APH researches the eateries available at Manchester Airport’s new terminal 2

Construction of the new £15billion ‘Super Terminal’ is well underway at Manchester Airport so APH 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 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

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.  

Amber Alehouse Restaurants at Manchester T2

Archie’s

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

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.

Grindsmith

This rustic, urban coffee shop will offer holidaymakers 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.

KFC

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 are 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.

San Carlo Cicchetti Manchester Airport Terminal 2

The Apiary

Offering brunches and burgers amongst other French-style cuisines, The Apiary menus feature seasonal produce sustainably sourced from Britain. This luxury artisan bar has it’s 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.

VIT

The fresh juice bar famous for ensuring there are no sugar, preservatives or additives used 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.

Wagamama

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!

Wrapchic

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.


AMBER ALEHOUSE

WHAT IS IT?
• A modern, industrial gastropub

MEALS SERVED
• Lunch
• Dinner

FOOD
• Sandwiches
• Burgers
• Bar food such as chicken wings, nachos

DRINKS
• Cask ales, craft beers and small-batch lagers
• Wine
• Soft drinks
• Hot beverages

CHILDREN’S MENU
• No

SEATED DINING
• Yes

TAKE AWAY
• No

WHAT IS IT FAMOUS FOR?
• An extensive selection of niche, local beers
• It’s a musical and energetic atmosphere


ARCHIE’S

WHAT IS IT?
• An American diner

MEALS SERVED
• Lunch
• Dinner

FOOD
• Burgers
• Chicken
• Wraps
• Waffles

DRINKS
• Milkshakes
• Smoothies
• Soft drinks

CHILDREN’S MENU
• No

SEATED DINING
• Yes

TAKE AWAY
• Yes

WHAT IS IT FAMOUS FOR?
• Being ‘Manchester born and bred’
• 75% of the products are bought from local suppliers based in Manchester


BARBURRITO

WHAT IS IT?
• A Mexican quick service eatery

MEALS SERVED
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner

FOOD
• Burritos
• Tacos
• Burrito salad bowls
• Nachos

DRINKS
• Mexican beers and ciders
• Soft drinks

CHILDREN’S MENU
• Yes

SEATED DINING
• Yes

TAKE AWAY
• Yes – digital order screens are available to use

WHAT IS IT FAMOUS FOR?
• Opening the UK’s first burrito bar in Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens in 2005


GRINDSMITH

WHAT IS IT?
• A rustic, urban coffee shop

MEALS SERVED
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Early Dinner

FOOD
• Light bites
• A brunch menu featuring pancakes, eggs, cooked breakfasts, granola and oats
• Sandwiches

DRINKS
• Coffee and other hot beverages
• Soft drinks

CHILDREN’S MENU
• No

SEATED DINING
• Yes

TAKE AWAY
• Yes

WHAT IS IT FAMOUS FOR?
• The dedicated team who roast, taste and serve the coffee


KFC

WHAT IS IT?
• The world’s most popular chicken restaurant chain

MEALS SERVED
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner

FOOD
• Chicken
• Burgers
• Salads and Riceboxes
• Wraps

DRINKS
• Soft drinks
• Hot beverages
• Milkshakes

CHILDREN’S MENU
• Yes

SEATED DINING
• No

TAKE AWAY
• Yes

WHAT IS IT FAMOUS FOR?
• The original Kentucky Fried Chicken recipe


M&S FOOD TO GO

WHAT IS IT?
• A supermarket come coffee shop

MEALS SERVED
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner

FOOD
• A bakery section
• Cold snacks such as wraps and sushi
• Hot sandwiches
• Soups

DRINKS
• Coffee and other hot beverages
• Soft drinks

CHILDREN’S MENU
• N/A

SEATED DINING
• No

TAKE AWAY
• Yes

WHAT IS IT FAMOUS FOR?
• Selling traditional M&S products to go


M&S SIMPLY FOOD STORE

WHAT IS IT?
• A traditional Simply Food M&S supermarket

MEALS SERVED
• Open all day

FOOD
• A bakery section
• Sandwiches
• Sushi
• A deli
• Ready meals
• Fresh produce

DRINKS
• Wine
• Beer
• Soft drinks

CHILDREN’S MENU
• N/A

SEATED DINING
• No

TAKE AWAY
• Yes

WHAT IS IT FAMOUS FOR?
• Specialising in selling high quality food products since 1884


