Jamie Oliver opens UK airport bakery03 July 2012
UK chef Jamie Oliver has opened a 6,000ft Italian bakery and restaurant at London Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal.
Passengers will be able to buy a variety of bakery products such as focaccia bread, homemade pizza and brownies to be consumed on flights or out of the airport. The bakery will be run alongside a Union Jacks Bar, which has been opened to coincide with the London Olympic Games and will sell British food such as scotch eggs and pickles.
“Whether you want to dine in the Italian, grab food for the flight from the bakery, or savour some good old ‘Blighty’ grub before you jet off, this is something really special, just for Gatwick,” said Oliver.
“Passengers have called for a greater variety of dining options in the departure lounges, and our partnership with Jamie Oliver sees Gatwick taking yet another step in significantly enhancing the passenger journey to, through and from the airport,” added Spencer Sheen, Gatwick Airport’s head of retail.
“This exclusive offering should offer something for everyone and we’re excited to be able to open the doors to passengers today.’’
The new bakery and restaurant is part of a £1.3 billion overhaul of Gatwick’s retail facilities.
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