Dining and Eating Out in Heathrow


We all need to eat, and unlike other animals who eat as a means to survive, for people, food has become a source of pleasure and comfort. No matter what your budget, and whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a Michelin starred dining experience, you still want to be sure that your food tastes good. If you are staying close to London Heathrow Airport, and you are unsure about all the different options for dining and bars in Heathrow, you will want to get an idea of the types of restaurants that are available to you.

Restaurants around Heathrow

If a quick bite to eat at a low price is desired, then there are a multitude of fast food restaurants around Heathrow that fit the bill. Aside from the numerous chain restaurants, such as McDonalds, Burger King and Domino’s Pizza – which are as frequent in the area surrounding Heathrow Airport as they are everywhere else – there is also a large number of independent fast food restaurants and takeaways in the area that have larger, more diverse menus than the chains typically offer, places such as Pria’s Tandoori, or JK’s Fish, both of which are located just beyond the outskirts of Heathrow Airport.

Fast casual

Whilst fast food may be a quick, cheap way to get the food you want, it doesn’t suit everyone’s tastes, and those looking for a slightly higher quality dining experience may wish to visit one of the fast casual restaurants that are opening around Heathrow. Leon, located in Terminal 3 at the airport, is a good example of this, serving food that is still fast, but with more of an emphasis on healthy eating, and with a higher price.

Casual dining

If you are just wanting a nice, casual dining experience that isn’t going to break the bank, then there are a number of pubs around Heathrow that serve up traditional English pub food in a relaxing setting, such as The Ostrich, on Coinbrook High Street, which is a refurbished public house that is over 900 years old. A lot of these pubs, including The Plough Inn which is a chain and has a number of locations around Heathrow Airport, are child friendly, which also makes them ideal for any families who are dining with children.

Fast food

At the opposite end of the spectrum from fast food, there are also a number of restaurants around Heathrow that offer a fine dining experience that, whilst by no means cheap, is well worth the money. In Osterley, 4 underground stations away from Heathrow Airport, The Park Grand Heathrow hotel’s own restaurant, The Grill, promises food that is as delicious as it is elegant. In June of 2014, Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2 will witness the opening of The Perfectionist’s Café, the latest venture from renowned chef Heston Blumenthal, which aims to bring the glamour of 1960’s air travel to the world of fine dining. No matter what your budget is or what type of food you are in the mood for, you can be sure to find an option around Heathrow to leave you feeling satisfied.