Four Seasons Hotel London At Park Lane to reopen in May

As outdoor dining returns to the UK, Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane is planning to reopen on May 17, when guests can celebrate reconnecting with friends, family and London over shared dining experiences.

The hotel offers the opportunity to enjoy outdoor dining at the recently redesigned ‘On The Terrace,’ curated picnics, uniquely crafted ice cream sandwich Summer Saturdays, British vendor Friday Favourites, and speciality pairing menus offering exclusive Champagne by the glass in a special partnership with Dom Perignon.

Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane is in exclusive partnership with Dom Perignon, which relaunches with a l three course Perfect Pairings menu featuring Dom Perignon Blanc Vintage 2010, Plenitude Deuxieme P2 Vintage 2002, and Rose Vintage 2006. Featuring accompaniments include parched lobster, curry-spiced Balik salmon with oscietra caviar and strawberry tartlet with Champagne caviar.

On The Terrace boasts a summer menu by executive chef Henry Brosi, with starters including wild sea bass tartare, asparagus lemon risotto, and langoustine tempura, and then fresh-from-the-grill jumbo prawns, lobster and wagyu striploin or burgers.

Additionally, guests can enjoy a refreshed seasonal cocktail menu created by Bar Manager Ivan Arena inspired by the sights and sounds of London.

Beginning June 2021, weekly special ‘Friday Favourites’ will highlight British culinary producers sourced from London’s Borough Market, including oysters and award-winning cheese, while the weekends will introduce ‘Summer Saturdays,’ offering creative ice cream sandwiches.

Located near three Royal Parks, Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane will offer customers two options, the classic takeaway with snacks and Champagne, or the deluxe offering that includes a Picnic Butler to set up. Alternatively, customers can have a special Afternoon Tea experience on property subject to prior confirmation.

Grain Store Cafe & Bar set to open at Gatwick Airport

Travellers and holidaymakers passing through London Gatwick can now look forward to a refreshing dining and wining at the new Grain Store Cafe & Bar, set to open at Gatwick Airport this autumn.

The Zetter Group’s Grain Store restaurant will open at Gatwick’s South Terminal and will feature a new family-friendly all-day menu, specifically created for airport travellers.

Reportedly introducing the standards of seasonality and sustainability, the airport cafe menu will feature fresh and organic vegetables, as well as fish and meat sourced from local British producers. Of special mention is a wholesome breakfast menu created by Chef Bruno Loubet exclusively for Grain Store Cafe & Bar. It also features a bar with creative cocktails, a wine list and unique non-alcoholic drinks and smoothies.

Mark Sainsbury of The Zetter Group said: ‘We are very excited about this new project with ARE and Gatwick. Grain Store really has challenged the orthodoxy that meat and fish should be centre stage; vegetables are the stars of our show, and we are excited to bring Grain Store’s award-winning approach to food to new audiences. This is Bruno cooking what he loves best, and now travellers at the airport can enjoy a delicious and healthy meal before flying.’

Charlotte Christiansen, Business Development Manager at Gatwick Airport, said: ‘Gatwick is absolutely thrilled to be Grain Store’s first opening following their flagship restaurant in King’s Cross. As part of our ongoing transformation of Gatwick’s retail and restaurants, we’ve been working tirelessly to attract brands that reflect what our passengers want and need. This is a perfect example of our work paying off. We’re looking forward to welcoming the first passengers through the door and showcasing the renowned cooking talents of Bruno Loubet.’

The Zetter Group, Chef Bruno Loubet and Airport Retail Enterprises (ARE), a family-owned business with over 40 years’ experience operating food and drink outlets in airports, have come together to open the restaurant at Gatwick. The space is designed by the renowned Russell Sage Studio – the designers of some of London’s most iconic restaurants including The Savoy Grill, Quaglino’s, and the original Grain Store in King’s Cross.

Comptoir Libanais opens first airport outlet at Gatwick

Contemporary Lebanese canteen, Comptoir Libanais, has opened its first ever airport restaurant at London Gatwick for passengers travelling out of the North Terminal, Gatwick Airport said.

The launch also marks the sixth London outlet for the brand as the taste of Lebanese cuisine becomes increasingly popular across the capital. Comptoir Libanais is the latest addition to the Gatwick line up, which already includes Jamie’s Bakery, Union Jack’s Bar and YO! Sushi.

The Gatwick restaurant claims to offer a varied and affordable menu, including new Lebanese hot breakfasts and an easy-to-carry take-away service. There is also a large range of low calorie, vegetarian and Halal dishes, plus a children’s menu.

The 1,800 square foot restaurant, run by TRG Concessions, is located on level three of the North Terminal. The modern Middle Eastern ambiance has been designed to present a buzzy, informal, cafe culture. Besides the dining experience, passengers can buy a range of Middle East products, including hand embroidered bags, cookbooks, Harissa tins and silver mint tea pots.

Charlotte Christiansen, business development manager for catering at London Gatwick says: ‘Choice, quality and affordability are the watchwords of our Gatwick food and beverage strategy and Comptoir Libanais helps us deliver on each of those promises to our passengers. Diners can choose from a colourful array of mezze, wraps, salads and tagines and share a healthy, ‘home style’ meal served up in sumptuous surroundings for under GBP10. We look forward to seeing and hearing the reaction and feedback from passengers.’

Tony Kitous, founder and creative director at Comptoir Libanais, says: ‘We’ve long dreamt of bringing Beirut design, culture and cuisine to people across the UK and coming to Gatwick is a major step towards achieving that. Our healthy mezze platters, dips and bowls are perfect for people wanting to kick-start their holiday enjoying a meal with friends and family or for those that need to pick up food at speed for the plane.’

Nick Ayerst, managing director of TRG Concessions says: ‘We feel sure that Comptoir Libanais is the perfect fit for Gatwick’s passengers, with its fast, nutritious and flavoursome food catering for all tastes, timeframes and budgets. Having the choice of in-restaurant or on the plane dining, of small bites or larger plates means it’s an ideal option for families, groups of friends or business travellers alike.’