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The Art School Restaurant

1 Sugnall Street
L7 7EB

Tel: 0151 230 8600

The Art School restaurant is an intimate 50-cover 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.

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 2017

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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Recent Reviews:

  • Annielou1956
    Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Best Birthday Meal!!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 10th December 2017
    Having read all previous reviews we expected the best and Oh Boy, did we get it! From being greeted to our farewell, everything was superb. We had the Menu Excellence, Turbot and Goose both... Read full review
  • Jayne C
    Trip type:
    A Near Miss
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 7th December 2017
    Visited yesterday. Surroundings wonderful as were staff, and well informed. Fabulous menu. Partridge followed by pheasant. My only concern was the partridge was a little dry but did not detract from... Read full review
  • MehtaKieran
    Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Great fine dining
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 6th December 2017
    Excellent food. Menu excellence is good value for money. We were stuffed by the end. Very friendly staff. Can’t wait to go again. Read full review

Opening Times

2017 (1 January 2017 - 31 December 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
  • Visit EnglandTaste of England - Award for Excellence Winner Taste of England - Award for Excellence Winner 2017
  • Regional AwardsLiverpool City Region Tourism Awards Winner 2017 Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards Winner 2017 2017

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