Jamie Oliver Brings Flagship Restaurant ‘The Diner’ to Gatwick
- The second ever Jamie Oliver’s ‘The Diner’ opens at Gatwick Airport.
- Jamie Oliver’s The Diner is homage to great American comfort food.
- 627m2restaurant will serve 278 covers.
Jamie Oliver’s ‘The Diner’ has opened at Gatwick Airport – only the second outlet for the concept, following the flagship branch in London’s Leicester Square. At 627m² the new arrival will be one of the largest restaurants at Gatwick serving 278 covers.
Jamie Oliver’s ‘The Diner’ is homage to great American comfort food, serving up honest home-cooked dishes in a relaxed and vibrant setting.
Dishes on offer include:
- Super Food 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.
The Diner also has a ‘grab and go’ deli section for any passengers wanting to take food away with them. Passengers will be able to pick up a super food wrap, super food salad or a Jamie Oliver inspired burrito, selecting from a choice of pulled, smoked meats, slow-cooked beans, wholegrain rice or quinoa, avocado, low fat yoghurt or Jamie Oliver’s secret chili sauce.
Speaking about the restaurant, 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!”
Gatwick Airport is the UK’s second largest airport and the most efficient single-runway airport in the world. It serves more than 228 destinations in 74 countries for 45 million passengers a year on short and long-haul point-to-point services. It is also a major economic driver for the UK contributing £5.3 billion to national GDP and generating 85,000 jobs nationally, with around 24,000 on the wider airport campus alone. The airport is south of Central London with excellent public transport links, including the Gatwick Express, and is part of the Oyster contactless payment network. Gatwick Airport is owned by a group of international investment funds, of which Global Infrastructure Partners is the largest shareholder.
Gatwick Airport’s Head of Retail, Rachel Bulford 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 US to also inspire our passengers’ eating choices at the airport.”
The Diner is located in the heat of Gatwick’s South Terminal and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as drinks in the bar. Head through to departures and up the escalator to the restaurant – you can’t miss it.
For more information visit: http://www.gatwickairport.com/at-the-airport/shopping-eating/restaurants/jamies-diner/
Current Affairs Electrical Contractors
Current Affairs specialise in the fit out of commercial projects, including many Design and Build restaurant, hotel and office schemes. The company has been in operation for 34 years and within this time has been involved with an array of high profile restaurants, including multiple outlets of Nando’s, Jamie’s Italian, GBK, Strada, Red Dog, Fego, Limeyard, Foxlow and Hawksmoor, as well as more than 130 Pizza Express restaurants.
Current Affairs is currently fitting out the Jamie’s Italian airside at South Terminal London Gatwick. The company has carried out a number of projects in similar challenging environments over the years, including Jamie’s Italian airside North Terminal.
At present, Current Affairs has six restaurants on site – Caravan, Alston Bar and Beef, Homeslice, Vinoteca, Londuino and Dirty Bones in Oxford – as well as two hotels and fourteen office projects. Generally Current Affairs carry out the design and installation of all electrical and associated systems at the restaurants.
Steve Markiewicz, Managing Director for Current Affairs, said:
“We are very proud to be working directly for Jamie’s Italian on this project, maintaining the working relationship we have developed on previous restaurant projects with the brand.”
“At Current Affairs we are proud of our high level of quality, based on 34 years of fitting out restaurants, both in terms of installation and timing. With everything we do we offer experienced management and site staff and this has helped us to develop many long-term working relationships, including one client relationship in particular that has lasted for all of the 34 years!”
For over 20 years, Trinity Marine have specialised in salvaging timeless fixtures and fittings from classic ships. The cultured and unique company subsequently have the World’s largest quantities and diversified range of marine decor and lighting.
Trinity Marine has been proud to work closely, with a broad variety of chains, including Loungers, Harbour Hotel, Ralph Lauren and many more, to help dedicated enthusiasts with their incredible restoration projects.
Mark Jameson from Trinity Marine said:
“With regards to our recent project as part of Jamie Oliver’s ‘The Diner at Gatwick’ Restaurant, we supplied the designer with original ship post lights and a solid marine grade light with Fresnel lens. Like our other projects, the lighting is prominently placed in all areas of the restaurant.
“It is important to us because Jamie Oliver’s design team were quick to recognise the quality and warmth of our lighting. They were amongst the first designers to apply our products to a non-marine setting.
“We enjoy the endorsement of continuing to be featured in Jamie’s restaurants and the fact that they have been using them for almost 10 years proves to us that our brand is timeless and beyond trend.
“As a company we pride ourselves in our unique style and global reach. We love what we do, sell and convert.”
Focus Ceramics have been part of the ceramic and stone industry for over 50 years. Specialising in quality ceramics, porcelain, natural stone, mosaics and engineered wood. The majority of their products are sourced from leading factories in Italy and Spain.
More recently the business has focused in more detail on working with the industry’s leading architects, designers and developers.
Focus have cemented themselves as one of the finest in their field following work to provide for renowned businesses such as Jimmy Choo, Gleneagles and Kimpton Hotel.
This year, Focus have supplied tiling for Jamie’s Diner in Gatwick, which has also opened the door for a new venture in Dohar.
Paul Smithson, Specification Sales Manager for Focus Ceramics said:
“Personally, I love to be involved in projects for companies that everyone is familiar with, particularly when the brand is well known for their interior design, such as Jamie’s.”
“We pride ourselves in our customer service. This is the most important thing for us, coupled with the right selection of products. I want the client to feel like they can pick up the phone and ask me for anything; whether it is technical information, getting samples or arranging meetings, we are all here to help.”
“In addition we have totally redesigned our website which will aid interior designers and architects to find the perfect products for their projects with just a few clicks.”