Left: TRG has said that the Gatwick site will resemble its other chain restaurants
Food and beverage operator TRG Concessions is set to open a new Wondertree restaurant in the South Terminal at London Gatwick Airport by summer 2015.
The Wondertree concept comes from the creators of Giraffe restaurants and will serve fresh food that is prepared and served in less than 15 minutes. The 5,250ft2 restaurant will be positioned so that customers can enjoy views of the airfield while choosing from a carefully selected menu that includes fresh breads, morning pastries, sandwiches and all day breakfast dishes as well as healthier options such as salads and smoothies.
Charlotte Christiansen, business development manager for catering at Gatwick, said, “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.”
When complete, the Wondertree restaurant will have seating for 200 customers and will exhibit a bright and colorful design with globe lights, telescopes and map tables to entertain diners. It will become the latest addition to Gatwick’s dining experience after Nando’s opened in summer 2014. TRG has a strong presence at the airport and is responsible for brands such as Frankie & Benny’s and Garfunkel’s.
Nick Ayerst, managing director for TRG Concessions, said, “When challenged by Gatwick to offer an iconic casual restaurant for the South Terminal, we naturally thought of Wondertree. Wondertree embraces the new generation of eating and drinking and promises to provide a unique experience for Gatwick passengers. We are delighted to have won the space and are committed to serving Gatwick airport and its passengers for years to come.”