TV chef James Martin is set to bring food-to-go bakery concept James Martin Kitchen to Manchester’s Piccadilly Station.

This will be the second outlet to bear the name, with Martin opening a bakery at London’s Stansted Airport last year.

He said the decision to open a second bakery site was prompted by a lack of a ‘decent’ soups and sandwiches when he travels around Britain.

“I’ve decided to open a place of my own called James Martin Kitchen serving up proper British food,” Martin wrote on his website.

“Every ingredient used in our food is sourced as fresh and locally as possible - that includes our bread, butter, cheese, salmon, chicken, pork and, of course, our cakes.”

An opening date for the new Manchester Piccadilly bakery is yet to be confirmed.