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.
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.
Dessert was lemon posset:
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.