Innovative chef Bartosz Szynaka returns to The River Restaurant at The Lowry Hotel, making his widely anticipated debut as Executive Head Chef with a sumptuously refined autumnal menu featuring an array of divinely intricate dishes and a selection of achingly opulent desserts.

Formerly a Chef De Partie at The River Restaurant, Szynaka’s meteoric culinary career has since included various five-star cruise ships where he journeyed across the world, diverse super yachts which expanded his horizons and a wildly successful stint as Senior Sous Chef at Cloud 23 and a celebrated return to The Lowry Hotel as Executive Sous Chef in 2022, before receiving a deserved promotion earlier this year.

Commencing his debut menu as Executive Head Chef, Szynaka’s exquisitely crafted starters include white crab tacos served with smoked almond wafer, accompanied by caviar & shellfish sauce, as well as hand-dived scallops paired with chestnut crumb and charred turnips.

For mains, diners can enjoy a rich seasonal duck breast with a crapaudine beetroot, confit leg tartlet, carrot and duck jus; sous vide burnt leeks with fennel marmalade and Maluns; or a bright, delicate fillet of seabass with saffron mussels nage – a divine broth made from white wine, vegetables and herbs.

the lowry hotel autumn menu

With his dessert offering, Szynaka’s boundless creative passion nous new heights. The seasonal pudding options include Valrhona Caramélia Chocolate (pudding) with peanut butter and salted caramel, an autumnal chestnut parfait, served with fig, pear, cinnamon and port and an Amarena cherry cheesecake served with pistachio, dark chocolate AERO® and amaretto cream.

Ahead of the menu launch Bartosz Szynaka, said: “I’m incredibly excited to be re-joining the team at the River Restaurant – redefining ‘back with a bang’ as they say”.

“Having honed my craft here in the early years of my career, it feels very special to be back at The Lowry Hotel taking on such an exciting role within an iconic Manchester institution.

“Development of the menu has been an exciting process. Personally, I can’t wait to welcome our guests, old and new, to sample the new delights on offer.

Click here to see the full A La Carte Autumn Menu, and make a reservation at The River Restaurant here.

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The River Restaurant,
The Lowry Hotel, 50 Dearmans Pl, Salford M3 5LH
, Tel: 0161 827 4000
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Thu 16 Nov 2023