Yo! Sushi opens at Gatwick airport

16 Aug 2012 by BusinessTraveller

Yo! Sushi has opened its largest UK airport restaurant at Gatwick’s North Terminal, aiming to deliver “quality food and more variety for passengers”.

The new restaurant is open from 6am until after the last flight departs, and is located on the upper level of the North Terminal departure lounge. On offer is a broad selection of fresh Japanese food, with the option to either dine-in or takeaway for their flight.

Yo! Sushi CEO Robin Rowland says that the outlet will offer “an array of healthy, high quality and great value dishes,” for passengers to enjoy.

Among the 90 Japanese-inspired items freshly prepared each day are soups, rice and noodle-based dishes, salads, tempura and classic meals such as Chicken Katsu Curry, Salmon Teriyaki and Yakisoba noodles.

A range of breakfast bento boxes, containing items from yoghurt and granola to Japanese-style sandwiches, is also available for early morning travellers. The trademark ‘kaiten’ conveyor belt supplies food to diners in the restaurant, which has a contemporary design that incorporates elements of a rural forest.

Spencer Sheen, head of retail at Gatwick, said that the airport is committed to “invigorating Gatwick and providing passengers with sought after eating options”.

His words follow the opening of three Jamie Oliver outlets in Gatwick’s North Terminal earlier this summer (see online news February 15), which also became the location for Tesco’s ‘virtual fridge’ trial last week (see online news August 7).

The fridge allows travellers to use their smartphones to scan virtual food items, enabling them to order food for arrival on return from a trip.

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Report by Alex Peckham

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