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Heathrow: Eating at one terminal, but flying out of another?

Aug 13th, 2012, 07:02 AM
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Heathrow: Eating at one terminal, but flying out of another?

Can we do this?

We fly out of terminal one -- but want to eat at a couple of the restaurants after security in terminal three. I know this is silly -- but we promised our son (7 years) a trip to Yo! Sushi for some hard work he's done. They don't have a location in terminal one, but they do in T3. Also, we just realized that Icelandair only sells food on board in economy (even transatlantic!) so we'd like to buy some food at the airport. T1 has a pret, which will do in a pinch, but we prefer food from some of the other places.

Obviously, nothing life shattering or even trip threatening, but we like to be prepared and keep our travel as smooth as possible.
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Aug 13th, 2012, 07:20 AM
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No, as you have to clear immigration to access the main part if the terminals and they are all separate.
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Aug 13th, 2012, 07:20 AM
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What you're proposing isn't possible.

Apart from a couple of very average coffee places in arrivals areas, all eating places are now airside.

It's simply not allowed to access the airside area of any terminal without a boarding pass for a flight from that terminal that day. For food facilities airside at T1 and landside at T3 http://www.heathrowairport.com/heathrow-airport-guide.

Remember, it's impractical to try to get to T4 or T5 (there's no T2). There IS a Yo Sushi just 20 mins from T1 at Paddington, 1though.
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Aug 13th, 2012, 07:37 AM
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Oh dear. Oh well. We'll survive eating what is available in T1. Not being able to eat at Yo! Sushi before a transatlantic flight is probably the definition of a first world problem!

Thanks for the help!
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Aug 13th, 2012, 02:24 PM
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You probably already know this but you will have approximately two hours in Reykjavik on the way to Seattle. The flight time to Reykjavik is usually about three hours. There are restaurants in the transit area. You could get food there also.
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Aug 13th, 2012, 02:32 PM
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julia1 -- I DID know this, when we booked the flight but then promptly forgot. I was trying to figure out how to get a sandwich to stay nice and fresh for hours and hours on a plane. Of course we can pick up something in Reykjavik!! Have you been to that airport? Are the restaurants easy to find? I tried to pull up a map of the airport but it won't load.
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Aug 14th, 2012, 11:44 AM
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I've been but it was many years ago and I believe the airport has been significantly upgraded since. It recently won an award for best small airport in Europe.

Here is a link to a guide to facilities at Keflavik airport: http://www.kefairport.is/English/ShopsRestaurants/ Click on Bistro Atlantic, Cafe Europe, Cafe International, etc. to see more about the various food options available. All are in the transit or departure areas and easy to find.

Here is a link with a little more info showing locations of facilities: http://www.ifly.com/keflavik-KEF-airport/shops-stores

And here is a link to an online magazine featuring Keflavik. You can page through using the arrows at the bottom of the page: http://www.kefairport.is/airmail/2012-3/

Best wishes for your travels. Come back and let us know what you thought of Keflavik if you get a chance.
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Aug 14th, 2012, 01:59 PM
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Yo Sushi has had its day IMO and is now looking tired and expensive.

Keflavik airport is very modern and well equipped (but note security is thorough but often slow). There are several places to eat or buy food to carry on your onward ICE flight (we've also done the LHR -> KEF -> SEA routing).
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Aug 14th, 2012, 02:31 PM
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That's exactly what I wanted to know, thank you! The ifly site was very helpful as well.

Gordon_R -- you wouldn't disparage a restaurant just because it's not in the Gordon Ramsey chain, would you?
This is embarrassing to admit, but the only thing my son will eat at Yo! Sushi are plain noodles. He just gets a kick out of pulling the strangest looking food off the conveyor belt so that I will eat it. It's definitely not the greatest dining experience (for either one of us) but it makes him happy.
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