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Inside Brisbane Airport’s New, Stylish 360-Degree Restaurant

Brisbane Airport has welcomed ‘Local’ to the Domestic Terminal, a brand-new 360-degree restaurant and bar. At 425m2, it is the largest restaurant and bar to open in the Domestic Terminal.

Drawing inspiration from the warm hospitality of a Queensland beer garden, ‘Local’ celebrates the state’s world-class local producers, distillers, and brewers. Its design reflects a traditional Queensland home, with a majestic native fig tree as the centerpiece.

The menu features a delectable array of classic comfort foods. That includes fresh seafood and salads, with all produce sourced from sustainable and ethically-minded suppliers. Travelers will also have a selection of freshly made sandwiches and sweets to take on board.

Behind the bar, offerings include wine, craft beer, and regional spirits. The selection includes local favorites such as Green Beacon Brewing and Balter.  

A Fresh Taste of Queensland

Martin Ryan, Executive General Manager of Commercial at Brisbane Airport said he was excited to be bringing travellers a fresh taste of Queensland before they depart on their journeys.

“We are dedicated to introducing quintessentially Queensland dining concepts to Brisbane Airport and are thrilled about the culinary offerings SSP provides passengers at ‘Local.’ ‘Local’ offers travelers the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful meal and refresh with a local beverage in a relaxed environment while experiencing the warmth of Queensland hospitality right up until they board their plane.”

‘Local’ is the latest culinary experience to open in the Domestic Terminal as part of Brisbane Airport’s Southern Retail Upgrade project. The project is delivering 10 new and refurbished food and beverage outlets, new amenities, and gate lounge seating. Travelers can find ‘Local’ on the satellite at the Virgin Australia end of the terminal.

Dominic Cain, General Manager of Australia and New Zealand at SSP expressed his enthusiasm, saying: “We are thrilled to introduce ‘Local’ to the Domestic Terminal of Brisbane Airport, bringing a taste of southeast Queensland’s incredible produce to one of the country’s busiest travel hubs.”

Cain added, “Our mission at ‘Local’ is to provide travelers and visitors a unique dining experience highlighting the best local produce. It represents an exciting opportunity to celebrate our region’s culinary heritage on a dynamic, international stage.”

Brisbane Airport’s $5 billion Future BNE investment program includes over 150 projects to transform the airport. The Brisbane Domestic Terminal has evolved with new retail options, including ‘Local,’ MICA, McDonald’s, Soul Origin, and Red Rooster, with more brands expected to open in early 2024.

Marianne Reyes – Head Chef SSP – Brisbane Airport Corporation

Originally from the Philippines, Marianne Reyes brings 15 years of 5-star hotel experience. She has worked with iconic establishments, including The Ritz Carlton Dubai, Marriott Hotel Manila, The Star Casino in Sydney. She applies her skills at the thriving food scene at Brisbane Airport.

Moving from handling a single outlet to managing multi-sites with SSP Australia, Reyes is driving continuous growth and innovation opportunities at Brisbane Airport.

About SSP

SSP is a prominent food and beverage operator specializing in managing eateries in worldwide travel locations. Beginning its operations in Australian airports in 2009 with Sydney International Airport, SSP has grown to manage over 45 venues. They include quick-service restaurants and cafes, at various airports and train stations across Australia. Cities served include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart, Darwin, and Alice Springs. SSP is renowned for its dedication to culinary excellence, offering a varied menu that satisfies the different tastes of travelers. They are committed to creating unique dining experiences that align with the distinctive character of each travel location.

The company manages over 30 brands at Australian airports. These encompass local establishments like Cascade Bar, popular fast food outlets like Roll’d and Red Rooster. SSP also includes global brands such as Yo Sushi, and unique concepts like Two Johns Tap House Bar, Common Bar, and Upper West Side Deli.

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