Stansted Airport celebrates restaurant openings as part of £80m revamp

The £80m transformation of Stansted Airport’s departure lounge is emerging from behind the hoardings as even more leading brands join the menu in the new dedicated area for cafes, bars and restaurants giving passengers even more choice where to wine and dine before taking flight.

Coast to Coast with its all-American dining experience has opened along with itsu which offers Asian low calorie, low fat menu choices. The first ever airport James Martin Kitchen, which is operated by SSP, has also opened, along with a new Pret a Manger and the first Harris+Hoole at any UK airport.

Also just opened, Cabin, with its sumptuous bar and specialist menu of British delicacies, and the striking new Windmill Pub, which includes a mezzanine level overlooking the airfield. The Windmill is a £2.7m investment by its owners J D Wetherspoon and will offer the pub chains first ever rotisserie cooked food.

Adding even more sparkle is Halo, a brand new concept fizz bar which is the place to be seen for passengers seeking a taste of luxury before jetting off.

Welcoming the new openings this week, M.A.G Retail Director Beth Brewster said, “Coast to Coast and itsu are very exciting brands and fantastic additions to the line up of new tastes and flavours coming to life as part of our £80million transformation of the departure lounge at Stansted Airport.

“These aren’t just new and exciting openings for Stansted, they mark the first opening at any UK airport for Coast to Coast and expansion of itsu in the aviation retail market. To have such a broad and varied selection of popular high street brands joining our menu choice is great news for passengers and these are just a selection of many more new openings still to come.”