One of Manchester’s best restaurants is opening a ‘bread kitchen’ in Exhibition food hall

Everything on bread, yes please.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 25th April 2024

A Michelin guide restaurant in Manchester is branching out with a new project, and this time it’s all about bread.

The team behind Another Hand will be taking over one of the kitchens in food hall Exhibition, launching Jaan, which will specialise in Persian cooking.

The new bread kitchen will focus on Wildfarmed House Flatbreads, which will come with an array of seasonal toppings.

And a lot of the produce heading to the Jaan kitchen at Exhibition will be taken from what’s not used at Another Hand around the corner.

For example, a whole sirloin that’s used for Another Hand’s ex-dairy sirloin dish will provide meat trimmings that will be turned into Jaan’s beef tartare.


The tail and trim from Another Hand’s seared trout will head to Jaan to be used in a fire-roasted sea trout fatoush salad.

And the two restaurants will share other bits of produce too, like a squash that will go into both a Winter Squash small plate at the main restaurant and a scorched summer squash dish at the food hall.


Another Hand’s famous flatbreads will be the staple on the menu at Jaan, which is moving into the beautiful kitchen on Peter Street hot on the heels of the departure of Rigatoni’s.

Since it launched in 2022, the restaurant’s become known as one of Manchester’s best, even earning a place in the Michelin guide.

It’s famed for its sharing plates, as well as the team’s efforts to drive sustainable practices, sourcing produce from across the north west.


Most ingredients used in the restaurant have travelled no more than 40 miles, and the bread comes from Holy Grain while the chocolate comes from Dormouse, both right next door.

Jaan will be moving in to the Exhibition food hall in Manchester
Jaan will be moving in to the Exhibition food hall in Manchester

They hope that Jaan will help their sustainable credentials even more, allowing them to use up almost every scrap of produce.

Small plates will all be served with house flatbreads, and toppings will include smoked aubergine, whipper butterbean, black garlic cheese bread, ex-dairy beef tartare, and ras el hanout spiced lamb.

And larger plates will include slow-cooked lamb shank with ancient grains, grilled octopus and nduja, and chermoula chicken rice.

Chef patrons Max Yorke and Julian Pizer said: “We feel extremely privileged to be offered the opportunity to cook alongside Osma and Baratxuri at Exhibition Manchester.


“Over the last few years our small 24 cover restaurant has generated a large waitlist and we are excited to showcase our new concept to a wider audience.

“Most importantly, as we make more steps to improve our environmental standards, our food waste systems showed an obvious area in which we could develop.

“By opening a second kitchen in such a fast paced venue we can take unused produce from Another Hand and even further reduce, and hopefully eradicate, our wastage.”

Jaan Persian Bread Kitchen will open within Exhibition on 8 May, joining Osma and Baratxuri
on the venue’s restaurant floor.

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