Paul Askew with Liver Building Behind

Sending my love to you all...

I hope our newsletter finds you well in these unprecedented times. 
I wanted to write to you personally to explain some of the initiatives we have undertaken to ensure that, when it is safe to do so, we can continue to welcome you to our humble sanctuary of gastronomy. Following closure, all of the areas of the restaurant and indeed the soft furnishings have undergone a full deep clean, we will repeat this prior to opening and, as usual, continue to uphold our impeccable hygiene standards. 

We pride ourselves in offering the very best in local and seasonal produce, and as we move through late Spring to early Summer we continue to develop new recipes with the changes in seasons at the forefront of our minds. We may miss the asparagus from Claremont farm but you can rest assured we will return with beautiful produce at our disposal for you and your loved ones to savour. 

There are of course many other things, firstly being a show of appreciation to our NHS workers by accompanying any gift vouchers purchased for them from now until the end of July with a complimentary bottle of Castorani wine, a small gesture of our gratitude for their service. In addition, there are some other practical steps that we are taking here at the restaurant, mainly being a plan to extend the time limit on all gift vouchers that may have expired during the closure by the same number of weeks that we are closed for from when we re-open. So if you didn’t get a chance to use your voucher due to the closure, it will be valid once we reopen.

We will continue to work tirelessly over the weeks and months ahead to ensure that the brigade are back and stronger than ever, ready to serve you. 

Stay safe, stay at home and I look forward to welcoming you back to the restaurant as soon as we are able to. 

With love,
Chef Askew X

Raise a glass in splendid isolation…

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During this pandemic, the hospitality industry has been one of the first and hardest hit. Following a slowdown starting in February, the government announcement, and then enforced closures on 21st March 2020; waiters, chefs, bar staff and sommeliers, among others, cannot work in their usual roles.

These are unprecedented times for the hospitality industry and we fear many outlets will not be in a position to re-open after this crisis without the support of their customers. We have worked closely with our suppliers and banks to ensure that, once it is confirmed by the Government and is safe to do so, that we can re-open the restaurant and Cellar bar.

Whilst we are unable to serve our culinary delights for you to enjoy in the comfort and safety of your home we have implemented a new program with one of our wine suppliers, Berkmann Wine Cellars, to offer you something to enjoy in these challenging times.

In partnership with Berkmann, we have introduced a programme where our loyal guests can access special wines at discounted retail prices, and The Art School receives a donation from each sale through the ‘Help 4 Hospitality’ website. This is a selection of wines you can normally find in restaurants and bars, which you can now enjoy at home for special retail prices.

Please visit or click the button below, to order wine for home delivery. Use our code H4H345 to activate a 5% discount for yourself, and a small portion of the order value will be donated by Berkmann Wine Cellars to support our business.

Sending love to our NHS workers…

Seafood dish

As a gesture of our gratitude for their tireless work throughout this period in our lifetimes we will accompany any gift vouchers purchased for and redeemed by NHS workers with a complimentary bottle of wine from our multi-award winning Castorani wines collection.  A small token of our thanks from Chef Askew and the team.

Afternoon Tea using gift vouchers?

Afternoon Tea

Served on a Stainless Steel ferris-wheel stand, our sandwiches and sweet’s are homemade in The Art School kitchen with the same level of love as a tasting menu.

We offer three levels of Afternoon Tea: Standard, Prosecco, and Champagne – each of which are suitable for many a different occasion.