London’s Heathrow Airport is one of the busiest international airports on the planet. With all those hungry passengers filtering through day and night, it’s not surprising that this transportation hub is brimming with restaurants and cafes that cater to a wide range of travelers’ tastes. Sure, there are plenty of familiar fast food options. But sometimes you want a better dining experience, whether to please the palate or just to kill time. If you’re catching a flight, picking someone up at the airport or returning to the UK after a trip, here are 10 of the best places to grab a bite in Heathrow.
1. Cafe Rouge
Catching a flight to France by chance? Get in the bon voyage mood by dining at Café Rouge on the Departures level in Terminal Four. This Parisian-styled eatery offers delectable meals like steak frites and duck confit. You can also enjoy lighter fare by ordering a fresh baguette and a dish of olives before your flight. If you’re meeting someone at the airport, stop in for a cocktail and relax in the French-inspired setting. It’s located before security, so even non-travelers can pop in.
2. Caviar House & Prunier Seafood Bar
If you fly globally on a frequent basis, you might already be familiar with the sleek stylings of the Caviar House & Pruinier Seafood Bar – they’re popular all over the world. You can eat at the bar or grab a takeout box. The popular Balik Salmon is always a great choice when dining at the Seafood Bar, but you’ll find plenty of delicious offerings ranging from Osetra caviar to gourmet seafood platters, along with a decent selection of wines. The food is simple yet classic, and there are even some good breakfast items if that’s what time zone your tummy is on. There are locations through security in Terminals 2, 3, 4 and 5.