Pier Eight restaurant opening at The Lowry as part of £3m development

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Pier Eight restaurant opening at The Lowry as part of £3m development

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A new ‘modern British’ restaurant is opening at The Lowry arts centre in Manchester as part of a £3m development.

Pier Eight – named after its location on the Salford Quays – will seat 300 covers and offer both a casual bar menu and formal restaurant dining.

It forms part of a multi-million pound extension of the theatre and gallery centre, which has used two shipping containers to create an event space and terrace areas with views over the Manchester Ship Canal.

A special 'chef's table' will allow up to eight diners to sit in the kitchen with the restaurant team.

The Lowry’s executive head chef, Oliver Thomas, said the new menus would focus on local flavours.

“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,” he said.

“The menu will focus on simple dishes and flavor pairings, using ingredients and produce that will shine in their own right.”

Julia Fawcett OBE, chief executive of The Lowry, added that she hoped the new extension would become a 'destination location'.

“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," she said.

Pier Eight will open its doors to the public on 27 November.

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