MANCHESTER Airport has revealed the first wave of food and drink outlets that will feature in the new “super terminal” being built as part of its £1bn transformation.
The list includes a number of iconic brands born-and-bred in the region, as well as a series of popular chains moving into the UK’s third largest airport for the first time.
One of the stalwarts of Manchester’s dining scene, the San Carlo Group, will open its first ever airport venue, with the launch of San Carlo Cicchetti (above) in the extended Terminal Two.
The new departure terminal – set to more than double in size through the largest investment in Manchester Airport’s 81-year history – will also feature two casual all-day dining venues. The Apiary will offer airfield views and a sustainably sourced British menu and botanical cocktails while Daisy Nook will focus on healthy, light dishes.
There will also be some familiar local names for those looking for a grab-and-go option in the new departure lounge – Archie’s offering burgers, shakes and waffles and Mexican fast food specialist Barburrito, which already has four outlets in the city.
Those looking for a coffee hit can enjoy two Mancunian institutions in Grindsmith and Pot Kettle Black. The first will be located in the arrivals hall and the latter, with brunch options, in the departure lounge.
Two new drinks venues will also open. The Bridgewater Exchange, in partnership with Joseph Holt’s, will feature its own microbrewery, brewing a beer unique to Manchester Airport. It will also serve breakfasts, small plates and pub classics.
The Amber Alehouse, in partnership with Salford’s Seven Bro7hers brewery, styles itself as an industrial gastropub focusing on local craft beers, cask ales and small-batch lagers, paired with sharing plates.
The rest of the roster timed for the 2020 opening is a high street hit list – Wagamama, M&S Simply Food, M&S Food to Go and KFC plus Wrapchic, an Indian and Mexican fusion street food outlet, and Vit, a healthy, all-day fresh juice and food bar. All images are CGI.