The Lowry Hotel Serves up Xmas Dinner to Wood Street Mission Families

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 decorations do I need to buy for the tree? What nibbles and tipples will I treat myself to tonight? The five-star Lowry Hotel demonstrates the true essence of Christmas by continuing to work with local family support charity Wood Street Mission.

For the past three years the hotel’s double AA-rosette River Restaurant has opened its doors to children and teenagers, inviting them and their guardians to enjoy a festive feast with all the trimmings.

Last year the children were aged 3 months to teenagers, so this year Wood Street Mission decided it was the turn of the older kids; to pop a cracker, tuck in to the turkey and pick up a chocolate Santa on their way home.

As always Hotel Manager, Adrian Ellis was on hand to ensure the party experienced the full VIP treatment, and it is evident that this is a cause close to The Lowry Hotel’s heart “Wood Street Mission is an amazing charity, and the work they do is invaluable to the lives of many families in Manchester and Salford. We are proud to have them as the hotel’s official charity.” Adrian said.

Wood Street Mission helps FOUR THOUSAND families living on a low income by helping to meet their day-to-day needs and improving children’s life chances. Founded 147 years ago, it provides support to Manchester and Salford families, most famously with its Christmas project which last year gave new toys and food to over 2,000 families and 4,500 children. This year the numbers are set to be even higher. Wood Street Mission makes sure that children up to the age of 14 wake up to new toys and gifts, which can only be the biggest of reliefs to those struggling to make ends meet.

The Lowry hotel selected Wood Street Mission as its charity of the year in 2015 and the partnership has continued and flourished ever since.

For more information on Wood Street Mission and find out how YOU can help, especially at this time of goodwill head to:

To sample a luxurious Christmas feast at The Lowry Hotel’s award winning River Restaurant and Bar, please contact + 44 161 827 4000 or visit the website at to make a booking.

Prices from £25.00 per person for lunch or £27.00 per person for dinner. Festive Afternoon Tea £24.00 per person or Champagne Festive Afternoon Tea £ 35.00 per person.

Posted: Monday 4th December 2017
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Executive Chef Dave Ashton’s menu uses the best local and seasonal produce that the hotel is famous for and creating classic British dishes to a high standard. His favourite starters include pan fried scallops with scallop ceviche, peanut, lime and avocado and A5 Wagyu beef with celeriac remoulade, ponzu and wasabi dressing. Mains include wild line caught sea bass with cockle minestrone, courgette and basil puree. Meat lovers will be delighted to see a Rump of lamb Cheshire Farm lamb with lamb fat carrot, roast onion, braised rib and mint sauce. Our famous sharing dishes of Beef Wellington and our 42oz Cheshire Farm Tomahawk steak.

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.

Here you will also find Manchester’s longest bar terrace — an open-air first-floor terrace for al fresco dining where you can enjoy a drink or meal from the bar or restaurant. Open year-round, The Terrace is perfect for summer afternoon get-togethers in this urban suntrap overlooking the River Irwell.

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 Chefs Choice Menu offering 2 courses for £19.95 and 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. On Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons you will also be entertained with live pianist and singer Kimm.

The River Bar and Restaurant as you know it will be closing in July but don’t worry, we will be back in September with a brand-new restaurant and bar, during this time we will be serving, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner in our grand ballroom during this period.

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