It has been a long travel day at the airport and suddenly you are faced with an unexpected delay or an extended layover. Everyone in your group is a little bit hangry and a pick me up meal is in order. Despite the common misconception of airports lacking highly rated dining options, you can find well rated sit down restaurants in airports all over the world. On TripAdvisor, our parent company, you can enter in your location and specify that you are within an airport to search for the perfect restaurant for you. Below we have highlighted 10 different restaurants in 10 popular airports globally that have all been rated a 4 star or above on TripAdvisor.
Airbräu Brauhaus in the Franz Josef Strauss Munich Airport
located in Germany, encaptures the Oktoberfest feel by offering a tavern as well as a beer garden right in Terminal 18. This restaurant is vegan and vegetarian friendly and won the Certificate of Excellence in 2017 by TripAdvisor. Best of all, if you are a beer lover, they brew their beers in the Munich Airport. To match the beers, Airbräu Brauhaus’ food menu offers hearty Bavarian classics and a selection of international dishes. While you indulge in your meal, you can enjoy live entertainment from bands to comedy acts. This is one of the few highly rated sit-down restaurants open until 1:00 AM local time.
Attimi By Heinz Beck located in the Fendi Fiumicino Airport
in Rome, is another Certificate of Excellence winner for 2018 to 2019 by TripAdvisor. This restaurant is perfect for a group that may have wide dietary restrictions since Attimi By Heinz Beck has options for vegetarians, vegans and gluten sensitive customers. Attimi By Heinz Beck focuses on classic Italian dishes to Mediterranean and European classics. This restaurant offers a choice of a la carte items and special selections for tastings with little wait time.
The Dian Xiao Er restaurant in the Changi Airport
Terminal 3, in Singapore, is another Certificate of Excellence winner for 2018 by TripAdvisor. If you are looking for an authentic Chinese, family style meal, this is the restaurant for you. The atmosphere is intentionally filled with detail and a sense of rawness as you enjoy their artistically created dishes. According to travelers, Dian Xiao Er’s must have dish is their herbal roasted ducks, which is prepared daily to ensure freshness.
The Jetside Bar located in The Fairmont
Vancouver, Canada is yet another Certificate of Excellence winner for both 2017 and 2019 by TripAdvisor. With a wide selection of Okanagan region of Canada, as well as international wines, craft beer, select spirits and Fairmont's own cocktails, you can watch as the planes takeoff and land with a scenic background of the Canadian mountains. This restaurant and bar is also conveniently open until midnight for those passengers who have late night or early morning flights to catch. Enjoy shared plates, noteworthy salads and a variety of fish and meat entrees at the Jetside Bar!
Juniper Bar located in the Indira Gandhi International Airport
in India is another Certificate of Excellence winner in 2019 by TripAdvisor. This vegetarian friendly restaurant focuses heavily on their vegetarian menu, while at the same time, providing non-vegetarian Mediterrean meals. Famously recognized for their 39 different home-infused Gins, Juniper Bar is a great place to sit down and rewind in between flights.
Legal Sea Foods located in the Boston Logan International Airport
Terminal B Gate 8 is a Certificate of Excellence Winner for 2019 by TripAdvisor. Besides being known for their seafood, Legal Sea Foods has a great selection of American dishes, such as hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, and a wide range of salads. If you don’t have enough time to enjoy a sit down meal, takeout is available from Legal Sea Foods.
Kitchen by Mike in the Sydney Airport
Terminal 1, located in Pier B between gates 10 and 24, is yet another Certificate of Excellence winner for 2019 by TripAdvisor. This canteen style restaurant offers French, Australian, Armenian, and Eastern European food. There are many vegetarian friendly, gluten free, and vegan options. Using seasonally and locally sourced produce, Kitchen by Mike offers fresh tasteful meals daily. Also, Mike has created Fly By Mike carry on tray-packs, filled with fresh food to the customer's choice.
Ming Court located in the Beijing Capital International Airport
, Terminal 3 offers lunch from 11:30am – 2:00pm and dinner from 5:30pm – 10:00pm. Enjoy Chinese cuisine that is known for replicating the reputation of its Michelin-starred namesake in Hong Kong. This restaurant has a la carte options and set menus that you can enjoy while taking in the lake views. If you are looking for some privacy for your party, there are 7 private dining rooms available.
Oriel, a restaurant in London’s Heathrow Airport
, received the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor for 2019. This restaurant is perfect for a group that has vegetarians, vegans and gluten sensitive members, as Oriel has many options for all dietarily restricted customers. Everyday Oriel is open from 6am till the last flight of the day to ensure that all flyers can enjoy an excellent meal at Oriel. French inspired dishes are made from scratch and prepared with carefully selected drinks. Celebrating Art Deco and embracing this stylish period of elegance and taste, Oriel is a timeless destination inspired by the grande cafes of 1930’s Paris.
Silver Diner located in Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
, Concourse B is another Certificate of Excellence 2019 winner by TripAdvisor. This local cuisine, American diner, is vegetarian, vegan and gluten sensitive friendly, and is open 24 hours a day. No problem if you have to rush to that next flight, just order takeout!
Regardless of where you are travelling around the world, you never have to settle for a subpar meal. Next time you are stuck in an airport and need a bite to eat, use the airport location tool on TripAdvisor’s restaurant page and find the perfect restaurant for you or your party!