Paul Askew and his team reveal their collection of festive menus, plus Chef Askew’s Christmas Emporium, Afternoon Christmas Tea in The Art School Cellars and private dining all return in Liverpool.

Christmas is always a wonderful time of year at The Art School and Chef Patron Paul Askew and his team have now revealed their festive plans and Christmas brochure.

The restaurant relishes the chance to be creative with the abundance of seasonal produce available, reflected in a wondrous display of contemporary fine-dining set to the highest standards. An array of menus are on offer in the Lantern Room, from full festive Taster Menu to prix fixe, through to Excellence, Christmas Eve and finally New Year’s Eve with an early prix fixe service followed by a Celebration Menu to see out the year in the finest of styles.

In addition, the beautiful Victorian building on Sugnall Street features The Moriarty Room and The Art School’s Tasting Room. They are available to book for private Christmas gatherings, parties and events from the very intimate to the more sizeable.

Chef Askew’s Christmas Emporium returns and includes The Art School Gourmet Christmas Box, The Art School Gin Trio, The Art School Gift Box, The Christmas Sparkling Selection, The Caviar Hamper and The Italian half dozen as gift ideas for loved ones. Vouchers are also available. And in The Art School Cellars, Afternoon Christmas Tea takes place including selections of sumptuous sandwiches, cakes, desserts, tea and coffee and fizz.

Paul Askew says:

“Christmas is always a special time for me as the year comes to a celebratory climax. And for this festive season in 2023, we’re embodying the magic of this rather magnificent year Liverpool has enjoyed, from hosting the awe-inspiring Eurovision to other world-class events like The Grand National, River of Light and Liverpool Pride. We’re very proud of our range of festive menus and our extensive global wine list and cocktails to go with them. And my Christmas Emporium is back and packed with the finest festive goodies and treats including our divine hampers and vouchers for loved ones. And we have our private dining options available too for extra special festive occasions.

“Christmas is part of our wider celebrations which are taking place in the build up to September 2024. There we will reach a decade of The Art School and this will be a momentous celebration for myself and my team with many special events to be announced in due course as we embark on our tenth anniversary year. It’s been a life-changing journey to get here for everyone who is part of our story – we took a leap of faith back in 2014 when we first set eyes upon our fledgling home on Sugnall Street and the adventure has not stopped.

“And it’s been an incredible 2023 so far, from our work during Eurovision and catering for over 1200 Eurovision guests at St George’s Hall and The Empire Theatre, to returning to Topham House for the 2nd year at Aintree, to catering for The Turner Prize at the spectacular St George’s Hall in December 2022. And as always, there’s plenty more to come from us, including of course Christmas.”

All Christmas menus are bookable now. The Art School Christmas brochure:

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