As Gordon's first venture into airport catering, Plane Food was quite a risk for Ramsay. But the thoughtful menu, easy-going vibe and occasional celebrity diner proves that Heathrow's Terminal 5 had at least one successful story when it opened.
"I started with a salad of watermelon and feta with toasted pumpkin seeds and lime vinaigrette. Very tasty. I loved it. Then braised lamb with honey and cloves, grain mustard mash. Tiptop. With some rather lukewarm and dreary buttered spinach. The handmade chips were excellent." READ REVIEW
Jasper Gerard Telegraph
Reviewed on April 25, 2008
"Keep in mind that this place is open from 5.30am to 10pm, staffed by two sets of staff, and even they must queue for an hour at security. Frankly, customers arriving at dawn are lucky not to have breakfast hurled at them." READ REVIEW
David Sexton Evening Standard
Reviewed on April 09, 2008
"Airports can be emotive, even romantic, places to eat — and, yes, this was much the best food I’ve ever found in one. But is an ambitious full meal what one needs in transit? And business and first-class passengers seem unlikely to be lured out of the free comforts of their dedicated lounges." READ REVIEW