It’s all popping off on Peter Street! Home to the likes of Rudy’s, Albert’s Schloss, Impossible, Asha’s, Peter Street Kitchen and more, the street is will soon be welcoming a new addition. Situated in the iconic St George’s House, a new 6,000sqft concept comprised of three independent kitchens, two bars, and dedicated exhibition spaces for local artists is set to open its doors this autumn.
Aptly named Exhibition, the Manchester venue is being opened by the family behind Peter Street’s Haunt, a coffee shop and aperitivo bar. Exhibition aims to be the new home for eclectic independent food, innovative drinks and boundary-pushing entertainment in Manchester’s vibrant city centre.
Nestled within the Grade II listed building on Museum Street, just off Peter Street, which was previously the site of the Museum of Natural History back in 1909, the interiors have been stripped back to reveal the original industrial shell. Steeped in rich history, the building sits on the site of the 1817 Peterloo Massacre, and is the very place where the body of Hannah Beswick (the Manchester Mummy) was found.
Levelling up from the traditional food hall concept, the dining space in Exhibition will be home to three award-winning kitchens (soon to be announced), serving up innovative seasonal menus with a refined flair. From small plates to big sharers, the venue promises an exquisite dining experience, with global inspiration and local heart.
Two beautiful bars will offer local beers on tap, an extensive wine list and premium spirits, with fresh MCR Union Lager also available straight from the tank. The second bar will be an ode to an ever-changing ‘spirit of the season’ – featuring an expertly curated cocktail menu that will celebrate seasonality.
After dark, the 400-capacity venue will play host to nightly DJs and entertainers, showcasing the very best of Manchester’s renowned creative scene. Exhibition will also stay true to its namesake, offering up seven dedicated areas across the Manchester venue to local artists to exhibit their work every season.
Sam Wheatley, Operations Manager said: “We can’t wait to start welcoming people to Exhibition this Autumn, and hope to bring something different to Peter Street. It’s been a passion project for the whole team, and we can’t wait to see this incredible space brought back to life. Nurturing local businesses and artists is integral to Exhibition, and we’re so excited to share our venue with some of the most talented people from across the region.”
Exhibition, St George’s House, 56 Peter St, M2 3NQ