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Heston Blumenthal Is Opening a Restaurant at Heathrow

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British chef Heston Blumenthal is opening his very first airport restaurant. According to the London Evening Standard, the Michelin-starred chef (Fat Duck with three and Dinner with two) will be opening a 130-seat "diner" at Terminal 2 in London's Heathrow Airport with a menu including fish and chips, burgers, and pizzas cooked in the airport's first wood-burning pizza oven (the first in any British airport, actually). Apparently the menu was inspired by the "traditional" dishes Blumenthal explored in his BBC Two show In Search of Perfection, and is being designed to be reach customers within 11 minutes of ordering.

Blumenthal has not yet announced a name for the restaurant, but it is slated to open in June 2014. Along with the restaurant, Blumenthal will also be opening a shop with a "bar and deli." The deli will sell "home grown produce" including "the first British made prosciutto-style cured ham." All the shops in the £2.5 billion (roughly $3.97 billion US) Terminal 2 revamp are set to have a "best of British" theme, Blumenthal's included. Blumenthal will be in good company at Heathrow: Shouty British chef Gordon Ramsay's restaurant Plane Food is located in Terminal 5.

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Heathrow Airport Terminal 2

Terminal 2, Greater London TW6 1AP, United Kingdom

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