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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good17%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“cakes” (33 reviews)
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07:00 - 22:30 Hours
European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
The Lowry Hotel | 50 Dearmans Place, Manchester M3 5LH, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a light bite of Calamari, with fries and a flatbread. The flatbread was slightly strangely flavoured with Parma ham and cheese. The fires were crisp and the calamari tasty, but nothing was very new or innovative and overall it was fairly average food....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a treat to ourselves on a Friday night 2 weeks ago and were left disappointed. The maitre d' was dismissive as soon as we walked in, and after being sat down she threw the napkins over us when they should have been...More

Thank chazamn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I dined here with my best friends..my best friend had treated me to a champagne meal as my 50th birthday treat. The staff started off being attentive and then it stopped..they poured their attentive all over other diners.. my hubby and I...More

1  Thank fifibarker
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Had 2 courses for 2 people as part of a virgin experience gift Lovely decor, service and food Will definitely return for special occasion

Thank david m
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed an amazing three course meal from the chefs choice menu. Top notch. The menu has around 4 choices per course, is excellent value and finished to the highest standard. The staffs attentiveness was second to none and they also had...More

Thank jamespage5
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We were given a voucher for Afternoon Tea as a gift. So, we made our first visit to the Lowry Hotel to use the voucher. What a wonderful couple of hours. The hotel is beautiful. We were warmly greeted and shown to our table. We...More

1  Thank SuePMerseysideUK
Reviewed 23 September 2018

I'd been previously to this restaurant with friends on a Sunday, so when we were in Manchester for a weekend with other friends, it felt like a good place to stop by and share for a lazy Sunday lunch. What a good choice we made...More

Thank adamchap
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This bar is very good , staff were on the ball and service was good. Food in the bar was great I think better than the resturant..

Thank michael s
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We were looked after by the lovely friendly Dwayne, our food was delicious, the duck pancake rolls were amaze then we had the Ribeye which was so tasty and cooked to perfection, for dessert we had an incredible sticky toffee pudding, all I can say...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Never been particularly keen on using hotel restaurants but when the opportunity arose through Confidential to sample the restaurant half price it was not an offer I could refuse. Needless to say my wife and I were not disappointed the staff were efficient, helpful and...More

Thank Saint100
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14 July 2018|
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Response from Phil D | Reviewed this property |
Yes we wore shorts and t shirts
David Y
22 January 2018|
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Response from estelleManchester | Reviewed this property |
Personally I like to dress up when dining out especially as it is within a five star hotel. I would consider smart casual would be acceptable.
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$57
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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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