- 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
((((( 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.
((((* 5 October 2016 by stuart from Salford
Cakes were exemplary, tea delightful and sandwiches adequate. The restaurant ambience was peaceful and unhurried. We visited the River restaurant on Monday 03 October for afternoon tea. Service was unhurried and timely and the waiting staff courteous and helpful. The only downside was not being directed into the restaurant immediately (from the bar area) as we were asked by a member of the waiyting staff to take a seat in the bar area as 'the restaurant was not yet ready' (we arrived in the bar area at 14.10 hours and our afternoon tea was booked for 14.15 hours). We noticed that other people were going into the restaurant clearly for afternoon tea so we went into the restaurant at 14.15 anyway and were promptly seated.
((((( 3 October 2016 by John Downs from Alderley Edge
Hadn't been here for some time, had a lovely meal with great service, couldn't fault it.
((((( 26 September 2016 by Linda Hoines from Manchester
We had a lovely afternoon at the river restaurant and the service was really good.
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