Indulge in Fine Dining

Pier Eight is The Lowry’s stylish restaurant and bar, overlooking the stunning waterside setting of Salford Quays and MediaCityUK. 

Serving fresh, British flavours and seasonal ingredients, it is the perfect setting for a relaxed lunch, pre-show meal or a special occasion. If you’re looking for a more casual dining experience, we also offer a full bar menu in the Pier Eight Bar.

“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 focuses on simple dishes and flavour pairings, using ingredients and produce that shine in their own right.” Oliver Thomas, Executive Head Chef

Take advantage of our fantastic pre-theatre dinner offer in Pier Eight. It’s just £23 for two delicious courses, or £29 for three if you fancy a sweet treat too. Please note that some dishes on our pre-theatre menu carry supplements. 

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

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Opening Times & Booking

Opening Times

Pier Eight Restaurant is open for pre-theatre dining for Lyric & Quays Theatre shows.

If you have any specific requirements, our restaurant team are happy to help, so contact them on 0161 876 2121 or email the team.


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VIP Packages

What are VIP Packages?

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

When you buy a ticket for a show you may see an option for VIP packages.

What is included in the VIP Package?

The VIP package includes the following:

  • Glass of prosecco 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

We would ask that you arrive 2.5 hours prior to the start time of the performance to ensure you have time to enjoy the package. No further information is required from yourself and the restaurant hold a table in your name for that evening.


The Menu

To Start

Spring pea soup, asparagus, courgette, Parmesan foam, mint, focaccia, whipped butter (v)

Bacon hock croquette, triple cooked chips, mustard mayonnaise, pickled vegetables

Twice baked Garstang blue soufflé, chicory, walnut, celery, pear, buttermilk (v)

Cured salmon, horseradish cream, fennel, rye crumb

Prawn cocktail, crispy potato, potato salad, iceberg, Marie Rose sauce

To Follow

Lamb rump, gnocchi, spring peas, squash, feta, mint, pomegranate, lamb sauce £4 supplement

Cod loin, gratin potato, forest mushrooms, spinach, cream sauce

Spring vegetable risotto, watercress, herb oil (v)

Pan roasted chicken breast, polenta chip, spring cabbage, charred onion, bacon

Butternut squash, linguine, gremolata, thyme, toasted pine nuts (v)


Chunky chips (v) £3

Braised carrots, honey, chervil, butter (v) £3

Cauliflower gratin (v) £4

Red cabbage slaw, golden raisins, apple, beetroot (v) £4

Home baked breads, whipped butter £4

To Finish

Sticky ginger cake, Rum and raisin parfait, ginger ale, mint, lime (v)

Whipped chocolate ganache, blackcurrant, beetroot, violet meringue £1 supplement

Vanilla panna cotta, apricot, coconut, orange, rosemary (v)

Grandpa Greene’s ice cream selection, funnel cake (v)

English cheeses, breads, crackers, condiments £3 supplement

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“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.”

“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.”


“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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