The Lowry has announced the opening of its new restaurant, Pier Eight, forming part of the new £3m extension set to create an extra 370sqm of dining and event space, officially opening to the public on Friday 27th November 2015.
The new restaurant and bar 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 a calming colour palette and range of delicate textures and design details. Seating styles vary from contemporary armchairs, online casino to intimate booths and longer tables for larger groups, emulating the relaxed and welcoming environment created by the expansion.
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.
The Lowry’s executive head chef, Oliver Thomas, has devised the new menus for Pier Eight. He comments: “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.”
Julia Fawcett OBE, chief executive of The Lowry, added: “We’re absolutely delighted with the outcome of this project, the new extension has created a range of beautiful, elegant areas for socialising and corporate entertaining that will offer more to the community here in Salford Quays, as well as becoming a destination location in their own right.”
The event space has a capacity of 100 and is available for both corporate and private hire.