British, Modern

River Restaurant

Love it

About River Restaurant

The River Restaurant at The Lowry Hotel is one of Manchester’s best places to eat and drink in a glass-walled, riverside setting.

Executive Chef Andrew Green has launched his new winter a la carte menu. Starters include pan seared scallops with treacle cured pork whilst mains include a supreme of halibut. Meat lovers will be delighted to see the return of a 16oz Chateaubriand roasted over the coals in our Josper Grill. The pastry team have been busy creating some fabulous delights including a hot chocolate fondant with pistachio ice cream - wow!

The adjoining River Bar and Terrace encapsulates The Lowry Hotel’s fun-loving spirit at the confluence of city life. Here you’ll find in the intimate, informal surroundings a quiet place to network, drink and kick-back with a perfectly mixed cocktail, club sandwich, salad, or more substantial dish from our menu. The cosy Library is tucked away at one end. Open until late, this is a place to enjoy our signature cocktails.

The bar and restaurant at The Lowry Hotel provide the perfect place to relax and enjoy good food and drink, offering breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner on a daily basis, with a great Chef's Choice Menu offering three courses for £24.95 and a three course Sunday lunch for £22.50. Our Afternoon Tea is available for £22.50 per person or upgrade to our Champagne Afternoon Tea for £33.00.

Lunch: 1200-1500 last sitting (7 days a week)
Afternoon Tea: 1200-1600 last sitting (Mon-Sat), 1400-1600 last sitting (Sun)
Dinner: 1800-2200 last sitting (7 days a week)

Here is a short video of the preparation of a main dish 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


Enjoy this month's Chef's Choice Menu for just £24.95 for three courses (or £19.95 for two at lunchtime). Bookings highly advised as this offer is WONDERFUL!

Valid: Monday-Saturday

The River Restaurant is famed for its Sunday roast and we have a very special offer. Enjoy two courses for two people and a glass of Prosecco for just £36.00 per couple. If you prefer all three courses, our menu is still available for £22.50 per person. Don’t forget our talented performer Kimm will be in The River Bar all Sunday afternoon. Must be purchased as a voucher to redeem this offer.

Valid: Sundays

Enjoy our afternoon tea special offer at just £39 for two people to dine with a welcome glass of Prosecco each. Highly commended by The British Tea Council, afternoon tea at The Lowry Hotel is perfect for any occasion. Our afternoon tea includes finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve, pastries and dainty fancies washed down with teas and infusions. Must be purchased as a voucher to redeem this offer click here to purchase. Please note that afternoon tea is now offered from 12 noon every day at The River Restaurant.

Valid: All Week

Opening Hours

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

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. This captivating performer started singing and playing violin when she was just four years old. In 2002 she won the Dutch song festival for children. In the upcoming years she was singing wherever it was possible. She also started with piano lessons so she could accompany herself while singing. Kimm was a successful applicant to the Music Academy in Amsterdam in 2006 and spent six years there perfecting her vocal talents. Nowadays Kimm is singing and playing professional gigs around Europe at places like the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester and as our resident performer she plays in The River Bar every Thursday from 7pm and Sunday from 2pm.

For this evening we shall select what we believe to be the best wines. This special menu will comprise of one dish and one wine from each evening of the series. Not to be missed Each evening starts at 7:00pm in the library for drinks and Canapés, followed by dinner at 7:30pm in the private dining room. Places are limited to 22, so an early reservation is strongly recommended.

Dads eat free in The River Restaurant on Father’s Day 18th June 2017 when booking a Sunday lunch for four or more people Dad will eat free and at just £22.50 for a three course Sunday lunch this is one offer not to be missed. Reservations now being taken.


In addition to launching new menus for the bar and terrace we are launching a mini gourmet menu and what’s more children dine for free when they joi... Read More

Posted 2017-05-04 00:00:00

My top three emails received this week (in no particular order);

  • Congratulations, you have won a cheese Easter Egg - genuinely a brill... Read More

    Posted 2017-04-20 12:03:52

  • Reviews


    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

    Total Score:
    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!

    Help Us Improve

    Opening hours changed?

    Click Here To Let Us Know!

    Know of a new offer?

    Click Here To Let Us Know!

    What else are we missing?

    Click Here To Let Us Know!