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The Best Airport Restaurants Worth Travelling For

Airport restaurants might not be at the top of your post-pandemic bucket list but some of these airport dining venues really should be. With luxe decor, gourmet reinventions of local dishes and stellar wine lists, these restaurants are serving much more than the standard airport overpriced sandwich. So next time you’re travelling through these major airports, consider taking that longer layover and make a point to sample some of the best airport restaurants in the world.

The Perfectionists’ Cafe, London Heathrow Airport

Heston Blumenthal’s The Perfectionists’ Café is the perfect restaurant dining venue. Focusing on food that’s made quickly, passengers won’t have to worry about long wait times or missing any connecting flights. Celebrating the food of Britain, this is where you’re going to want to try the classic Full English Breakfast, fish and chips and ice cream or two. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert, you won’t have to worry about missing out if your flight is delayed.

Image: The Perfectionist’s Cafe Source: The Perfectionist’s Cafe/ Simone Canetty-Clarke

I Love Paris by Guy Martin, Charles De Gaulle

If you want your last taste of French fine dining before you leave the country then I Love Paris by Guy Martin is the restaurant you need to try. The airport restaurant is based on Guy Martin’s Michelin-starred Le Grand Vefour in the city and serves up a mix of traditional French dishes alongside modern favourites. Whether you’re going for a blanquette de veau, vegetarian burger or glass of champagne, you’re bound to forget the hassles of travelling in this decadent airport venue.

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The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck, Singapore Changi Airport

Singapore’s Changi Airport is full of highly renowned restaurants and eateries but it’s hard to beat the first-class dining venue that is The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck. Created by the world-famous chef, Wolfgang Puck, the restaurant reinterprets comfort food from around the world with a particular focus on Singaporean cuisine. From hot and sour soup and spicy chicken potstickers to wood fire pizzas and wings, the restaurant is guaranteed to give you the nourishment you need to continue your travel.

Image: The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck Source: Aspirant SG

Border Grill, Los Angeles International Airport

Bringing the bold flavours of the beloved Border Grill restaurants into the Los Angeles International Airport, this is a must-try for any traveller needing a quick bite to eat. The colourful restaurant contains a full-service bar and a menu of delicious Mexican fare. Whether you go for the spicy shrimp tacos, hearty short rib enchiladas or the classic chips and salsa trio, you will be beginning or ending your trip to the city with a bang.

Border Grill

Kitchen By Mike, Sydney International Airport

Taking airport dining to new levels, Kitchen By Mike is a canteen-style restaurant serving an all-day menu or dishes made with some of the best local and seasonal ingredients. Located in Sydney International Airport, travellers can sample classic Australian dishes along with the more multicultural flavours of the city, including Kurobuta pork belly, avocado, miso, and Sesame tartine, and a stellar local wine list. While the restaurant is temporarily closed, we are looking forward to its re-opening with the Australian borders.

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Ming Court, Beijing Capital Airport

There’s no better place to try traditional Chinese cuisine with a twist than inside Beijing Capital Airport. Named after its Michelin-starred predecessor in Hong Kong, Ming Court serves delicious Cantonese cuisine in a beautifully decorated space. With both à la carte and set menus on offer, the restaurant also has seven private dining rooms and lakeside views to create a unique bespoke airport dining experience.

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