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CGI of San Carlo Cicchetti's proposed airport restaurant

Manchester Airport reveals F&B line up

Manchester Airport has announced a roster of 15 food and drink operators to open in 2020 following the £1bn redevelopment of its Terminal Two building.

Along with Wagamama, juice bar VIT, KFC and two M&S operations – Simply Food and Food to Go – the traders mostly originate from the area. Operators will include San Carlo Cicchetti, Barburrito, Archie’s and coffee operators Grindsmith and Pot Kettle Black, along with a Joseph Holt’s brewpub called the Bridgewater Exchange and Amber Alehouse, to be operated by Seven Brothers.

Also in the line-up are Indian/Mexican business Wrapchic, a cocktail bar named Apiary and the Daisy Nook all-day bar and kitchen, which MAG said will focus on locally grown produce.

The outlets are being brought forward on a mixture of franchise basis by HMS Host, SSP and TRG and some working on a direct basis.

Andrew Cowan, chief executive at Manchester Airport, said: “We have said from the start that our £1bn transformation programme is about creating a step change in the experience we deliver to our customers.

“A huge part of that is providing an exciting mix of dining and retail outlets for people to choose from, whether they are travelling on holiday or for business, or waiting to collect friends and family.

“We have worked hard to identify partners that represent the strength and depth of the region’s food and drink scene and it is great to be working with so many brands that started life here in the North and have grown to become household names.

“We are confident there will be something for everyone when the terminal extension opens next year, and hope today’s news gives our customers a taste of things to come.”

A further eight F&B outlets will open in 2022 when the existing part of Terminal Two reopens after being refurbished. The second phase includes plans for a food-hall style arrangement of smaller operators.

The airport said that details will be released in due course around the new retail outlets and lounges that will open as part of the transformation programme.

Amber Alehouse MAG CGI

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Wow that lone lady in red is tiny! Seems to be having fun with her imaginary friend though.

By Jasper

Terminal Two is a nightmare presently,use Terminal 1 or Leeds Bradford.

By Steve Wood

Maybe they should focus on the basics like toilets, seating, chaotic queues everywhere, not charging ludicrous drop off fees, extortionate prices and making the passport recognition work before thinking about turning it into a glorified shopping centre. Just saying…

By Joe bloggs

Manchester Airport is a nightmare compared to other smaller UK airports and airports abroad that we have used. But it has the flights and times that we need for our holidays otherwise We wouldn’t,touch it.
It’s all about milking passengers to maximise profits.
It’s dirty, smells of sewers, not enough seating for passengers in the departure lounge in terminal 1.
The route from security to the departure lounges is on different levels and so you are up and down and have to go round multiple corners, why can’t they do anything simple instead of showing how clever they are with these twisty routes,
And on a final note the baggage handling contractors, especially Swissport are useless.

By Keith

Manchester airport should come with a warning.

By Mike McBixteth

The Manc bashing continues. I have flown from Manchester often. It is actually a proper airport with proper destinations .Leeds/Bradford is awful and an absolute pain to get to. Liverpool is fine but limited on flights. This parochial bashing of the North’s golden goose is really pathetic. There seems to be an industry on here of bitching about Manchester all the time. It currently has the most cranes in the Western world towering above it with the exception of Toronto. Shouldn’t we be celebrating that another British city other than London is now competing on a international stage?

By Elephant

Privatize a natural monopoly and what happens when profit maximization for managers and owners is not even theoretically restrained by theoretical “free” market competitors. This is not even “free” Marketism; it is daylight robbery.

By James Yates

Better than Charles de Gaulle at least

By Floyd

James Yates
Manchester Airport is owned by Manchester Councils. Does your economic theory still apply?

By anon

Terminal 2 departure is a night mare what was wrong with the old departure

By Terry

At least Dick Turpin wore a mask.

By Plug

Oh.. To rip people off even more. Well done. Shocking airport prices. Manc Airport should be ashamed.

By Anonymous

My views exactly elephant, well said.

By Phildered

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