Food and Drink

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Whether you’re flying from or into East Midlands, it’s always good to know where you can grab a bite to eat. Fortunately, they are quite a few different eateries at the airport, from famous fast food brands to local retailers.

Before Security

If you’re after a decent cup of something warm, look no further than AMT. Usually found at the more fancy train stations across Britain, they only use Fairtrade milk and source local snacks and treats. If you’re a fan of hot chocolate, theirs is fantastic.

Another place to pick up a wider range of italian coffees is Caffè Ritazza, where the cappuccino comes highly recommended.

After Security

If you’re hungry and tired, nothing quite fills a hole like a burger and chips. Thank God, then, for Burger King. If you’re not a burger fan, there’s always Pizza Hut, or, if you’re feeling a bit more refined, the Three Shires Foodmarket, which serves produce from Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, from fish and chips to tasy salads.

If you like your coffee ethical, there is a branch of Soho Coffee Co after security, serving only organic, fair trade coffees. There’s also another Caffè Ritazza after security.

There are also a couple of bars, one simply called Bar, the other the Three Cities Bar.


If you’ve just stepped off a plane (especially one on which all you could get was a stale roll and an insipid cup of coffee), you’ll be glad of both Greggs and AMT, both of whom have branches in the Arrivals hall. If you want to get a few essentials for your onward journey, there’s also a Spar.

We don’t think we’ve missed any food and drink outlets at the airport, but if we have, write a comment below and let us know.
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