Guide to Manchester Airport Terminal 1

Manchester Airport Terminal 1 Departure Hall
Manchester Airport Terminal 1 Departure Hall (Image: MAG)

Manchester Airport Terminal 1 offers a wide variety of options to cater to the needs of travellers, including an array of food and drink options as well as shopping opportunities.

For those looking to satisfy their hunger or quench their thirst, the airport boasts a diverse selection of restaurants, cafes, and bars. From fast food chains offering quick bites to sit-down eateries serving a range of different cuisines, there is something for everyone. Whether you crave a hearty meal before your flight or prefer a light snack on the go, the airport's dining options are sure to please.

Bar MCR offers a range of craft beers, wines and spirits and an extensive cocktail list. Food options inspired from around the world coupled with British classics means there is something to tempt all tastes and if you have an early flight, a traditional English breakfast might be the order of the day.

The Grain Loft also offers a cooked English breakfast to set you up for the day along with continental breakfast options and an extensive menu with portion sizes to suit all appetites.

The family friendly Giraffe eatery offers an ever-changing food option including a children’s menu, artisan coffee, fresh fruit juices and smoothies.

If you need a quick bite of food to take on the flight, the ever-popular Greggs provide savouries, bakes and sandwiches while Uppercrust is the baguette specialist with a choice of fillings to suit everyone.

Café Balzar is a contemporary style eatery with tasty salads, Moroccan chicken and grilled halloumi amongst others with a great location looking out onto the airport apron.

PizzaLuxe for pizza (the clues in the name). Committed to giving you the very best pizza in a stylish environment. A little taste of Italy before your trip to Rome perhaps.

Coffee lovers are not forgotten with both Starbucks and Pret available for your caffeine fix and more.


In addition to dining choices, Manchester Airport also provides an extensive shopping experience. Travellers can explore a variety of shops offering everything from fashion and accessories to electronics and souvenirs.

The ever-popular Boots and WH Smiths cater for your travel essentials. Fat Face, Timberland and JD Sports might tempt you for some last-minute holiday casualwear or keep the kids entertained at Hamleys.

The ladies are not forgotten with Accesorize, Bobbi Brown and Jo Malone just some of the stores to keep you occupied before your flight.

If retail is not the thing, you can always start your holiday with a bit of pampering at the Aerospa beauty lounge with an extensive range of treatments to relax you before your flight.


Duty-free stores are available for those seeking tax-free deals on perfumes, cosmetics, alcohol, and tobacco products.

Furthermore, the airport understands the importance of convenience for its passengers. ATMs and currency exchange services are conveniently located throughout the terminals for easy access. Additionally, there are facilities such as baby changing rooms and prayer rooms available for travellers’ comfort.

Overall, Manchester Airport Terminal 1 ensures that visitors have an enjoyable experience by providing a range of food and drink options as well as ample shopping opportunities. Whether you're in need of sustenance or looking to indulge in some retail therapy before your journey, Terminal 1 has you covered.

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Correct as of November 2023.