Pier Eight Restaurant and Bar

We are excited to be back!

Pier Eight Restaurant is now fully open for our fantastic pre-theatre dining offer.

The restaurant opens 2.5 hours before the start of a Lyric show. From 12pm for 2.30pm matinees and 5pm for 7.30pm evening performances for example.

Book your table when you either select your ticket, call 0161 876 2121 or use the booking widget above. Please email the restaurant manager if you need help making your booking.

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VIP Dining Packages

When you buy your show ticket, you may see an option to upgrade to a VIP package. Here’s what they include.

Please arrive 2.5 hours prior to the start time of the performance to ensure you have time to enjoy the package.

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe VIP Package

£40 per person on top of ticket price (Under 11’s £15 per person).

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe VIP package includes the following:

  • 3 –course meal
  • A house drink (Soft drinks served as an alternative)
  • Tea or Coffee
  • Donation to The Lowry Trust

VIP Dining Packages

VIP Dining Packages are available on select shows. £50 per person on top of ticket price.

The VIP Package includes:

  • Glass of fizz on arrival and half a bottle of wine with dinner (soft drinks served as an alternative)
  •  3 course meal (2 courses prior to the show and dessert served at the interval)
  • Shared programme (subject to availability)
  • Coffee or tea at the interval
  • Donation to the Lowry Centre (Registered Charity: 1053962

Pre-Theatre Dining

It’s just £26 for two delicious courses, or £31 for three if you fancy a sweet treat too. Please note that some dishes on our pre-theatre menu carry supplements. 

Winter Menu

To Start

Atlantic prawns, potato salad, pickled cucumber, tomato & buttermilk dressing Celeriac soup, curry oil, chives, farm house bread, whipped butter (v/ve)

Flaked ham terrine, toasted ciabatta, sweet mustard dressing, carrot & shallot salad

Mixed tomato & beetroot salad, smoked vegan cheese mayonnaise, balsamic reduction (ve)

add a portion of bread for £3

To Follow

Pan-fried salmon, fondant potato, spinach, buttered carrots, herb velouté

Roast chicken breast, cranberry stuffing, gratin potato, braised red cabbage, green beans, cream sauce

Gnocchi, mixed beans, roast squash, tomato broth, pesto (ve)

Chickpea, aubergine & cauliflower tagine, warm couscous & barley salad, sheep’s milk yoghurt (v)

add chips for £3

To Finish

Chocolate blondie, blackberry gel, clotted cream ice cream (v)

Vanilla cheese cake, spiced rum and raisins, whipped toffee sauce (v)

Grandpa Greene’s Ice creams, Belgian waffle (v)

Farmhouse cheeses, red onion chutney, celery, oat biscuits (v)

Cocktails £8

Dry Sipsmith gin,
Extra Dry, lemon twist
Dirty Sipsmith gin, olive juice

Classic Cosmopolitan Absolut vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice, fresh lime

Espresso Martini Absolut vodka, Tia Maria, fresh espresso

Crystal Bellini Archers Peach Schnapps, Prosecco

French 75 Sipsmith Gin, simple sugar syrup, lemon juice, Prosecco
La Vie En Rose Cointreau, cranberry juice, Prosecco


“Fully recommended for a pre theatre meal
Recently updated , and expanded , fully recommended for a pretheatre meal , limited choice , but all the choices are
superb with spot service , exceeded our expectations.”

Visited Pier Eight last night for pre theatre meal and is was absolutely lovely.
The staff were really really good and very helpful and the food was first class.
“Belly pork for starter was delicious and Cod for main course also delicious
We then waited for the interval were we finished off with cheeses and biscuits.
Give it a try if you are visiting the Lowry or Media city.

Pre theatre Meal
“Good, Very Good and Excellent Food (pan fried cod and the risotto) were excellent. Deserts served during the interval at our restaurant table together with drinks…….. No standing around here jostling shoulders trying to juggle stuff in your hands
Downside is it is a tad expensive but when you get what you pay for and everyone enjoys the evening there are no complaints…. Finally our waitress was first class in conversation and service. A must to return to….well done The Lowry a steal on the Manchester theatres.”

Editorial Reviews


“Truly delicious!”

Manchester's Finest

“Pier Eight is a real gem, a restaurant which Salford can be very proud of. If you are heading to the theatre, the Lowry shopping outlet, Media City or even if you live on the Quays, it is well worth heading into The Lowry for some quality food in lovely surroundings.” Read more on their website.

Good Egg Foodie

“Absolutely stunning.”

Time Out

“Dinner-and-a-show has long been the perfect date night combo. Pier Eight is brilliant for theatre-type date nights and those looking for everything under one roof.” Read more on their website.

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