Waterhouse Café

The Waterhouse Café

Following University of Liverpool guidelines regarding government advice on the spread of Covid-19, the Victoria Gallery and Museum is now closed with immediate effect until further notice. 

The situation will remain under review and we will continue to share updates as and when we have further information.

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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: 9am - 4pm
  • Saturdays: 10am - 2.30pm (Soup, Sandwiches, Cakes & Drinks)

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 Cafe Menu


Victoria Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea is served

  • Monday-Friday 2pm-4pm
  • Saturday 11am-2.00pm.

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.


Autism awareness

Autism Awareness

Please be aware that the cafe can be very busy between the hours of 12.00pm and 2pm.

Quieter periods are generally 9am - 11am and 2pm - 5pm.