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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
“cakes” (28 reviews)
“cheese board” (4 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely afternoon tea in a lovely setting. The scones were to die for for! Staff were very professional and we're have to make changes to the sandwich selection. Cakes were very nice, took some home to enjoy later.

Thank Dolores M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel location is a bit out of the way. It is modern & very elegant with large open spaces & good natural light. My daughter gifted me & my close family friend the Afternoon tea with Prosecco as a surprise. The staff were courteous...More

2  Thank TurnipTownsend
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely time, beautiful restaurant and hotel, very helpful and friendly staff, staff didn't rush you plenty of time between drinks and sandwiches and very well organised ,the prosecco was very nice good selection of sandwiches and cakes👍 .Car parking about a 10 min...More

Thank Angela K
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Or should I say with a two year old.! A booking was made for afternoon tea giving a two year old her first experience. Finding suitable places for her to eat can be a nightmare as she cannot eat dairy. The restaurant was contacted on...More

Thank estelleManchester
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

A group of friends and I decided to treat ourselves to pre-theatre afternoon tea using the Groupon offer. The food was lovely and the staff were warm and friendly - definitely recommend a return visit. Thanks for great service from Daniel.

Thank Anita M
Reviewed 3 August 2017

When staying at the Lowry we found the on-site bar excellent with very helpful and friendly staff. Well located for the city center too.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 30 July 2017

4 of us for an afternoon tea treat. Arrived 30 minutes early, so ordered cocktails. 30 minutes later cocktails hadn't arrived. Waiter looked most put out when we said we didn't want them and cancelled the order as we went in for tea - no...More

Thank LoveLuxury2
SimonpHarding, Manager at The River Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with the Trip Advisor community. Please accept my own personal apologies that certain aspects of your experience did not live up to your own expectations and our usual high standards. I'll be sure...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017

have already written review and praised Andrew the chef and any who attended to out every need. A brilliant day and I will be there again

Thank Emily F
Reviewed 28 July 2017

The River restaurant and bar.......... Its truly 5 star we have eaten there at lunch time and evening and the food is faultless as are the staff. Nothing is too much trouble for any of the waiting staff and they always have a smile on...More

Thank geminitaurus77
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Was staying in Exchange Square in Manchester and was told it was over 30-40 mins walk to the Lowry. My taxi was £3.50 but it was only a pleasant 10 min walk back across a pedestrian bridge. Hotel is currently hidden behind a huge building...More

Thank AsianGM
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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
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Average prices
US$34 - US$61
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
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  • 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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