Food review - The Airport Pub and Grill, Manchester

PUBLISHED: 00:00 13 March 2015

The Airport, extravagantly refurbished on an aviation and floral theme

The Airport, extravagantly refurbished on an aviation and floral theme

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A Robinsons pub and grill house less than half a mile from the main passenger terminals at Manchester Airport. Hence, the beer garden overlooks the runway - spectacular even at night - but parking is at a premium, so the pub car park is pay and display.


American-style BBQ fare: chicken wings, ribs, burgers, steaks, pulled pork and other meaty delights, including a 32oz rump steak at £40. We opted for £4.75 starters of chicken wings (generous portion, smothered in BBQ sauce) and - for novelty value - breaded catfish with sweet chilli and tartare sauces. For mains, the ATC Tower Burger was a very decent burger for only £7.95, while a 10oz sirloin steak with fries, tomato, mushroom and roast veg (£18.95) was a surprisingly tasty slab of 28-day matured Bwydlyn beef. Puds of blueberry cheesecake and ice cream sundae were good, generous in portion and fine value at £4.50 each.

Decor and ambience

Oddly alluring collision of floral decor and American diner chic - settees in one part of the pub, booth seating elsewhere, and some striking aeronautical allusions such as light fittings with large propellers, a table set in an awning like the cross-section of an aeroplane and furniture clad in what looks like bits of fuselage. Plenty to look at.


Efficient and friendly.


Three courses each, plus drinks and wine came to £81.

The Airport Pub and Grill

Ringway Road

Manchester M22 5WH

0161 498 8536

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