Exhibition, the new bar and multi-kitchen space set to take over the historic St George’s House on Peter Street, has revealed an impressive list of food traders set to take up residency.

Caroline Martins, Great British Menu chef and Manchester’s Chef of the Year nominee, will be launching the Sao Paulo Bistro, a relaxed spin on her immensely popular fine-dining residency in Ancoats. Still focused on Brazilian-British fusion cuisine, local suppliers will be at the heart of the new menu. Supporting Mancunian small producers and traders, chef Caroline will work closely with Platt Fields Market Garden, Dormouse Chocolates, Northern Cure, The Flat Baker and much more.

The team behind Osma, the Prestwich-based restaurant named in the Michelin Guide within its first year of opening, will be bringing its ethos of Scandinavian taste experiences with a relaxed edge, and all dishes on the menu will be crafted using local ingredients. During the day, Osma will serve open sandwiches with fillings while the evening offering comprises of exciting, innovative small plates.

Finally, specialist fire cookery restaurant Baratxuri complete the lineup. Aready a well-loved favourite in Ramsbottom. Baratxuri will be introducing its classic Basque dishes of big cuts of meat and whole fish to the Manchester city centre space with Asado (bigger dishes for sharing) such as its famed Capricho Oro’ Txuleton – a 1kg bone-in rib steak, and Raciones (smaller plates); featuring dishes such as Boquerones, Jamon Iberico de Bellota.

Curation has been at the forefront of the drinks menu creation for both bars in the 400-capacity venue, spearheaded by award-winning Gethin Jones, the new General Manager. A stalwart in the Manchester hospitality scene, Gethin has previously worked as a drinks consultant, and previously managed the likes of Ducie Street Warehouse, Cottonopolis and Edinburgh Castle Pub.

The programme has been designed to elevate the experience, and where seasonality will dictate changes to the food, music and art, this will be echoed at the venue’s cocktail bar which will promote a new spirit each season.

Exhibition’s main bar will also be the firs in the city to offer Manchest Union straight from the in-venue tanks, alongside a rotating line of other Mancunian favourites like Sureshot, Cloudwater and Pomona.

After dark, Exhibition will transform into a late night bar with DJs, live singers and instrumentalists taking centre stage. Expect an eclectic mix of genres and a curated roster of both local and international DJs, every Wednesday-Sunday.

Tue 4 Oct, Exhibition,
St George's House, 56 Peter St, Manchester M2 3NQ
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Tue 4 Oct 2022