The Art School Restaurant

4.7
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544 reviews
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£41 and over
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Contemporary European

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About

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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary European, British, French
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:15pm, 5pm - 9:15pm
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Phone number
0151 230 8600
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Paul Askew
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Additional
Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.7based on all time ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 .

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second visit to the restaurant in the last 3 months and again it never disappointed - Fantastic food, fantastic service

OT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal great service would recommend to family & friends.

MB
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal with excellent service...

Would recommend

JH
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was beautifully presented and very tasty.
Would definitely go back again.

CH
Liverpool
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very relaxed evening with excellent food, service and ambience. Would definitely recommend the venue to others.

OT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal! Made my mum feel really special! Food was delicious, service impecable.

A
London
11 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

B
Liverpool
5 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing restaurant, with 5 star food, staff and service. This restaurant is a must for any foodie x

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening great food, attentive staff a nice treat

TL
Lancashire
18 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality and choice, service was informed but not too much

NA
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

f
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

C
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

H
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, excellent food. Brilliant service. 10/10 would go again

OT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, no issues. Would recommend for any event.

FT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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

OT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Vegetarian tasting Menu with Wine Fleet - everything was excellent. Service was faultless - special thanks to Richard!

OT
Shropshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

OT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue, wonderful service, great for a special occasion, or if you just fancy something special.

SW
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

SN
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal on a special Birthday, impressive surroundings, the staff were very attentive and knowable

OT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

w
London
48 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

OT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal. We will definitely go back

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

K
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wifes 40th spoilt with great food and great service .loved every minute

HS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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 .

OT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

OT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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?

OD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good ambience. But the long waiting between courses is not so delightful