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Feb 21, 2009 09:19 AM

Long layover in Heathrow -- anything good to eat?

I've got a long layover in Heathrow and I'll be staying in the airport. Is there anything good to eat?

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  1. Which terminal? Or can you move freely between them?

    There is Gordon Ramsay's Plane Food at Terminal 5, but it gets very mixed review. I enjoyed lunch at Brasserie Roux, which is also at Terminal 5 but tucked away inside the blissfully quiet Sofitel. There are a few bars and a more informal eatery in the hotel too.

    There are the usual airport options like Giraffe, a seafood bar, Carluccios, Itsu, Wagamama, Yo! Sushi, etc. Full list of dining options here:

      1. re: foreignmuck

        Not sure yet. I'll be flying BA from Edinburgh to Heathrow and then connecting to the States. I'm guessing that will involve a terminal change.

        I've eaten at Chez Gerard and Giraffe before, so I was hoping to find out if there was an upgrade over those places. They were not horrible by any stretch of the imagination, but maybe there's something a bit better.

      2. The Brasserie at the Terminal 4 Hilton offers a surprisingly good buffet at dinner (and breakfast). Or did when I was there in autumn 2007. Although not cheap at £33, but it seemed reasonable value for an on-airport hotel.

        1. This topic does come up several times a year. Do a "Search this board" search for Heathrow and you should be able to pull up a number of prior posts with helpful suggestions.

          I have eaten at Chez Gerard (terminal #3) several times over the years and it has always been acceptable, at the very least. Their "breakfast l'Anglais" is quite good and I think it is served all day.

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