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New celebrity chef restaurant to open in Sydney Airport's City View precinct

Celebrity chef, Wolfgang Puck, is to open a new restaurant at Sydney Airport later this year.

The outlet, called The Bistro, will be one of the gateway's premium dining brands located in the new City View precinct in T1 International Departures beyond customs.

According to the airport, it will deliver a relaxed Italian trattoria-style dining experience, serving modern Italian fare including gourmet pasta and wood-fired pizza.

It will be joined by four new food brands to collectively form the City View precinct – Benny Burger by Shannon Bennett, Australia concept Joe & The Juice, a bespoke Heineken House offering passengers a unique food and dining experience before they fly and the popular local eatery Kitchen by Mike in late 2016.

Sydney Airport claims that the new City View dining precinct will create a greater sense of vibrancy and ambience within the terminal with an expanded seating area to accommodate passengers in close proximity to boarding gates.
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The new precinct forms part of the wider Sydney Airport T1 improvements programme which will also deliver wider pathways to improve passenger flows throughout the terminal, clearer sight lines and improved wayfinding to enhance the passenger experience.

“I am delighted to partner with Sydney Airport and launch The Bistro in T1. I hope passengers travelling internationally are just as excited as we are about this new and unique offering,” says Puck.

Three of the five new F&B brands, The Bistro by Wolfgang Puck, Heineken House and Kitchen by Mike, have been designed by award-winning Australian architect, Mike McCann of Dreamtime Australia Design, best known for developing exceptional dining experiences at some of Sydney’s most popular restaurants including Mr Wong, Felix and Grain at The Four Seasons.

Sydney Airport;s general manager, retail, Glyn Williams says the airport was focused on providing enhanced choice and memorable dining experiences for the growing number of passengers departing T1 each year.  

“We are thrilled to announce this compelling line-up of local and international food brands at T1 as the transformation of our food and dining offering continues," he enthuses.
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"The City View precinct heralds a new era for dining at Sydney Airport and will offer passengers a selection of exciting and fresh concepts that range from premium dine-in to more casual fare.

“We welcome not only Australian airport firsts, but also global food and beverage firsts which deliver an enhanced airport experience and a strong mix of options that cater to all tastes and travellers."

The City View precinct will be complemented by a new luxury shopping precinct showcasing a collection of 13 premium international brands opening in mid-2016.   

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