This week The Lowry’s stylish £3m restaurant and bar Pier Eight unveils its brand new Waterside Terrace and all-new bar menu.
The perfect summer lunchtime spot, the new Southern-facing terrace overlooks Manchester Ship Canal and is a real sun trap, making it ideal for a spot of al fresco dining.
An extension of the theatre’s acclaimed Pier Eight restaurant and bar, its brand new bar menu celebrates fresh British flavours and seasonal ingredients and showcases some of the wonderful producers on its doorstep, using produce from a range of local suppliers including Beehive Food, 4 Sisters, Seven Brothers and Lowry A.
Diners can nibble on treats such as Beehive’s Manchester, Scotch, Full English and Falafel eggs whilst enjoying a chilled beer or crisp glass of wine in the sunshine.
Further menu highlights include the ‘dirty fries’ topped with mozzarella, smoked chilli mayonnaise and crispy onions, small plates of buttermilk chicken topped with coriander and spring onion, and local black pudding with house pickles and smokey tomato.
There’s also a variety of burgers and ‘salad jars’ to choose from.
Mike Lee, Pier Eight’s manager said: “We’re excited to be showcasing great local suppliers, it really is a celebration of the region’s best. I can’t wait to welcome residents and visitors of Salford Quays to our new terrace, summer is the perfect time to pop over for a G&T on our little sun trap.”
Oliver Thomas, executive head chef, added, “The new menu really is perfect for a lunchtime treat or a business meeting. There’s something for everyone, from small plates perfect for sharing to burgers and summery salads for when you need something a little more substantial.
“And when eaten in the sun on our terrace overlooking the Ship Canal, well, I couldn’t think of a better combination.”
In 2015, the Salford Quays’ theatre and arts centre kickstarted a £5m investment programme designed to reduce the 15-year-old complex’s environmental footprint and revamp facilities for visitors.
As part of the redevelopment, a secret roof garden has been installed to enable chefs at the waterside restaurant to grow herbs and flowers for their dishes.
This summer borage, nasturtium, mint, sage, fennel and cornflower are among some of the plants being grown in recycled pots.
“Our menu has a real focus on championing local ingredients and what could be more local than picking herbs and flowers from our very own roof.
“This is the first time we’ve ever grown fresh produce at Pier Eight restaurant and we hope that it will help us to reduce our carbon footprint,” says Oliver Thomas.
The new menu will be available Monday to Friday 12pm – 3pm and 5pm – 7.30pm on show nights and Saturday to Sunday 12pm – 7.30pm. Guests to Pier Eight Waterside Terrace can sample the new menu this summer with a special offer, £18 for four small plates and two drinks, available until Monday 30th September 2019.