Quaystone Newcastle Airport
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Rebecca Wayman

New restaurant pops up in Newcastle Airport celebrating local produce

A new restaurant showcasing produce from North East-based suppliers has opened in Newcastle Airport.

Passengers will now be able to eat at the Quaystone Bar and Kitchen before their travels.

The Quaystone Bar and Kitchen menu features traditional dishes, including pizzas, pasta and sharing platters.

Many of the delicious dishes will consist of regional produce - including cheese from the Northumberland Cheese Company, stotties from Geordie Bakers and meat from Ponteland-based Manners Butchers.

Dean Ward, head of commercial at Newcastle Airport, said: “I am proud that we have been able to offer something different to our passengers with Quaystone Bar and Kitchen.

“Now, customers will have a much wider variety to choose from. For local passengers, the Quaystone Bar and Kitchen will give them a last taste of home before they jet off on their travels. For overseas tourists leaving Newcastle, this will be one last chance to sample some of the region’s finest produce and favourite dishes before they depart.”

The Quaystone Bar and Kitchen is based in the departure lounge and has replaced the former Flying Hippo.

Simon Smith, CEO of SSP UK & Ireland, which operates the new restaurant, added: “We’re extremely pleased to be serving passengers more of the authentic flavours of the North East at Newcastle Airport.

“From ‘show-stoppers’ such as the Tyne Burger, topped with local cheese and onion rings made with Newcastle Brown Ale batter, to the design which features artwork depicting the local area, there’s something to remind every Newcastle traveller of what’s great about the city and the region the airport serves.”

As part of the departure lounge redevelopment, Burger King has recently introduced self-serve kiosks to help minimise waiting times.

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