Within easy reach of central Manchester, Salford boasts a buzzing selection of shops, bars, bistros, and traditional pubs. Chapel Street and Islington Mill are the area’s hubs for arts and culture, and visitors come from all over to see art and theatre shows at the Lowry Centre. Restaurants in Salford include a number of reliable and smart chain venues, along with interesting independent destinations.
Salford restaurants cover British and European cuisines, with some world flavours, too. One venue that offers an interesting selection of British and European fusion dishes is The River Bar and Restaurant at the Lowry Hotel. Dinner menus include everything from traditional British duck, the German schnitzel. The River also does a rather nice line in traditional afternoon teas, Sunday lunches, breakfasts, and pre-theatre dinners.
For riverside dining, head to the Mark Addy, offering contemporary takes on traditional pub food. Originally a boat passenger waiting room, this restaurant has an extensive outdoor seating area. It’s the perfect place to watch boats and birds float by during the summer months. On the menu, look out for hearty treats like pheasant with bread sauce, and coffee-scented burnt cream.