The Art School

1 Sugnall Street , Liverpool, Merseyside , United Kingdom, L77EB
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Lunch, Tuesday - Saturday, 12:00-14:15
Afternoon Tea in The Cellars, Thursday - Saturday, 14:00-16:15
Dinner, Tuesday - Saturday, 17:00 - 21:15

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  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The Art School

With warm lighting, a viewing window through to the kitchen, a relaxing bar and a fabulous dining area, The Art School Restaurant is completely unique. Situated across the street from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and a short distance from both of Liverpool's cathedrals, the restaurant is the first of its kind in Liverpool City Centre. We will offer innovative, seasonal menus developed from the finest local produce our region has to offer, including an exclusive range of organic spirits, superb 200 bin wine list and a world class Champagne selection. Delivered by an international team of experienced chefs, waiters and sommeliers, the restaurant has a focus on mentoring young, local talent and apprentices. Starting from £36.00 for 3 courses, our menus are aspirational, modern and contemporary. We aim to be affordable and inviting for all to enjoy.

Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, British, Cocktails, Fine Dining, Locally Sourced, Pescatarian, Piano Bar, Tasting Menu, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wine Bar
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

It was my first visit and I loved it, can’t wait to come back. You did a great job of still making it feel like a special experience despite being limited to outdoors. Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

We have loved Paul's food and attention to detail for a number of years but was a subterranean Courtyard restaurant really going to work in Liverpool? Yes, it certainly does work and it was outstanding. Usual exemplary food, usual excellent service from the staff and an ambience that does great credit to all involved. Like another reviewer, we cannot help but wonder whether this might be a permanent addition for summer months once Covid is in the dim and distant past? Many thanks to Paul and all the staff, Graham & Carol Sellers

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

As always the art school delivers. Superb in every way and great to see you back, we have missed you!!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

The food and service were both excellent as always! Everything possible has been done to make the experience as comfortable as possible whilst outside! Can’t wait to come back!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Excellent food and service as usual. Fantastic from start to finish ❤️

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

I cannot fault the food at all, the food was incredible! Great value for money, the flavours where amazing. We had the vegan/vegetarian option and honestly didn't feel like we where missing out in any way shape or form. The service was a little slow at times, although that might have been because we were tucked away around the corner. I only say this as feedback, so please do not take that as a negative remark, as the whole experience it's self was fantastic. I would certainly come again, and have already been recommending a visit to all my friends following our experience.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

The Courtyard was lovely!

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Great experience. Sat outside on a cold day but everything had been thought of to make us comfortable. Food, wine and service was as impeccable as usual.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

We had a lovely birthday lunch for my partner. The food was great and the service impeccable. As we're still in restrictions from Covid, we had to dine in the courtyard, it did rain a little, but still couldn't ruin our lunch date with you. We will definitely be joining you in the near future. Thank you.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

Great food, of course! Wonderful experience, but WE should have been more appropriately dressed for the alfresco dining (gloves and feet). Service and Ambience first class. Please keep the courtyard as an option post-pandemic.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

Brilliant night out al fresco

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

The food was absolutely delicious! Already booked to return next week! Thank you for a fabulous evening xx

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

We had an absolutely delightful time on Thursday afternoon, celebrating my wife’s birthday. We were particularly impressed how attentive, engaging and professional your team are, a real credit to the restaurant. We ate from the set menus, a meat and a fish order, the food was delicious the timing impeccable. A huge thank you to your Team for a thoroughly lovely afternoon! We cannot wait to return and shall be recommending you at the highest level to all our friends, family and beyond!

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Amazing restaurant. First time to you and loved it - even outside! Great service and gorgeous food.

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Excellent food as ever and great unpretentious service. Superb.

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Attentive service and gorgeous meal

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Good evening, I cannot rate your Food & Drink or Value for Money as we did not get to eat at the restaurant. I had booked for the courtyard as soon as it was announced on your Instagram page. We arrived for our reservation early and were advised that our table was ready so we could sit down then. We were seated at one of your street level tables. After we sat we realised how close to the cars that we were after a taxi pulled up beside us and idled causing exhaust fumes to swirl around us. We asked if we could be seated in the courtyard as this had been confirmed by email to us. We spoke to different staff members who all told us that this had been happening to many other diners that day and I overheard the table beside us also complain. We spoke to someone that I believe to be the manager and we were offered a bottle of champagne to stay in those seats but we had been looking forward to the courtyard. We were told that it wasnt possible to move as the system allocated us to the street side and there was no room for us down there. We were reminded that all the restaurants were doing street seating and if we had gone to Bold Street for dinner that night we would be sitting on the street, I commented that Bold Street was not on the same level of dining as The Art School but this was blanked. The drinks that we ordered when we first sat never arrived and nobody came back to us at all. We left! I would advise you to train your staff on how to deliver bad news if you have overbooked, give a courtesy call to your customers if their bookings are changed and maybe just dont overbook in the first place. This entire interaction really took the wind out of our sails on our anniversary.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Superb food, excellent service, a delightful unhurried experience

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Visited On Friday, 23 April 2021

One word....... Amazing

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

The al fresco dining at the art school was just as wonderful as their indoor dining experience! The food and service were both excellent!

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

The service was incredibly slow and quite haphazzard

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

My favourite place in Liverpool

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Fabulous meal, faultless service. Perfect al fresco experience

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

My favourite restaurant! Food is always wonderful and beautifully plated. Service is impeccable. It was lovely to be able to go back and have some lighter dishes, and of course a cocktail too!

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Fabulous as always.

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