Construction of the new £15billion ‘Super Terminal’ is well underway at Manchester Airport so the award-winning airport parking operator, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH.com), has put together a guide for hungry travellers looking to grab a bite to eat before their flight, comparing the 14 new restaurant offerings available once the Terminal 2 project is complete.
The research is available in the Travel Know How Section of the APH website at www.aph.com/ManchesterAirportEateries and reveals the new restaurants opening in Manchester’s super-terminal, what type of food they serve and whether they offer takeaway options or seated dining, as well as children’s menus.
Amber Alehouse is a modern industrial gastropub with a musical and energetic atmosphere opening in Manchester Airport Terminal 2 to serve lunch and dinner to hungry holiday goers. Famous for its extensive selection of local beers this alehouse will offer a bar menu of sandwiches, burgers and wings alongside niche cask ales, craft beets and small-batch lagers.
Perfect for: Groups of lively travellers.
This fast-food favourite is opening its fourth Mancunian branch in Manchester Terminal 2 to serve travellers lunch and dinner in an American diner setting. Burgers, waffles and milkshakes make up the most popular items on the main menu and children’s menu, all of which can be ordered to eat in or take away.
Perfect for: Travellers seeking a real Mancunian experience.
Barburrito is a Mexican quick service eatery that will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner in Manchester’s terminal expansion. The menu is made up of burritos, tacos and salad bowls as well as Mexican beers and soft drinks. Barburrito will also offer a children’s menu and will be fitted with digital order screens to allow customers to grab and go.
Perfect for: Flyers looking for a quick fix before their flights.
This rustic, urban coffee shop will offer holiday makers light bites and an all-day brunch menu featuring pancakes, eggs, cooked breakfasts and sandwiches. Grindsmith’s team roast, taste and serve their speciality coffees onsite and the coffee shop will offer beverages to go or to have in.
Perfect for: Those wanting to relax before their travels.
The world’s most popular chicken restaurant will be bringing its famous Kentucky Fried Chicken recipe to Manchester’s Terminal 2. Whilst it will not have a dedicated seating dining area, travellers can order burgers, chicken, wraps and children’s menu items to go.
Perfect for: No fuss finger-lickin’ goodness.
M&S Food To Go
This supermarket come coffee shop will sell traditional M&S products to go. The shop will include a bakery section, a cold snack offering such as sushi and wraps, as well as a hot sandwich and soup area.
Perfect for: Holidaymakers looking for a hassle-free pitstop.
M&S Simply Food Store
Manchester’s new super terminal will also boast a traditional Simply Food M&S supermarket which will sell sandwiches, ready meals, wraps, baked goods and snacks.
Perfect for: Travellers wanting to buy snacks for their flight.
Pot Kettle Black
This speciality coffee shop and bakehouse is dedicated to comfort and quality. The brunch-based menu will be available all day to eat in or take away and will feature eggs, cooked breakfasts, French toast and porridge, as well as pastries and brownies! Wine and beer will also be served alongside traditional coffee shop beverages.
Perfect for: Travellers looking to escape the chaos of travelling.
San Carlo Cicchetti
San Carlo Cicchetti is a chain of high-profile, family-owned contemporary Italian restaurants that specialise in Venetian small plates, pasta dishes, pizza, fish and Italian meats. The restaurant in Manchester’s super terminal will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner menus to travellers looking for a luxurious seated dining experience.
Perfect for: Holidaymakers wanting to indulge in luxury from the get-go.
Offering brunches and burgers amongst other French style cuisine, The Apiary menus feature seasonal produce sustainably sourced from Britain. This luxury artisan bar has its own ‘Made in Manchester’ drinks menu and will serve exotic and botanical cocktails throughout the day.
Perfect for: A pre-flight tipple.
The Bridgewater Exchange
Specialising in breakfast plates and traditional pub grub, the Bridgewater Exchange in Manchester Terminal 2 boasts a modern industrial pub atmosphere. It will also offer holiday-goers an exclusive beer brewed in-house at the airport microbrewery!
Perfect for: Travellers looking for a unique airport dining experience.
The fresh juice bar famous for ensuring there are no sugar, preservatives or additives in its products, will open a take-away bar in Manchester’s new super terminal. Whilst there isn’t a specific children’s menu available, travellers of all ages are sure to enjoy VIT’s fresh juices, smoothies and breakfast pots.
Perfect for: A healthy pre-flight hit.
This cult favourite Asian eatery will also be opening a branch at Manchester’s new terminal to serve its ever-popular chicken katsu curry and noddle dishes to hungry holidaymakers. Families will already be aware that children’s menus are available and savvy travellers should be sure to order a cup of green tea – it’s free!
Perfect for: Families looking for something to satisfy everyone!
Last but not least, Manchester Terminal 2 is set to be home to Wrapchic, an Indian-Mexican fusion food brand selling Indian food wrapped up in a wrap or a ‘wraposa’. Customers can choose whether to take their wraps to go or to eat in the restaurant.
Perfect for: Adventurous travellers and eaters alike.
For further information on Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) visit www.aph.com
or call 01342 859515.
About Airport Parking and Hotels (APH)
Established in 1980, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) is an award-winning airport parking operator and retailer, winning the ‘Best Airport Parking Company’ award at the British Travel Awards 2019 for the tenth year running. In addition to APH’s own car parks serving Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham Airports, APH also offers parking at all major UK airports as well as airport hotels, airport lounges and via trusted partners other extras such as car hire and travel insurance.
APH is a carbon-balanced company having worked closely with the World Land Trust for many years to off-set their carbon emissions and to help support rainforest conservation by protecting threatened forest habitats. APH also supports other charities and is a proud corporate sponsor of the University of Southampton Centre for Cancer Immunology, where the world’s most eminent experts come together in the quest to find new and innovative treatments. APH also has a partnership with Action Medical Research for Children to raise vital funds for research through a series of staff-based cycle and running challenges.
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