In flight picnics
You’ll be the envy of other passengers with one of our Take Onboard foodie treats. Sumptuous salads, seafood and more are specially packaged so you can dine while you fly. From Gordon Ramsay picnics and Fortnum and Mason hamperlings to classics from Pret and Eat, the range available to buy in the terminal and take on board for your journey has never been better.
Just look for the Take Onboard sign and treat yourself to an indulgent meal or snack while you fly.
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Ever since we opened our first coffee house in 1997, Caffè Nero has been dedicated to two things: creating the very finest handcrafted Italian coffee and providing a warm and relaxing atmosphere in which to enjoy it.
Caviar House & Prunier Seafood Bar
A familiar sight in airports worldwide, this clean-cut seafood counter is a regular haunt for frequent flyers. They come for the speed and reliability of the operation, the light, simple food and the convivial bar set-up. Prices may look a little ‘expense account’, but the Discovery (£38) is a three-tiered salmon feast, easily enough for two. If you’re dashing, pick up one of the takeout boxes; if you’ve time to linger over a glass of Muscadet or house Champagne, there’s table seating. Don’t miss the signature Balik salmon
EAT. create, make and serve fresh food to go. As 2014 MIDAS Award Winners, EAT. take pride in the range of soup, hot pots, salads, sandwiches and drinks, they serve fresh every day. Whether you’re looking to start your day off with a morning coffee, stop for a filling lunch, or get a bit peckish for afternoon tea, EAT. have classics and treats to suit any time of the day. Hungry? Let’s EAT.
Fortnum & Mason
Fortnum & Mason has been famous for servicing the needs of travellers and explorers since the early 18th Century. Fortnum & Mason now welcomes customers into their first standalone airport store, carrying an edit of products from the flagship store, including iconic hampers and a range of teas and preserves.
You can’t miss the colourful furniture or graffitied walls (or 5m tall Terminal 5 giraffes) of this family- and group-friendly chain. There’s nothing understated about the catch-all global menu either, from the signature Mexican huevos rancheros at busy breakfast times, to Malay noodles, Austrian Schnitzel, ribs and traditional fish and chips throughout the day. It’s also a great place for a hearty superfood salad. Kids are particularly well catered for, with special menus and colouring sheets – Terminal 5 has plane-spotting opportunities galore, too.
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).
The early pioneers of Pret are the creative force behind itsu. years of listening to customers persuaded us to build a new type of food place altogether: light, green and good for you. Our eat beautiful menu celebrates the amazing flavours of the Far East; high in nutrients yet refreshingly low in calories and saturated fat. Protein packed low carb salads, fields of crunchy vegetables, delicious hot chicken noodle soups, brown rice potsus, freshly made sushi and sashimi as well as frozen yoghurt and beautysmoothies too. sixty four delicious dishes all freshly prepared in each itsu every day. in or out, home or away, early or late.
Pret A Manger
Pret’s mission has remained the same since it first opened in London in 1986: proper sandwiches without the chemicals, additives and preservatives of ‘factory food’. Now they’ve added boxed salads, hot wraps, soups and sushi to the line-up, as well as breakfast porridge, pastries, baked cakes and slices (the chocolate brownie is legendary). Smoothies, juices and good-quality coffee are all served with a smile. If they’ve sold out of what you’re looking for, just ask – there might be more on the way.
One of the world's most iconic coffee brands offering a fine range of freshly roasted coffees, Italian-style espressos and ice-blended drinks, plus delicious panini, sandwiches, cakes and pastries.
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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