The brand new home of independent food, Exhibition is set to open this weekend.  The new venue will feature an eclectic range of independent food, innovative drinks and boundary-pushing entertainment.

Last month, Exhibition announced the award-winning independent kitchens which will call the iconic St George’s House building off Peter Street home – Sao Paulo Bistro, Baratxuri and Osma.  All three are set to open when the venue launches this weekend, all operating together as one table service restaurant.

Prestwich favourite and Michelin Guide named Osma will be bringing their famous Scandinavian concept, with a menu including relaxed, refined dishes such as Cured Salmon Open Sandwiches, Beef Filet Tataki and a show stopping Whole Baked Lobster. Caroline Martins of the Sao Paulo Project opens her brand new laidback take on Brazilian-British fusion, Sao Paulo Bistro. Dishes include Hand-Dived Scallops, Brazilian Beef Croquettes and Celeriac & Leek Velouté. Ramsbottom’s Basque fired restaurant, Baratxuri, will feature Tortilla de Bilbao, Smoked Cod and their famous Txuleton steaks.

Baratxuri at Exhibition Manchester

Baratxuri at Exhibition Manchester

Exhibition will operate as a multi-kitchen restaurant during the day and late night bar and entertainment venue by night.  The venue features two bars with a variety of local beers MCR Union Lager as well as Sureshot, Cloudwater and Pomona; and a wine list to complement the food partners.  A second bar will feature a programme of drinks and an ever-changing ‘spirit of the season’.  Season one is set to focus on brandy with drinks created from Cognac to Calvados; and Pisco through to Eaux De Vie.

Exhibition will then transform in to a late night bar featuring DJs, live singers and instrumentalists, curated by DJ Matt Ward of Piccadilly Records.

In a nod to Exhibition’s namesake, there are a number of spots in the venue for local artists to showcase their work, with a new artist being handpicked to show every season. The first exhibiting artist is Manchester’s Mark Jermyn, AKA Moderate Realism, whose multicoloured patterns work to change spatial perceptions and cast the familiar in a new light.

Gethin Jones, general manager said, “We are all very excited to see Exhibition’s doors open next Friday. Our bars have been a labour of love for the team, so I am particularly looking forward to seeing both of them come to life – complimenting the incredible kitchens we have onsite. Our seasonal bar will bring a fresh approach to our drinks list, with many of the cocktail elements being handcrafted right here on site. We’ve been spending a lot of time with our incredible new team getting ready to welcome everyone, and I can’t wait to see the place packed out!”