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Tragus to open Oriel at Heathrow Terminal 3

23 January 2012 by

Restaurant group Tragus is to open a new Oriel Brasserie at Heathrow Airport's Terminal 3 this month, nearly two years after the original on Sloane Square closed after 20 years.

The new restaurant, which will open on 25 January, will be located airside at Terminal 3, with a capacity for up to 115 diners.

Designed by Afroditi Krassa, the art deco-style restaurant will be inspired by the grand brasseries of Europe and celebrate the golden age of travel.

The food will reflect classic French cooking with a modern twist, offering an all-day menu including breakfast and dishes such as oeufs royale, omelette Arnold Bennett, feuilleté aux légumes and pain perdu.

Tragus chief executive Graham Turner commented: "We are thrilled to be bringing this iconic brand to Terminal 3. Oriel will offer both business and leisure travellers a fresh, all-day dining experience in the international departure lounge and complements the other brands and recent improvements which the terminal has put in place."

Ben Crowley, head of food and beverage at Heathrow, added: "We are really excited to be able to offer our Terminal 3 passengers something a bit different by bringing an interesting brand like Oriel to the airport. We've been working hard this year on improving facilities and choice in Terminal 3 and this new opening is just one of the many departure lounge developments that will improve the experience that Terminal 3 provides."

The original Oriel restaurant on Chelsea's Sloane Square closed in February 2010 after landlord the Earl of Cadogan decided not to renew its lease. Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, the team behind the Wolseley, have taken over the site and plan to open an all-day grand café prior to the London 2012 Olympics.

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