THE QUEEN today cut the ribbon at the £4.3 billion Terminal 5 at London’s Heathrow, which introduces a host of restaurants to the capitals travellers.
The new terminal contains many of the capitals most popular restaurant chains, including Wagamama, Pret A Manger, Itsu, Giraffe, Caviar House and Prunier, and Carluccio`s, as well as some exciting new establishments.
Gordon Ramsay is opening a new outlet called Plane Food, while British Brasserie Huxley’s will offer a traditional menu and afternoon tea.
The new terminal has been built to the west of the existing airport, and claims to contain the UK’s largest free standing building, after 100 million man hours of construction.
A £180 million new Sofitel hotel will open alongside the new terminal in June, which is set to become one of the largest hotels in Europe.
The hotel will have themes of continents and countries throughout, with a particularly special atrium showcasing an indoor waterfall over ice (Antarctica), all designed by KCA International Designers – the team behind the Burj Al Arab.