Best places to eat at Heathrow Airport Terminal 3

If you’re looking for the best places to eat at Heathrow Airport Terminal 3, we’ve got the essential guide to what’s on offer. From family feasts to sophisticated fine dining – the info’s here…

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Best for breakfast
Where’s best to start the day at T3

Best for family eating
Relaxed dining and a menu for all

Best healthy food 
Feel great before you fly with this

Best for a quick meal
If time is tight – this is for you

Best for fine dining
Start the way you mean to continue

Perfect food for flying
Eat the right food for air travel

Restaurants and cafes at Heathrow Airport Terminal 3

Plan your trip from Heathrow Airport Terminal 3 with our guide to restaurants and cafes before and after security.

Restaurant name Opening times Type of food Before/After security
Black Sheep Coffee 05:00-24:00 Café Before
Caffé Nero 05:00-22:30 Café After
Caviar House & Prunier Seafood 06:00-21:30 Seafood After
Joe’s Coffee House 06:00-20:00 Café After
Pret A Manger 06:00-20:30 Café After
Spuntino 05:30-22:00 Casual Dining After
The Curator 06:00-21:00 Casual Dining After
The Evergreen Nar & Restaurant 05:30-21:00 Casual Dining After
The Oceanic 06:30-21:30 Casual Dining After
Wagamama 06:30-21:00 International Cuisine After
YO! 06:00-21:00 International Cuisine After

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Our top five Heathrow Terminal 3 places to eat

Our five best places to eat in Heathrow's Terminal 3

Our five best places to eat in Heathrow’s Terminal 3

Okay, you’ve made it through security and it’s time to kick back with a relaxing meal ahead of your flight. Here are’s top five suggestions to suit your needs.

Best for breakfast

The Oceanic 
Opening hours: 06:30-21:30
Where: After security. Find it here

Who’s it for: Welcoming everyone from lone travellers to large groups and families, flyers looking for fresh ingredients and an equally appetising approach to their pre-flight breakfast will love the Oceanic

What’s on offer: At the Oceanic Heathrow, mornings are not just about fuelling up for the day ahead; they’re a delightful experience that sets the tone for your journey. Take your time perusing the buffet, where you’ll find all your breakfast favourites and then some. Indulge in fluffy pastries, crispy bacon, and perfectly cooked eggs prepared just the way you like them. Feeling adventurous? Try the chef’s specialty omelette with a choice of savoury fillings. If you’re in the mood for something lighter, opt for a refreshing fruit salad or a bowl of creamy yogurt topped with granola and honey. Pair it with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice for a refreshing burst of flavour.

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Best for feeding the family

Opening hours: 05:00 – 21:00
Where: After security. Find it here:

Who’s it for:

Spuntino at Heathrow is the ideal spot for feeding the family because it’s easy, delicious, and has something for everyone. With its cozy atmosphere and menu featuring Italian favorites like pizza and pasta, it’s sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters. Plus, the generous portions mean nobody leaves hungry. It’s the perfect pit stop for families on the go.

What’s on offer: At Sputino Heathrow, you can expect to find a delicious array of Italian-inspired dishes designed to please every member of the family. From wood-fired pizzas to pasta favourites or antipasti platter, their diverse menu has something for everyone, making it the perfect choice for feeding your family.
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Best for healthy eating

Opening hours: 06:00-21:00
Where: After security. Find it here

Who’s it for: If you have an interest in healthy food that’s prepared using innovative ingredients and ethically sourced ingredients, then YO! will ensure you can eat with a clear conscience.
At YO! Heathrow, healthy eating takes center stage with a vibrant array of fresh and flavorful options that cater to every taste and dietary preference. Stepping into YO!, you’re greeted by the inviting aroma of Japanese cuisine, where tradition meets innovation to create a menu that delights both the palate and the body. Choose from nourishing bowls of miso soup filled with tofu and vegetables, or opt for a hearty serving of brown rice topped with grilled salmon and avocado. For those craving a taste of tradition with a healthy twist, YO! offers classic Japanese dishes reimagined for the modern palate. Dive into a bowl of poke filled with marinated tuna, edamame, and seaweed salad.

