Gatwick Airport is set to play host to Jamie Oliver’s The Diner from August, only the second outlet for the concept following the flagship branch in London’s Leicester Square.
The 627m² (6,749ft²) new restaurant will be one of the largest restaurants at Gatwick, with the ability to serve 278 customers. The Diner is a homage to American comfort food, serving up home-cooked dishes including burgers, pancakes and salads, in addition to a ‘grab-and-go’ deli section.
Rachel Bulford, Gatwick Airport’s head of retail, said, “We are excited to be continuing the long-established relationship between Jamie Oliver and Gatwick Airport – Jamie’s Italian opened in 2012 and is still the only UK airport branch.
“We are delighted that Gatwick is again working with Jamie to be the first to launch the brand new flagship concept, The Diner. We are seeing increasing numbers jet off to US destinations from Gatwick, last month alone this was up 35%, and we expect this passion for the USA to also inspire our passengers’ eating choices at the airport.”
Jamie Oliver said, “I’m chuffed to be opening a new diner at Gatwick Airport South Terminal. Airports can be pretty crazy places so we’re creating the perfect space to chill out with some good food, and maybe a drink or two, before you start your holiday. Everyone is welcome, no matter how long you stay.
“We’re totally upping the game in airport food. It’s all about the diner food you love, made with incredible, sustainable produce. There’s going to be plenty of delicious healthy dishes, as well as some naughty ones that I’ve tried my best to keep in check, but each one is guaranteed to taste delicious!”