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Manchester Airport food & drink

No matter how much time you have before the flight and what cuisine you favour, the airport caters to the preferences of all travellers, offering more than 30 food places. Passengers can have a full meal in one of the fast-food restaurants or enjoy traditional Mexican, Indian, or Italian flavours in one of the best dining places at the airport. Please note that due to certain COVID-19 restrictions, terminals are running with reduced amenities. Check out food venues located in each terminal: Restaurants in Terminal 1, Restaurants in Terminal 2, Restaurants in Terminal 3.

Also, here is a full list of the best dining options at MAN for your convenience:

Restaurants in Terminal 1

Upper Crust T1 Manchester Airport ( 3.8 / 5 )

★★★★★
☆☆☆☆☆

Pret A Manger ( 4 / 5 )

★★★★★
☆☆☆☆☆

Giraffe ( 3.7 / 5 )

★★★★★
☆☆☆☆☆

Restaurants in Terminal 2

San Carlo ( 4.2 / 5 )

★★★★★
☆☆☆☆☆

Bridgewater Exchange ( 3.5 / 5 )

★★★★★
☆☆☆☆☆

Pret A Manger ( 4.2 / 5 )

★★★★★
☆☆☆☆☆

Archies ( 4.4 / 5 )

★★★★★
☆☆☆☆☆

Amber Alehouse ( 2.7 / 5 )

★★★★★
☆☆☆☆☆

Wrapchic Manchester Airport ( 4.6 / 5 )

★★★★★
☆☆☆☆☆

Barburrito ( 4 / 5 )

★★★★★
☆☆☆☆☆

Escape Lounge T2 ( 4.1 / 5 )

★★★★★
☆☆☆☆☆

Archie's ( 2 / 5 )

★★★★★
☆☆☆☆☆

Restaurants in Terminal 3

The Lion and Antelope ( 3.2 / 5 )

★★★★★
☆☆☆☆☆

Trattoria Milano ( 3.1 / 5 )

★★★★★
☆☆☆☆☆

Pork & Pickle ( 2.2 / 5 )

★★★★★
☆☆☆☆☆

Manchester Airport restaurants which are located in all terminals

Check out the list of bars and restaurants at Manchester Airport that can be found in each terminal.

KFC

KFC's menu includes a selection of classics from sweet chilli twisters and crunch burgers, to nugget boxes and tasty chicken buckets. Thus, by choosing KFC passengers can expect to order all their favourite classics. This fast-food restaurant is a perfect Manchester Airport Arrivals food location open daily from 8 am to 9 pm (Terminal 2), and from 4 am to 20:30 pm (Terminal 3).

Costa

Whatever your diet or preferences, Costa offers sufficient choice for everyone. Try a range of special seasonal favourites such as chocolate fudge brownie frappe or hot chocolate blended with cherry sauce. Costa Coffee provides their guests with a pastry for £1 when buying a Medio or Massimo hot drink or Flat White before 11 am. Costa at Terminal 3 is open daily from 3:30 am to 8 pm. At Terminal 2 the opening hours depend on the day:

  • Monday from 4 am to 4 pm;
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4 am to 2 pm;
  • Friday from 3:30 am to 6 pm;
  • Saturday from 3:30 am to 2 pm;
  • Sunday from 4 am to 3:30 pm.

Starbucks

Whether you are waiting for a flight at the terminal or looking for some food near Manchester Airport, freshly brewed coffee with baked goods are always an excellent addition to your travel. Starbucks will also offer you some options (paninis, sandwiches, cakes, and pastries) for a quick bite before you travel. There are two locations at Terminal 1 opening daily from 4 am, and two cafes at Terminal 2 (Arrival zone and check-in area).

Pret

Pret's menu is compiled based on the dietary preferences of visitors, offering a wide choice of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free sandwiches, salads, and soups. Pret is located at Terminal 1 (the Airside location is open from 4 am to 8 pm, and Landside — from 6 am to 7 pm). Other two Pret cafes can be found at Terminal 2, which is open daily from 4 am.

Manchester Airport food at Terminal 1

Upon arriving at Terminal 1, passengers can take a cup of coffee, a glass of soft drink, or some snacks for perfect quick pick-up before the flight in one of the following dining locations:

Bar MCR

Are the bars open in Manchester Airport Terminal 1? One of them is Bar MCR serving a selection of craft beers, good wines, spirits, classic fabulous cocktails, and other beverages. The waiter will also offer you to taste traditional British favourites such as a fry-up breakfast complete with a range of hot drinks. The bar is open daily from 4 am to 8 pm. Please note that working hours can be subject to change.

Burger King

One of the most popular fast-food restaurants will not leave any traveller hungry. Taste traditional flame-grilled burgers made from 100% beef or try a new vegan plant-based whopper with fresh vegetables in Burger King. It’s the ideal spot for a quick bite if you’re rushing to a flight. The restaurant is open daily from 4 am to 8 pm.

