SSP opens two restaurants at Cardiff Airport

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Restaurateur SSP has opened two new outlets at Cardiff Airport in Wales following the agreement of a new five-year deal.

SSP’s bar concept The Beer House will serve a number of locally sourced dishes including Welsh beef burger and Welsh rarebit. The menu is complemented by a selection of local craft ales from Welsh breweries, including Tiny Rebel and Brains. The walls have been adorned with images of iconic landmarks of Cardiff and Wales to help provide passengers with a sense of place.

Inspired by cosmopolitan European café culture, Ritazza provides passengers with a tranquil place to escape the hustle and bustle of the departure lounge to enjoy a coffee and light bite to eat ahead of their flight.

Simon Smith, CEO of SSP UK, said, “Beer House and Ritazza are great brands that have real resonance with the traveling consumer. We have been working with the team here at Cardiff Airport since 2002, and we are delighted to be building on this long and successful relationship.”

Debra Barber, managing director and chief operating officer at Cardiff Airport, said, “We’ve been making significant improvements to the overall customer experience for some time now, and the addition of these new facilities really complements the terminal’s offering.

“Cardiff Airport is in an exciting phase in its development with consistent passenger growth, so it’s essential to provide facilities that meet the needs of our leisure and business customer base. I’m sure passengers will like the food and drinks now on offer and will enjoy sampling some iconic Welsh products at our national airport.”

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