Tate Albert Dock Photo - CREDIT DAVE WOOD



As a champion of the culinary arts, we’re delighted to be able to collaborate with a true beacon of visual arts here in Liverpool.

The Art School is now the main supplier of bakery and patisserie items served at Tate Liverpool in the Café. This is great news for us within the pastry team and those who love to indulge their senses in all forms of art as you can now peruse the magnificent modern art exhibitions and finish off your visit with a miniature bit of Art School.

What can you expect when you visit Tate Liverpool?

First on the menu is our much-loved Pain Cereal, which we serve here in The Art School Restaurant. This can be enjoyed with soup and on sandwiches. We also provide a selection of sweet treats not normally served on our menu: Orange and Polenta Cake, Carrot Cake and a triple Valrohona Chocolate Cookie.

Of course, we had to include a firm favourite from our current “petit fours” serve: Millionaire Shortbread – A popular choice anywhere.

Art School Pain Cereal at Tate Liverpool
Art School Confectionary at Tate Liverpool
Art School Millionaire Shortbread and Cookies

Collaborating with the Arts

It’s a remarkable honour to be able to work with one of the most esteemed establishments in Liverpool. While the hospitality sector has suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic, our neighbours in the arts and culture sector have had their own challenges.

By bringing our products and services together, we help each other to reach a wider audience. Art lovers and visitors to the city will get to know ‘Art School’ fare and perhaps be inclined to try our tasting menu experience, while we hope our existing customers will be enticed to take a trip to the gallery, even if modern art isn’t normally your penchant.

This collaboration is an ideal fit for us, as our Sugnall Street premises previously stood as the LJMU John Lennon Arts and Design faculty, with The Lantern Room serving its former purpose for life drawing among other things. Not forgetting LIPA just around the corner, the famous school of performing arts founded by another Beatle. It seems only fitting we’ll now be able to keep art aficionados fuelled up when it comes to admiring cultural our assets in what forms the greatest concentration of cultural hotspots outside of the capital.

This stellar partnership has already meant we’ve been able to welcome back our full pastry team from furlough – in what stands to be a long-term partnership.

We encourage guests to play their part in supporting Tate Liverpool and other galleries/museums in the locality, especially as we’re fortunate enough to access many of these institutions free of charge.


Cover image courtesy of Dave Wood.