A new Bottega Prosecco Bar & Caffe has opened in the departure lounge of London Stansted Airport earlier this month.
The premium wine bar format, created by Bottega in 2014, will offer passengers at London Stansted the opportunity to taste Bottega’s selection of still and sparkling wines. The new bar will be operated by SSP UK, an operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations.
Stephen Martin, Retail Director of Stansted Airport said: ‘Bottega deliver a premium experience and to have their incredible Prosecco Bar & Caffe at London Stansted Airport, partnered by SSP, is an exciting time for Manchester Airports Group as we complete the £12million investment in the IDL.
London Stansted Airport is one of the fastest recovering airports in the UK and Bottega has opened in perfect time as we enter the summer peak – only their second airport offering in the UK and we are very proud to host them! The bar sits in prime position and deservedly boasts the opportunity to offer DOP guaranteed wines with impeccable pairings.
Gratitude to the teams at Bottega, SSP and here at the airport that have created something very special at Stansted.’
London Stansted Airport served approximately 28 million passengers per year before Covid.
Sandro Bottega, President of Bottega S.p.A., said: ‘The Prosecco Bar formula has been hugely successful in Italy and around the world, as it transforms a quick break into an experience perfectly aligned to the ‘Bottega Bacaro’ philosophy. The opening of this Prosecco Bar has been an ambition for some time. London Stansted is an airport that has experienced significant growth in passenger numbers since the ending of the pandemic. It is also one of the main access gates to the British capital from continental Europe. Our wine bar format is of particular interest in the UK, where the Bottega brand is recognised as a leader in the Prosecco and sparkling wine market.’
Bottega Prosecco Bar is inspired by the philosophy of the Venetian bacaro, an informal osteria, where food is presented in the form of ‘cicheti’ – appetisers to be eaten at the counter, or as substantial dishes served at the table. Over the past two years, the Prosecco Bar offer has expanded to include coffee and breakfast products, signature cocktails, organic wines and liqueurs and, more recently, alcohol-free sparkling wines.