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Best for a quick-but-tasty meal

Opening hours: 06:30-21:00
Where: After security. Find it here 

Who’s it for: Just because you want a quick pit-stop, it doesn’t mean you have to settle for a soulless sarnie with a big name that fails to deliver an equally impressive flavour. Dine in style and haste, with a trip to Wagamama, as you visit the Asian restaurant.

What’s on offer: Wagamama at Heathrow Airport offers travelers a quick and tasty dining experience that doesn’t compromise on quality or flavor. With efficient service, fresh ingredients, a diverse menu, convenient location, and casual atmosphere, it’s the perfect choice for travelers looking for a satisfying meal on the go. Despite the emphasis on speed, Wagamama doesn’t compromise on taste. Each dish is crafted with care, using fresh, high-quality ingredients and an expert blend of spices and seasonings. From fragrant noodle soups to hearty rice bowls and zesty stir-fries, every bite bursts with flavor, satisfying even the most discerning palate.

Check out the menu here

Best for fine dining

Caviar House & Prunier Seafood
Opening hours:  06:00-21:30
Where: After security. Find it here

Who’s it for: Anyone who wants their holiday or business trip to start in style. Take a seat in one of Heathrow’s most elegant eateries and let the restaurant’s art deco elegance transport you to a golden age of air travel.

What’s on offer: They prioritize top-quality ingredients, ensuring every dish, from oysters to caviar, is of the highest standard. They pay close attention to detail, serving beautifully presented dishes and offering excellent service, catering to every guest’s needs. The ambiance is elegant and refined, with stylish décor and a welcoming atmosphere that enhances the dining experience. Service is friendly, professional, and attentive, making guests feel valued and comfortable throughout their visit.

Check out their menus here

Before or after security? Why it’s best to wait…

Avoid indigestion by following our advice

Avoid indigestion by following our advice

Making your way through an airport can be stressful so it makes sense to wait until you’ve negotiated security before sitting down to a meal. You’ll also get the best selection of restaurants. This is why we’ve based all of our selections for the best places to eat on airside restaurants, so you can get the unpleasant bits out of the way before sitting down to a relaxing pre-flight meal. 
Top tip: While a large meal before you pass security could result in serious indigestion – as you’re left nervously worrying about leaving enough time to negotiate the queues – grabbing yourself a coffee or snack for the kids from a landside café will help keep the hunger and boredom at bay while queuing at check-in and security.

Mile-high winners – Best Economy Class Airline Catering

Eating at the airport offers a wide variety of options, but it’s a different matter once you take your seat on the plane. Not a problem for travellers flying on these airlines, however… they’re the Best Economy Class Airline Catering winners in the 2023 World Airline Awards.

  1. Turkish Airlines
  2. Qatar Airways
  3. Japan Airlines
  4. Singapore Airlines
  5. Emirates
  6. EVA Air
  7. Hainan Airlines
  8. Cathay Pacific Airways
  9. Air France
  10. Virgin Atlantic

What’s your dietary requirement

Find out where your dietary needs are catered for

Find out where your dietary needs are catered for

Whether you’re looking for gluten free, wheat free vegetarian or vegan, Heathrow Airport caters for you. Here’s a full list of what’s on offer in the airport’s eateries and bars. Click below for details.

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Allergies in the air

Don't take chances with allergic reactions in the air

Don’t take chances with allergic reactions in the air

If you suffer from allergies, you’ll need to know what you’re eating while in the air. Get the information you need here with this airline-by-airline guide to allergy policies on all major carriers.
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The perfect food for flying…

You’re sure to get a great meal at Heathrow Terminal 3, but what you eat in the air or in the days leading up to your flight is just as important – especially for those on long-haul flights. Airline meals have improved in recent years, but following our in-flight eating tips will help you arrive looking great, feeling fresh and ready to go.

The perfect food for flying… You’re sure to get a great meal at Heathrow, but what you eat in the air is just as important – especially for those on long-haul flights. Airline meals have improved in recent years, but following our in-flight eating tips will help you arrive feeling fresh and ready to go.

