SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has opened a new bar and restaurant at Birmingham Airport. Called Factory Bar & Kitchen, the new concept has been inspired by Birmingham’s heritage, and pays tribute to the pivotal role the city played in the industrial revolution.
Factory Bar & Kitchen serves an array of British classics alongside local Birmingham favourites. The menu will include wood fire stone-baked pizzas with delicious crispy crusts that can be enjoyed in the restaurant, or can be ordered as take-away to enjoy on the flight. Among the choice on offer is a selection of dishes that are a nod to the Indian flavours at the heart of Birmingham’s food culture. A Balti pizza features Balti flavoured chargrilled chicken, cheese and chilli with a mint and coriander relish. There is also a Balti burger, made with succulent chargrilled chicken, citrus slaw, an onion bhaji, curried mayonnaise and a mint and coriander relish.
The restaurant will also provide a tempting breakfast menu and a selection of artisan coffees. The bar will offer a range of 13 premium draught beers, bottled beers and a carefully balanced selection of wines and spirits.
Simon Smith, CEO of SSP UK and Ireland said; “The Factory Bar & Kitchen has been designed in partnership with our clients at Birmingham Airport to offer all our customers a fantastic experience. We are delighted to provide local favourites to create a sense of place, all served in a warm and inviting environment. We look forward to welcoming all our guests to enjoy this great new concept.”
Jo Lloyd, Commercial Director of Birmingham Airport said; “We are delighted to be opening another fantastic catering outlet here at Birmingham Airport with SSP UK. This new concept will be a welcome addition to the Departure Lounge, offering passengers even more choice as they start their holiday.”