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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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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 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Me and my fiance went to the River Restaurant & Bar this past Friday evening, and we loved it. The bar lounge had a nice atmosphere and the food was lovely. It did take quite a while to come out (took 2 and a half...More

Thank George L
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We used a voucher we'd been given as a present for Sunday Lunch for two at the River Restaurant in the Lowry Hotel. We were slightly apprehensive after reading some mixed reviews about the service and attitude of staff. These fears were completely unfounded! We...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Lovely to sit on the balcony sipping cocktails on a sunny day.Very spacious tables are not closely set by each other and atmosphere was fantastic. Food and service were awesome.

Thank ritaosborne
Reviewed 1 August 2018

The restaurant is let down by its rude and ignorant staff and I am being polite here and to add a service charge onto the bill is insulting. The food is okay when it does eventually arrive.

4  Thank willdells
Reviewed 1 August 2018

It's a nice setting, airy and spacious (which is how they describe it themselves) It seemed to full of couples on voucher deals.(I heard a waiter announcing it loudly to his section when a table was on vouchers. Very odd) I wonder if there is...More

3  Thank MDUK
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robert s
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$33 - US$59
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, 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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