Water: Humans feel most comfortable when humidity is around 40-70%, but on many aircraft this will dip as low as 12%. This can break down mucus barriers in our nose and throat making us more susceptible to any bugs you come into contact with. Taking fresh, clean water on the flight will help keep your defences in place. You might be sent to the loo more often, but this will simply help keep you mobile and fight the risk of DVT.

Don’t eat green vegetables: Going on holiday usually involves a straight swap between healthy green vegetables and week-long orgy of pasta and chips. Nothing wrong with that, but trying to counter this with a pre-flight tum-trimming frenzy of eating nothing but waist-squeezing greens could seriously damage your health. If you’re one of the thousands of people using blood-thinning medications such as warfarin, bombarding your body with greens such as cabbage, spinach and broccoli will create a huge spike in vitamin k. This will make the warfarin ineffective and could result in a dangerously low INR reading (the measure of how long your blood takes to clot) – leaving you dangerously prone to a killer DVT. So, if you’re using a blood thinner, don’t be tempted to boost your diet by eating extra greens.

Chewing gum and sweets: Air pressure at cruising height is much lower than you’d find at sea level. This can cause the amount of oxygen in your blood to fall – resulting in a mild form of hypoxia, which can leave you feeling listless, dizzy and faint. Low pressure can also affect your ears and make them painful – especially for kids. Recent research suggests that chewing gum can improve memory and alertness by sending more oxygen and nutrients to the brain. So, if you’re finding it hard to concentrate on the scintillating in-flight movie, you might want to get chewing. Additionally, we all know that sucking a boiled sweet will help ‘pop’ your ears.

Don’t eat baked beans: They might look tempting as you tuck into your pre-flight full-English breakfast, but baked beans will make for an uncomfortable flight – for you and the passenger sitting alongside you. Reduced air pressure in planes can cause gases in the digestive system to swell by a third – resulting in bloating that cause aches and discomfort. You know your body better than anyone, so make sure you avoid the foods that fill you with gas.

Meal times: Long-haul travellers will have to deal with jet lag and all the problems it brings. Getting your body’s digestive system in time with that of your destination will help minimise fatigue and the possibility of developing constipation on the flight. In the week before you travel, gradually move your mealtimes closer to those of where you’re heading.

Oily fish: If you want a fresh, healthy complexion as you step from the plane, then scoffing plenty of oily fish such as salmon and mackerel in the week before you fly will help achieve this goal, according to skin therapist Louise Thomas-Minns ( If a smoky dead fish doesn’t float your trawler, opt for walnuts and fruits such as Kiwis.

Don’t rock the salt – go pepper instead: Airline meals used to be heavily salted, but health-savvy travellers have forced providers to look at other ways of creating tasty meals – without having to resort to a Sodium Chloride overload. However, travelling at 27,000 feet results in humans losing around 30% of their taste sensations – which could prompt you to add more salt that normal in an attempt to compensate for the loss of flavour. This will merely result in damaging dehydration and uncomfortable bloating. If you need some seasoning, choose the pepper sachet instead.

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4 comments for “Best places to eat at Heathrow Airport Terminal 3

  1. Lauren says:

    I have just eaten at Pilots, which is the restaurant now in the space where Rhubarb used to be. They claim it’s the same place but different name, however I’m sorry to report that the classic English breakfast wasn’t very good. I had a better meal at the train station.

  2. H Hackett says:

    Is there a coffee place in the area waiting for passengers to come out through security to the concourse where they are met?
    Is there free wifi in Terminal 3.

  3. J Tabinski says:

    You’ve made the assumption that everyone who would like to make use of a restaurant is a passenger. Not so! We will need to wait a couple of hours before being picked up by our daughter at terminal 3 and thought we could specify a restaurant or nice cafe, but you don’t even list the before-security options, despite what was implied in your Google listing. It’s not much trouble to provide this info, so why not be more helpful?

    • Pete Barden says:

      Hi – Sorry this feature didn’t work for you. As an airport parking company we have designed it to meet the needs of our customers who are predominantly passengers. The best deals and most choice is available after security, so it is only right we pass this on to our customers. Additionally, at many airports in this guide, we include restaurants located before security. Thanks for your input and we will try to ‘cater’ for non-passengers in our next update.

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