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If you’re feeling hungry before your flight, Gatwick Airport has a great range of places for you to grab something to eat. If you fancy something Italian, an excellent restaurant to try is Jamie’s Italian which was set up by the world-famous chef, Jamie Oliver, and his friend Gennaro Contaldo. The restaurant uses the very best ingredients that are sourced from producers in Italy and Britain. You really should try some of their pasta which is freshly made daily and tastes fantastic.
If you’d prefer some seafood you should try the Caviar House and Prunier. The restaurant has a unique seafood bar which serves Balik smoked salmon and has an award-winning wine list. The Caviar House is also an excellent option if you want some food on the go as all of their meals are available to take away.
Gatwick Airport also has some great places to relax while you have a nice cup of tea or coffee. Eat prides itself on being a real food company and serves a great selection of coffee and tea as well as sandwiches, soups and salads.
Something more unique to try is Shake-A-Hula which is a funky milkshake bar. You can choose from a huge selection of over 40 flavours with some exciting toppings available like marshmallows and Jelly Tots. If you want something a bit healthier they also offer shakes with lovely fresh fruit like mangoes and strawberries.
A great way to pass the time while waiting for your flight is with a bit of retail therapy and Gatwick had a huge selection of exciting shops. Why not visit the outlet of the famous London department store Harrods. The store sells a brilliant range of items from luxury brands sourced from all over the world.
If you want to pick up a bargain then you should head to World Duty Free which sells lots of discounted items including liquor and confectionary. A great place to pick up some last-minute travel essentials like a camera for your holiday snaps is Dixons Travel.