Gatwick says recent research saw the brand hit the top spot for restaurant chains passengers would most like to visit at the airport with 33% asking for it, and it adds it has been introduced to ensure the experience truly reflects passengers’ needs.
Nando’s will operate up to 20 hours a day for passengers to enjoy meals for breakfast, lunch or dinner before they fly.
The new restaurant which can seat 220 travellers has also created a further 135 new jobs in the South Terminal.
Charlotte Christiansen, business development manager for catering at London Gatwick, explains: “Gatwick is thrilled that Nando’s has opened its doors to passengers today.
“Nando’s is a hugely popular brand and its extensive menu is perfectly matched to airport dining as it is quick, fresh and delicious and is also complemented by the exclusive breakfast option that is available as a grab-and-go.
“More than a third of our passengers told us they would like to see a Nando’s at Gatwick so we have acted on this.”
Passenger ratings of food and beverage at Gatwick has improved significantly in recent years, the gateway says, with 86% of passengers now scoring the selection of outlets available as either excellent or good.