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 full guide to restaurants in the North and South Terminals.

If you’re looking to make your trip through Gatwick Airport easier, check out our full list of restaurants available in both terminals.

Restaurants and cafes at Gatwick Airport

Plan your trip from Gatwick Airport with our guide to restaurants and cafes before and after security at both North and South Terminals.

North Terminal

Full list of places to eat at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal.

Restaurant nameOpening timesBefore/after security
Caviar House & Prunier05:00-21:00After
Comptoir Libanais05:00-21:00After
CostaUp to 24 hoursBefore/Arrivals
Jamie’s Bakery04:00-21:00After
Jamie’s Coffee Lounge24 hoursBefore
Jamie’s Italian04:00-21:00After
Pret A Manger24 hoursAfter
Starbucks24 hoursAfter
The Nicholas Culpeper24 hoursBefore
The Red Lion04:00-21:00After
Union Jacks Bar04:00-21:00After
Yo! Sushi06:00-21:00After

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

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South Terminal

Full list of places to eat at Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal.

Restaurant nameOpening timesBefore/After security
Caffe Nero24 hoursBefore
Caviar House & Prunier04:30-21:00After
CostaUp to 24 hoursAfter/Arrivals
Grain Store04:00-21:00After
Jamie’s Diner04:00-21:00After
Joe’s Coffee House05:00-21:00Before
Pret A Manger24 hoursAfter
Starbucks24 hoursAfter
The Beehive04:00-23:00Before
The Flying Horse04:00-21:00After
The London Bar04:00-21:00After

Gluten-free at Gatwick Airport

If you’re looking for gluten-free food at Gatwick then we’ve compiled a list of all Gatwick eateries that offer gluten-free menus, click here to check out the list. 

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Best Breakfast: The Flying Horse

Location: South Terminal after security

Opening hours: 04:00-21:00

Contact: 01293 503151

The Flying Horse is a family-friendly pub that serves up a great-value breakfast. It’s open from 04:00 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: 04:00-21:00

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 Terminal after security

Opening hours: 04:00 – 21:00

Contact: 01293 602048 (North 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 family dining: Nando’s

Location: South Terminal after security
Opening hours: 04:00-21:00
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: 04:00-21:00
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…

Full list of Gatwick South Terminal restaurants and cafes below

Here’s where to eat

Caviar House & Prunier


Joes Coffee House

Pret A Manger

The London Bar

The Beehive – Wetherspoon


Caffè Nero

Costa Coffee

Grain Store




The Flying Horse – Wetherspoon

Enjoy your trip!

Full list of Gatwick North Terminal restaurants and cafes below

Comptoir Libanais


Jamie’s Bakery

Jamie’s Italian


The Nicholas Culpeper

Union Jacks Bar by Jamie Oliver

Yo! Sushi

Caviar House & Prunier

Costa Coffee

Jamie’s Coffee Lounge

Pret A Manger


The Red Lion – Wetherspoon


Enjoy your trip!

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.


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1 comment for “Top six places to eat at Gatwick Airport – Restaurants at Gatwick Airport

  1. alma coull says:

    A guide as to which restaurants serve ‘gluten-free’ food would be good. whilst vegetarian and vegan are lifestyle choices, gluten-free is required as part of a Coeliac Disease diagnosis and is for life; contrary to many beliefs it is not just a lifestyle choice.

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