We have already given you the tools to figure out what the best coffee shop at Heathrow is, but now its time to delve into the realms of meal deals! These are the Holy Grail for any Airport Angel. During the summer there will never seem like there is much time to run around the kitchen, trying to make a packed lunch for yourself in the quick turnaround between shifts (finishing at eight in the evening and starting at six the next morning is very much a normality), or like me, you’re just far too lazy and so buying food at the airport is the only option. Now we all know that restaurants at the airport are extremely overpriced, thus the massive queue to Spoons at every airport across the country! And we don’t want to be spending our well-earned wages on £10 worth of food each day, so we go looking for bargains and this is where the importance of meal deals come in.
Everyone across the country uses this genius idea of a main item, a snack and a drink to fulfill the hunger in their stomachs, but what is the best one? And more importantly, what is the best one at Heathrow Airport? Well fortunately I’ve tried them all, so here is my take;
Taste rating: 7.5/10
Comments: Boots is a regular for me. They are situated in almost every arrival and departure hall across the four terminals, so easy to find. They offer a wide range of sandwiches, pastas, salads and wraps and allow you to choose from any of their snacks and drinks. Thumbs up from me.
Taste rating: 6/10
Comments: I’m not a huge fan of the sandwiches here, they also don’t offer as much as Boots do. Thumbs down from me.
Taste rating: 8/10
Comments: The fact you can get a hot panini and a coffee (albeit small)
for only £1 more than the first two is amazing. You also get the choice of sandwiches and soft drinks. A Wiltshire Ham and Cheese panini from here is top notch. Double thumbs up from me.
Taste rating: 9/10
Comments: Saving the best till last! It was always going to be M&S wasn’t it. Their sandwiches are full to the brim, with no dryness to them at all. Their own brand crisps are delicious (the cheese and onion for me) and the drink options are just as good as WH Smiths and Boots. There’s also a small choice of pastas and salads as well. Its Boots on steroids and by far my favorite! Thumbs well and truly up from me.
So there we have it, the best and worst meal deals at Heathrow. A quick shout out to Café Nero and Pret a Manger which both provide some amazing paninis and toasted sandwiches, but unfortunately there’s yet to be a meal deal put in place at either, so until then they’ll remain firmly in the ‘Airport Angel, I’m treating myself’ section.