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New bar restaurant at Belfast City Airport promises an ‘Artisan’ experience

HMSHost International, global market leader in the food and hospitality industry for people on the move, opened at George Best Belfast City Airport the new bar restaurant, The Artisan.

With seating for 100+ people, The Artisan restaurant works together with a number of Irish suppliers, allowing passengers to really enjoy a taste of Ulster when flying from the airport which is located just five minutes from Belfast City Centre.

Charlotte Christiansen, HMSHost International Business Development Director, said: “With timber counters, corrugated panels and feature light wall complemented by touches of brass and glass, The Artisan feels contemporary yet homely and comfortable for passengers to relax whilst they wait to board their flight. The menu really showcases the best of local produce and through breakfasts, light bites and more substantial main dishes The Artisan caters to the needs of the 2.6 million passengers who use Belfast City Airport each year. HMSHost UK Ltd. is committed to providing an enjoyable culinary experiences to passengers at all our outlets at Belfast City Airport this includes St. George’s Market and Starbucks.”

Joanne Deighan, Commercial Manager at Belfast City Airport, said: “The Artisan will represent a 25% increase in our food and beverage facilities with our partner HMSHost UK Ltd. providing a broader choice for our customers. We’re really happy with the designs and the progress of the works on site. The Artisan is a different food and beverage offering to any outlets we have had previously, so it is a really exciting time. The opening of The Artisan has been a big part of the £15m investment in airport facilities announced earlier this year. The reconfiguration of the departure lounge and the central security area are significant projects and whilst we have worked extremely hard to make sure our passengers have not been inconvenienced throughout these works, we must thank them for their patience.”