- Main course: £18
- Food spend: £35
- Opening hours
- Monday: 12:00 - 22:00 Tuesday to Friday: 12:00 - 16:00 18:00 - 22:30 Saturday: 12:00 - 16:00 18:00 - 22:30 Sunday: 12:30 - 17:00 19:00 - 22:00.
Everything was on point
26 February 2017
Tucked away inside the award-winning Lowry hotel and perched right on the River Irwell, The River Restaurant offers fine British cuisine and sumptuous cuts from the Josper grill. This Manchester restaurant boasts a sweeping outdoor terrace, inviting bar area and private dining room.
Offering a fresh, unpretentious approach to cooking, River Restaurant menu sees British classics crafted with premium ingredients and culinary flair at the hand of executive chef Andrew Green. Starters include pan-seared scallops with Mettrick’s black pudding and cauliflower, or wild mushroom risotto. For mains, try the likes of wild Morecambe Bay sea bass with clam ragout, potato and spinach or Golcar chicken breast with tarragon, broad beans and leek velouté.
Popular afternoon tea menus at The River Restaurant include champagne options, freshly cut sandwiches and a wide range of exotic teas, while a range of colourful cocktails are shaken at the bar. Combining stunning views, chic decor and delicious food, The River restaurant is a cosmopolitan favourite for dining in Manchester.
The River Restaurant is a 4-minute walk from Salford Central Rail Station.
The River Restaurant
50 Dearmans Place, Salford, M3 5LH
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Customer reviews for The River Restaurant
((((* 23 April 2017 by Kelly Brindley from Leyland
We had champagne afternoon tea at The River Restaurant. The sandwiches and cakes were each beautifully presented and tasted great. The staff were really friendly and the ambience of the room, including the view, made the experience even better. The only negative was that we had to constantly keep asking for things, basic things like spoons for one of the desserts, sugar for our tea and even the tea itself! Maybe it was because it was a Saturday and very busy, but really a member of staff should be allocated certain tables to serve instead of all staff waiting on all tables. It didn't spoil the overall experience but had the organisation been better it would have been a perfect experience.
(((** 10 April 2017 by Sheela from Manchester
the afternoon tea was lovely and the decoration in the restaurant is done very well. however I didn't like how the staff add service charge to my bill without asking that is off putting and I won't be going back due to that reason.
(((** 28 March 2017 by Victoria Dean from Manchester
We visited on Mother's Day for afternoon tea and had been looking forward to it for a while. On arrival we sat out on the terrace as it was such a nice day, ordered two drinks and waited 15+ minutes for them which was annoying as it wasn't busy at all. Then we were shown to our table - A horrible dingy conference looking table in a back room off the main restaurant! The main restaurant had about three occupied tables and 25+ empty ones so we complained and were soon seated in the main restaurant. It was a horrible room and there was no reason for us to be seated in there. Considering we were all having afternoon tea, it took them 20 minutes to come and ask us what drinks we wanted and if we had any dietary requirements. Drinks were an issue. Three people asked for their coffee to come after the food - all arrived before the food. The child in the group ordered a hot chocolate from the kids afternoon tea menu - was given a chocolate milkshake. I was brought a mug of tea with no cup to put it in. Then the food arrived. It was nice, not the best or the worst afternoon tea I've ever had. The kids menu was cheese, ham and egg sandwiches... he received tuna?! Some of the desserts, clotted cream and jam required cutlery - had to ask three times over a 20 minutes period for cutlery. Then when we had finished all our food and drink, we must have waited another 20+ minutes for someone to come and take the empty plates away - Didn't happen. We had to ask for the bill and even then they still didn't clear the table! The bill came and there was a £13 service charge which is disgraceful for afternoon tea which requires pretty much no service and the fact that the service we did receive was so basic and slow. We didn't pay the charge and were followed by dirty looks from all the waitresses as we left without a goodbye. Overall nice place, okay food but the service was very poor.
((((( 26 February 2017 by Adam Acton from Manchester
Everything was on point
((((( 11 February 2017 by Judith Charnock from Halifax
My husband + I enjoyed a lovely lunch presentation + service were both perfect. Enjoyed the creme caramel sweet it was delicious. He also loved the apple sorbet Thank you for a great pre Valentines day meal.
(((** 29 January 2017 by Francine Mitchell from Manchester
Lovely, calming atmosphere. The outside view is disappointing though as it's just buildings and a dirty river below. The afternoon tea had three tiers. Two finger deserts, the middle had 4 finger sandwiches (which was the equivalent of one full sandwich) and the bottom had a scone and two finger cakes. Although it all tasted lovely, it was not worth £23. i can understand including a service charge when there is a large table of guest but to add it in for two guests is a bit cheeky. Overall, it was a treat for an elderly lady who doesn't go out much.
((((( 18 December 2016 by Richard Lauriston from Congleton
Good ambience . Menu not extensive but enough choice for our party of 5 . Food was excently cooked and presented . Portions on the small side but of good quality . Staff friendly and not intrusive . Overall pleasant experience.
(**** 29 November 2016 by Karen Connolly from Manchester
I booked for a special occasion for afternoon tea for 6 people and I was extremely disappointed that the service wasn't great I had to chase up a glass of champagne after waiting 10 minutes and no sign of it arriving and I thought the afternoon tea itself was poor value for money. And I was under the impression the tea would be unlimited and we only had two pots between 4 of us so had to request more. I'm not one for complaining but due to it being a very special occasion fir my family I feel let down.
((((* 8 November 2016 by Ann Doyle-nicholls from Rossendale
Went for afternoon Tea with my family. Staff were friendly and polite. They were accommodating re my sons specific preference for just chicken sandwiches. Had to ask for spoons to eat one of the desserts as none were provided Car park was very full would have been very disappointed if could not park I was told I could not reserve a parking space.
((((( 28 October 2016 by Susan Jameson from Newton-le-Willows
Beautiful restaurant with superb service. Feel very special.
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