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RestaurantsMerseysideLiverpoolL7

survey result

Summary

£96
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Paul Askew’s elegant five-year-old, next door to the Liverpool Philharmonic, continues to produce some equally elegant and accomplished cuisine” which makes it one of the city’s top dining options. Recognising that not everyone will want something as full-on as the nine-course tasting menu, there are also prix fixe and ‘Excellence’ menus, also with pescatarian, vegetarian and vegan options.

Summary

£94
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Paul Askew’s “seriously good” open-kitchen four-year-old with large skylight (“attractive if slightly Spartan”), near the Liverpool Philharmonic – is the most commented-on European restaurant in town, and many diners consider it “the star of the Liverpool food scene” thanks to his “excellent” tasting menus (there’s quite an array, and also a cheaper lunch and earlybird prix fixe alternative); and with the sourcing of high-quality local ingredients often commended. For a minority, though, the scoff seems more middling, and service – while “top quality” to most reporters – at times comes over as “a bit stuffy” or “inflexible”.

Summary

£94
 ££££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Paul Askew is constantly raising the bar” at his ambitious, open-kitchen two-year-old near the Liverpool Philharmonic – a contemporary space with a large glazed roof, “artfully suspended lights, very comfortable seating and sumptuous table linen”. From a variety of tasting menus (including a vegan option) the results are “gorgeous, with very attractive presentation” and “service is attentive but not intrusive”.

Summary

£50
   ££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Just across the road from the Liverpool Philharmonic, Paul Askew’s year-old venture is “getting better all the time”. “It’s a beautiful, airy room with the kitchen visible through a long window”, service is “wonderful”, and there was more consistent praise this year for the “fantastic” cuisine.

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The Art School Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Art School Restaurant in L7, Liverpool by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Art School restaurant.
janet R
Beautifully presented local food with a twi...
Reviewed 5 months, 8 days ago

"Beautifully presented local food with a twist. Tucked away behind the Liverpool Philharmonic, this gem is truly worth a visit. Service is like a well oiled machine."

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Janet P
White tablecloths, bright and airy dining r...
Reviewed 9 months, 18 days ago

"White tablecloths, bright and airy dining room... menu changes with the seasons. excellent fish is sourced from exceptional local suppliers ‘Wards Fishmongers’ Excellent wine list. Friendly, unstuffy waiting staff."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £27.00 £34.00
Dinner   £75.00
Pretheatre £27.00 £34.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 95.00 Always Available 7
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £26.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Sugnall St, Liverpool, L7 7DX
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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