Jamie Oliver is set to open up a brand new restaurant area in Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal this summer, becoming the latest celebrity chef to make his mark at an airport.
In June this year, the gateway will open a 6,000sqft restaurant area which will combine three Jamie Oliver brands under one roof, one of which has been designed exclusively for the airport.
The one-off offering will include a bespoke Jamie’s Italian Bakery which will provide passengers with food that they can take onto the plane or eat on the go.
Altogether, the area will include a Jamie’s Italian restaurant, a Jamie’s Italian Bakery and a Union Jacks Bar - the newest concept from Jamie Oliver serving an all-British menu.
Charlotte Christiansen, business development manager for catering and services at Gatwick Airport, said: “Our partnership with Jamie Oliver heralds an exciting time for us as we continue to roll out our billion pound investment programme across the airport.
“With 70% of departing passengers shopping, drinking or dining at Gatwick, we’ve worked closely with Jamie Oliver to create a concept that would appeal to all of our passenger groups - whether it’s a family or couple that have the time to sit down for a meal in Jamie’s Italian or Union Jack’s, or those simply wanting to ‘grab’ food to ‘graze’ on the plane.”
The Union Jacks site at Gatwick will be the first stand-alone Union Jacks Bar to launch in the UK and will include a bar on the balcony of the North Terminal.
Jamie’s Italian will be located adjacent to Union Jacks and will provide diners with a view of the airfield.
Meanwhile, Jamie’s Italian Bakery will offer customers a wide choice of fresh pizza and brownies, and salads, specifically for passengers to takeaway.
Jamie Oliver said: “This will be something really special. I’ve worked with my team to take the very best bits from Jamie’s Italian and Union Jacks and build them into something beautiful and exciting just for Gatwick.”