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Gatwick to welcome new F&B concession next summer

Gatwick Airport has announced Wondertree, an all-day dining experience from the creators of Giraffe restaurants, will be the latest new eatery to move to the gateway.

The new restaurant has been secured by The Restaurant Group plc and follows a highly successful year of new openings at Gatwick for TRG Concessions.

The Wondertree will open at Gatwick’s South Terminal in summer 2015, and allow passengers to take advantage of airfield views over the runway and it has been designed to complement other brands already in the terminal.

The restaurant will include a 5,250sqft restaurant space offering seats and runway views for up to 200 passengers to relax in and enjoy, along with high-quality natural and fresh foods cooked to order in an open kitchen with all dishes served within 15 minutes.

The offer of both a café for passengers to grab-and-go food and a full service restaurant for those that want to relax and enjoy the views.

An extensive menu that includes daily fresh breads, morning pastries, sandwiches and all-daybreakfast dishes as well as small and large plates, global salads, smoothies and shakes – food choices include a dedicated kids menu and gluten free options.

A huge drinks choice from loose-leaf teas and fair trade coffee through to a range of independent wines, world beers, ciders and sangria sharing punches for larger groups

A bright, colourful and contemporary design that includes globe lights, telescopes and map tables so that customers can explore the world even before setting foot on an aircraft.

Charlotte Christiansen, business development manager for catering at Gatwick, says: “We are delighted to announce the opening of the innovative Wondertree restaurant at Gatwick next summer.

"Gatwick is changing fast with record-breaking passenger growth and huge improvements being made so it’s crucial we offer people high-quality restaurants to match.

“Wondertree’s exciting offer of freshly prepared food from around the world is a perfect addition as we continue to transform the dining experience for passengers. Wondertree completes a great year of new restaurants for Gatwick with many more exciting additions planned for 2015.”

Wondertree is the latest addition to a range of leading restaurants to join Gatwick this year, including wagamama (announced earlier this month) and Nandos which opened this summer.

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