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New 144-seat bar and brasserie opens at Manchester Airport

The Evergreen Bar & Brasserie offers a premium pre-flight experience for departing passengers

Evergreen Bar & Brasserie, located in the main atrium in Manchester Airport’s Terminal 2 departure lounge is promising to bring passengers a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the airport and ‘a premium dining experience’.

Named following a competition for Manchester Airport colleagues, The Evergreen Bar & Brasserie combines stylish décor with a menu featuring artisan products from suppliers across the north.

The Evergreen Bar & Brasserie is an open and relaxed space for passengers to start their journeys. Whether looking for a hearty breakfast with freshly brewed coffee or a sharing board and glass of wine at the feature bar, there is something for everyone to enjoy throughout the day.

Transformation programme

The Evergreen Bar

The opening of Evergreen Bar & Brasserie comes as Manchester Airport continues to make progress on its £1.3bn transformation programme, which will more than double the size of the existing Terminal 2 when it is completed next year.

“We want passengers to start their holidays when they arrive at the airport so we’re always looking to make sure we offer experiences to match every taste,” said Stephen Turner, Manchester Airport commercial director.

Something different

“Terminal 2 is the centrepiece of our transformation programme and will be used by over 70 per cent of our passengers when it is complete, so we wanted to ensure we have a broad range of options for them to grab a bite to eat before they fly. Evergreen Bar & Brasserie offers something different to the existing offering in Terminal 2 while also supporting suppliers from across the North, and we are sure it will be a hit with our passengers.

The Evergreen Bar & Brasserie will be operated by SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations, and will be its first airside outlet in this terminal.

“We have partnered with MAG for many years, bringing some of the country’s best-loved brands to customers,” said Kari Daniels, CEO of SSP UK & Ireland.

“We’re delighted to have opened our first bespoke airside bar in this terminal, which will bring a premium dining experience to those wanting a final taste of Manchester before departure”.

Evergreen Bar & Brasserie


The programme to transform Manchester Airport recently reached two important milestones – work to redesign the airfield and the installation of steelwork for a new pier.

The changes to the airfield will allow the world’s biggest passenger planes to pass side by side as they taxi to and from Terminal 2. The extra pier will almost double the number of aircraft that can operate from the brand-new super-terminal while offering passengers more space while they wait.

The new pier will mirror Terminal 2’s Pier 1, which opened in 2021, and will provide 13 new spacious boarding gates and flexible aircraft stands for next-generation aircraft.

It is the most significant new structure being built in the second and final phase of the airport’s £1.3bn Transformation Programme, first announced in 2015 with a 10-year vision to revolutionise the passenger experience at the UK’s global gateway in the north.

The first phase saw Terminal 2 more than double in size, with the new facility having received positive feedback from passengers and airlines since opening in the summer of 2021.

The second phase will see the original building upgraded with a second security hall and a new-look, extended departure lounge, along with reconfigurations of the airfield to make operations more efficient.

New shops, bars, restaurants

When it’s completed in 2025, over 70% of all passengers will use the expanded Terminal 2, which will also boast 27 new shops, bars and restaurants, including a high-street style shopping area, a champagne bar and a food hall.

Taken together the two developments will mean Manchester Airport can expand its offering to passengers. It already offers more than 200 destinations and the extra capacity and space for more modern planes will let it increase that number.

You can find out more on Manchester Airport’s website by clicking here

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