Manchester Airport will welcome 15 new food and drink brands in its £1bn transformation of Terminal Two that will see it double in size.
Five brands are making their airport debuts, with all outlets expected to open in 2020.
San Carlo Group, which already has four sites in Manchester, is one of the operators opening its first airport venue with the launch of San Carlo Cicchetti.
It will be joined by The Apiary, which will serve a British food menu alongside botanical cocktails and airfield views, and Daisy Nook, which will focus on light and healthy dishes.
Wagamama will also have a site within Manchester Airport for the first time.
Grab-and-go options are also available, with burgers from Archie’s and burritos from Barburrito, while passengers can get their caffeine fix from Grindsmith and Pot Kettle Black.
Those looking for airport beers will be able to find them at Amber Alehouse and The Bridgewater Exchange.
Other F&B options include Wrapchic, Vit and KFC.
A further eight brands will open in 2022 when the existing Terminal Two reopens after refurbishment. This second phase includes plans for food hall-style street food stalls.
“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,” says Manchester Airport CEO Andrew Cowan.
“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.
“Since starting work on the project, one of the questions we have been asked the most is which cafes, restaurants and other venues will feature in the new terminal extension, which is why I am delighted to be making this announcement today.
“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.”