Modern British restaurant to open at The Lowry

The Lowry

Manchester arts venue The Lowry has announced the opening of its new restaurant, Pier Eight, forming part of the new £3m extension set to create an extra 370 square metres of dining and event space.

The new restaurant and bar, which will open for business on November 27, will provide a unique and dynamic destination for both residents of Salford Quays and pre-theatre diners, as well those looking for a relaxed dining experience in the city.

Pier Eight will seat a total number of 300 covers, serving two modern British menus including a casual dining bar menu and formal menu within the restaurant.

The interior takes influence from northern European design, with seating styles varying from contemporary armchairs to intimate booths and longer tables for larger groups.

Incorporating two shipping containers, providing views over the Manchester Ship Canal, the complete extension includes a terrace area, event space with a second private terrace, as well as the Pier Eight restaurant and bar with extended kitchen.

The kitchen will also feature a chef’s table, seating up to eight guests for a captivating dining experience.

Oliver Thomas, executive chef at The Lowry, has devised the new menus for Pier Eight. He said: “My ethos on cooking has always been about sourcing the best local and seasonal ingredients from the great suppliers on our doorstep across Lancashire and Cheshire. The menu will focus on simple dishes and flavour pairings, using ingredients and produce that will shine in their own right.”

The Lowry, not to be confused with the hotel of the same name, opened in 2000 and brings together a wide variety of performing and visual arts under one roof.
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