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?
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:
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.
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.
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.
I had a good meal at Gordon Ramsay's Plane Food in Terminal 5 -very nice pumpkin risotto - although it's post-security, so you'lll need to be flying from there. Carluccio's is very reliable - there's one pre-security in terminal 5.