New food and drink outlets will improve passenger choice

A revamp of Edinburgh Airport’s food and beverage offering will see three new brands introduced to the terminal, with work due to start later this year.

PizzaExpress, Icons and Seoul Bird will become the latest new names in premises after security, expanding choice for passengers and staff.

  • PizzaExpress is a well-known high street pizzeria and will move into a new space that is currently being created.

  • Icons is a new sports bar, serving food and drink and celebrating some of Scotland’s and the world’s greatest sports stars.

  • Seoul Bird will serve Korean fried chicken, gourmet burgers and rice bowls, and this will be their first Scottish and first airport franchise.

The new food and beverage outlets will be operated by ARE (Airport Retail Enterprises), with the company making Edinburgh Airport its first entry into the Scottish aviation market.

This announcement follows the recent re-opening of Starbucks in the Departures area and is part of a refresh of the retail estate as the terminal expands its offering to improve choices for the diverse mix of passengers that travel through Scotland’s busiest airport.

Gail Taylor, Chief Commercial Officer (Non-Aero) said:

“Enjoying a meal or toasting a special occasion is the perfect way to start off that trip or holiday for many of our passengers and it’s important we offer them as much choice as possible.

“Welcoming new names and new possibilities to our passengers is something we are always keen to do and bringing PizzaExpress, Icons and Seoul Bird to Edinburgh Airport is exciting for all of us. Work will begin later this year with the new outlets opening in 2025.

“We’re always looking to make improvements where we can, and we have a number of other exciting announcements to make in the months ahead as we continue to cater for our passengers.”

John Butts, Director at ARE said:

“We are thrilled to be entering the Scottish market with these exciting food and beverage opportunities at Edinburgh Airport. We have two fantastic brand partners in PizzaExpress and Seoul Bird and are very proud to unveil our very own sports bar concept in Icons. This development is another major milestone in the growth of ARE in the UK market.”

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