Holiday-goers can now grab an authentic taste of the North East before jetting off on their travels with the new The Quaystone Bar and Kitchen open at Newcastle Airport.
A range of local dishes can be found such as the famous chicken parmo and Newcastle Brown Ale battered chips, as well as a range of food and drinks sourced from local companies. The facilities are easy to find within the departure lounge; if you’re familiar with the airport, head to the old home of the Flying Hippo.
Jet-setters will also be able to nibble on cheeses from the Northumberland Cheese Company, stotties from Geordie Bakers, and meat from Ponteland’s Manners Butchers, along with alcoholic bevvies from Lakes Distilleries. Customers can also spice up their drinks with the new addition of Newcastle firm Popaball’s fruity bubbles which come in a range of flavours and colours.
Dean Ward, head of commercial at Newcastle Airport , said: “I am proud that we have been able to offer something different to our passengers with Quaystone Bar and Kitchen.
“Now, customers will have a much wider variety to choose from – thanks to the addition of pizzas, pastas, sharers and of course, the North East-inspired dishes.
“For local passengers, the Quaystone Bar and Kitchen will give them a last taste of home before they jet off on their travels.
“For overseas tourists leaving Newcastle, this will be one last chance to sample some of the region’s finest produce and favourite dishes before they depart.”
The Quaystone Bar and Kitchen will be operated by SSP UK & Ireland, which specialises in running restaurants at airports.
Simon Smith, CEO of SSP UK & Ireland, said: “We’re extremely pleased to be serving passengers more of the authentic flavours of the North East at Newcastle Airport.
“From ‘show-stoppers’ such as the Tyne Burger, topped with local cheese and onion rings made with Newcastle Brown Ale batter, to the design which features artwork depicting the local area, there’s something to remind every Newcastle traveller of what’s great about the city and the region the airport serves.”