The hawker-like dining hall features five eateries – Ze Pickle, Nippon Ramen, Mi Casa Burritos, Yo! Sushi and Upper Westside Deli. These are also joined by a line-up of international and local cuisine, including Coffee Royal, Roll’d, Seeds by Bruno Loubnet and Zataar (opening soon). Sushi and ramen plus dumpling joints Yo! Sushi and Nippon Ramen cure Japanese cravings. Mi Casa Burritos gives customers their Mexican fix while Roll’d has Vietnamese rolls and noodles covered. Upper Westside Deli and Ze Pickle serve American staples such as burgers and bagels. Self-order kiosks are also available for quick ordering.
In the seven-year deal with Brisbane Airport to open the new international food hall, SSP Group plans to rotate the culinary offerings in the Food Collective halfway through the contract, thus ensuring customer offerings continue to be relevant.
Alongside SSP, DCB Developments secured a design and construction contract, and was involved from the start during the concept development stages through to the delivery for opening day. DCB completed the concepts for the five outlets.
Prior to the opening, Mark Angelo, CEO of SSP Asia Pacific, said “We’re proud to be working in co-operation with Brisbane Airport to develop the Food Collective, which is a style of concept that has never been seen before in Australian travel retail. With our strong range of local and international brands and cutting-edge design, our intention is to create a welcoming environment that captures the true spirit of Brisbane.”
Martin Ryan, Executive General Manager Consumers at Brisbane Airport Corporation, said that SSP’s concept captured elements of the South East Queensland lifestyle, incorporating them in new ways in the terminal, which “[brings] a unique point of difference to Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal.”
The Food Collective opened on Level 2 of the Domestic Terminal (Northern end) in November 2019. In late November, SSP has also announced that it has acquired 14 food and beverage outlets in Perth and Melbourne Airports.
Cover Image: The Food Collective, a food hall serving local and international cuisines has recently opened in Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal. (Image: DCB Developments)