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Where to eat at London Luton Airport

London Luton Airport is a bustling hub for travellers from all over the world, connecting to a wide variety of destinations. Whether you're arriving or departing, you'll want to make the most of your time at the airport, and that includes finding the best places to eat while there. From fast food joints to sit-down restaurants, this guide highlights where to eat at London Luton Airport before or after your flight. Read on to discover the best places to eat at London Luton Airport.

In this guide
  1. The best restaurants at London Luton Airport
    1. Burger King – Before and after security
    2. Hawker Bar – After security
    3. Frankie and Benny's – After security
    4. The Smithfield – After security
    5. Costa Coffee – Before security
    6. Crêpeaffaire – After security
    7. Big Smoke – After security
    8. El Mex Burrito Bar – After security
    9. Fattorie Garofalo – After security
    10. Krispy Kreme – After security
    11. Pret A Manger – Before and after security
    12. Starbucks – Before and after security
    13. Chopstix – After security

The best restaurants at London Luton Airport

Luton Airport restaurants, bars, pubs and cafés

Burger King

Before and after security

Burger King is one of the world's best-known fast-food chains. They're famous for their flame-grilled hamburgers, made from 100% beef – try the signature Whopper if you want to know what all the fuss is about. There are plenty of other choices on the menu, including plant-based burgers, sides, desserts and soft drinks.

Hawker Bar

After security

If you're looking to calm your pre-flight jitters with a drink, or simply relax while you wait for your flight to depart, head to Hawker Bar. The stylish bar and lounge boasts an outside terrace and a variety of drinks, ranging from draught beer to fine wines and cocktails. Food is also served here, regardless of the time of day you stop by. Breakfast options such as pastries and a Full English are complemented with international favourites, from mezze to open sandwiches.

Frankie and Benny's

After security

Frankie & Benny's has been serving New-York-Style Italian food for more than two decades. The popular nationwide restaurant chain offers a menu with hearty, comforting food such as pasta, pizza, burgers and hot dogs. Healthier options such as salads are served as well, as are breakfast specials, desserts and drinks.

The Smithfield

After security

The Smithfield is named after London's famous meat market. The airport eatery is styled after a traditional British pub and serves British pub grub, including an all-day full English. It also boasts a house ale, an exclusive Golden IPA brewed for it by the Greene King brewery. Other brews from local and regional breweries are available as well, along with craft beers and lagers from around the world.

Costa Coffee

Before security

A successful British coffeehouse chain, Costa Coffee can be found all over the world. You can pick up Italian coffee and other hot drinks here, along with hot and cold sandwiches, pastries, cakes and other snacks to eat in or take with you.


After security

The Crêpeaffaire restaurants around the UK specialise in sweet and savoury crêpes. You can choose one of the signature filling combos and customise it to your liking. Breakfast dishes such as eggs royale are served throughout the day, and gluten-free and vegan options are also provided.

Big Smoke

After security

The Big Smoke Taphouse & Kitchen is furnished in a modern pub style and offers a welcoming atmosphere for when you'd like to sit and grab a bite or a drink before your flight. You'll find beers from the parent brewery here, as well as other major international brands, along with hearty British pub grub including ribs and burgers, small plates for sharing, and more.

El Mex Burrito Bar

After security

El Mex is a nationwide chain of burrito bars that has been serving budget-friendly Mexican fare for more than ten years. The menu at the London Luton Airport branch includes classics such as burritos, bowls, loaded nachos and dirty fries. Customise them with the filling of your choice, and grab a side while you're at it. Breakfast options are available as well. All the dishes are prepared fresh in house.

Fattorie Garofalo

After security

Fattorie Garofalo is an Italian chain of cafés, with its only UK branch located at London Luton Airport. The café serves fresh Italian food highlighting buffalo products such as mozzarella, buratta, mortadella and more. You can get pizzas, lasagne, parmigiana arancini, panini and other Italian classics to eat in or take away, along with Italian coffee, beer or prosecco.

Krispy Kreme

After security

Krispy Kreme was launched in the US in 1937 and has since grown into a multinational chain with outposts all over the world. Their doughnuts are made to a secret recipe and you can choose from an assortment of flavours, fillings and toppings, ranging from the simple Original Glazed to all sorts of sprinkle-covered delights. They pair particularly well with the coffee offered here as well.

Pret A Manger

Before and after security

The Pret A Manger logo is one of the most familiar sights in the UK, with the chain's sandwich shops and found all over the country. There different sandwiches, wraps, salads and other light fare to choose from, ideal for taking with you, along with baked goods, coffee, juices and more. Seats are available if you want to take a load off, and you can order your food for collection so it's ready by the time you get through security and all that. There are several Prets at London Luton Airport, both airside and landside.


Before and after security

Starbucks is a famous chain with coffee shops all over the world. They're notorious for their indulgent, sugar-loaded coffee concoctions, flavoured with different spices or syrups – Pumpkin Spice Latte season is an annual highlight for many a Starbucks cardholder. Sandwiches, pastries and other snacks are available here as well, and you can even pick up coffee beans to take home to the Starbucks fan in your life. There are Starbucks cafés both airside and landside at London Luton Airport.


After security

A nationwide chain of quick-service noodle bars, Chopstix offers Asian favorites such as rice bowls, curries, wok-fried dishes, spring rolls, and more. Their London Luton Airport offers some seating in a contemporary setting, but you can also grab a takeaway.

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