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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“sandwiches” (26 reviews)
“roast beef” (4 reviews)
“cheese board” (5 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
The Lowry Hotel | 50 Dearmans Place, Manchester M3 5LH, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband bought me a virgin experience voucher for a 3 Course meal and champagne. The voucher offered little saving from the set menu, had it been a substantial discount my review may have been kinder. Service - Average at best, long waits and multiple...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This rating is generous. I Would give it MINUS 5 stars. The worst fine dining experience and service I have encountered. Visited to celebrate my 60th birthday. We were only given the set menu and had to ask twice and wait for the Al A...More

1  Thank STB4JAB
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we pulled up in the car, we were looked after and welcomed. Our car was parked for us and at the end of the night, brought from the car park to the steps of the hotel (no charge !!!!) and the polite,...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at The Lowry for one Saturday night and after a football match at The Etihad, we returned top the hotel for cocktails and decided to eat in The River restaurant. Despite the short notice, we were shown to a table...More

Thank Fenners_in_Bermuda
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a problem booking a table the restaurant does not answer the phone Nor does the duty manager answer his phone Eventually got an apology from a so called manager after I complained by email So last week tried to book again Rang the hotel...More

Thank stevekathybithell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to eating here, but was bitterly disappointed by the result. I'm glad it was a groupon offer that we used to try it out, the choice of food was very limited albeit a set menu. I had the salmon, which...More

Thank Toni Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant on a Groupon so didn't pay over the top. The menu on the groupon deal and the a la carte was extremely limited as was the wine list. The food was ok but did not reach the expectations of the websites...More

Thank Stephen6666
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has some fabulous decor with regards to the art that adorns the wall. Went here for a 3course Sunday roast with friends and we all enjoyed our food. Service was faultless from Nsingi and Richard whom really made you feel special. Attentive, pleasant...More

Thank sarahbManchester
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This wasn't my first visit to the River Restaurant & Bar for an evening meal and there's a reason for that. Every time I have dined here, the dishes have been exquisite and the service has been world class. Everybody from the maître d’ to...More

Thank Louise S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table of four for a celebratory meal. Was a bit worried when I saw the set lunch menu but you can order from the al la carte menu which did not disappoint. Absolutely amazing food!! We all ordered something different from starters to...More

Thank Manc31
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Patrice D
You mention private dining. Is this a separate room or space in the main restaurant and is there a minimum/maximum number? More details please.
26 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
USD 32 - USD 58
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, 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
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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.