Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Liverpool/Merseyside
  4. Liverpool
  5. Liverpool

The Art School Restaurant

4.7
4.7
505 Reviews
£41 and over
Contemporary European
The Art School Restaurant is located in the stunning lantern room of the Victorian 1888 ‘Home for Destitute children’ building on Sugnall Street and is merely a stones throw away from Hope Street and Liverpool city centre. This area is one of the richest areas of the city in terms of culture and arts; both the Liverpool and Metropolitan Cathedrals are located only a couple of minutes walk away and John Moore’s University is also nearby. The Liverpool Philharmonic is located literally across the road from The Art School. This location is superbly placed for an elegant, fine dine restaurant and bar, the very first of its kind in Liverpool city centre.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable booking network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary European, British, French
  • Hours of Operation
    Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:15pm, 5pm - 9:15pm
  • Phone number
    0151 230 8600
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Paul Askew
  • Private party contact
    Charlotte Clynch: 0151 230 8600

What 505 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value
505 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our 47 th wedding Anniversary and highly recommended by a friend , it lived up to all our expectations, and the wine package for each dish was an amazing experience, such different wines that suited every dish , the staff were brilliant and so knowledgeable , it will live with us forever , Thankyou .

    Is this helpful?

  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our second visit to the restaurant in the last 3 months and again it never disappointed - Fantastic food, fantastic service

    Is this helpful?

  3. OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely gorgeous. Exceptional service. Unbeatable precision on timing for all the table guests on all the courses. Beautifully mannered, genuinely friendly team with good senses of humour & whose high levels of eye contact & personal engagement with each one of us made the evening a perfect one.

    Is this helpful?

  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal great service would recommend to family & friends.

    Is this helpful?

  5. MikeB

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal with excellent service... Would recommend

    Is this helpful?

  6. JayneH

    Liverpool

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was beautifully presented and very tasty. Would definitely go back again.

    Is this helpful?

  7. CHBs

    Liverpool

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very relaxed evening with excellent food, service and ambience. Would definitely recommend the venue to others.

    Is this helpful?

  8. OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal! Made my mum feel really special! Food was delicious, service impecable.

    Is this helpful?

  9. Adam

    London

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A very pleasant evening.Excellent service.food was good,very good. The fish and the jus with the guinea fowl were both a bit too salty ,.The guinea fowl had too much on the plate

    Is this helpful?

  10. Beccalaw

    Liverpool

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing restaurant, with 5 star food, staff and service. This restaurant is a must for any foodie x

    Is this helpful?

  11. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I went there for her birthday and the food , service etc were second to none. I could not fault this place and having dined at some of the most exclusive places in London the Art School tops them all. Paul Askew has got it cracked.

    Is this helpful?

  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely evening great food, attentive staff a nice treat

    Is this helpful?

  13. TomandLesley

    Lancashire

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    not as good as we expected, the starters were not good at all, they seemed to have been kept warm for too long before serving. They were served in tiny dishes which thrust the various components together in a way which meant that flavours were lost. The main courses were excellent as was the service.

    Is this helpful?

  14. OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent quality and choice, service was informed but not too much

    Is this helpful?

  15. NotApplicable

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic and we had the 3 course menu which was outstanding. The wine choice was great but I thought the prices being too high.

    Is this helpful?

  16. foodmuse

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply superb. The best food I have ever tasted. Service was impeccable, the tasting menu was a journey of discovery and the wine was devine. I would most definitely recommend this restaurant.

    Is this helpful?

  17. Ciara

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service from arriving and leaving . Food was exceptional . Small touches such as the receptionist warming my coat against the warmth of the fire before going outside in the cold was really lovely

    Is this helpful?

  18. Hannah89

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food as always. Attentive staff and great service. Now that the Art School is becoming more popular I feel like you don't get the personal touch as much as we use to. For example the very first time I went they gave us extra desert and had written "Happy Birthday" on the slate. It was very cute. I realise they can't really do this any more as it's much more busy but I still miss it!

    Is this helpful?

  19. PratikshaP

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, excellent food. Brilliant service. 10/10 would go again

    Is this helpful?

  20. OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great, no issues. Would recommend for any event.

    Is this helpful?

  21. Food4Thought

    Liverpool

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exemplary service: facilities excellent: overall good. No starter Main meal - pork dry. I expect for the price we paid for the food to be perfect. Desert excellent as was the desert wine

    Is this helpful?

  22. OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the Vegetarian tasting Menu with Wine Fleet - everything was excellent. Service was faultless - special thanks to Richard!

    Is this helpful?

  23. OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and very good value. The service was attentive but not intrusive - the right balance. Our second visit with a friend and we will definitely return on a future visit to Liverpool.

    Is this helpful?

  24. OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent venue, wonderful service, great for a special occasion, or if you just fancy something special.

    Is this helpful?

  25. SnowyW

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were well looked after at The Art School when we went for a special birthday. One of the most enjoyable dining experiences to date. Would highly recommend it.

    Is this helpful?

