We are on our way to Scandinavia and, as usual, we are planning to use up some of the airport waiting time to have lunch. Last time we were at Heathrow we enjoyed coffee at Gordon Ramsay’s Plane Food – so now we’ll try their food.
Plane Food is situated on the 6th floor of the Terminal 5 building. Compared to the crowds and bustle in the rest of the airport, the restaurant is a source of relative quiet and civilisation. The menu is straightforward but the dishes sound a little more sophisticated than those available at most other airport eating places. I am further calmed by a decent, but unexpectedly chilled, pint of London Pride.
I have the pork & fennel sausage with onion mash and shallot gravy. The fennel helps to make the sausages really tasty, the mash is to die for and sprinkled with strings of crispy onion to provide another texture. A relatively simple dish but very well executed. Rock has the steamed sea bass with minted potatoes and a courgette pesto. All good except that her sea bass is a little overcooked.
Rock lets the waiter know about the fish and we are treated to two apologies plus mint tea and coffee on the house. Overall, Plane Food has given us a very positive start to our holiday and a great break from the general hassle and stress of the airport environment.