Airport dining

Jamie Oliver to open flagship restaurant at Gatwick Airport

Only the second Jamie Oliver’s The Dine – joining the flagship branch in London’s Leicester Square – is set to open at Gatwick this August, paying homage to great American comfort food.

With space for 278 diners, the new arrival will be one of the largest restaurants at Gatwick and is sure to get mouths watering thanks to Jamie’s quest to serve up honest home-cooked dishes in a relaxed and vibrant setting.

Delectable dishes on offer will include:

Superfood Breakfast: Poached free-range eggs, baby spinach, super grains and pulses, smashed avocado, toasted super nuts and seeds

Naughty Chocolate Pancakes: Chocolate chunk pancakes, caramelised banana and honey-toasted pecans

Jamie’s Insanity Burger: Prime beef patty, free range maple bacon, Jamie’s kickin’ bourbon burger sauce, Sparkenhoe cheese and flash pickles

Jamie’s Super Corn and Quinoa Salad: Charred corn, quinoa, avocado, feta, alphonso mango, baby plum tomatoes, garlicky lime dressing and crispy maple bacon

A convenient feature of the new restaurant will be the ‘grab and go’ deli section, which will allow passengers to take food away with them. If you’re stretched for time, you will be able to pick up a quick and healthy super food wrap, super food salad or Jamie Oliver inspired burrito. You will be able to choose from a choice of pulled, smoked meats, slow-cooked beans, whole grain rice or quinoa, avocado, low-fat yoghurt or Jamie Oliver’s secret chilli sauce.

Announcing the new Gatwick venture, 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!”

Keep an eye out for Jamie Oliver’s The Diner from August in Gatwick’s South Terminal.

Meanwhile, Gordon Ramsay will re-open his Plane Food Outlet at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 in July following a upgrade.