Wondertree is a collaboration between The Restaurant Group and Giraffe Concepts. It will be the largest restaurant in the brand new terminal due to open in June 2014, taking over 5,000 sq ft with 210 covers, and has been designed to take advantage of the airfield view over the UK’s hub airport.
Following the appointment of John Torode and Gregg Wallace in April this year to provide a critique of Heathrow’s bars and restaurants, the airport has made clear its commitment to revolutionising passenger dining. The Wondertree design responds to Heathrow’s focus on bespoke customer experiences to enhance the passenger journey through a choice of self-service café and a more relaxed dining area. The design also incorporates the latest technology such as tablet menu translations, contactless payment and the potential to utilise device recognition mobile technology.
Nick Ayerst, Managing Director, TRG Concessions comments: “When challenged by Heathrow to create an iconic restaurant for the new Terminal 2, we approached Russel Joffe to collaborate with us following our highly successful partnership with Giraffe in the airport. Wondertree embraces the new generation of eating and drinking and promises to provide a unique experience for Heathrow passengers.”
Russel Joffe, Managing Director, Giraffe Concepts comments: “I am delighted to be working with TRG again and to be bringing a totally new and fresh all-day dining concept to the new Terminal 2. Wondertree will deliver high quality and great value dishes in a unique environment morning, noon and night – it was amazing to work with a clean slate and create something new.”