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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

We used the Groupon offer for afternoon tea with prosecco, the restaurant is a beautiful setting and there was plenty of lovely choice on the afternoon tea. Only downside was the difficulty getting to the hotel in the car due to all the roadworks and...More

Thank Gemma210483
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Dinner was first class with a choice of menus to suit everyone. Service was friendly and efficient. Food was excellent. Pre dinner drinks were not rushed and the staff flexible. Would return and recommend.

Thank Traccs
Reviewed April 13, 2017

this was a great evening please see main review for the hotel as I put my review into that page in error

Thank sexyrexyCheshire
Reviewed April 12, 2017

I would give this experience 5 stars The welcome was warm, the attention excellent, the ambiance good and the food was superb. We went with a Groupon offer and would highly recommend the 2 course lunch for 2 with Prosecco.

Thank Avril149
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

1st visit but we will definitely come again. Classy restaurant with all the little touches that makes a meal feel special. Food was delicious and a little bit different which is what we love.

Thank michelleStockport
Reviewed April 10, 2017

The menu options in the restaurant need to have more on offer and although the hotel is 5*, I do find the food overpriced.

Thank Dannielle H
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Was given a gift of afternoon tea here, and it was very good indeed. The setting is very nice, free parking, concierge at the door was welcoming, restaurant staff were helpful and attentive. The afternoon tea itself was very good quality, they asked if you...More

Thank Laticsforlife
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

I'm always wary of eating in hotel restaurants for a night out. They can feel quite business like but The River Room is lovely. It was a favourite years ago but as new places opened in Manchester I forgot about it. I'm glad I remembered....More

Thank GeordieGirl99
Reviewed March 28, 2017

My partner and I cam her after work on a Friday night and had a great time. We only planned on staying for one bottle of wine before moving on to somewhere else but several hours (And a couple more bottles later) we were ordering...More

Thank Kluage
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

Booked on groupon just under £80 for 4 Asked if it was for a special occasion and brought a birthday plate which was a lovely addition Sanwhiches really fresh, scones still warm and a delicious selection of cakes Great selection of teas and coffees Attentive...More

Thank Joannephilbin
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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.
October 25, 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
$32 - $58
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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.