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Modern Hotel, Restaurant and Bar

River Restaurant

Chapel Wharf, Manchester
0161 827 4041
Mel Says: Stunning dishes, and great value for the quality. Modern and smart.
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About River Restaurant

The River Restaurant at The Lowry Hotel is a 2 AA rosette restaurant and one of Manchester’s best places to eat and drink in a glass-walled, riverside setting overlooking Santiago Calatrava’s Trinity Bridge.
The convivial atmosphere is also deeply luxurious with purple leather chairs, semi-circular banquettes, while Fornasetti plates, mirrors and lithographs and prints decorate walls, The River Restaurant also has an exclusive private dining room for up to 24 people which is licenced for weddings and civil ceremonies. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

The à la carte menu has been devised around the best local and seasonal produce. An additional three-course menu changes each month following the seasonal bounty and is just £24.95 for three courses at lunch and dinner except Saturday Evening, while our popular Sunday lunch menu is £22.50 per person for three courses and is always accompanied by live music. You can choose from Afternoon Tea or for a real indulgent treat why not sample our Champagne, Bellini or G & Tea’s £33.00 per person.

As the winter months give way to lighter evenings, Executive Chef Andrew Green has created a confident and well-balanced new à la carte menu at the luxurious two AA Rosette awarding winning River Bar and Restaurant. Using premium ingredients and local suppliers, the celebrational menu takes traditional and classic dishes and updates them with a modern twist.
Choose from an array of classic starters, such as the intense Potted Shrimp, a mouth-watering Crab Macaroni Cheese, the highly popular Twice Baked Lancashire Bomb Cheese Soufflé or the Beef Bresaola which is cooked to precision after a one-month preparation process.
For mains, stand-out dishes include Andrew’s personal favourite the Beef Wellington which is brought to the table and showcased by the chef before being sliced. Baked in mushroom duxelles, Parma ham, with puff pastry with Maderia sauce, it’s one of a number of dishes to share between two.
Fish-lovers are spoilt for choice. To decide between the delicately prepared Lowry Fish Pie which has intense flavours of the sea, or an exquisite Meuniere-style Whole Dover Sole, a prime, succulent fish served on or off the bone, or perhaps the Scottish Halibut fillet made the classic way with a lobster stock. The melt in the mouth Steamed Beef Shin, Oxtail & Kidney Pudding is another chef recommendation that is cooked over a 15-hour process with the oxtail cooked separately and poured at the table.

Room for a pudding? Try the ‘Best of British’ selection of desserts; the Steamed Treacle Sponge served with custard, naturally, takes up one hour to be steamed to precision, and should be ordered early along with the other courses. It is sure to be a big talking point. The Rhubarb Trifle is another twist on a much-loved British favourite. If you like to share, the restaurant’s Baked Alaska show stopper shouldn’t be resisted, as you and your companion will discover a layer of the softest sponge and ice cream under the browned meringue.

Lunch is served daily between 12 noon and 3.00pm, Afternoon Tea is served Monday to Saturday between 12 noon and 4pm and Sunday 2.00pm and 4.00pm. Dinner is served daily between 6pm and 10.00pm.

Here is a short video of the preparation of the Watermelon dessert on this month's Chef Choice Menu.

  • Car Parking
  • Aircon
  • Outside Seating
  • Functions
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Licenced
  • Accommodation
  • High Chairs
  • Kids Menu
  • Gift Vouchers Menu
  • WiFi
  • Vegetarian
Monday 1200-1600/1800-2200 Tuesday 1200-1600/1800-2200 Wednesday 1200-1600/1800-2200 Thursday 1200-1600/1800-2200 Friday 1200-1600/1800-2200 Saturday 1200-1600/1800-2200 Sunday 1400-1600/1800-2200

Offers

THREE COURSE MENU JUST £15... Read More

Valid: All week

MEATY MONDAYS PROMOTION Not participating in Meat Free Monday’s? Well join us for a special promotion, we have partnered up with WH Frost Butchers and quote Frostie Butcher on booking we will offer you 20% off the price of your meat cooked lovingly over our Josper Grill... Read More

Valid: Monday

SUNDAY LUNCH SPECIAL OFFER £36... Read More

Valid: Sundays

Enjoy our afternoon tea special offer at just £39 for two people to dine with a welcome glass of Prosecco each... Read More

Valid: All Week

Forthcoming Events

Kimm is a professional singer and accomplished piano player from Holland, who can add a wonderful atmosphere with her side range of songs and performances... >> Read More

Corsets and bustles at the ready as the annual Grand Ball revisits The Lowry Hotel The five-star Lowry Hotel is to host The Grand Fancy Dress Ball in continued support for the charity, Maggie’s Centre Manchester... >> Read More

SPARKLING AFTERNOON TEA THURSDAY 22ND MARCH 1 – 3PM £30... >> Read More

News

The Lowry Hotel and Private White V.C. have created a hand printed, 100% pure silk pocket square as part of an exclusive collaboration to celebrate an... Read More

Posted 2017-12-18 00:00:00

By now most of Manchester are swept up in Christmas fever distracted by what’s... What gifts to buy? What new outfit do I need for my works do? What... Read More

Posted 2017-12-04 00:00:00

The five-star Lowry Hotel has appointed Stuart McLachlan the latest addition to the its Food and Beverage team as the manager of the River Bar in time... Read More

Posted 2017-11-21 00:00:00

Reviews

Mark

Total Score:
We had heard good things - being a hotel might put a few people off but it shouldn't - the service was excellent and the 3 course chef menu for the price was amazing quality and value. Really enjoyed it.

Tom, Altrincham

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Visited the River Restaurant on Saturday for brunch and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. From the moment we sat down, we were treated exceptionally well and the service continued for the duration of our meal. The buffet had a wide selection of local sourced produce and the wine was fantastic. We all opted for the steak sandwich main and they were all perfectly cooked to our requests. I will definitely be returning again with more friends to show off this new favourite!

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