The new restaurant at The Lowry at last becomes a destination all of its own.
It has been an ambition of The Lowry's since it opened in 2000 to have a restaurant which was seen as both part of the visitor experience for those attending the theatres or galleries, and seperate for those just wanting a good meal out.
At last, those ambitions are fully realised with Pier Eight, the £3m redevelopment of their exisiting bar and restaurant space with additional indoor areas provided by what was once the outside terrace.
And the results are spectacular, made moreso by the fact that it only took them 12 weeks to achieve this miraculous transformation.
The new restaurant can take 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 feel is northern European in its design, with seating styles varying from contemporary armchair, to intimate booths and longer tables for larger groups. The kitchen also features a chef’s table, seating up to eight guests.
Executive Head Chef, Oliver Thomas says '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.'
And if the food served at the launch is anything to go by, Pier Eight might well be amongst the best restaurants (nearly) in town.
|Venue name:||Pier Eight|
|Opening hours:||Lunch 12pm – 2:30pm | Dinner 5pm – 9:30pm|
|Price:||£20 - £30 for 2 courses and £25 - £39 for 3 courses|