The River Restaurant at The Lowry Hotel is a two-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 the walls. There is also an exclusive private dining room for up to 24 people which is licenced for weddings and civil ceremonies. The restaurant serves afternoon tea and dinner and the a la carte menu has been devised around the best local and seasonal produce. An additional three-course seasonal menu changes each month and is just £24.95 for three courses at dinner. The popular Sunday lunch menu is £22.50 per person for three courses and is always accompanied by live music. You can also try Afternoon Tea or for a real indulgent treat sample the Champagne, Bellini or G & Tea’s for £33.00 per person.
The River Bar and Restaurant will be closing in July but will be back in September with a brand-new restaurant and bar. During this time lunch, afternoon tea and dinner will be served in the grand ballroom.
Sunday Lunch Special Offer: 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, please visit
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 tea and infusions.
Please note that afternoon tea is now offered from 12 noon every day at The River Restaurant until 16:00.
We also offer Champagne Afternoon Tea and The River Restaurant has now launched a G & Tea and a Bellini Afternoon Tea for just £33.00.
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We are extending our April Offer for Midweek in May. (MON-WEDS) 3 COURSES FOR £19.95. available 18:00-22:00.
Enjoy three courses from our Chef’s Choice menu for just £24.95. (THURS-SUN). Our Chef’s Choice menu includes the best of regional and seasonal produce on offer, packed with flavour.
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Advanced booking highly recommended. Visit thelowryhotel.com to book
New Executive Head Chef Dave Ashton has put his own stamp on The River Restaurant a la carte menu with the introduction of 6 new dishes & four new sides. The new dishes are:
The Lowry Signature Salad (VG) shaved asparagus, purple sprouting broccoli, spring peas & toasted pumpkin seeds.
Pan Fired Wood Pigeon with Garstang blue cheese mousse, pickled celery & caramelized walnut
Tart Fine of Butternut squash and pear with purple sprouting broccoli, radish and maple (Vegan)
Wild line caught sea bass with cockle minestrone, courgetti and basil puree
Pan-fried Loch Duarte Salmon with White Asparagus, spring vegetables and wild garlic velouté
Dishes for two to share
Slow cooked shoulder of Cheshire Lamb with olive oil mash, Goat’s cheese Beignet, Roast Hispi Cabbage, Caramelised Lamb’s Sweetbread
Champ creamed potato
Aged Parmesan & Truffle Fries
Creamed Leeks & Bacon, cheddar cheese crumble (v)
Lowry Signature Salad
Children’s Afternoon Tea Menu. £12.50 per person
(For ages 12 & under)
Sandwiches – Tuna Crunch, sliced ham and tomato & egg mayonnaise.
Sweets - Homemade Candy Floss, Double Chocolate Brownie, Ice Cream Sandwich, Warm Doughnuts in Cinnamon Sugar, Marshmallow Skewer with Chocolate Sauce
Served 12:00 – 16:00 Monday – Sunday.
|Main dining room capacity||96|
|Booking policy||Reservations only|
|Max group booking size||24|
|Function rooms available||Yes|
|Outside dining space||Yes|
|Outside dining spaces||31|
|Average 3 course lunch price (excluding drinks)||£40|
|Average 3 course evening meal price (excluding drinks)||£40|
|Alcohol license||Bring your own|
|Vegetarian catering||Vegetarian restaurant|
|Vegan catering||Vegan venue|
|Halal catering||Halal venue|
|Wheat/Gluten catering||Wheat / Gluten Free options on menu|
|Wheelchair access throughout facility||Yes|
|Dedicated disabled toilets||Yes|
|Dedicated disabled parking||Yes|
|Payment by credit card||Yes|
|Payment by debit card||Yes|
|Drink without food||Yes|
|Separate bar with seating||Yes|
|Venue overlooking water||Yes|
|Covered smoking area||no covered smoking area|
|Venue special views||Overlooks the River Irwell|