In flight picnics
Upgrade your journey with an in-flight treat. Heathrow is the only airport in the world to provide passengers with an on-board picnic offering from every one of its restaurants. All year round at 118 restaurants, choose caviar, sushi, pizza and more ... all designed and packaged to create the ideal on-board take-away. Below are just some of the options available.
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Caviar House & Prunier
Celebrating its 30 year anniversary at Heathrow, the Caviar House and Prunier store offers a luxurious selection of caviar, Balik salmon, chocolate and champagne.
Fortnum & Mason
This Christmas, discover glorious gifts, sweet treats and famous hampers at Fortnum & Mason. The perfect destination for the well-travelled with a taste for life's very finest things, stop by and discover the magic of a Fortnum’s Christmas.
Gordon Ramsay Plane Food
The Terminal 5 outpost of the Ramsay empire might look swish but the bill won’t bite. Settle in for a range of dishes from crispy chicken wings with tamarind sauce to steamed sea bass with crushed minted potatoes and courgette pesto. Express menus, from £18.95 for two courses served in 25 minutes, are proof that upmarket doesn’t mean slow. Or simply pitch up for a cocktail at the marble-topped bar.
Phone bookings are welcome but not necessary (recommended for large parties or peak periods), as are advance orders for the three-course picnics in nifty Plane Food cool bags, but again if you are short on time you can simply pick up a picnic on your way through the airport. And don't forget kids eat free during the English school holidays and throughout January (terms and conditions apply).
London's Pride by Fuller's
Located just 8.3 miles from Heathrow, this centuries-old brewer has crafted a special Terminal 2 lager, named Wingman, at the historic Griffin Brewery in Chiswick. Fuller’s will offer passengers a traditional gastropub experience as well as a ‘grab and go’ selection for those dining at 35,000 feet.
Reliable Italian food based on good-quality ingredients is the reason to come to Strada, the family-friendly UK chain that has brought its classic line-up of pizzas and pastas to high streets everywhere. The airy contemporary space, with views of the open kitchen, offers plenty of casual seating – café out front, dining room beyond – for diners to tuck into favourites like antipasto sharing boards, spicy Rossa pizza and creamy rigatoni with speck ham. Parents love the takeaway option, either for ordering on the go or boxing up unfinished food.
Quickfire bowls of Japanese noodles and rice are served by smiling staff in the dining room at wagamama. Eat in or take away, all dishes are cooked fresh and served within 15 minutes of ordering. Early start? Try the full English breakfast, granola or porridge.
Sparklingly fresh Japanese food comes thick and fast at this pioneering conveyor-belt sushi chain. Perch at the counter and grab the passing colour-coded plates or pick from hot and cold dishes on the menu. YO! certainly doesn’t scrimp on quality.
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