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New restaurant to open as part of Belfast City Airport's £15m investment

Pictured at The Artisan ahead of its opening later this month are Joanne Deighan, commercial manager at Belfast City Airport and Charlotte Christiansen, HMSHost international business development director
Gareth McKeown

A NEW bar restaurant is set to open at Belfast City Airport in the coming weeks, creating 15 new jobs.

As part of the ongoing £15 million investment at airport, 'The Artison' is set to open at the end of this month. The 280 sq m bar restaurant will champion local Northern Ireland produce and have space for over 100 people.

MSHost UK - the airport food-service company, which already operates existing catering facilities at Belfast City Airport, appointed Twelve-Studio, Sideland Group, Elite Shopfitters and ACS for the fit out of the unit, which upon completion will lead to creation of 15 jobs.

HMSHost international business development director, Charlotte Christiansen said:

“With timber counters, corrugated panels and a feature light wall complemented by touches of brass and glass, The Artisan will feel contemporary yet homely and comfortable for passengers to relax whilst they wait to board their flight.

“The menu will really showcase the best of local produce and through breakfasts, light bites and more substantial main dishes The Artisan will cater to the needs of the 2.6 million passengers who use Belfast City Airport each year."

Joanne Deighan, commercial manager at Belfast City Airport added:

“The Artisan will be a different food and beverage offering to any outlets we have had previously, so it is a really exciting time and we are looking forward to opening the doors to our passengers."

As part of a £15m capital investment at Belfast City Airport, The Artisan follows the opening of new, larger World Duty Free and WHSmith retail units in the departure lounge now boasting 552 sq m of retail space. Customer seating in the departure lounge has also more than doubled, as have airside customer washroom facilities, which are now fully refurbished.

In addition to this, the central security area has undergone a significant upgrade now processing up to six passengers at a time and eliminating

lengthy delays.

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