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Eating in Heathrow but NOT in airport

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Eating in Heathrow but NOT in airport

Hi guys i have a group of 15 that need to stay in the Heathrow airport area and not wanting to go too far due to the size of the group. I need idea for formal dinners in the area.

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1. Re: Eating in Heathrow but NOT in airport

This TA article might give you some ideas.

tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g186338-c170832/Lon…

Windsor is the usual option if you don't want to stray too far from the Airport. Here are TA's 110 Windsor restuarants with reviews.

tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurants-g186419-Windso…

Or come into London - you can get into the centre of London by Underground in around an hour.

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2. Re: Eating in Heathrow but NOT in airport

Just curious--does your group need to stay in the Heathrow area because you are coping with a long layover that day, or because you have an early flight out the next day?

Agree that Windsor (and surrounds) would be better for formal dinners.

Edited: 22 October 2012, 15:29
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3. Re: Eating in Heathrow but NOT in airport

We dont have an hour of travel time...are there places to eat in the 5 to 10 minute radius. Quality Hotel restaurants are good options.

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4. Re: Eating in Heathrow but NOT in airport

Try Brilliant Southall.

http://www.brilliantrestaurant.com/

They have a banqueting suite.

The hotel restaurants are bland, soulless and corporate, but that might be what you prefer.

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5. Re: Eating in Heathrow but NOT in airport

Could you give more information about your travel? Arriving from, departing to...etc.

On the face of it, I am tempted to say that if you do not have an hour of travel time (Windsor would be 40 minutes round trip) than you may not enough time for a meal.

There are only two hotels in Heathrow that do not require a Hoppa bus, and these may not be at the terminals which you are using. So transport may be a factor no matter what.

Sofitel Heathrow is in Terminal 5, and the Hilton Heathrow is at terminal 4. Both have restaurants.

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6. Re: Eating in Heathrow but NOT in airport

The Brilliant is nowhere near "5 to 10 mins travel time". By the time you've got to the Heathrow Connect, waited for the next train, got to Southall then got to the Brilliant, you've spent at least 30 mins. Organising a bus to do the same journey will take still longer.

The answer to the poster's question is "no. There's nowhere meeting your brief if you're at T1 or 3. You won't even get into a taxi within ten minutes of Customs exits. Only at T4 (Hilton) or T5 (Sofitel) can you do what you want to do"

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7. Re: Eating in Heathrow but NOT in airport

No bland or lifeless places...I am trying to transport 15 people for dinner without a long commute, no buses or public transport options. A simple taxi bus or shuttle for a short ride. We are all coming in directly from work in houston a 10 hour flight through immigration straight to a 10 hour meeting in heathrow...hungry tired and sleepy and jet lagged. If we can find a place 15 minutes of less from the hotel to have a decent meal so we can get back in time to catch some kind of sleep before starting all over in the morning that would be perfect.

options so far based on tripadvisor research

Grapes tandoori

quayside

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8. Re: Eating in Heathrow but NOT in airport

I'd just go in taxis, personally. It's not much more than 10 minutes journey time.

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9. Re: Eating in Heathrow but NOT in airport

Yes we plan on using taxis, and sorry we are going from our hotel the Radisson not directly from the airport.

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10. Re: Eating in Heathrow but NOT in airport

I think many of us here have assumed you were eating in between flights until posts 7/9.

If you are staying at a hotel, and will have just come off a transatlantic flight, and with that many people--why don't you just eat there?