Travel food and beverage operator SSP 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 role the city played in the industrial revolution.
The menu will feature wood fire, stone-baked pizzas that can be eaten in the restaurant or as a takeaway. Flavour offerings include a nod to the Indian cuisine, which is at the heart of Birmingham culture, with options including a Balti pizza that features Balti flavoured chargrilled chicken, cheese and chilli with a mint and coriander relish. There is also a Balti burger, made with chargrilled chicken, citrus slaw, an onion bhaji, curried mayonnaise and a mint and coriander relish.
The restaurant will also have breakfast menu and a selection of artisan coffees. The bar will offer a range of 13 premium draught beers, bottled beers and a selection of wines and spirits.
Simon Smith, CEO of SSP UK and Ireland, commented, “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, added, “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.”