One of the primary determining factors about when and where to eat at Heathrow Terminal 2 is the decision to do so before or after the various security points that one must endure when proceeding from the ticket area to the aircraft. There are but a handful of places in which one can sit down and dine in luxury, or grab a quick snack on the go. It stands to reason that eating before arriving at any of the airport security points is best when one has plenty of time before a flight. Naturally, eating after means that one may relax and await a flight without having to worry about security delays.
Recommended Places for Eating at Heathrow Terminal 2
If an entire family is eating at Heathrow Terminal 2 together, J.D. Wetherspoon Pub is a viable option prior to going through security. The pub offers a casual atmosphere where a family can dine comfortably without worrying about the conventions of a more formal dining venue. A children’s menu offers simple food additions such as chicken and rice or banana with hot custard, which can easily please the discerning palate of even the most difficult to please child. Wetherspoon goes beyond the limitations of traditional pub fare for adults to offer a number of creative menu options that now include several vegan and vegetarian options. A lovely lentil, mushroom, mozzarella and pumpkin seed roast is a menu addition that is served with fresh vegetables and gravy, Yorkshire pudding and roast potatoes. Carnivores might enjoy the beef and potato pasty that is served with chips and beans. Lighter fare includes a chicken breast served on a skewer with pepper and piri-piri sauce. The restaurant also has vegetarian and non-vegetarian pasta options and entire section of menu that is devoted to large, savoury sandwiches. Breakfast is served until noon each day, and includes a menu that offers a wide variety of delicious fare, from the breakfast wrap to Eggs Benedict. Wetherspoon Pub is open at 6 a.m. and remains so until 11:00 p.m.
Albeit, a bit more upscale, but still warm and inviting, another good spot to take the entire family to eat in Terminal 2, is Est Cafe. This Italian eatery is located after the last security check spot. Children tend to love the “do it yourself pizza” option that enables them to add their favourite ingredients such as ham, pepperoni, pineapple or mushrooms to create the pie that they want. Est Cafe also offers pasta options and a chicken dish from which children may also choose. Adults may enjoy cocktails from a fully equipped bar and select from classic Italian fare that includes daily specials. The venue opens at 5 a.m. and remains open until the last departing flight is in the air.
Snacks for Eating at Heathrow Terminal 2
If snack fare is called for, a quick stop into Costa Coffee prior to security checks can satisfy the appetite with a hot or cold sandwich or other light snack, coupled with virtually any favourite coffee of tea beverage anyone could possibly wish for. The venue never closes, so is ready to serve at all hours.
Travellers who are having “caviar dreams” cannot go wrong at the Caviar House and Prunier Seafood Bar located after the last security point. Open from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m, the atmosphere is a peaceful and serene one in which to enjoy the finest in seafood, wine and mixed cocktails.
One of Terminal 2’s last offerings for eating at Heathrow Terminal 2 after security checks is Cafe Nero. Cafe Nero has long been recognised as a signature coffee shop in the UK. The Terminal 2 shop opens its doors at 5:30 a.m. and remains open until the last flight of the evening has taken off. The owners of Cafe Nero take pride in offering simple, delicious and authentic Italian fare that is inspired by the Italian people themselves. Serving excellent coffee drinks and light Italian snacks, Cafe Nero can satisfy the appetite in a casual but elegant atmosphere.