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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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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 service bringing as many refills as you want Lovely setting and free parking as long... More 

Thank Joannephilbin
Bolton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My brother bought us a groupon voucher for lunch, 2 courses on a sunday was amazing food, lovely setting and quick service, to top it off we had a photo with noel galagher from oasis! Definitely return.

Thank tg1971_13
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used a group on voucher which we'd been given for Christmas. It included 2 courses and a glass of prosseco each. We also added on a dessert each for 6.50 and a bottle of red wine which was delicious. We had a really relaxing and enjoyable evening, thanks to the ambience and waiters. We were offered a drink in... More 

Thank Natasha B
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice place with good food nut we found the reception lady surly. We were seated and waited 15 mins before anyone asked if we wanted a drink. we also had to ask for the wine list. when the food arrived it was great although I would say a little on the small side. We were overcharged on the final... More 

Thank Adele B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a groupon voucher bought for my birthday which was for a 2 course meal plus a glass of Prosecco. Its a pity that there is so much building work being done around the hotel. We were shown to a corner table and the glass of Prosecco arrived promptly. I chose the chicken liver pate which was delicious but... More 

Thank cliffbrown
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the River Restaurant Sunday 12 March 2017, six of us in total. Restaurant is very light and spacious, lovely outside deck which I should imagine is very nice in the summer months. We had a lovely round table lots of space and nice and social. Service is slow, not that this is always a negative. We were there... More 

Thank Stephanie-Jane M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My latest visit was for a dinner in the private dining room. The food, wines, service and ambience were outstanding and definitely made business a pleasure. It called to mind the much larger pro-manchester Property lunch that I attended last year, where 200 orr more guests enjoyed excellent fare and seamless service. Salford and Manchester's only 5* hotel richly deserves... More 

Thank David B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the River Restaurant last night for a meal. I had a deal that I purchased from a well-known discount website and it consisted of two courses and a glass of Prosecco each. It was all delightful. Stunning food in a lovely relaxed setting. The portions are just the right size and the chefs should be... More 

Thank Andrew H
Todmorden, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here as a friend had bought us a wowcher deal which was £29 for 2 course with a glass of fizz, this is a lovely restaurant in the lowery hotel, we were met by nice friendly staff who looked after us very well, the food was of a very high standard and very tasty, we both enjoyed what we... More 

Thank eduardandkate
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wifey and I had been given a Christmas groupon for this place, booking was initially difficult but we finally got to have Sunday lunch there. I was going to buy a bottle of wine but with the cheapest wine costing £38 a bottle we opted for the cheaper 'by the glass' option - not too bad either. The staff were... 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
Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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