Where to eat at Stansted Airport

Heading out from Stansted Airport? Save time ahead of departure day by deciding where you’ll eat. Browse what’s on offer right here…

Restaurants and cafes at Stansted Airport

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

 

Restaurant Type of food Where
Burger King Burgers Arrivals
Cabin Classics After security
Cafe Balzar French Before security
Coast to Coast American classics After security
Costa Coffee Coffee and snacks Arrivals
Giraffe Global After security
Harris + Hoole Coffee and snacks After security
itsu Healthy After security
Joes Coffee House Global After security
Not Always Caviar Fresh snacks After security
Starbucks Coffee and snacks After security

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Burger King

Looking for a fast solution to keep your family fuelled and ready for the day ahead? Burger King and its famous Whopper make an ideal solution.
Great for: Families and anyone looking to grab a quick bite.
Opening hours: Normal opening hours are between the hours of the first and last departing flight each day. Times may vary.
Where: Arrivals.


Cabin

This eatery will provide you with a range of mouth-watering British Taps to share, along with an impressive selection of elegant cocktails and luxurious Champagnes. Those with more down-to-earth tastes can sip on a range of fine ales.
Great for: Groups and couples.
Opening hours: Normal opening hours are between the hours of the first and last departing flight each day. Times may vary.
Where: After security.


Café Balzar

Providing travellers with French cuisine blended with North African flair, Café Balzar will certainly give customers the taste for travel. Enjoy fresh food and swift service. Check out the menu below.
Menu: See what’s on offer here. 
Great for: Anyone with a sophisticated palate and lust for travel will feel at home here.
Opening hours: Normal opening hours are between the hours of the first and last departing flight each day. Times may vary.
Where: Before security.


Coast to Coast

There’s something for everyone in this eatery – no matter how big or small your appetite. Enjoy the casual dining atmosphere, as you take gastronomic journey from the east to west coast America. Enjoy authentic dishes and cocktails from the leather booth-seating, wooden tables and classic American memorabilia.
Menu: See the classics on offer here.
Great for: Families and anyone looking for an informal dining experience ahead of their flight.
Opening hours: Normal opening hours are between the hours of the first and last departing flight each day. Times may vary.
Where: After security.


Costa

Along with the huge range of coffees, teas and other hot beverages, travellers can also sample a wide selection of snacks such as panini, sandwiches and sweet treats including chocolate twists, Linzer biscuits and muffins. Eat in or takeaway… the choice is yours.
Great for: Coffee lovers, of course, and anyone wanting grab a quick snack.
Opening hours: Normal opening hours are between the hours of the first and last departing flight each day. Times may vary.
Where: Arrivals


Giraffe

If you’re in a rush, then sticking your head in Giraffe will be the perfect solution; all food is made on the premises and should reach your table within 15 minutes. Join the fun in this funky all-day restaurant that provides a global dining experience with something for everyone. The seasonal menu offers everything from burgers to colourful salads, while drinks include fresh juices, smoothies and fresh coffees.
Menu: See what’s on offer right here.
Great for: Just about anyone.
Opening hours: Normal opening hours are between the hours of the first and last departing flight each day. Times may vary.
Where: After security.


Empire Dogs

Strike back at hunger with these gourmet hot dogs. Full of natural ingredients, choose yours exactly how you want it… bun, wrap, salad… the decision is yours.
Great for: Anyone who wants fast food with a twist before they tackle the security queues.
Opening hours: Normal opening hours are between the hours of the first and last departing flight each day. Times may vary.
Where: Before security.


Halo

An all-new bar, Halo offers a luxurious setting for Stansted’s jet-setter to enjoy a glass of fizz, a range of cocktails and a selection of light bites from a small, but crafted, menu of bacon sandwiches, free range scrambled eggs and smoked salmon and homemade granola from 5am.
Menus: Make your choice here.
Great for: Couples or groups who prefer a little luxury with their air travel.
Opening hours: Normal opening hours are between the hours of the first and last departing flight each day. Times may vary.
Where: After security.


Harris + Hoole

One of the UK’s favourite coffee chains, it works with award-winning suppliers to source the best and highest quality beans. Travellers can supplement the black stuff with a range of light bites such as cold and hot wraps, pies salads, sandwiches, snack pots and granola porridge.
Menu: See the full range here. http://mag-umbraco-media-live.s3.amazonaws.com/1012/hh_menu.pdf
Great for: Coffee lovers who demand the best roast.
Opening hours: Normal opening hours are between the hours of the first and last departing flight each day. Times may vary.
Where: After security.


