Best places to eat at Heathrow Terminal 2

Are you looking to fill up before your flight from Heathrow Terminal 2? We’ve got the must-have info on all the top eateries at T2!

Restaurants and cafes at Heathrow Airport Terminal 2

Plan your trip from Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 with our guide to restaurants and cafes before and after security.

Name Opening times Type of food Before/After security
Big Smoke 06:00-21:00 Pub After
Caffè Nero 00:00-24:00 Cafè After
Heston’s The Perfectionists’ Cafe 07:00-17:00 Cafè After
Leon 07:00-21:00 Fast Food After
London’s Pride by Fullers 05:00-21:00 Casual Dining After
Pret A manger 04:45-22:00 Cafè After
Shan Shui 08:00-22:00 International Cuisine After
Starbucks 05:00-22:00 Cafè After
The Queen’s Arms 07:00-22:00 Pub After
Yo! 06:00-21:00 International Cuisine After

Gluten-free? Find our list of Heathrow restaurants that offer gluten-free menus here

Add some luxury to your trip through Heathrow by booking an airport lounge here

Find the perfect table at Heathrow Terminal 2

Find the perfect table at Heathrow Terminal 2

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?

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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; The Queen’s Arms

Here’s our choice of the best Heathrow Terminal 2 restaurant for your family.

The Queen's Arms | Pub in Heathrow Terminal 2

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 Charlcroft Farm Beef Burger or delighting in a Black Forest Knickerbocker glory! Kick back, relax and enjoy the fun and lively atmosphere.

Location: After security; here!

Opening hours: 5:00am to last departing flight daily

Contact: 020 8976 7720

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The best places to eat for a healthy meal; Leon

Here’s our choice of the best Heathrow Terminal 2 eatery for a healthy meal.

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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!

Location: After security, here!

Opening hours: 5am to last departing flight daily

Contact: 0787 6360 609

Leon menu

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.

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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!

Location: After security, here!

Opening hours: First to last departing flight daily

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The best places to eat fresh; Shan Shui

Here’s our choice of the best Heathrow Terminal 2 restaurant for fresh eating.

Halal Asian Cuisine, UK | Shan Shui Restaurant

Shan Shui’s first restaurant opened in 2018, drawing its inspiration from Shanghai in the 1920s when it used to be the place to be for art, architecture, dance halls and glitzy restaurants. Our Shan Shui experience is reminiscent of Old Shanghai, where female celebrities had poise and impeccable fashion sense. Their menu shows the best of Chinese and Southeast Asian cuisine, while one can overlook the runway from the restaurants own private observation deck.

Location: After security, here!

Opening hours: 8am to 10pm

Menus: Here’s what’s on offer at the Shan Shui:

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The best places to eat and relax; London’s Pride 

Here’s our choice of the best Heathrow Terminal 2 eatery for laid-back lunching.

An informal, historical and stylish bar and restaurant serving redefined pub classics crafted from fresh, seasonal ingredients. The bar also includes an exceptional range of beers and ales that connect all different travellers together while embracing London’s timeless attraction.

Location: After security, here!

Opening hours: 5am to 9pm

The best places to grab a coffee; Pret A Manger

Here’s our choice of the best Heathrow Terminal 2 cafe to grab a coffee.

Pret A Manger opens latest concept store at Heathrow T2 : Moodie Davitt  Report

A convenient spot for travellers craving fresh and tasty food on the go. Their menu boats a range of sandwiches, salads, and snacks made with high-quality ingredients as well as their famous coffee. Pret also guarantees efficiency in its operations which is great for busy travellers simply seeking something quick in a bustling airport.

Location: After security, here!

Opening hours: 4:45am to 10pm

Contact: 020 3696 2610

Get off to a great start

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!

For a little added extra why not book a Terminal 2 hotel and parking package so you can wake up minutes from the airport rather than sitting in traffic queues with everybody else!

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4 comments for “Best places to eat at Heathrow Terminal 2

  1. Candy says:

    I completely agree terminal 2 sucks! Hate hate hate it. Sadly I’m heading there again today sigh

  2. Mr johal says:

    It’s all part off the holiday sweetie!!! One should kick back & relax grab a coffee and watch the world go by

  3. Anthony O'Toole says:

    Terminal 2 is a ghastly experience, as is the norm these days it looks like a huge greenhouse or garden centre but without the interests of a garden centre.

    There are no fast food outlets for frequent travellers, just upmarket South Kensington style poor value restaurants for those who seem to wish to stay in the airport for half a day, most of us just want to pass through as quick as possible.

    As for the shops in terminal 2, if up market bling is your forte you’ll do well here, the whole place is tacky beyond belief.

    T2 is well suited to this horrible airport.

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