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Long layover in Heathrow -- anything good to eat?

glutton Feb 21, 2009 09:19 AM

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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    DollyDagger RE: glutton Feb 21, 2009 09:54 AM

    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:


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      foreignmuck RE: glutton Feb 21, 2009 09:54 AM

      which terminal?

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        glutton RE: foreignmuck Feb 23, 2009 03:24 AM

        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.

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        Harters RE: glutton Feb 21, 2009 10:31 AM

        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.

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          DavidT RE: glutton Feb 21, 2009 03:32 PM

          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.

          1. lou31 RE: glutton Feb 23, 2009 04:07 AM

            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.

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