Plane Food

Our flight to Sweden was out of Terminal 5, which gave me a chance to return to Plane Food. Niamh had received an invitation to review the Best of British menu, part of a wider promotion throughout Heathrow’s food outlets. The menu offered two courses for £14.95 or three for £18.95.

Plane Food is what the name suggests: it is first and foremost an airport restaurant. And while the food is not “plain”, it is not complicated. Think good, simple ingredients cooked well, and quickly – as everyone who eats there has a plane to catch, after all. There is even a departures board in the restaurant so you can keep an eye on your flight.

I chose the beetroot and goat’s curd salad to start. The goat’s curd in particular was delicious. I also loved the two different colours of beetroot.

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My second course was pan fried sea bream with wild garlic, spring onion mash and tomato dressing. The mash was of the Robuchon variety – it tasted like it was at least 50% butter and sinfully delicious. The inclusion of wild garlic was surprising as it is well out of season.

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Dessert was lemon posset:

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By this stage I could have done with about half that portion size and been completely satisfied. It was lovely though and that candied slice of lemon didn’t just make a good decoration, it was nice to eat too! By then it was time to make our way down to our flight. I skipped the BA sandwich.

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