The Lowry Hotel reveals new chef – and new summer menu

The Lowry Lounge and Bar and outdoor terrace has also undergone the ultimate transformation, in collaboration with Grey Goose

Luxury five-star hotel, The Lowry Hotel, has got a new executive head chef – and a sumptuous menu that celebrates gourmet dining.

The River Restaurant has brought innovative and experienced Dominic Grundy into the role, following successful stints heading up the kitchen at Hilton Liverpool and Panoramic 34, one of the city’s premier fine dining restaurants.

Renowned for quality British cooking, Dom has brought modern and exciting new flavours to the restaurant’s menu, celebrating the very best of modern European cuisine using locally sourced ingredients.

Dominic’s offerings include a selection of classical dishes with a gourmet twist, as well as a number of inventive and unique dishes perfect for the more adventurous diner.

Starters include the likes of English pea mousse with spinach velouté, silver skin onions, sunflower seed and white balsamic, and confit duck leg with treacle glaze, and black garlic.

Main dishes include roast chicken breast with puffed rice and green curry sauce, sous vide lamb rump with confit rib and sweet potato, and BBQ beef fillet with cheek cromesqui, edamame puree and pickled shallot.

Char sui monkfish comes with crisp nori, caviar, spinach, sesame seed and shrimp popcorn, or there’s miso glazed aubergine with fermented grains, broccoli puree and radish.

Desserts include poached vanilla meringue with apricot, grand Marnier and almond nougatine, banana rum parfait with caramelized banana bread and pistachio yogurt ice cream, and Morello cherry mouse with Amarena cherry brownie and dark chocolate.

“There is no better feeling than being able to create a new menu with dishes that have been drawn from your own inspirations and travels throughout the years,” said Dominic.

“To embark on a new journey with The River Restaurant, at such an exciting time, is something that I am extremely proud of, and I’m thrilled to be working alongside an amazing team that share my passion for creating memorable dishes for guests to enjoy.”

The Lowry Lounge and Bar and outdoor terrace has also undergone the ultimate transformation in collaboration with Grey Goose, just in time for summer.

Launching Friday 8th July until 31 August, The Lowry Lounge and Bar will be home to the spirit brand’s new Grey Goose Essences – a range of vodka infused with real fruit and cold-distilled botanical essences inspired by the carefree atmosphere of the Balearic Islands.

Available in three flavours: Strawberry & Lemongrass, Watermelon & Basil, and White Peach & Rosemary; The Lowry Lounge and Bar will be serving up three exclusive cocktails using the new vodka range – Watermelon SummerTini (£14.50) Peach Spark (£14.50) and Strawberry Spritz (£9.75)

“We are so excited to be announcing the launch of our collaboration with the premium drinks brand Grey Goose,” said Rhea Leach, The Lowry Hotel.

“The Lowry Lounge and Bar is known for its iconic location overlooking the River Irwell, so what could be better than enjoying a refreshing Watermelon SummerTini or a flavourful Strawberry Spritz on our outdoor terrace, while enjoying the renowned Manchester views.”


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