Strictly Afternoon Tea
Salford Food and Drink Festival
Sun 25 September
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To book, call 0843 208 6000.
Combine an entertaining afternoon of ballroom dancing, including a tutored workshop with a traditional afternoon tea, designed by our new Executive Head Chef, Oliver Thomas, served in our dramatic Compass room with panoramic views of The Quays and MediaCityUK.
Cucumber and cream cheese
Gammon ham and wholegrain mustard
Smoked salmon and crème fraiche
Lancashire cheese and tomato
Fruit and plain scones with clotted cream and raspberry preserve
Biography of The Lowry's new Executive Head Chef, Oliver Thomas.
Style of food
Modern British, local, seasonal.
As Executive Chef at The Lowry I believe in sourcing the best local seasonal ingredients possible for our menus. We are lucky to be positioned in close proximity to some of the greatest producers in the country for a wide range of products and are able to take advantage of all that Lancashire, Cheshire and the surrounding coastal areas has to offer. I believe when you have such great ingredients available they should be allowed to speak for themselves. At The Lowry we adopt a very simple approach to our cooking and really let the quality of the produce shine through.
Since coming to Manchester in 2001 I have been lucky to work in some of the city's most prestigious venues starting at The Reform Club on Kings Street. The majority of my recent career has been spent at Salford’s The Lowry Hotel where I was part of the opening team for the Marco Pierre White restaurant, The River Room back in 2001. The last ten years of my career has been spent in the kitchens at The Lowry Hotel where I started as Chef de Partie, gradually climbing the ladder to Sous Chef then Head Chef before eventually taking the Executive Head Chefs position. I have been lucky to have had the opportunity to work with some extremely talented chefs in that time. The Lowry is well known as another iconic destination in Salford. I find my latest position as Executive Chef an extremely exciting one as is the challenge of putting The Lowry on the map as one of the premiere food destinations in the area.