- 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.
service, food & ambiance all excellent
27 April 2018
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
(**** 29 November 2016 by Karen 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 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 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 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 from Manchester
We had a lovely afternoon at the river restaurant and the service was really good.
(((** 22 September 2016 by Mark from London
Excellent service, first class food, a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience
((((( 5 September 2016 by Natasha from Manchester
Very friendly welcome, lovely afternoon tea, can't fault the service we received.
((((( 16 August 2016 by Julie from Manchester
We booked afternoon tea (traditional) with a glass of champagne!
It was our first visit but we will be coming back soon. Lovely restaurant and nice atmosphere.
The staff was really nice and helpful and nothing was too much of a trouble if you asked them for some more tea or water.
The only thing it lacked was a few more sandwiches!
((((( 3 August 2016 by Jeff from Manchester
Excellent afternoon tea!
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