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Delaware North & Drake & Morgan To Open New Restaurant And Bar At Heathrow Terminal 4

Drake & Morgan will open its first airport restaurant and bar at Heathrow’s Terminal 4 this summer. In a joint venture with Delaware North, The Commission by Drake & Morgan will be a new, casual all-day dining concept – created exclusively for the airport.

Located airside in the terminal, The Commission will occupy 4,800 square feet and will offer 170 covers with interior design by Fusion. The restaurant will be open every day from first to last flight.

The new all day format has been created with travellers in mind. With a focus on seasonality, provenance and sustainability, the menu will offer the brand’s signature all-day menu, from breakfast and brunch through to lunch and supper, coffees and cocktails. In addition, the airport site will offer a grab-and-go format.

“Our all-day bar and dining format is ideal for transport hubs, and we are working closely with Delaware North to deliver a fresh new concept designed specifically to appeal to travellers, from business passengers through to families," said Jillian MacLean, managing director of Drake & Morgan.

Doug Tetley, managing director of Delaware North's United Kingdom business, added: “We are so excited to be working with Jillian and the team at Drake & Morgan. I am confident that The Commission with its unique offer that ranges from breakfast through to cocktails will appeal to the wide cross-section of travellers arriving at Terminal 4.”

Ben Crowley, Heathrow’s Head of Food and Beverage said: "Drake & Morgan are an incredibly exciting brand, and I am delighted to welcome them to Heathrow. We have been keen to expand the bar concepts available at Heathrow for some time and this proposal will provide a real point of difference for Terminal 4 with a quintessentially British touch."

About Drake & Morgan
Drake & Morgan is a stylish and contemporary collection of individual all-day bar and restaurants. Founded in September 2008, it has a portfolio of nine bars and restaurants in landmark sites across London. Sites include The Refinery at Bankside, The Parlour at Canary Wharf, The Refinery Regent’s Place and four City sites: The Happenstance, The Folly, The Anthologist and The Fable. The group’s flagship site Drake & Morgan at King’s Cross opened Autumn 2015. Whilst all venues are open for breakfast through to supper and cocktails and offer a variety of flexible eating/drinking spaces and private areas, each is unique, operating independently with clearly defined offers and customised site-specific experiences.

Heathrow is the UK’s hub airport, home to more than 80 airlines connecting to more than 180 destinations. Every year Heathrow welcomes over 70 million passengers with a commitment to ‘making every journey better’. Following an investment of more than £11 billion over the past 10 years, passengers have voted Heathrow the ‘Best Airport in Western Europe’, ‘Best Airport Terminal’ for Terminal 5 and ‘Best Airport for Shopping’ 7 years in a row.