The Illustrious Bar and Café

It’s a chic hangout for those about to travel… Music lovers will feel at home here, with a laid back atmosphere featuring wall-mounted guitars and portraits of famous rockers. Come and dine with your idols while enjoying a wide range of bar and café-themed snacks and beverages.
Great for: The rocker inside…
Opening hours: Normal opening hours are between the hours of the first and last departing flight each day. Times may vary.
Where: After security.


James Martin Kitchen

It’s a bakery offering fresh ingredients and quality baking in a laid back informal setting that allows you to eat-in or simply grab-and-go. Food is sourced as fresh and locally as possible – including bread, butter, cheese, salmon, chicken, pork… while the cakes are baked fresh on site every day.
Great for: Fresh food lovers everywhere. From families to couples and groups… it’s perfect for all.
Opening hours: Normal opening hours are between the hours of the first and last departing flight each day. Times may vary.
Where: After security.


Joe’s Coffee House

It’s perfect for ‘the grab ‘n’ go’ traveller, Joe’s is run by experiences baristas serving coffees, teas, smoothies and a sumptuous selection of sarnies and soups.
Great for: Anyone in a rush who needs a quick pick-me-up before taking on the security queue.
Opening hours: Normal opening hours are between the hours of the first and last departing flight each day. Times may vary.
Where: Before security.


Leon

Head to Leon to sample its claim of food that not only tastes good but does you good. Founded by friends Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent, Leon began with a desire to make fast food that great on the go, but doesn’t compromise quality. Leon’s menu is inspired by the flavours, variety and Mediterranean cooking. The atmosphere is just as uplifting; bringing the holiday sun straight to your table.
Menu: Here’s what’s being served up at Leon.
Great for: Anyone who wants good food in a sunny environment.
Opening hours: Normal opening hours are between the hours of the first and last departing flight each day. Times may vary.
Where: After security.


Pip

Head here for freshly squeezed fruit juices and smoothies – along with wholesome bagels stuffed full with your favourite fillings. Other treats include a wide selection of pastries and other sweet treats to wash down with freshly brewed Italian coffee.
Great for: Anyone arriving at the airport who needs an instant energy boost.
Opening hours: Normal opening hours are between the hours of the first and last departing flight each day. Times may vary.
Where: Before security.


Starbucks

Coffee and more coffee here, along with a range of tasty snacks to help perk up departure day. Enjoy Italian-style espressos and ice-blended drinks, plus delicious panini, sandwiches, cakes.
Great for: Just about everyone.
Opening hours: 24 hours.
Where: After security.


Wetherspoon Express

A smaller sibling to its larger counterpart in the main terminal, Wetherspoon Express is located after security at Stansted Airport and offers a last-chance saloon to enjoy a wide range of cheap snacks and sandwiches that can be washed down with a range of draught beers and wines. All this just seconds from your gate.
Great for: Those who like to get the hard work out of the way before sitting back and enjoying a pint/wine/snack before they fly.
Opening hours: Normal opening hours are between the hours of the first and last departing flight each day. Times may vary.
Where: After security.


Wetherspoons, The Windmill

A relaxing, child-friendly pub offering cheap food and drink ahead of your flight. Choose from a wide selection of ales and wines, plus a range of classic pub food – while taking advantage of free Wi-Fi and a welcoming atmosphere.
Menu: Save time and choose your grub before you travel.
Great for: Anyone who enjoys a traditional family friendly English pub.
Opening hours: Normal opening hours are between the hours of the first and last departing flight each day. Times may vary.
Where: After security.


Itsu

Protein packed, low carbohydrate salads, low fat chicken noodle soups, crunchy vegetables, delicious hot brown rice potsu and ‘on a beds’… dishes from 180 calories with just 1.3 grams of fat; almost entirely dairy, wheat, fat and mayonnaise free.
Menu: Lose weight just looking at the menu.
Great for: Anyone who’s been working on a beach body and wants to ensure it reaches sands intact!
Opening hours: Normal opening hours are between the hours of the first and last departing flight each day. Times may vary.
Where: After security.

1 comment for “Where to eat at Stansted Airport

  1. danielle
    August 3, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    ive been charged twice for my bill at the cabin i need a contact number asap

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