PizzaExpress will open its first UK airport restaurant at London’s Gatwick this month.

The venue, opening 20 May, will be the first and only PizzaExpress in the UK serving a breakfast menu.

Available from 3:30am to 11am, the breakfast offer includes dishes like the Italian Bacon & Egg Pizza, Smashed Avocado & Poached Eggs on dough, and a classic English breakfast with a PizzaExpress twist of Dough Sticks, Pancetta & Maple Syrup Pancakes, and Breakfast Dough Balls.

The restaurant will also serve signatures like the American Hot, calzones, pastas, and desserts.

The news comes after a number of brands opened at Gatwick Airport over the past year, including BrewDog, The Breakfast Club, Black Sheep Coffee, Greggs, and Krispy Kreme.

Chris Holmes, PizzaExpress chief development officer, said: “We’re incredibly excited to be opening PizzaExpress at London Gatwick, which is a gateway to many destinations across the world, including some of our own international markets. Our customers want to enjoy their favourite brand everywhere and at any time, so opening sites across travel hubs - of which Gatwick is set to be the first airport location - provides even more opportunities for our customers to connect with us.

“Embarking on a journey with our franchise partner, Airport Retail Enterprises, we wanted to set the stage for something different across our Gatwick Airport site. As an industry leading innovator, we created a menu that offers up something fresh and different, appealing to diners around the clock.

“We all know the holiday starts from the moment you arrive at the airport, and from early morning breakfasts to late night dinners, there’s nowhere better to celebrate that holiday feeling than at PizzaExpress London Gatwick.”

Jonathan Pollard, chief commercial officer, London Gatwick, said: “We are delighted to welcome PizzaExpress to London Gatwick. It will be a fantastic addition to our South Terminal departure lounge, as we strive to offer our passengers an exciting, diverse range of options before they fly.

“PizzaExpress is the latest opening at London Gatwick, and adds to the growing choice of iconic food and drink brands available to our passengers.

“PizzaExpress’ commitment to quality and passion for creating memorable dining experiences aligns with our own dedication to ensuring a positive experience for all passengers travelling through the airport.”