Restaurateur Ellen Chew is to open the second location of her Shan Shui restaurant concept at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 on 25 January.
The new restaurant, which is inspired by 1930s Shanghai and designed by Sherliker Design, will overlook the runway. It will serve Shanghainese and Southeast Asian dishes, such as dry-aged Cantonese roast duck, slow-cooked beef rendang with jasmine rice, and canton vegetable fried vermicelli. There will also be a succinct dim sum menu.
Breakfast items will include katsu sando sandwiches, beetroot and pine nut salad with a yuzu dressing, and Shan Shui's take on a fry-up. At the front of the restaurant, there will also be a breakfast bar counter, which will serve Allpress coffee and a selection of pastries.
Chew said: "I am very excited to be bringing our Shan Shui concept to the people flying out of the UK to faraway destinations at Heathrow Airport T2. Shan Shui is a very special and nostalgic concept for me, evoking memories of being in the kitchen with my mother, observing and learning traditional techniques as she toiled for endless hours to feed us. We believe our offering at Shan Shui will be the perfect new addition to the dining experience at Heathrow to compliment the lively, dynamic floor of Terminal 2."
Fraser Brown, Heathrow's retail and property director, said: "Heathrow strives to provide passengers with the best airport service in the world and we are delighted to welcome Shan Shui into Terminal 2 ahead of the festive period. This exciting new restaurant will allow our international passengers to experience authentic Shanghainese and Southeast Asian meals, all while enjoying the panoramic views of the runway."
Chew is the restaurateur behind Chinatown's Malaysian-Singaporean restaurant Rasa Sayang, which opened in 2008, and the Chew On This restaurant collection.
The collection also includes Mrs Chew's Chinese Kitchen in Birmingham and Westfield White City, Shan Shui in Bicester Village, Lotus Leaf in Westfield Stratford and the at-home ready-to-roast duck brand, For Duck's Sake. Chew On This is also a partner in Arome in Covent Garden and Lobos in London Bridge and Soho.