Best places to eat at Heathrow Terminal 5

Terminal 5’s top restaurants

Full list of Heathrow Terminal 5 restaurants and places to eat



Crown Rivers (Wetherspoons)



Pret A Manger

The 5 Tuns

Caffé Nero



No1 Traveller and Gordon Ramsay Plane Food

Marks & Spencer Simply Food



Kick start your holiday as soon as you hit Heathrow; dine out in one of Terminal 5’s great restaurants before jetting off and get the party started while saving yourself from dissatisfying plane food! With everything from quick bites to fancy fare on offer; there are eateries to suit every taste at T5.

Airport dining has come a long way over the years; but with so much to choose from it can be a little overwhelming. Luckily APH has come to the rescue; we’ve done all the hard work for you, testing the top choices to bring you the best places to eat at Heathrow Terminal 5.

Before or after security?

places to eat at heathrow terminal 5

Head through security sharpish, to enjoy the huge range of shops and restaurants in the departure lounge at a more leisurely pace…

Don’t be tempted to indulge before you get to the departure gate; save yourself from watching the clock while you eat, and get through security sharpish! Queues at security can be a thing of nightmares, so heading airside as soon as you have checked in will not only allow you to enjoy a more leisurely lunch, it’ll also guarantee you the best picks!


Best for family favourites 

  • Piri-Piri Chicken Piri-Piri Chicken
  • Chocolate Tart Chocolate Tart
  • Mexican Chicken Burger Mexican Chicken Burger


Bustling Giraffe’s varied menu offers something for even the pickiest eaters; this vibrant and lively family friendly restaurant serves up fresh food from around the globe! Choose from the likes of fiery quesadillas, favourites like fish and chips or go for a burger from their huge range. Breakfasting on their Mexican Huevos Rancheros will set you up for a busy day, or enjoy something simple and delicious like smoked salmon and scrambled eggs. The giant children’s menu will result in happy faces all round; and the kids will love dining in the fun and colourful atmosphere!

Location: After security

Opening hours: 5:15am to last departing flight daily

Contact: 020 3117 5500

Best for exotic eats 

  • Chicken Raman Chicken Raman
  • Teriyaki Salmon Soba Teriyaki Salmon Soba
  • Chicken Katsu Curry Chicken Katsu Curry


A high street favourite; this Japanese influenced chain specialises in fresh ingredients and quick service! Feeling adventurous? Try out some of their latest offerings like grilled pork bulgogi wraps or the delicious lobster super salad; or opt for a tried and tested favourite like Chicken Katsu or Yaki Soba which won’t disappoint. Opening at 5:30am daily with a fabulous breakfast menu; Wagamama’s offers exotic eating all day long.

Location: After security

Opening hours: 5:30am to last departing flight daily

Contact: 020 8283 6186

Best for something a little fancy 

  • Gorden Ramsay Plane Food Gorden Ramsay Plane Food
  • Beef Carpaccio Beef Carpaccio
  • Plane Food picnic Plane Food picnic

Gordon Ramsay Plane Food

The décor may be swish and the food on the fancy side, but with two courses from the express menu costing just £17.95 you won’t be in for a shock when your waiter drops the bill into your lap. Delight your taste buds with dishes like roasted beef Carpaccion followed up nicely with crispy-fried fishcakes. If you’re short on time but don’t want to miss out on a slice of VIP, pack yourself a posh picnic; choose from three courses for just £12.95 and enjoy proper food on the plane!

Location: After security

Opening hours: 5:30am to last departing flight daily

Contact: 020 8897 4545

Best for time-saving snacks 

  • Apostrophe sandwiches Apostrophe sandwiches
  • Freshly making sandwiches Freshly making sandwiches
  • Apostrophe Apostrophe


If your tummy is rumbling but you don’t have time to sit and eat; head to Apostrophe and enjoy fast food without the fat factor. Dedicated to providing fresh and unprocessed food; Apostrophe specialises in gourmet sandwiches, delicious soups & salads and decadent pastries, all freshly made on-site. Feeling flight flustered? Take a minute to relax with a frothy coffee or tuck into a slice of yummy cake and feel your stress melting away…

Location: After security, in satellite Terminal 5B

Opening hours: 5.30am to last departing flight daily

Contact: 020 8283 7249

Best for fuss-free food

  • Huxleys Restaurant & Bar Huxleys Restaurant & Bar
  • Interior Interior
  • Interior Interior

Huxleys Restaurant & Bar

Elegantly designed but with its feet firmly on the ground; this informal and relaxed brassiere has a fuss-free menu that all the family will approve of. With everything from British classics like roast beef and yorkshires, to toasted sarnies, pies and salads on offer; there’s bound to be something to please. For the perfect start to your day, anytime, check out the all-day breakfast menu, and there’s no worry if you’re in a hurry, as everything is delivered to your table within 15 minutes!

Location: After security

Opening hours: 5.30am to last departing flight daily

Contact: 020 8283 6191

Best for sin-free treats

  • Delicious Frae frozen yoghurt Delicious Frae frozen yoghurt
  • Frae frozen yoghurt Frae frozen yoghurt
  • Toppings! Toppings!


For a delicious dessert that won’t pile on the pounds, head to Frae! Their freshly made frozen yoghurt comes from a farm in North Wales; the best part is that it tastes divine so you won’t even notice that it is super low fat!  There are loads of low fat topping options like honey, fresh fruit and granola; or go a little less saintly and pour brownie pieces, chocolate chips or salted caramel atop your yoghurt!

Location: After security

Opening hours: 6am to 9pm daily

Contact: 07501 677101

Reduce your stress-factor!

places to eat at heathrow terminal 5

Allowing yourself plenty of time at the airport will make the start of your trip much less stressful; pre-booking your Heathrow Terminal 5 parking through APH can really take the hassle out of getting to the airport, plus as a bonus you’ll save yourself a packet thanks to APH’s pre-booking discounts!

For a little added extra why not book a Heathrow hotel and parking package so you can wake up minutes from the airport rather than sitting in traffic queues with everybody else!

3 comments for “Best places to eat at Heathrow Terminal 5

  1. Toothfairy
    September 7, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Why do restaurants not open before 5.30am? We fly at 6.15 this time so don’t have time to eat a breakfast – this is always a part of our holiday!!

  2. Janet
    September 6, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    I see the sense of your advice to eat after passing through security. However, when family or friends are seeing you off, they often want to spend a couple of hours enjoying a relaxed meal before going through security, as it could be a year or more before everyone can meet again. Actually, I don’t know why your website came up on my search, as I specified T5 BEFORE security.

    • Pete Barden
      September 7, 2016 at 12:40 pm

      This is a good point Janet and we will look to produce content that will help those in this situation. Thanks for taking the time to post.

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