Burnt Milk Hotel opens at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

05th September, 2022

The creative team behind Madre have launched their newest venue, Burnt Milk Hotel, in Royal Albert Dock’s Anchor Courtyard. Once rumoured to be a grand old hotel, the venue is now an intimate cafe, cocktail bar and wine shop, serving seasonal wine and produce with a playful and wacky narrative. 

Managed by four quirky characters who are thought to be all that’s left of its previous venue, Burnt Milk Hotel is the place to go for great wine, a light lunch with seasonal flavours and an upbeat atmosphere. Accommodating up to 17 inside along with a small outdoor seating area, the intimate space is filled on a first come first serve basis.

Open from 8am serving up Heart and Graft coffee sourced from an all female team in Mexico alongside freshly made pastries, before moving into the lunch time service with an extensive wine menu, sandwiches and bar snacks. On weekends, an eclectic soundtrack of upbeat disco, deep house and hip hop will set the tempo, with guest chefs occasionally invited to offer small plate specials, along with afternoon wine tastings. 

At the bar, wine is the star of the show. Sourced from five different suppliers who all pride themselves on being low intervention, meaning they are environmentally friendly, there is a huge range of organic, natural and classic wines. The wine menu will change regularly and bottles will be sold at retail price with a corkage fee to drink in. 

Rather than the wine being categorised by the region that it’s from, they instead indicate what situation they are best suited for, such as a ‘Friend’s Dinner Party’, ‘Chilled Reds’ for summer or ‘Fireplace Reds’ to be enjoyed in the Christmas period. An eight strong cocktail list will also be on offer with unusual ingredients, plus a wine subscription service set to launch in December, the Burnt Milk Hotel Wine Club, perfect for wine fans looking to try new varieties.