Virgin Atlantic opens Ceviche pop-up at London Heathrow

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic has partnered with ‘Ceviche,’ one of London’s most popular restaurants, to offer the first ever pop-up restaurant at an airport.

Housed in the loft area of London Heathrow’s award winning lounge, the pop-up will be available to Upper-Class customers travelling through Virgin Atlantic’s Clubhouse from August 12 to August 18. ‘Ceviche’, which is London-based, is a Peruvian restaurant in Frith Street, Soho.

The Ceviche pop-up will serve Peruvian dishes to passengers from 12 to 12:30 pm for one week only. The menu includes Drunk Scallops, which is king scallops serviced with pomegranate, Pisco and coriander oil and Ensalada de Quiona.

Commenting on the development, Mark Murphy, Clubhouse food and beverage executive for Virgin Atlantic said: ‘Our aim at Virgin Atlantic is to constantly surprise our customers when they travel with us. Ceviche is famous as one of the most exciting new cuisines around and we are so pleased to be partnering with them to open the first ever pop-up restaurant in our Clubhouse at Heathrow. It’s our aim to offer Upper Class customers an ever-changing experience and this will give them the chance to enjoy the tastes of Lima with the buzz of Soho before they fly.’

Martin Morales, founder of Ceviche said: ‘At Ceviche we love doing things people have never done before. Innovation is key in what we do and above all it’s fun to do new stuff. We love serving Peruvian food, dishes and cocktails and so we are excited by our collaboration with Virgin Atlantic. There has never been a pop-up at an airport and we think the combination of our world-class food with Virgin Atlantic’s world-class Clubhouse is perfect. It’s only on for a week so it’s a real one off treat for us all.’

The Virgin Atlantic Heathrow Clubhouse also claims to provide a top class pre-flight experience for customers, including a range of Dr Hauschka treatments in the spa, a haircut, a game of pool in the Den, or a cocktail at the 14 metre long bar.