About The River Restaurant
Fine dining in Spinningfields
If you are looking for an AA Rosette dining experience with the added bonus of a waterside setting, The River Restaurant at the five star Lowry Hotel offers exactly that. Perched on the banks of the River Irwell, the restaurant boasts Manchester’s longest bar terrace, perfect for sunnier days. Inside, you will find an airy, glass-walled space overlooking Santiago Calatrava’s Trinity Bridge. Purple leather chairs, semi-circular banquettes, and a range of artworks all create an atmosphere that is both comfortable and chic. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, including Sunday lunches accompanied by live music.
British produce meets European cuisine
Executive Chef Andrew Green prides himself on creating gourmet, European-style cuisine that reflects the changing British seasons. Dishes are traditional with a modern twist and crafted from quality local produce.
Menus can change regularly, but expect starters such as the crab macaroni cheese, the popular twice-baked Lancashire Bomb cheese soufflé and the beef bresaola, which is crafted so lovingly that it takes an entire month to prepare. Mains might include the signature dish of Beef Wellington, which has the added attraction of being brought to the table by Chef Green himself. Other highlights include The Lowry Fish Pie with its many flavours of the sea, and the Meuniere-style whole dover sole, a prime, succulent fish served on or off the bone.
The ‘Best of British’ dessert selection might include the steamed treacle sponge with custard, the rhubarb trifle and the baked alaska to share.
Spinningfields transport links and attractions
The River Restaurant is across from Parsonage Gardens and close to Albert Hall, Bridgewater Hall and Manchester Opera House, so you could enjoy a special meal here before a concert. The nearest train station is Deansgate, around a fifteen minute walk away.