Breakfast: Monday to Friday 07:00 - 10:30
Saturday & Sunday 07:00 - 11:00
Afternoon Tea: Monday to Sunday 12:00 - 16:00
Sunday Lunch: Sunday 12:00 - 16:00
Dinner: Monday to Sunday 18:00 - 22:00
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
- Gluten Free Available
- Dietary Needs Catered For
- Children's Menu available
- Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
- Awesome View
About The River Restaurant - The Lowry Hotel
It’s all going on at the 2 AA Rosette River Bar and Restaurant at The Lowry Hotel, where breakfast, afternoon tea, Sunday lunch and dinner is served.
The River Restaurant at The Lowry Hotel is one of Manchester’s best places to eat and drink in a glass-walled, riverside setting overlooking Santiago Calatrava’s Trinity Bridge where views of Manchester from daylight sparkle to an evening glow.
The convivial atmosphere is also deeply luxurious with purple leather chairs, semi-circular banquettes, while Fornasetti plates, mirrors and lithographs and prints decorate walls, The River Restaurant also has an exclusive private dining room for up to 24 people which is licenced for weddings and civil ceremonies.
The à la carte menu has been devised around the best local and seasonal produce. An additional three-course menu changes each month following the seasonal bounty and is just £24.95 for three courses at dinner except Saturday Evening, while the popular Sunday lunch menu is £22.50 per person for three courses and is always accompanied by live music.
We have a wide range of options for our award-winning Afternoon Tea our traditional afternoon tea is available for £22.50 or upgrade and choose from our G & T, Champagne or Bellini afternoon tea for £33.00.
The adjoining River Bar and Terrace encapsulates The Lowry Hotel’s fun-loving spirit at the confluence of city life. Here you’ll find in the intimate, informal surroundings a quiet place to network, drink and kick-back with a perfectly mixed cocktail, club sandwich, salad, or more substantial dish from our menu. The cosy Library is tucked away at one end. Open until late, this is a place to enjoy our signature cocktails.
Here you will also find Manchester’s longest bar terrace — an open-air first-floor terrace for al fresco dining where you can enjoy a drink or meal from the bar or restaurant. Open year-round, The Terrace is perfect for summer afternoon get-togethers in this urban suntrap overlooking the River Irwell.
On Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons you will also be entertained with live pianist and singer Kimm
An overall nice afternoon tea - not exceptional but good. Service and food both good but disappointingly the smallest afternoon tea we’ve had (we have them all over the world) which maybe reflected the 25% off price. Disappointed that despite the venue saying it would be in the ballroom it was not (the outside terrace was closed off so had been emailed to say it would be the ballroom). We were also sat 3 tables back from the window so not a great location despite half the room being empty. We were celebrating our friends 25yr anniversary and were also disappointed no extra surprises were made for them (eg for my birthday at The Emirates Palace I was given a small chocolate cake with Happy birthday on during the afternoon tea and at The Shard they gave us a gorgeous cheesecake for our anniversary) I totally except this is an added bonus that is above and beyond but it’s special things like that which make them more memorable and special Overall nice but nothing special
Really enjoyed the unusual combination of flavours. Just couldn't eat all the cakes! Warm scones were delicious :)
The staff were very friendly and attentive and made are meal a very pleasant experience. Well done
Good evening had by all
Disappointed with our experience. The cakes were lovely but sandwiches were a weird selection. Didn't like the sandwiches and cakes being split as I like to have sweet and savoury together as I've had at other afternoon teas. Poor service... Difficult to get our tea refreshed as there didn't seem enough staff. Environment generally chaotic. A big shame!
Service was excellent! Staff were very attentive and helpful. Couldn't have any better dining experience.
Very friendly staff, willing to help, shame about the incident outside of man in river, but again staff very helpful about disruption. would recommend.
Lovely meal with great service.
Excellent meal and staff were really friendly. Highly recommended.
Fantastic food and superb service
Fabulous food and super service, a wonderful afternoon. Was shown to a table at the back of the room crammed in between two other couples when the majority of window and seats slightly further back were free. Did ask for another table and the request was met. Wasn’t sure if it was because we have used a groupon voucher.
Wonderful afternoon tea, tasty sandwiches and gorgeous cakes. Lovely relaxing afternoon.
Had a lovely Sunday lunch in fab surroundings and were wellooked after by the lovely staff
The service & food were amazing. Just found the air conditioning to strong & it was a bit chilly.
All the staff were very professional friendly and made us feel very special.
Once we sat down we had a nice experience and our sever at our table couldn’t be more helpful. However when we arrived we didn’t feel that welcomed by the person at the desk who showed us to our table. We requested a window seat which was empty but were told it was unavailable only to see the same table left empty for the duration of our visit!?
The afternoon tea was lovely, service was outstanding but the atmosphere was a bit odd because it’s currently being served in a different space.
All the above contributed to make a special occasion an excellent experience. Thank you so much.
We had a lovely meal in the River Restaurant. The food and wine were great, but it's really the staff that stood out - attentive and courteous, never making us feel rushed, and keeping everything running smoothly.
Excellent food and professional service. Relaxed atmosphere
lovely hotel excellent service afternoon tea was fabulous would recommend to family and friends an enjoyable day out thanks again to the staff
Can’t thank you enough for a lovely afternoon tea yesterday. I brought my friend for her birthday and we were treated beautifully. The food was gorgeous, fresh and extremely tasty. The plate with happy birthday in chocolate was a nice touch . Thanks again x
Great service , great food
The food and service at the Lowry hotel were both exceptional. The staff are attentive without being intrusive. The food is beautifully presented and delicious. We were slightly worried that the restaurant has been temporarily relocated in the building to allow refurbishment but we need not have been as the ambience was as nice as ever. Highly recommended.