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British celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal is giving foodies yet another reason to visit the lovely city of London. This June the chef will open his much-awaited restaurant in London's Heathrow airport.
Located at the newly refurbished Terminal 2, Blumenthal's 130-seat restaurant will be called The Perfectionists' Café, a nod to Blumenthal’s popular television show In Search of Perfection.
As we reported last fall, the menu will feature will feature classic British pub food like burgers and pizza with a gourmet twist, a multi-sensory bar and the first-ever wood-burning pizza oven at an airport.
“The demands of an airport outlet are quite different from our other restaurants,” Blumenthal explained in a statement. “Some guests will have very little time to spend with us and others, in transit or with longer check-ins, will have time to linger. The restaurant will of course cater to both, but we want to deliver food that is fun and familiar – food that is stimulating to the palate and at the same time easy to enjoy.”
In typical Blumenthal style, the chef researched the very best methods for producing outstanding foods. He traveled to Naples to study pizza making and even reached out to experts in order to find the perfect sized bun for his burgers. The airport restaurant will showcase all of his 'perfect' foods.
Design agency AfroditiKrassa is in charge of the restaurant's decor which will reflect "the heyday of 1960’s passenger flights, when air travel was deemed glamorous and travellers dressed in their best to fly.” The café signage will be a large mechanical clockwork knife that will draw attention to the energy of the café as well as the location, according to a press release.
Stay tuned for more details as the opening date of The Perfectionists' Cafe draws closer...
The Perfectionists' Cafe
London's Heathrow Airport