Forget fast food and quick snacks, Sydney’s International Terminal is rapidly improving its food offering to include wholesome, healthy options. The next addition to the busy food court is Kitchen By Mike.

Last year, Broadsheet announced the home-style diner would be opening in the terminal, and we can now confirm that Kitchen By Mike will be serving hungry flyers by mid-February.

Chef Mike McEnearney will bring his Rosebery canteen back to life with a 90-seat casual eatery serving a seasonally focused menu featuring salads, granola breakfasts and meatier meals. Dishes include Kurobutta ham with mash; mackerel with asparagus and herb butter, and wood-fired pumpkin salad. Local wines and cold-pressed juices will also be available.

Kitchen By Mike will also introduce a Fly by Mike option. Ask for your meal takeaway and you’ll receive a bento box-style package served on a sugar-cane-mulch carry-on tray. Much like the in-flight food trays its modelled off, the Fly by Mike will include a serving of light fish or meat, a classic salad and a piece of handmade cake or pudding, so it’s easy to eat onboard. There will also be a retail component where passengers can buy jams, chutneys and sauces.

Kitchen By Mike will join other new, quality restaurants including Danish juice bar chain Joe & The Juice, The Bistro by Wolfgang Puck and Benny Burger by Shannon Bennett.

Kitchen By Mike will be located at Sydney Airport T1 International between Gates 10 and 24. It will be open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner 6am–10pm.