River Restaurant

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Oliver Thomas took on the mantle of head chef here in the wake of Eyck Zimmer's departure in 2008. It can't have been easy - Zimmer won multiple awards while in Salford, among them National Chef of the Year - but Thomas wisely marked his appointment by shifting the menu firmly into traditional British territory. So, meat-heavy dishes, such as braised pig's cheek and calf's liver, jostle for space alongside Dover sole and Scottish salmon.

There's also an outstanding British cheese selection and a filling brunch menu. Whether Thomas's unconventional career path (as a butcher, a baker and a miner) has anything to do with his approach is anyone's guess, but he is at least unafraid of shaking things up at this riverside eaterie.

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River Restaurant details

Lowry Hotel, 50 Dearmans Place,
M3 5LH

Area Salford

Transport Bus 1, 2, 7, 8, 10, 12, 25-27, 31, 32, 36, 37, 67, 68, 70, 71, 93, 98, 100, 137, 138, X34, or Salford Central rail

Telephone 161 827 4041

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Open noon-2pm, 2.15-4pm, 6-10.30pm Mon-Fri; 11.30am-2pm, 2.15-4pm, 6-10.30pm Sat; 12.30-3pm, 3.15-5pm, 7-10pm Sun

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