Newcastle Airport opens brand-new premium bar and restaurant with spectacular views of the runway

Newcastle International Airport, in collaboration with travel food and beverage specialists SSP, has today opened a brand-new premium restaurant and bar for passengers to enjoy prior to their flight.

Named Aster & Thyme, it has replaced the Cabin Bar, increasing the outlet’s size by 130% and offering passengers a completely new experience with spectacular wall-to-wall views of the airfield.

The new outlet features a botanical themed interior design, complimented by premium marble and brass finishes. Towering floor-to-ceiling windows provide passengers with an impressive uninterrupted view of the airfield, delivering a luxurious atmosphere like no other.

As well as relaxing within the impressive interior, passengers can choose from a range of indulgent dishes from the outlets breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks menus - all of which celebrate the best of local produce. From North Sea Kippers and Slow Cooked Beef Short Rib to Local Artisan Cheese Boards – there is something to suit all tastebuds.

Dean Ward, Director of Commercial at Newcastle International Airport, said: “We are excited to launch Aster & Thyme, our brand-new premium bar and restaurant, at Newcastle International Airport today.

“Aster & Thyme embodies our commitment to provide passengers with a world-class travel experience, and this stylish brasserie will be a haven for travellers to relax and enjoy the best North East produce ahead of their departure – all with fantastic views of the airfield.”

Cathy Granby, Business Development Director UK & Ireland at SSP said the new development would do much to enhance the passenger experience at Newcastle Airport. “Aster & Thyme is great place to enjoy a bite to eat or a drink before a flight. We’re thrilled to be welcoming Newcastle travellers to our wonderful new bar, and we’re certain that travellers to and from this outstanding city will really love this elegant new venue.”

This exciting development will create over 20 new jobs and is part of an 18-month, £20m project to refurbish the Airport’s departure lounge and security search area – due to be completed ahead of the busy summer season.