Gatwick airport has a brilliant range of restaurants so whatever your taste you will find something you like. If you’re visiting in the morning then a great place to stop for some breakfast is Garfunkel’s Restaurant which serves traditional English breakfasts. The restaurant also has a great balcony location with large glass windows offering views of the taxiing planes.
If you’re looking for more of a fine-dining experience then Jamie’s Italian is the perfect place to visit. The restaurant is a partnership between the world famous Jamie Oliver and his Italian mentor Gennaro Contaldo. The restaurant serves brilliant pasta which is freshly made onsite daily and only uses high-welfare and sustainable ingredients. One of the best dishes you should definitely try is the Jamie’s Italian burger which is super tasty.
If you only have time for a quick snack then Gatwick airport also has some great cafés for you to choose from. A unique place to try is Shake-A-Hula which serves milk shakes and snacks. Their milk shakes come in a mind-boggling choice of over 40 flavours and its great fun to mix and match to find the perfect combination. You can go for healthy fruit options or a sugar rush with toppings including Jelly Tots and Flying Saucers.
If you want a more traditional café experience then you can go to EAT who pride themselves on serving real food. They serve a selection of sandwiches, soups and salads as well as coffee and juices.
Shopping is a fun way to pass the time whilst you’re waiting for your flight and Gatwick has an exciting selection of shops for you to browse. If you are a fashion lover then there are lots of shops to visit. Why not call in at Accessorize and pick up some new jewelry to wear on your trip. If you’re heading somewhere hot then you can try Sunglass Hut which sells a great range of sunglasses.
You will probably want something to read on your flight and the best place to pick up a book or magazine is The London News Company. As well as its great selection of books and magazines the store also sells a variety of snacks and travel essentials.