Manchester’s Five-Star Hotel Is Set for a Festive Shakeup as Ex-Manchester House Mixologist Takes Over The River Bar.

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 for Christmas.

The former Head Bar Tender of Manchester House will use his 7 years’ experience working in prestigious bars and restaurants to deliver the classic five-star Lowry Hotel experience. Stuart has launched a series of specialist Christmas cocktails using the organic herbs grown in the Lowry Hotel’s own terrace herb garden, to add signature flavours to the River Bar’s festive drinks, such as rosemary and cranberry seasonal sangria, and gingerbread and thyme tonics.

Prior to his role at the Lowry Hotel, Stuart worked as a bartender and bar manager at a number of high end eateries and bars across Manchester including Manhattan style restaurant Artisan in Spinningfields, San Carlo and most recently taking the role of Head Bartender in 2013 at Manchester House.

Stuart says: “I am delighted to be joining the Lowry Hotel team at such an exciting time. During my career, I have had the opportunity work in dynamic restaurants and bars and always take great pride to meet any high expectations of the business and of course the customer. I am looking forward to maintaining the impeccable level of service whilst managing The River Bar.

“I’m excited to start experimenting with flavours and showing my personality during the festive season at the River Bar. Ingredients from our own herb garden on the Lowry Hotel terrace adds a personal touch to the cocktails as well as paving the way for sustainable cocktail drinking.”

Stuart brings with him exciting new sustainability ideas for the festive season River Bar. Working with Executive Head Chef Andrew Green, Stuart is now using the Lowry Hotel’s own sustainable terrace herb garden overlooking the River Irwell to great effect.

Posted: Tuesday 21st November 2017
ID: 2911 - 1955

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 spring a la carte menu. Starters include a wonderful deconstructed chicken Caesar salad whilst mains include a loin of monkfish. 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 banana mille feuille - wow!

The adjoining River Bar and Terrace encapsulates The Lowry Hotel's fun-loving spirit at the confluence of city life. Here you will 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.

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 the Watermelon dessert on this month's Chef Choice Menu.