Top six places to eat at Gatwick Airport – Restaurants at Gatwick Airport

Looking for somewhere to enjoy a meal before you fly from Gatwick Airport? Here’s our guide to the airport’s top six places to eat.

Take the healthy option at Grain Store

Take the healthy option at Grain Store

Firstly, don’t be tempted to eat before you clear security. Heading airside will offer a wider range of culinary options, while serving it up without the indigestion-causing stress of knowing you still need to join the back of a very long queue.

So, now you’re airside, let’s head to the table. Here are our top five places to eat whatever your needs…

Best Breakfast: The Flying Horse

Location: South Terminal after security

Opening hours: 04.00-22.00

Contact: 01293 503151

The Flying Horse is a family-friendly pub that serves up a great-value breakfast. It’s open from 4.30am and delivers food to your table in super-fast times. Offering an extensive breakfast menu, flyers can choose from favourites such as porridge, a bacon butty, eggs Benedict or a range of traditional full English breakfasts. There’s also a children’s breakfast on offer. On top of this, prices are among the most competitive to be found on the airport

Flying Horse menu

Best place to dine in style: Jamie’s Italian

Location: North Terminal after security

Opening hours: 04.30-20.30

Contact: 01293 223 027

Jamie’s Italian Gatwick is perfect for everyone from business travellers to hungry families who want to start their trip with simple Italian dishes prepared to the highest standards. Enjoy the welcoming atmosphere, along with seasonal ingredients, freshly made pasta and all the Italian classics you’d expect. Jamie’s is perfect for all schedules, too – whether you’re looking to enjoy a relaxed three-course meal or a quick bite before you fly. Diners can choose from the breakfast or main menu.

Jamie’s Italian menu

Best for kids snacks: Shake-A-Hula

Location: North and South Terminals after security

Opening hours: 04.00 – Midnight

Contact: 01293 602048 (North Terminal), 01293 602470 (South Terminal)

If the kids are starting to flag, head to Shake-A-Hula to give them an instant pick-up. There are 40 different milk shakes on offer, but there’s a whole lot more besides. Alongside the shakes, kids can choose from bacon rolls or hot dogs, followed by ice cream or donuts. If you’re looking for a healthier option, Shake-A-Hula offers nutritious shakes, too, with ingredients such as fresh strawberries, mangoes, bananas and pineapples. There’s also a wide selection of barista-served coffees available for mum and dad.

Best for relaxed dining: Garfunkels

Location: North Terminal after security

Opening hours: 04.00-22.00

Contact: 01293 602040

Now that your bags are checked in and it’s time to relax, why not enjoy a relaxing meal at the world famous Garfunkels? Choose from a menu of British faves such as fish ‘n’ chips, cottage pie or sausage and mash, while International staples include pizza and pasta dishes. Not forgetting the American-inspired offerings of chargrilled burgers, tasty, sticky ribs and chicken. You could also prepare for your travels with exotic treats such as Moroccan meatballs, Thai glazed salmon and Cajun chicken. The all-day menu has something for all tastes, whether you’re looking for a three course meal or to grab a quick satisfying snack before you fly. There’s also a children’s menu on offer.

Garfunkels menu…

Best for family dining: Nando’s

Location: South Terminal after security
Opening hours: 04:00 to 22:00
Contact: 01293 569776

Relax in this popular family restaurant with its view overlooking the runway. From salads to wraps and butterfly breast to burgers; all of the Peri-Peri chicken is marinated for at least 24 hours and then flame grilled to order. There’s something for everyone and even a special menu for Nandino’s (suitable for kids up to 8 years old). Pick your own spice level – so no-one’s left out. With bottomless soft drinks and frozen yogurt on offer too, Nando’s is the perfect choice for all the family.

Nando’s menus…

Best for healthy eating: Grain Store Café & Bar

Location: South Terminal after security
Opening hours: 04:00 to 21:30
Contact: 01293 501328

Grain Store Café & Bar at Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal is the first new incarnation of the multi award-winning Grain Store restaurant in London. Heralding a new direction in airport cuisine, chef Bruno Loubet has developed a menu focusing on healthy food and locally sourced vegetable. In fact, the vast majority of ingredients will have been sourced from within 30miles of the airport. An all-new breakfast menu offers tasty options to start the day, from coffees and pastries to hearty full English breakfasts. Lunch and dinner menus feature Grain Store specials, alongside sandwiches, burgers and ‘old favourites’ given the Grain Store touch. There’s a kids’ menu, too, so everyone’s welcome. The menu will be part of Gatwick Airport’s promise to serve meals within 15 minutes providing premium quality food while giving passengers peace of mind about flight plans. There’s good news for travellers looking for a healthy eating option on the plane – the restaurant will soon be introducing takeaway­­ bento boxes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Grain Store and Cafe & Bar menus…

Bon appetit – and don’t forget you can make your flight from Gatwick even more relaxing with the APH range of Gatwick Airport hotels and Gatwick airport parking packages.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *