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The Art School Restaurant

1 Sugnall Street
L7 7EB

Tel: 0151 230 8600

The Art School Restaurant


The Art School Restaurant is a fine dining addition to Liverpool’s rapidly growing food and drink culture.

Housed in the former sculpture room of the Liverpool John Moores University fine arts faculty, this elegant venue is a genuine labour of love for award-winning chef and regional food champion Paul Askew. Features of the original building have been carefully blended into a modern ‘old meets new’ approach - with a relaxing log-fire in the bar, a stylishly comfortable 50-cover dining area with soft natural lighting from a Victorian lantern glass ceiling, and a viewing window to the kitchen.

The mission is to deliver the highest possible dining standards in one of the city’s richest areas in terms of art and culture. Innovative seasonal menus are developed from the finest regional produce – with real food and great flavours complimented by a carefully chosen 230-bin wine and Champagne list and an exclusive range of organic spirits.

The international team of experienced chefs, waiters and sommeliers includes home-grown talent that is recruited and mentored as part of an ongoing commitment to local apprenticeship schemes.

Prices start from £23.50 for two courses.


  • The Art School Restaurant

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Head up Leece St, until you get to Hope Street. Once at Hope Street, follow the A5039 around, to the back of the Liverpool Philharmonic, taking the first road on the right. The Art School Restaurant is located on this road, and is the only door on Sugnall Street.

Public Transport Directions

For Train:
The Closest station is Liverpool Central. Exit the station on Bold Street, and turn left, walking up the road until you hit the traffic lights, connecting Berry Street, Leece Street, and Renshaw Street. Cross over the road and walk up Leece Street, until you see the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Continue to walk around the side of the Philharmonic and The Art School Restaurant is located on Sugnall Street, directly across the road from the back of the Philharmonic.


  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Average
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Recent Reviews:

  • markdarwin55
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Never seen a place like it!
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 23rd March 2017
    First off, the decor for this place was incredible, we got told the glass roof was part of the original alArt School that they saved, but added purple lights which gives a beautiful touch. The food... Read full review
  • Ben W
    Trip type:
    Outstanding presentation, but average taste
    3 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 22nd March 2017
    The restaurant defintely has the right look and feel for a fine dining experience. But the food I had, whilst faultlessly presented, tasted quite bland and wasn't up to the standard I'd had at other... Read full review
  • rscoie
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Art school restaurant
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th March 2017
    Top restaurant food is of a high quality service is 10/10 one of the best restaurants in Liverpool been three times and food is the same quality every time Read full review

Opening Times

2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* Tuesday – Saturday
Lunch 12noon – 3pm
Dinner 5pm – 9:30pm

Closed on Sunday & Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

The Art School is open every Monday during December.


  • Regional AwardsLiverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2016 - Winner Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2016 - Winner 2016


The Art School Christmas & New Year's Eve Brochure 2016
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The Art School Christmas & New Year's Eve Brochure 2016

The Art School Christmas & New Year's Eve Brochure 2016

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The Art School Online Shop

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