Gone is the tired old Terminal 2; and in its place stands a gleaming vision of steel and glass!
T2: rebooted, is packed full of great restaurants and cafes so there’s no reason to wait until you get on the plane to eat; save yourself from plastic plane food and enjoy one of the many fantastic eateries that the new T2 has to offer.
There are a myriad of places vying for your attention once you make it through security; with a huge range on offer, including fancy fare from the likes of Heston Blumenthal and fast food without the fat factor; you will be spoilt for choice once you hit the departure lounge. Let us help you through the maze of options by giving you the low down on the best places to eat at Heathrow Terminal 2!
Before or after security?
The fancy new departure lounge at T2
Queues at security can be huge, especially at peak times; so we recommended hot footing it through to the departure lounge as soon as possible. Airside is where you’ll find all the top picks too, so you can enjoy a leisurely feed before strolling to the gate, rather than watching the clock as you dine before stressing your way through security with only minutes to spare.
The best places to eat for families; Wondertree
Here’s our choice of the best Heathrow Terminal 2 restaurant for your family.
All-day eclectic dining at Wondertree
From their delicious breakfast menu right through to the specially designed kid’s choices; Wondertree makes for eclectic eating! Combining dishes from around the globe to satisfy even the fussiest of eaters, we suggest trying their black jack chilli beef quesadilla or delighting in a toffee banoffee popcorn sundae! Kick back, relax and enjoy the fun and lively atmosphere, or if you’ve got no time to spare, their counter café offers proper eating in a hurry.
Here’s our choice of the best Heathrow Terminal 2 eatery for a healthy meal.
Fresh and healthy is on offer at Leon
Super-hip chain Leon serves up fast food but not as you know it… Their breakfast poached egg pots and range of morning muffins make the perfect start to your day; or try a sustainable fish finger wrap, chargrilled chicken aioli hot box or a revitalising super food salad in the light and sunny surrounds. All their food is ethically sourced and they go to painstaking lengths to ensure ingredients are fresh and healthy, making this a top choice if you are food aware and looking to start you holiday on a health kick!
The best places for fine dining; The Perfectionists’ Cafe
Here’s our choice of the best Heathrow Terminal 2 eatery for a bit of fine dining.
Who could resist Heston’s grinning face?
Touching down at Heathrow Terminal 2 is the mad-scientist-meets-chef Heston Blumenthal’s first foray into airport eating; The Perfectionist’s Café! The perfect spot to spend some time before a flight if you’re after something exceptional; enjoy fantastic classic food served up fast. Tuck into a pizza from Heathrow’s first wood burning oven, followed up nicely by a super smooth treat from the nitrogen ice cream bar that’s just begging to be sampled!
The best places to eat fresh; The Gorgeous Kitchen
Here’s our choice of the best Heathrow Terminal 2 restaurant for fresh eating.
The masterminds behind The Gorgeous Kitchen
A cool collaboration between four female British chefs; The Gorgeous Kitchen aims to serve fresh, healthy and seasonal dishes all day long. From a seafood, pea and asparagus pie, to slow-cooked lamb with pea puree and Thai beef noodle salad, there really is a dish to tantalise all palates. There’s a kids’ menu, too, with faves including chicken, cod pieces and mini hamburgers. If you’re looking to really indulge yourself; their afternoon tea is delicious and will get any holiday off to the perfect start.
Here’s our choice of the best Heathrow Terminal 2 eatery for laid-back lunching.
This informal French style brasserie will whisk you off to the streets of Paris with its fabulous circular bar, beautiful décor and delicious menu full of classic French dishes with a modern twist; simple yet packed full of flavour. The whole menu is designed to make it from kitchen to table in just 15 minutes; making this a great choice if you want to enjoy a proper feed but don’t have hours to kill.
Opening hours: 5.30am to last departing flight daily
The best places to grab a coffee; Ca’puccino
Here’s our choice of the best Heathrow Terminal 2 cafe to grab a coffee.
Promising a culinary expedition around Italy; this stylish and elegant café serves up the best coffee in the terminal along with some seriously delicious food. Fresh and tasty sandwiches, pasta and pizzas are best when followed by a heavenly dessert; we recommend the divine Torta Caprese al limone, a lemon cake served with fresh fruit and cream, yum! Finish your meal off with a signature coffee and it won’t be hard to imagine you really are in Italy.
Allowing yourself plenty of time at the airport will make the start of your trip much less stressful; pre-booking your Heathrow Terminal 2 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!