New vegan pasta restaurant Pastan to open at The Royal Exchange

Off the back of a hugely successful restaurant in London, Pastan have landed in Manchester
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The vegan pasta brand Pastan is nestled in the heart of The Royal Exchange, amongst a fantastic selection of independent stores and great restaurants. 

Pastan will serve various handmade pasta dishes and delicacies, made with premium ingredients – cooked in full view of diners.

Their fully plant-based menu features favourites such as 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), plus sides of Loaded Gnocchi.

Prices start from £12.95 for a main.

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.

“At Pastan, you won’t find anything refined or unnatural in our food because what we leave out is just as important as what we put in.

“We believe that you shouldn’t have to compromise freshness or flavour when you eat food that respects the planet.

“We’re here to make mealtimes better and unite everyone at the dinner table in the name of good food, so tuck in.

“We think Pastan will be a great addition to the already thriving vegan community in Manchester.”

All Pastan restaurants operate a ‘carbon free dining’ initiative, in partnership with ‘Sustainably Run Restaurants’ giving restaurants and their diners the opportunity to mitigate the environmental impact of their meals by planting life-changing fruit trees.

Pastan’s vegan menu will change according to the season – and also to how customers enjoy the dishes.

They are also looking to include innovative new ingredients from plant based companies such as ‘THIS’, and Fable and Heura.

THIS are famous for their plant based bacon, sausage and chicken pieces.

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 restaurant in Barbican, London.

In addition to their brand new Manchester site, the pair plan on opening more locations in Bristol and Brighton towards the end of 2022/ early 2023.

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