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The River Restaurant & Bar at The Lowry Hotel

Completing late September 2019, the five-star renovation saw an entire redesign of The Lowry Hotel's bar and restaurant.

Interior designer

Goddard Littlefair




Retaining the incredible, unique riverside views and terrace and The Lowry's unwavering commitment to service, the new lounge bar and restaurant features soft hues, a new layout and bespoke furnishings.

Fittings supplied

Amber borosilicate glass pendants and brushed brass cylindrical wall sconces.

The fresh look was curated by renowned interior designers, Goddard Littlefair, who also designed the hotel's Presidential Suite and lobby areas with a similar fluid and sophisticated look and feel.

The mix of bright & graphic abstract gallery artworks complements the rich interior, with slimline brass frames for added glamour, balanced with greenery for relaxed and natural surroundings. Goddard Littlefair was announced as the winner of the 2020 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards - Hotel Category for their work on The River Restaurant.

Northern Lights were once more delighted to work with Goddard Littlefair on bringing their vision to life through bespoke lighting. The restaurant interior's exuberant design required bespoke lighting that would marry with the wonderfully rich colour palette displayed throughout. The geometric influences, musical heritage of Manchester, and metal elements in the restaurant were all factors to consider during the design process. 

Our vibrant pendants and wall lights were all individually handblown in amber borosilicate glass. The pairing of brushed brass elements makes these Deco-inspired pendants work beautifully with filament tube lamps to make a real statement. The barrel-like structure is stacked in two and three sizes to encase the pendant's smaller segments, which resulted in a unique and inspiring design.

Accompanying the pendants are a collection of expertly crafted offset brushed brass cylinder wall sconces. The elegant fixtures comprise of two staggered sharp-edged cylinders with a brass interior that provides a warming glow when illuminated. The bold and beautiful wall lights encompass their surroundings by providing a bi-directional light source. 

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