The team behind London-based vegan pasta brand Pastan has opened their first restaurant in Manchester city centre. Pastan Manchester can now be found amongst the chic independent stores, luxury boutiques of The Royal Exchange.

Pastan will serve a range of handmade pasta dishes and delicacies, made with premium ingredients – all cooked in an open kitchen in full view of diners. theirs fully plant-based menu features favorite main courses starting from £12.95. These include Dolce Vita (vegan carbonara), Green Velvet (a pea and shallot ravioli dressed in a salsa verde) and Catalonia (black cavatelli pasta made in a rich tomato sauce, spiced with apricot harissa and rosemary. Sides include deep fried loaded gnocchi with a choice of meat-free sauces.

Co-founder Jerome Ibanzes-Fawcett says “Our love for food, fresh pasta, our concerns about sustainability, and passion for the hospitality industry was the driving force behind the creation of Pastan. We think Pastan will be a great addition to the already thriving vegan community in Manchester”.

Pastan’s fully vegan menu will continue to change according to the season and will adapt in line with feedback from local customers. Dishes will incorporate exciting ingredients from the plant-based industry including leading brands such as ‘THIS’, Fable and Heura. Ibanez-Fawcett says that ultimately, “you shouldn’t have to compromise freshness or flavor when you eat food that respects the planet”.

So Pastan has partnered up with Carbon Free Diningan environmental initiative operated in partnership with Sustainably Run restaurants which gives restaurants and their diners the opportunity to mitigate the environmental impact of their meals by planting life-changing fruit trees in the developing world.

Co-founders Dean Fawcett and Jerome Ibanzes-Fawcett have worked in the hospitality industry for over 20 years. After the success of their pop-ups in Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden, Notting Hill and Bristol, they opened their first permanent Pastan restaurant in Barbican, London. After establishing their new Manchester site, the pair plan on opening more locations in Bristol and Brighton early in 2023.

Walk-ins and bookings are welcome at 18 Cross Street, The Royal Exchange, Manchester, M2 7AE. please book here.

More information about Pastan can be found on its site.

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