  26. Norma

    Berlin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Art School is nothing less than amazing. It is certainly a class above the normal dining experience, and at first I was a little hesitant as I thought I may feel a little out of place and it may be a little 'snobbish'. I am pleased to say that I could not be more wrong! Although the class of the place oozed out, I felt extremely comfortable. From start to finish, every member of staff who greeted, served and said goodbye, were friendly while being extremely professional. The food was superb, I have to say that it was the best meal of it's kind that I have ever had! As this was our first visit we went for the fixed price menu which was the most amazing value. Every dish was cooked to perfection with a great balance of flavours. The portion sizes were perfect too, no need for side dishes. I couldn't recommend The Art School more highly, although I would really like it to keep my own little secret!!!

    Is this helpful?

  27. SusanN

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From start to finish the service was impeccable. The waiting staff were mainly young in age however they all presented themselves and the establishment beautifully. The food was delightful in style and quality. I recommend visiting without hesitation.

    Is this helpful?

  28. Debbo

    Liverpool

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic meal on a special Birthday, impressive surroundings, the staff were very attentive and knowable

    Is this helpful?

  29. OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to the Art School for a birthday celebration. They contacted me a couple of hours before the reservation to confirm our attendance and also to check for any food allergies etc. On arrival, the maitre d' was polite and attentive, as were all of the staff who explained each dish as it arrived. The only concern I had was the 10% service charge which the waitress asked if I objected to. I prefer to leave a separate tip. Overall good vfm.

    Is this helpful?

  30. wanderluster

    London

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is really excellent in every way. A delightful, elegant room, with plenty of space and comfortable seating. The service is both exemplary and friendly. The prix-fixe menu is a bargain and, above all, the food - top-level modern European - is absolutely delicious. Good wines by the glass, too. I cannot recommend this restaurant too highly.

    Is this helpful?

  31. OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is completely pleasing. Comfortable ambient and special menu make it the best choice to eat in Liverpool. Food is excellent both in looking or the taste.

    Is this helpful?

  32. OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic meal. We will definitely go back

    Is this helpful?

  33. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the pescatarian 'menu excellence' (£69 each for three courses plus one glass of champagne, bread, canapes and amuses-bouches). The food was excellent throughout - creative and very tasty with some great imaginative flavour combinations. Spreading the meal over lots of small plates made for a relaxed evening lasting a couple of hours, leaving us satisfied but not stuffed. Although not cheap, I thought the price was very fair for the fabulous food and the lovely surroundings. It is evident that the chef takes non-meat eaters seriously and produces some really good dishes for us. The staff were lovely too, friendly and helpful, explaining the contents of each plate without being over-attentive or fussing over us.

    Is this helpful?

  34. Kevm

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wifes 40th spoilt with great food and great service .loved every minute

    Is this helpful?

  35. HowardS

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    High quality restaurant, with excellent service, lovely ambience and especially good food. Wine list has a full range, with some good French wines at the affordable end.

    Is this helpful?

  36. SusanG

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed evening food great service perfect,staff were really friendly,tiolets spotless. only complaint because it was such a cold night I found the restaurant cold wind each time the door opened,will definitely go again on a warmer evening . completely enjoyed the food and evening

    Is this helpful?

  37. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply an outstanding restaurant . Food as good as you will get anywhere . Staff as good as you will get anywhere . A very , very good dining experience . Only 23 Jan and that was probably the best meal I will have all year . The early starter menu ie be seated by 6pm is great value for money at £29 per person .

    Is this helpful?

  38. OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good lunch menu with service to match, being gluten free the art school made me feel at ease and were able to let me have most things of the menu

    Is this helpful?

  39. OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice atmosphere on arrival but the welcome was a bit too formal, could be more relaxed (warming the coats by the open fire at the end was just pretentious). The dining room is open plan and has a high, Victorian, glass canopy. Imagine a posh school gym. Even though the numbers dining were quite small the noise from some of the other tables, especially one at the far end was intrusive. Tables are very well laid up but intimate it is not. Starters were Ok without being anything special. Mains were very good. The steak was cooked to perfection. Sweets were a little disappointing. An assiette that was well prepared but lacked variety and texture (and no chocolate or ice cream!). Wines were very good and reasonably priced. We had the cheese as well which was a good selection but the fig chutney was hard and stringy and the honey tasted as if they had added garlic! Yuk! Good selection of biscuits. The service was excellent with the waiting staff really trying hard to make the event special. Overall, a bit pricey for what's on offer and the main menu and tasting menus are even more expensive. Perhaps it comes into it's own for a special occasion?

    Is this helpful?

  40. OswaldD

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good ambience. But the long waiting between courses is not so delightful

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

The Art School Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 505 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable booking network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing
Google Map for The Art School Restaurant

1 Sugnall Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L7 7DX

Additional information

  • Area
    Liverpool
  • Hours of Operation
    Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:15pm, 5pm - 9:15pm
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary European, British, French
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Paul Askew
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
Rentalcars Logo
OpenTable Logo