II-listed building on the corner of Hanover Street in 2019 to become Albert’s Schenke. The company also operates a number of food and drink businesses including an Albert’s Schloss in both Manchester and Birmingham.