SSP wins three major international accolades at the Moodie Davitt Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) awards

London, 2017-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — SSP Group plc, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, is delighted to have won three major international accolades at the Moodie Davitt Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) awards. SSP also took home five regional awards and two highly-commended awards at the prestigious industry event in Toronto.

Lift Bar & Grill, Vancouver International Airport, was named airport upscale dining restaurant of the year. Centrally located in the international terminal, the restaurant is wrapped around the airport’s iconic aquarium and serves a selection of seasonal cuisine with a focus on local seafood offerings.

Gino D’Acampo – My Restaurant at London Euston Station was given the title individual food and beverage offer of the year in a railway station. The 150-cover restaurant and vibrant cocktail bar, which overlooks the main concourse, offers travellers and locals alike the chance for a ‘proper taste of Italy’ in a modern, stylish setting away from the hubbub of the main station.

The FAB dining transformation award for rail stations went to Travel Food Services for Raildhaba at Visakhapatnam (Vizag) railway station.

Aamanns at Copenhagen Airport was regional winner in the airport upscale dining restaurant of the year award. Le Grand Comptoir at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport received a highly-commended accolade in the airport wine bar of the year category.

“These awards recognise the very best in airport and rail food and beverage,” said Kate Swann, CEO of SSP Group. “It is an honour that these outlets have been named the finest in their class, and the wins are testimony to SSP’s high standards across the globe.”

“We are thrilled that Lift Bar & Grill, operated by our partners SSP America, was recognised as the best upscale dining restaurant of the year at the FAB Awards – very well deserved!” said Scott Norris, Vice President, Commercial Development, Vancouver Airport Authority. “Lift opened at YVR in December 2016 and features chef-inspired plates that highlight unique West Coast flavours. We continue to receive great feedback from our passengers and it is in large thanks to SSP America’s commitment to delivering exceptional customer experiences which is a top objective at YVR. Congratulations to the whole team!”

Hamish Kiernan, Commercial Director of Retail at Network Rail Property, said: “Network Rail stations are no longer places where people only come to travel; they are destinations in their own right and our excellent retail offer means more people are coming to our stations to shop, meet and eat. This prestigious award reinforces the quality of our food and beverage offer and we are exceptionally proud that fantastic dining experiences, such as that found at Gino D’Acampo – My Restaurant, have found their home in our stations.”

Gino D’Acampo said; “Bringing My Restaurant to a rail station was an exciting new departure for me, and I’m delighted that this lovely venue has been recognised by experts who really know all about food and beverage in stations and airports.”

If you are a journalist and have a press enquiry, please call Templemere Public Relations on +44 (0) 1306 735574 or press.office@ssp-intl.com

Source: SSP Group

SSP announces the opening of Gino D’Acampo – My Restaurant at London’s Euston Station

LONDON, 2016-Feb-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has opened a new restaurant in Euston Station with the UK’s “favourite Italian chef”, Gino D’Acampo and Individual Restaurants.

Called Gino D’Acampo – My Restaurant, the new venue serves a wide selection of dishes throughout the day. Its opening follows the hugely successful launch, only two months ago, of Gino’s restaurant in Corn Exchange, Manchester.

The 150-cover restaurant includes a cocktail bar, an eat-at kitchen bar, and a dining area that extends onto the station’s mezzanine terrace, overlooking the main concourse.

The design has a true Mediterranean feel – its use of white marble, washed woods and trademark green leather reflecting Gino’s passion for his homeland of southern Italy.

Gino’s mission, underpinning the new restaurant, is to serve real Italian food as it should be, while keeping the offering affordable for everyone. No compromises are made, ensuring the use of well sourced, seasonal and artisan ingredients, and utilising Gino’s vast range of contacts across the diverse regions of Italy.

The day-to-evening menu is packed full of favourites from Gino’s books and TV programmes.

Opening from 7am until 11pm most evenings, Gino D’Acampo – My Restaurant is the perfect place for breakfast meetings, lunch, dinner or an after work drink. The service will be very Italian and very efficient for those in a rush. The restaurant has been designed with the needs of a traveller in mind, equipped with mobile charging points, free wifi and washrooms for the exclusive use of customers.

Simon Smith, CEO of SSP UK and Ireland said; “Gino D’Acampo – My Restaurant at Euston is set to become a must-visit destination for those looking for a bite to eat or a drink on their way home, as well as those who live and work in the area. We’re delighted to be working with Gino and his team to bring authentic Italian cuisine to one of London’s most important stations.”

Gino D’Acampo says of the new venture; “After a year of planning, I can’t wait to welcome guests to My Restaurant, Euston Station. I want to give commuters and local residents a proper taste of Italy. I am so excited to be a part of the new food landscape in Euston and every effort has been made to make sure our guests have a truly authentic Italian experience.”

Hamish Kiernan, Director of Retail at Network Rail said; “We are pleased to welcome Gino D’Acampo – My Restaurant to Euston Station. It will not only cater for the 71 million travellers who use the station every year but will also provide more choice for the thousands of office workers and local people who use the station but are not travelling.”

Gino D’Acampo first made his move into premium casual dining when he teamed up with friend and business partner Steven Walker, founder of Individual Restaurants.

If you have a press enquiry, please call Clare Williams at Templemere Public Relations on +44 (0) 1483 243 546 or press.office@ssp-intl.com

SOURCE: SSP Group plc

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