Manchester Airport announces food and drink outlets to open in expanded terminal

28 Jun 2019 by Jenni Reid
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Manchester Airport has announced 15 of the food and drink outlets set to open in its newly renovated and expanded Terminal 2 next year.

The airport is currently investing £1 billion into a “transformation programme” that will see the terminal grow by 150 per cent.

The expanded areas will welcome several local brands alongside well-known chains.

Two Manchester-based coffee shops, Pot Kettle Black and Grindsmith, will serve brunch and hot drinks, the former in the departure lounge and the latter in the arrivals hall.

Pot Kettle Black

The departure lounge will also host branches of popular local fast-food restaurants Archie’s and Barburrito.

Archie’s serves American-style burgers, milkshakes and waffles, while Barburrito offers a Mexican menu.

On the pub front, The Bridgewater Exchange will serve breakfast, small plates and classic pub food, and have its own microbrewery.

Meanwhile Salford-based The Amber Alehouse, pictured below, will serve local craft beers, cask ales and small-batch lagers. Dishes will include healthy and sharing options.

Bridgewater Exchange

For a more formal lunch or dinner, passengers will have options including San Carlo Cicchetti (pictured top), part of the popular Italian chain the San Carlo Group, and the Apiary (pictured below), serving a locally-sourced menu and offering airfield views.

Lighter options will be provided by Vit, a fresh juice and food bar, and restaurant Daisy Nook, with a focus on healthy dishes.


The terminal will also get new branches of chains including Wagamama, M&S Simply Food and KFC.

The airport’s transformation programme has already seen the opening of a new pier with 11 gates and a 3,800-space car park, and the beginning of work on a new private terminal.

Four new hotels are set to open at the airport by 2021; a 375-room Hilton Garden Inn, a 254-room Hampton by Hilton, a 262-room Holiday Inn and a 280-room Ibis Budget.

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