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The River Restaurant & Bar

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The Lowry Hotel | 50 Dearmans Place, Manchester M3 5LH, England (Formerly The River Bar & Restaurant)
+44 161 827 4041
07:00 - 22:30
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Very spacious tables are not closely set by each other, atmosphere was fantastic, music wasn't too loud, gently playing in the background and staff were very attentive but not over facing. Food is of a very high standard, I did however find a hair in my olive tapenade, staff dealt with this quickly and calmly. There was a slight weight... More 

Thank Stephanie H
Warrington, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

We go to the Lowry for Lunch once a month I must say the service and lunch is just great it is such good value at £22.50 for three courses we will continue to go every month

Thank Gordon471
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Now I've never been to this restaurant before what I believe is one of only a couple of five star hotels in Manchester . I did have a voucher from a well-known coupon company and I stayed over £20. I think everybody else was also using the same coupon as myself for the afternoon tea with two glasses of Prosecco.... More 

Thank Manchester007
Leeds, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Cannot think of any better restaurant in Manchester for a nice relaxing dining experience and staying at the Lowry it's a shame not visit, on this occasion we landed on a Thursday so dropped in for lunch, sampled a spontaneous dinner on Saturday evening and as always booked Sunday lunch which simply cannot be beaten for the price. The midweek... More 

Thank DLMinskip
Chester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We attended the River Bar and Grill on Thursday 14th April 2016 for sparkling afternoon tea. I appreciate it is a Groupon offer yet you expect excellent service in a 5 star hotel. We have had afternoon tea at the Grosvenor Hotel in Chester and were expecting to have a comparable service. Unfortunately that was not the case. We were... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

My husband booked afternoon tea at the Lowry as part of my 40th birthday celebrations. We arrived early but the restaurant were very accommodating & let us dine early. As fussy eaters we told them we didn't want some of the sandwiches and asked for some of the others to be plain (I bet they loved us!). They didn't seem... More 

Thank Moneypenny2304
Manchester, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

My choice for my birthday meal was cocktails and a meal here with friends. We've eaten here once before and we were not disappointed with our second visit. Our cocktail waiter was helpful and very knowledgeable about the drinks menu and each of us enjoyed our cocktails. We then went in to dinner. The service was very good, we weren't... More 

Thank SHK50
Bolton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

In early January my husband arranged a 60th Birthday celebration Sunday lunch for myself and 24 family and friends in the Private Dining room of the River Restaurant. What a wonderful time was had by all, due to the attentive services of the very charming Huseyin Bozkurt, the food and beverages manager, and his professional team. The room was ideal... More 

Thank silversurfer20
Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful menu! We normally come here for afternoon tea however we opted for the afternoon lunch menu between us. INCREDIBLE food, I had a minor issue with the starter (accidents happen and we shrugged it off) but the staff were incredibly apologetic and were EXCELLENT, it's always great to have fantastic service with attentive and polite staff. They... More 

Thank scapecub
Towcester, United Kingdom
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323 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Average sized breakfast buffet with hot and cold options. Fairly standard for a 4 or 5 star hotel. Scrambled eggs on buffet, I was not offered other eggs such as poached but presume these were available on request. Would have been nice to be asked for tea, toast and egg order when I was shown to my table rather than... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$56
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
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
  • 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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