POT KETTLE BLACK

WHAT IS IT?
• A speciality coffee shop and bakehouse dedicated to comfort and quality

MEALS SERVED
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner

FOOD
• Brunch based menu featuring eggs, cooked breakfasts, French toast and porridge
• Salads
• Chicken
• Pastries
• Brownies

DRINKS
• Coffee and other hot beverages
• Soft drinks

CHILDREN’S MENU
• No

SEATED DINING
• Yes

TAKE AWAY
• Yes

WHAT IS IT FAMOUS FOR?
• PKB was set up in 2014 by two pro-rugby league players who bonded over good food and drinks having both worked and lived in Australia


SAN CARLO CICCHETTI

WHAT IS IT?
• A family-owned contemporary Italian restaurant

MEALS SERVED
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner

FOOD
• The breakfast menu includes porridge, pancakes, eggs, cooked breakfasts
• Venetian small plates
• Pasta
• Pizza
• Fish
• Meats
• Salads

DRINKS
• Wine
• Beer
• Soft drinks
• Hot beverages

CHILDREN’S MENU
• No

SEATED DINING
• Yes

TAKE AWAY
• No

WHAT IS IT FAMOUS FOR?
• Being a chain of high-profile restaurants, attracting a wide range of loyal diners including sports stars and celebrities


THE APIARY

WHAT IS IT?
• Luxury artisan bar and eatery
• All-day dining

MEALS SERVED
• Brunch
• Lunch
• Dinner

FOOD
• The brunch menu features eggs and open sandwiches
• French-style cuisine
• Burgers

DRINKS
• Exotic, botanical cocktails
• Wine
• Beers, ciders and ales
• Soft drinks
• Hot beverages

CHILDREN’S MENU
• Yes

SEATED DINING
• Yes

TAKE AWAY
• No

WHAT IS IT FAMOUS FOR?
• Menu offerings are based around seasonal produce, sustainably sourced from Britain
• The ‘Made in Manchester’ drinks menu which celebrates the culture and a growing number of independent craft producers


THE BRIDGEWATER EXCHANGE

WHAT IS IT?
• A modern pub with an industrial style

MEALS SERVED
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner

FOOD
• Breakfast plates
• Pub grub
• Small bites and snacks

DRINKS
• Ales make up the main drink’s menu – an exclusive beer brewed in-house at the airport microbrewery can be purchased
• Soft drinks

CHILDREN’S MENU
• N/A

SEATED DINING
• Yes

TAKE AWAY
• No

WHAT IS IT FAMOUS FOR?
• The Bridgewater Exchange has been brewing at the same brewery since 1860 and has a history as an independent family brewer based in Manchester


VIT

WHAT IS IT?
• A healthy, all-day fresh juice and food bar

MEALS SERVED
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner

FOOD
• Breakfast pots
• Egg bowls
• Salads
• Snacks

DRINKS
• Fresh cold-pressed juices
• Smoothies
• Nutritious shots

CHILDREN’S MENU
• No

SEATED DINING
• No

TAKE AWAY
• Yes

WHAT IS IT FAMOUS FOR?
• Ensuring there are no sugar, preservatives, pesticides, chemicals or additives added to the products


WAGAMAMA

WHAT IS IT?
• A quick service Japanese-style ramen bar

MEALS SERVED
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner

FOOD
• Japanese noodle and rice dishes such as teppanyaki, ramen, donburi and sides such as dumplings are served

DRINKS
• Soft drinks
• Tea
• Japanese beer

CHILDREN’S MENU
• Yes

SEATED DINING
• Yes

TAKE AWAY
• No

WHAT IS IT FAMOUS FOR?
• Wagamama’s most popular dish is the chicken katsu curry
• It’s free cups of green tea


WRAPCHIC

WHAT IS IT?
• An Indian-Mexican fusion food brand

MEALS SERVED
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner

FOOD
• Wrapchos,
• Wrapaninis
• Quesadillas
• Curry pots or bowls

DRINKS
• Lassis
• Soft drinks
• Hot beverages including masala chai and chai lattes

CHILDREN’S MENU
• No

SEATED DINING
• Yes

TAKE AWAY
• Yes – snacks are available to purchase to go

WHAT IS IT FAMOUS FOR?
• Fast and healthy Indian food wrapped up in a wrap or a “wraposa”

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