Jamie Oliver’s upcoming opening at Gatwick Airport will include a Jamie’s Italian and two new concepts – a Jamie’s Italian Bakery and a Union Jacks Bar. As revealed by M&C Report at the start of this month, the chef will launch the new restaurant area, which will occupy 6,000sq ft, in Gatwick’s North Terminal this summer. Oliver said: “This will be something really special. I’ve worked with my team to take the very best bits from Jamie’s Italian and Union Jacks and build them into something beautiful and exciting just for Gatwick.” Jamie’s Italian Bakery will offer a ‘grab and go’ service. The menu will offer customers a wide choice of fresh pizzas, salads and brownies. The Union Jacks Bar, which will serve an all British menu, will include a bar on the balcony of the North Terminal, serving a bespoke menu of British small plates including specially selected dishes from the current Union Jacks menu and a full selection of delicious filled sandwiches. In addition, the bar will provide customers with an “open” beer cellar offering a large number UK sourced beers and an all-British wine list. The new Jamie’s Italian, which will be located adjacent to Union Jacks, will feature an antipasti bar, hanging charcuterie and a fresh pasta making area, plus a full-sized pizza oven will be installed for fresh pizzas. Davis Coffer Lyons is adviser to Gatwick Airport’s food and beverage offer. Charlotte Christiansen, business development manager, catering & services at Gatwick Airport, said: “With 70% of departing passengers shopping, drinking or dining at Gatwick, we’ve worked closely with Jamie Oliver to create a concept that would appeal to all of our passenger groups - whether it’s a family or couple that have the time to sit down for a meal in Jamie’s Italian or Union Jack’s, or those simply wanting to ‘grab’ food to ‘graze’ on the plane.” The site will provide further international exposure for the brand, which is looking to ramp up its overseas presence. The group, which is led by Simon Blagden, plans to open six sites in the UK this year taking its estate to 30, plus its first restaurant in continental Europe. The chain recently opened its first restaurants this year in Manchester and St Albans. It has also secured sites in Edinburgh, Norwich and York. The group is to ramp up its international expansion this year, with openings in Ireland, Germany, Russia and Sweden targeted. It is understood that a deal to open its first site in Moscow this autumn with the Ginza Project is close. The group recently formed a new company, Jamie’s Italian North America, to oversee it launch and growth in the US and Canada.