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SSP launches new concept at London Stansted Airport

SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has opened a new concept called The Camden Bar & Kitchen at London Stansted Airport.

Extending across two floors and with seating for 350, the prestigious 700m² restaurant features a full service premium bar offer on the upper level and a bar and deli for ‘grab and go’ convenience on the lower level.

The new offer at London’s fastest growing airport draws inspiration from the capital’s uber-cool Camden and its famous market stalls. The lower level bar has an industrial feel and colourful flamboyance throughout. A striking green steel central stairway draws the eye, connecting the ‘engine room’ kitchen and the restaurant upstairs.

To reflect London’s dynamic artistic community, The Camden Bar & Kitchen has worked with a group of post graduate students from St Martin’s College to create the mural of London’s renowned street food scene. Local graffiti artists, the Graffiti Kings, have also created visually engaging artwork on the walls.

The morning menu includes a “Rise & Dine” offer featuring classic breakfast dishes, and the main menu features traditional classics such as fish and chips, steak, egg and chips and healthy salads, alongside double stacker burgers and Thai and Indian influenced street food.

The Camden Bar & Kitchen menu also features a variety of Camden street food vendors in rotation, giving them a prominent slot on the menu. Starting with Baba G’s, the menu offers spice-filled treats including the Crazy Lamb Jalfrezi Burger. The new outlet showcases a changing selection of the most exciting London street food, offering a truly authentic menu to visiting tourists passing through the airport.

Local beers including Camden Hells Lager and Camden Pale Ale from Camden Town Brewery are also on offer, alongside other premium beers, wines and a selection of cocktails.

Another unique feature in The Camden Bar & Kitchen is the 'Glow Zone', a unique power charging zone within the bar which houses LED light pads as well as wireless charging points. These illuminate when customers charge their phones, creating an eye-catching effect.

Simon Smith, CEO of SSP UK & Ireland, said, “The Camden Bar & Kitchen transforms one of the largest and most prominent spaces in the airside departure lounge into a modern eclectic restaurant, reflecting the spirit of contemporary London and its most famous food market.”

Ben Green, Retail Director for London Stansted Airport, said, “We are delighted to welcome The Camden Bar & Kitchen to London Stansted as the latest addition to our excellent line-up of great restaurants and bars.

'This is a very exciting time for the airport as the first phase of our £600 million transformation of the passenger experience begins to take shape, new long-haul services to Dubai, USA and Canada launch and all in a year when we will be London’s fastest growing airport.

'This fantastic new concept recreates the buzz and flavours of London’s most iconic food market and we are extremely proud to offer millions of passengers the chance to enjoy what we’re sure will prove to be an extremely popular destination before taking to the sky from Stansted.”