Cafe Balzar

At Café Balzar, you can enjoy a great range of classic cocktails based on high-class French spirits or taste a glass of good wine in a cosy and quiet atmosphere. This modern artisan café serves contemporary and stylish dishes that have been influenced by French cuisine. If you are looking for classic French food at Manchester Airport, visit Café Balzar daily from 4 am to 8 pm.

Giraffe

Giraffe is famous for its appetising salads, sandwiches, traditional breakfast with eggs with bacon, fresh fruit juices, and smoothies. This place also offers good pancakes and freshly-baked bagels. Giraffe is open daily from 4 am to 8 pm.

Greggs

If you would like to taste classic baked goods like butter croissants or sausage rolls, consider visiting Greggs before your trip starts. Greggs serves delicious-tasting food and coffee drinks to delight the guests. The café is open 7 days a week from 5:30 am to 10 pm.

Pizzaluxe

Pizzaluxe is one of the most popular restaurants at Manchester Airport that offers freshly baked sourdough pizza made with fine organic flour. Guests can choose from classic Margherita, piquant Chorizo, and hearty Bufala inspired by the flavours of Italy. Order your meal in Pizzaluxe 7 days a week from 11 am to 6 pm.

Upper Crust

This cafe could be a great choice for a quick snack with sandwiches made from sourdough bread that go straight from the oven. You can customise your baguette with mozzarella cheese, Serrano ham, basil pesto, chicken, and vine-ripened tomatoes. The Upper Crust’s opening hours are from 4 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week.

The Grain Loft

The Grain Loft provides an innovative eating and drinking experience that includes not only meals from the menu. When selecting dishes from the main menu, portions of all sizes are available for you (from starters to larger signature plates). You can also plug your iPod into one of the booths with sound pods and enjoy your own tunes. The Grain Loft is open daily from 3:30 am until the last flight. Tables can be reserved for groups of 6 or more.

Manchester Airport restaurants in Terminal 2

Give yourself a minute of rest to enjoy a cup of a hot drink or fabulous cocktail and try a traditional breakfast in one of the Manchester Airport Terminal 2 restaurants:

Amber Alehouse

It is a unique gastropub headlined by the incredible "Seven Bro7hers" brewery. Amber Alehouse offers a large selection of delicious dishes and signature recipes, from vegan favourites "Cauli wings" to the hearty “Big Cluck Burger”. Guests can also order a generous breakfast here. The pub's working hours depend on the day:

  • Monday from 4 am to 4 pm;
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4 am to 2 pm;
  • Friday from 3:30 to 8 pm;
  • Saturday from 3:30 to 2 pm;
  • Sunday from 4 am to 3:30 pm.

Apiary

This luxury artisan bar & eatery is famed for its fantastically exotic and exquisite seasonal flavours created with in-season fresh ingredients. Apiary serves delicious breakfasts, lunch, and dinner menus complemented by stunning airfield views. This bar has a great selection of cocktails and a good wine card for any taste. Apiary is open daily from 4 am.

Archie's

One of the famous restaurants in Manchester Airport, Archie's will appeal to lovers of creative and juicy burgers, tasty shakes, and freshly-made waffles. While visiting Archie's, don't miss the opportunity to taste flavorful corn fritters, falafel bowls, or lemon meringue pancakes. Archie's is open for visitors 7 days a week from 4 am to 7 pm.

Barburrito

The restaurant serves delicious Mexican street food and a great range of Mexican-inspired breakfast meals. Order one of the gluten-friendly burritos filled with rice and pickled jalapeno or grab a spicy quesadilla to get a bite before your trip. Barburrito serves travellers daily from 4 am.

Bridgewater

Bridgewater serves local delicacies and top traditional dishes from a hearty steak and ale pie to a Manchester Tart. Start with waffle fries topped with beef burnt ends chilli con carne, continue with flavourful steak fondue or spicy BBQ flattened steak skewer, and complete your meal with sweet chocolate fudge cake. One of the most popular restaurants of Manchester Airport welcomes guests daily from 3 am until the last departed flight.

Pot Kettle Black

Whether it's freshly baked goods, poached pear French toast, or sticky toffee loaf, start your trip at the airport with the brunch menu from Pot Kettle Black. A cup of invigorating coffee will be a great addition to your meal. Pot Kettle Black is open daily, the time varies:

  • Monday from 4 am to 4 pm;
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4 am to 2 pm;
  • Friday from 3:30 to 8 pm;
  • Saturday from 3:30 to 2 pm;
  • Sunday from 4 am to 3:30 pm.

San Carlo

San Carlo at Manchester Airport reinterprets the delightful Venetian culinary custom of Cicchetti – savoury Italian dishes to share or eat alone, enjoyed with a beer or glass of wine. Traditional Sicilian Arancini with truffle and parmesan, deep-fried squid with fresh chilli, tagliatelle bolognese, or Panna Cotta will appeal to even the most demanding guest. The restaurant serves daily from 4 am to 7 pm.

