Gastro delights at the Gatwick gates
Gatwick Airport passengers can expect some gastro delights at the gates as a trio of new Jamie Oliver-run restaurants open.
The celebrity chef is hoping holidaymakers will let their taste buds take off as he aims to change UK airport food – previously seen as bleak and boring.
Jamie’s Gatwick grub will be served in three different restaurants, which cover the largest restaurant space in the airport.
Jamie Oliver at Gatwick boasts Jamie’s Italian, Jamie’s Italian Bakery and Union Jacks Bar.
Hungry travellers moving through the airport, maybe on their way to an airport transfer, can pick up a snack or some breakfast to take on to the plane with them from Jamie’s Italian Bakery.
The bakery is a new concept from the TV chef, and will serve freshly made sandwiches, focaccia bread and home-made pizza for passengers on-the-go.
Serving a completely British menu, the Union Jacks site in the airport is the UK’s first stand-alone Union Jacks Bar to launch.
The site also has a bar on the balcony of Gatwick’s North Terminal, boasting an ‘open’ beer cellar.
There will also be a wine list featuring only British wine, along with a large number beers sourced and produced in the UK.
Jamie Oliver said: “Opening this restaurant in the airport is a new and exciting step to take. Whether you want to dine in the Italian, grab food for the flight from the bakery, or savour some good old Blighty grub before you jet off, this is something really special, just for Gatwick.”
Opening times will coincide with the first flight of the day and the last departing flight.
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