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
ID: 2911 - 1959

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, Sunday 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 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 Traditional Afternoon Tea priced at £22.50, or £33 with Gin, Champagne or Bellini. Or try our monthly themed afternoon tea priced at £29.50 which will celebrate big events such as PRIDE.

The River Restaurant’s superb à la carte menu has been given an update ready for the summer months. Packed full of local, seasonal dishes, the favourites are still there just with a twist for the warmer months. Expect citrus flavours, green salads and a blast of northern vibe in every bite. Using premium ingredients and local suppliers, the celebrational menu takes traditional and classic dishes and updates them with a modern twist.
such as the intense Potted Shrimp, a mouth-watering Lobster Macaroni Cheese, the highly popular Twice Baked 'Blacksticks Blue' Soufflé or the Salt Beef Hash, with slow egg and spiced ketchup. 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 Monkfish Loin, with Alsace bacon & pea velouté. You will not miss meat with our vegetarian options, which include Wild Mushroom, Puy Lentil & Aubergine Cottage Pie with truffled mash.

Room for a pudding? Try the ‘Best of British’ selection of desserts; Sticky Toffee & Medjool Date Pudding, served with Madagasgan ice cream. Sticky Coconut Rice, with mango, passion fruit curd & lime is another twist on a much-loved British favourite. If you like to share, the restaurant’s Peach Tarte Tatin shouldn’t be resisted, served with almond & amaretto ice cream.

Afternoon Tea is served Monday to Saturday between 12 noon and 4pm and Sunday 2.00pm and 4.00pm. Sunday lunch is served between 12 noon and 4pm every Sunday. 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.