Manchester pocket squares commissioned for The Lowry

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 and represent Manchester.
Crafted in Macclesfield; home of the silk industry, the pocket squares feature an illustrated map of the city centre and have been commissioned by the Lowry Hotel’s General Manager, Adrian Ellis.
Starring the five-star hotel and the Private White V.C. factory on the banks of the Irwell, a short walk from the hotel, highlights of the pocket square include the Manchester Arena, China Town, Beetham Tower, Piccadilly Station, John Rylands Library, Spinningfields, Central Library and Exchange Square. Private White V.C.’s very own British bulldog Brutus also gets his moment in the spotlight!
Pocket squares will be gifted to those staying in the hotel’s premier suites. They can also be purchased from the Private White V.C. factory, Mayfair store or website.
Says Adrian, “This elegant and beautiful piece has been hand made in the Private White factory which is a true hidden gem on Cottingham Lane. The squares showcase some of Manchester’s wonderful highlights and are smart, stylish and a definite talking point. We are confident our guests will be delighted with this special gift during the festive season.”
Adds James Eden, owner of Private White VC, “The pocket squares will be popular with proud Mancunians or visitors who wish to keep a unique memento of the city and surrounding areas. Visitors to the city who receive one of these on their pillow will be delighted with such an exquisite gift. The square is an addition to our luxury range of clothing – all manufactured just a stone’s throw away from the Hotel.”
Framed by an ornate polka dot border, the Lowry pocket square is 42cm x 42cm and can be worn as a pocket square or small neckerchief and is available in three colourways RRP £69 at

Posted: Monday 18th December 2017
ID: 2911 - 1963

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.