Plane Food

Plane Food

British | West London

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.

Restaurant details

Terminal 5, Wellington Road, Heathrow Airport HOUNSLOW TW6 2GA
Nearest station: Heathrow Terminal 5
Telephone number: 020 8897 4545

Opening times: 5.30am – last flight (approx 10pm)


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Terminal 5, Wellington Road, Heathrow Airport HOUNSLOW TW6 2GA


Critic reviews - total score 6 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Mark Bolland ES Magazine Estimated score
Reviewed on January 26, 2009
"The staff are wonderful - the manager is a particular joy - and the food is utterly sublime." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Michael Winner Sunday Times Estimated score
Reviewed by April 27, 2008
"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

Critics' score: 7
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

Critics' score: 4
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

Critics' score: 5
Jan Moir Are You Ready to Order Estimated score
Reviewed on March 28, 2008
"In the meantime, the main problem with Plane Food is that it is a little too close to plane food for comfort." READ REVIEW