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The River Restaurant & Bar

The Lowry Hotel | 50 Dearmans Place, Manchester M3 5LH, England
+44 161 827 4041
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good17%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (27 reviews)
“roast beef” (4 reviews)
“cheese board” (5 reviews)
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07:00 - 22:30All hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
The Lowry Hotel | 50 Dearmans Place, Manchester M3 5LH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I went to The Lowry today for afternoon tea as a birthday treat for my 50th birthday. We visited last October for my friend's birthday and really enjoyed ourselves. At that time, the food was lovely and very well presented and our...More

1  Thank Hummybee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my partner came to The Lowry with Virgin Experience Days. We had a voucher for a three course meal with champagne. It was ok a Friday at 6pm and the restaurant was very quiet. Service was very quick and the food was excellent....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband decided to visit the Riverside for Afternoon Tea. The hotel and restaurant are very beautiful and the staff and service were both excellent but unfortunately the food completely let the whole experience down. It arrives on a lovely display and you...More

2  Thank Sonia C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I visited for afternoon tea to celebrate my daughter's Birthday on a Saturday mid afternoon - there was probably @ 10 tables occupied. We were seated promptly and ordered our afternoon tea - we had to prompt the waiter for our actual...More

2  Thank AB013161
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not enough staff on duty. No one at the bar. No one taking table orders. Terrible service. If your paying £15 for a drink you expect better. Rubbish

1  Thank Evilkimevil
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

"Luxurious" my son said! It was a calming and relaxing environment. Everyone enjoyed the food. It was worth the price and I highly recommend this restaurant to others. All of the staff were very courteous and gave us an excellent service.

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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have just had a delightful evening at The River Restaurant- the food, drink and service really were amazing. Not cheap, but you get what you pay for. Daniel, our waiter, was most friendly and attentive. We hope to return some time...More

Thank WelshMamKitKat
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Went here with a gift experience champagne dinner for 2 celebrating our wedding anniversary, we went on a Tuesday so it wasnt busy but nor was it empty, the staff were great if im honest, free flowing champagne, first class service, The food was alright,...More

Thank gglpets
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We visited the Lowry restaurant recently, and the restaurant was very average. The food itself was ok, but not the fine dining experience you would expect. It was tasty, but unimpressive generally. The service was slow despite there only being a handful of tables with...More

1  Thank dananddaniel
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing afternoon tea (with prosecco) for a large extended family group. The service was impeccable, the food was all excellent and the tea selection was fantastic. One of our group had specific dietary requirements, and was given an individual cake stand of...More

1  Thank Shaun O
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Patrice D
25 October 2016|
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Response from AdrianEllis | Property representative |
Dear Patrice D, Our Private Dining Room is at the back of the restaurant which is a separate room. The maximum number of guests that can be accommodated in the PDR are 24. Best regards, Ajit Nair, Director of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$32 - US$58
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Lowry Hotel | 50 Dearmans Place, Manchester M3 5LH, England (Formerly The River Bar & Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 827 4041
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Lowry Hotel
The River Restaurant & Bar at Manchester's award-winning Lowry Hotel, is situated on the banks of the River Irwell in the heart of the city. Executive Head Chef Andrew Green and his team have developed a new grill style menu, utilising a Josper Grill, the hottest grill in the market place, the menu offers not only beef but also a wide range of chicken, fish and shellfish. The team have sourced some of the best produce available including beef sourced from the Duke of Buccleuch Estates, chicken from Goosenargh, Sea Bass from Anglelsey and lobster caught in Usan. Key dishes include Inverawe smoked salmon, grilled asparagus with lemon mayonnaise. Our grill items include a full range of steaks from a 275g Flat Iron up to a 550g Chateaubriand for two, Usan lobster, Angelesy sea bass and lemon sole are highlights amongst the fish dishes The stunning views, chic decor and delicious food make the River Restaurant & Bar a must-try dining destination - whatever the occasion.
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