My mum and I recently visited The River Restaurant in the Lowry Hotel, a 5-star luxury hotel on the edge of Manchester overlooking the river and a stones throw away from Spinningfields. I have to admit I’m always a little dubious when it comes to hotel food especially big chains, needless to say the whole experience and exceptional service levels exceeded my expectations! Now onto the food…For starters we went for the honey glazed smoked duck and the gin cured salmon. The presentation was incredible, like something you would see on Masterchef! The duck was served with plums and wasabi creating a slightly oriental taste.