VIT

For those who care about their diet and prefer pure and natural produce, VIT offers a great choice of vegan, vegetarian, or zero-sugar meal solutions. The menu of this Manchester Airport restaurant is simple and clear, including fresh juices, smoothies, and nutritious bites, along with vegetarian salads and light breakfast bowls. VIT opens daily from 4 am.

M&S

M&S will delight you with a wide selection of fresh fruit and vegetables, delicious ready meals, salads, sandwiches, and desserts as well as a great range of freshly-baked goods and pastries. M&S is open daily, around the clock.

Wagamama

Wagamama is famous for its Asian-inspired flavours which are reflected in traditional gyoza ramen, topped with five tasty dumplings, prawn raisukaree, and cookie dough balls garnished with passion fruit sauce. Lovers of traditional Japanese cuisine will enjoy unusual flavours, cosy atmosphere, and friendly service. Wagamama welcomes guests 7 days a week from 4 am to 7 pm.

Restaurants in Terminal 3 at Manchester Airport

MAN offers a sufficient selection of Manchester Airport Terminal 3 food places for a hearty breakfast or a light snack before the start of your trip. Look at the list of available food locations and select the most suitable option for your taste:

Caffè Nero

Caffè Nero is a perfect spot to try the finest handcrafted Italian coffee in a warm and relaxing atmosphere. Whether you prefer a strong invigorating espresso or creamy latte, the waiter will offer you the best freshly-brewed coffee drink prepared in a traditional Italian style. Caffè Nero's opening hours are from 5 am to 5 pm.

Hangar

This cafe & bar serves a breakfast menu such as Sausage butty or bacon & egg burger as well as lunch dishes like crumbed chicken breast or smoked salmon. You are guaranteed a full stomach before take-off. Hangar welcomes guests 7 days a week from 7 am to 8 pm.

Kiosco

If you must catch a flight and don't have enough time to eat, then Kiosco with its Grab & Go offer is exactly what you need. The Grab & Go option enables you to choose quickly from an assortment of international snacks and drinks meant for last-minute consumption. Enjoy a delicious latte, soft drinks, and sandwiches just before your journey begins. Kiosko serves travellers daily from 4 am.

Pork & Pickle

Pork & Pickle offers passengers a range of traditional British dishes that arouse your appetite. Whether you're after something quick to grab and go or want to enjoy a leisurely bite in a cosy dining area before your trip, there's something for everyone. Pork & Pickle is open daily from 3:30 am.

The Lion and Antelope

The Lion and Antelope is a perfect place to enjoy a modern British pub at Manchester Airport. Taste classic English dishes including hand-battered fish and chips as well as Manchester's finest real ales. The Lion and Antelope welcomes guests daily from 3:30 am until the last flight of the day.

The Nook

This premium bar will delight you with a contemporary and elegant atmosphere accompanied by stunning runway views. The Nook serves a selection of excellent beverages such as wines, spirits, fizz, and craft lagers as well as delicious options for a small bite. This Manchester Airport bar is open from 4 am to 9 pm 7 days a week.

Restaurants near Manchester Airport

If you are looking for the best pubs and restaurants near Manchester Airport, consider visiting one of the following dining places to start your enjoyable experience:

  • Manchester Airport pub offers guests various menu options from a classic dinner menu with breaded chicken schnitzel, a beef burger topped with chilli BBQ, and pizza to a great selection of beverages. Take a break before your flight and enjoy your favourite drink with the unique Manchester Airport runway pub.
  • Albert’s Restaurant and Bar is a slick and modern space with dining for 160 guests inside and a covered & heated outside dining terrace for 60 persons. Guests can choose one of the chef's exquisite dishes such as burrata salad, pan-fried scallops, or juicy full-flavoured steak.
  • Mi & Pho is a famous family-run restaurant near Manchester Airport serving authentic Vietnamese cuisine. When visiting the restaurant, don't miss the opportunity to taste stir-fried linguine rice noodles with seafood or coconut pork prepared with an oriental touch.

Pubs near Manchester Airport

Check out the list of the top pubs available for travellers just 5-10 minutes drive from Manchester Airport:

  • The Red Beret located 1 mile (1,6 km) away from the airport offers guests a unique dining experience of authentic, unadulterated Vietnamese food. Enjoy a perfectly cooked kare-kare or rice noodle plate with charbroiled pork prepared by true professionals.
  • Store Street Exchange serves Manchester’s finest ales as well as a selection of mouth-watering cocktails. The menu includes a large choice of delicious perfectly-cooked plates such as herb-crusted portobello fries or gourmet plant-based burgers with lentils. This bar is located 1,3 miles (2 km) away from the airport.
  • Silver Birch is a good pub with food near Manchester Airport offering a great selection of traditional real ales and beers with an array of premium spirits and wines available. Guests appreciate the friendly atmosphere of the Silver Birch that delivers a traditional pub experience for you to enjoy.