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Wagamama flying high as all airport kitchens operational for first time since pandemic started

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Wagamama has announced that all of its airport restaurant locations will reopen to meet the demand for international holidays.

The airport restaurants are the last to reopen after the pandemic closed all restaurants following the national lockdown two years ago.

The final phase of reopening has been triggered by the huge demand for foreign travel and forthcoming summer holidays, the chain said.

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Gatwick South reopened on Wednesday 30 March having been closed for the whole pandemic quickly followed by the brand new Manchester Terminal 2 which opened its doors for the first time on Friday 1 April.

Gatwick North and two sites at Heathrow Airport have already reopened.

Wagamama marketing manager, Alice Eagle, said: “We are so excited to finally be able to open all of our airport restaurant locations to meet the growing demand for international travel. We have welcomed our guests to enjoy our airport exclusive breakfast, as well as our main menu for several years now in Gatwick and Heathrow, and due to demand, are excited to be opening a brand new restaurant location at Manchester Airport T2 and reopening our iconic Gatwick South restaurant.”

Like all Wagamama airport restaurants, Manchester and Gatwick South will be serving its breakfast menu until 11am. The Manchester restaurant also has an exclusive juice on the menu and an exclusive gin serve with Thomas Dakin, named g+t2.

The Manchester restaurant is located in the brand new terminal of the airport and includes some interior design elements bespoke to the site, including large neon bee and honeycomb style wall fittings.

Gatwick South has 179 covers and will be reopening with Wagamama’s brand new spring menu featuring a twist on the iconic chicken katsu – the katsu salad, alongside with some fresh new mains and sides to enjoy before travellers fly.

The Heathrow restaurants have enjoyed increased demand at both Terminals 3 and 5 with the lifting of restrictions and passengers travelling once again.

Both Heathrow terminals offer two bespoke menu items not found in the rest of its estate – the warming yasai gyoza ramen and the Bloody Samurai, which is flavoured with sake and teriyaki and garnished with cucumber and lime.

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