This week saw the opening of SSP's new premium restaurant bar concept, Sip & Stone at Belfast International Airport.
The new restaurant bar has a menu that has a focus on local dishes, recipes and ingredients and will offer steaks, burgers, sausages and bacon, all of which will be locally sourced.
The bar will serve international beers, on draft and in bottles, as well as boasting a modern international and eclectic wine list. It will also offer a range of premium spirits.
An in-house bakery will serve a variety of freshly baked cakes and muffins, along with grab and go sandwiches, and freshly ground barista coffee.
Drawing inspiration from Northern Ireland’s Giants Causeway, Sip & Stone highlights the history and heritage of the local area. The modern, contemporary and natural design of the new restaurant creates the perfect “sit back and relax” environment for passengers as they begin their journey at Belfast International Airport. It will be open all day from breakfast to the last flight.
Graham Keddie, Managing Director at Belfast InternationalAirport, said; “Belfast International Airport is in an exciting phase of growth with over six million passengers expected to travel through the airport in 2018.
“It is essential to provide facilities that meet the growing needs of our leisure and business customers and we are pleasedthat SSP has invested in these new facilities. I’m sure passengers will enjoy sampling some iconic culinary delights that will be on offer at Sip & Stone.”
Simon Smith, CEO of SSP UK and Ireland said: “SSP has innovated this space from a traditional food village, to a modern concept, with an environment that is in tune with the needs of the aspirational customer. In the development, we’ve worked closely with the airport to underscore Belfast’s culture and culinary traditions.”
Pictured at the opening of Sip & Stone is the airport's Commercial Manager, Brian Carlin, with SSP's Christine McKeown and Cathy Groundwater.