- 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
(((** 10 June 2016 by Karen Ash from Manchester
This was the 2nd visit to this restaurant for afternoon tea. I enjoyed it the first time so decided to return.
This time was not so good - we arrived a little early and were told to wait in the bar. The service was very slow but I did eventually order drinks. We waited but in the end I had to ask about our table before being taken to it.
My friend and I went for a champagne tea which is £11 more for two added menu items plus the champagne.
2 members of our party did not want ham sandwiches and one did not want fish - when the sandwiches came there was confusion over who's sandwiches were who's and I who should have had ham and fish ended up with only fish and one cheese. When we attended before we had two warn scones each which were served after the cakes etc were finished. this time there was only one served on the cake stand which was cold by the time you got around to eating it.
Two of my party ordered extra sandwiches and when I asked where the champagne teas extra items were I was told we had had extra sandwiches instead. (I didn't) Since checking the website I can't find the menu stating the extra items but think that wasn't a satisfactory reply but because we were leaving just paid the bill which was nearly £250 pounds.
If I were to return I would recommend you just have the basic afternoon tea as £11 is a lot to pay for a small glass of champagne. It was a nice tea but no where near as good as our previous experience.
((((( 8 June 2016 by Lorraine Elliott from Durham
I have stayed in the Lowry Hotel before but only eaten breakfast. The lunch menu was varied. Initially we were going only for two courses but the deserts were amazing too so we had a three course meal.
All staff were super friendly. It was a very comfortable atmosphere with delicious food.
((((( 11 May 2016 by Mark Newby from Manchester
Really nice restaurant - has a nice upscale vibe without being pretentious. Haven't dined here previously but will definitely be back. Food is of a very high standard with a focus on presentation. All courses myself and my partner had were incredibly fresh and clean tasting. Our waiter was also very amiable.
(**** 3 May 2016 by Rachel Lynch from Preston
Very ordinary and expensive. Sandwiches dull and unimaginative. Service charge automatically put on the bill making it £25 per head. Had Afternoon Tea far superior at other venues for less. Definitely not worth the money and would not return. Would have liked a river view ! ! !
((((( 21 April 2016 by Toni Stokes from Manchester
Had a very nice lunch,service was great venue very nice
((((( 18 April 2016 by Michelle Burgess from Manchester
Very friendly staff. Allowed us time to enjoy ourselves and not feel rushed to finish and leave under 2 hours like other afternoon tea rooms.
((((( 8 April 2016 by Patricia Creamer from Manchester
Fabulous afternoon tea yet again - staff are so helpful - locating is beautiful.
((((( 6 April 2016 by Henry Lempicki from Manchester
We took my mum for afternoon tea as a Birthday treat which she enjoyed very much .The setting is great with very helpful and attentive staff.
((((( 22 March 2016 by Victoria Boswell from Warrington
Such a lovely afternoon tea, the staff were second to none and made us feel very welcome and at ease. Nothing was rushed and the food (and cakes) were delightful! I would endlessly recommend the river restaurant and can't wait to come back!
((((* 22 March 2016 by Samantha Mundy from Manchester
This is one of the best afternoon teas! Really good price, the food is so yum, and unlimited tea. The only downside is this time the service wasn't great. We were there for a few hours n had to ask for service. Overall a lovely treat.
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