Airside 210-cover restaurant to open at Heathrow T2

The Restaurant Group (TRG) has teamed up with restaurant chain Giraffe to open an all-day casual-dining restaurant in Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport.

The 210-cover site will be called 'Wondertree' and will span across 5,000 sq ft. Customers will be able to order food from an open-plan kitchen while also enjoying views of the airfield. Dishes include flatbread pizzas, stacked sandwiches and signature Giraffe dishes such as Los Cabos Chicken Tacos. As part of the site, there will also be a self-service cafe with tablet menus and contactless payment systems.

Nick Ayerst, managing director at TRG Concessions, said: "When challenged by Heathrow to create an iconic restaurant for the new Terminal 2, we approached Russell Joffe to collaborate with us following our highly successful partnership with Giraffe in the airport. Wondertree embraces the new generation of eating and drinking and promises to provide a unique experience for Heathrow passengers.

"Wondertree will deliver high quality and great value dishes in a unique environment morning, noon and night – it was amazing to work with a clean slate and create something new."

TRG already manages 13 outlets at Heathrow, two of which are already-existing Giraffe restaurants. In total, there are 67 retail, bar and restaurant units in Terminal 2.

Beyond this site, MasterChef presenters John Torode and Gregg Wallace were appointed earlier this year in order to see how the dining experience in the airport could be improved. Heathrow's Terminal 2 is set to serve around 20 million passengers every year, while 55,000 people will depart and arrive through its doors on a daily basis.

Wondertree will be open to the public in conjunction with the new airport terminal, known as The Queen's Terminal, in June next year.

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