Waterhouse Café

The Waterhouse Café

Cafe Closures - The VG&M and cafe will be closed on Tuesday 6 June until 12pm, Monday 26 June All Day and Monday 3 July All Day

The Waterhouse Café at the Victoria Gallery & Museum is one of the few places you can visit in Liverpool where you can eat delicious food whilst drinking in the exceptional culture. 

Step away from your busy day and take some time to dine in a calm and cultured environment. You’re sure to leave feeling fully satisfied with both body and mind - all great value.

Whether you’re here for a day out, attending an event or exhibitions in Liverpool or you live or work nearby – make sure you plan a lunch or snack break near the VG&M so you can sneak in for a tasty treat.

Cafe Opening times

Please note that the café is very busy at peak times and booking is recommended, please call 0151 795 0352.

  • Monday-Friday: 9.00 am - 4.00 pm
    During the summer (June - August) the cafe will close at 3pm on Mondays.

Occasionally the Waterhouse Cafe will have to close at short notice but we will endeavour to give prior warning.



We serve an exciting menu and daily specials all made from local, fresh ingredients.

  • Breakfast is served Monday - Friday: 9am-11am.
  • Hot food is served daily from 11.30am-2.30pm.

Waterhouse café Menu (From June 2023)



 Breakfast at the Waterhouse café served on Fridays 9am - 11am

Victoria Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea is served

  • Monday-Friday 2.00 pm - 4.00pm

Booking is required. Please call 0151 795 0352 to make a reservation.

Take-away Service

DID YOU KNOW? You can also order food over the telephone for collection and take-away. Simply call 0151 795 0352 and ask to place an order for take away.

Accessibility Information

The cafe is on the ground floor and is fully accessible.

All seating is on one level and waitress service is in operation between 11.30 am and 2.30pm, or upon request. 

Please be aware that the cafe can be very busy between the hours of 12.00 pm and 2.00pm. Quieter periods are generally 9.00 - 11.00am and 2.00 - 4.00pm.

If you'd like to book a table for lunch, please call 0151 795 0352.

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