CANADA. SSP Canada has opened a Lift Bar & Grill restaurant at Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

The eatery, wrapped around the aquarium in the international terminal, is inspired by the original location in downtown Vancouver. The interior features tones of warm oak, steel blue and charcoal grey and the menu offers Oceanwise certified seafood.

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Lift Bar & Grill is the first of six  SSP F&B outlets to open at Vancouver between now and 2019

Vancouver Airport Authority Vice President, Commercial Development Scott Norris said: “YVR provides the first and last impression of British Columbia so we are delighted to welcome Lift Bar & Grill to bring our passengers a unique West Coast dining experience. We take great pride in delivering exceptional customer experiences, and having quality food & beverage offerings play a huge role in that – we look forward to hearing our passengers’ feedback.”

SSP Canada Chief Executive Officer Michael Svagdis commented: “With the international departures area serving as a global gateway between Asia and the Americas, Lift Bar & Grill is a welcome addition to the worldly minded passengers of YVR. We’re honoured to work closely with Chef Soojin Park and the Lift team to craft a stylish restaurant experience that truly delivers a memorable taste of Vancouver before passengers head to their next destination.”

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Lift Bar & Grill is designed to draw on a coastal waters theme

SSP Canada will open five other food & beverage locations at YVR, occupying 14,225sq ft, between now and 2019. The restaurants will include a mix of local as well as modern, world-class international and proprietary brands. Pajo’s Fish & Chips serves up locally sourced fish and chips; Bánh Shop features traditional Vietnamese street sandwiches and bowls; and Freshii provides fresh and healthy food options.

These offerings will open during 2017, with two additional concepts to be opened in 2019.

NOTE: The Moodie Davitt Report also publishes The Foodie Report, the world’s only media focused on airport (and other travel-related) food & beverage. The company co-organises the annual Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference & Awards. The Foodie Report e-Newsletter is published every two weeks and The Foodie Report e-Zine every month.

Please send all news of food & beverage outlet openings, together with images, menus, video etc to Martin@MoodieDavittReport.com to ensure unrivalled global exposure.

The 2017 Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference & Awards, hosted by Greater Toronto Airports Authority, will take place in Toronto on 21-23 June.