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Heathrow eatery is the best airport restaurant in the world

They might not exactly be the Fab Four, but the Heathrow restaurant created by four female chefs has been ranked as the world's best restaurant in a new poll.

The Gorgeous Kitchen at Heathrow’s Terminal 2 – the brainchild of British female chefs, Gee Charman, Sophie Mitchell, Jo Pratt and Caroline Mi Li Artiss – is the best of 35 airport eateries assesed by The Daily Meal, CNN, Conde Nast Traveller and Travel Channel.

And if their blurb is anything to go by then they fully deserve the prize as it states "from kedgeree or a full English breakfast in the mornings, crab with lemon mayonnaise sandwiches or wheat-free pistachio cake for afternoon tea, or pea and mint soup with crème fraiche and pea shoots or pan-fried sea bass with sautéed leeks and garlic cream sauce for lunch or dinner, at The Gorgeous Kitchen there’s a range of light modern dishes."

Pratt enthuses: “I'm absolutely overjoyed that The Gorgeous Kitchen has been named as the best airport restaurant in the world. We're all very proud of our restaurant and it's amazing to see that the hard work and dedication of the whole team is being recognised.

"It's very important to us that our customers can be given a memorable experience before flying and receiving this award is proving that we are achieving our aim.”

Artiss adds: “I couldn’t be prouder of all the hard work put in by everyone on The Gorgeous Kitchen Team. To have this recognition is truly an honour and we all aim to provide our customers with an incredible experience before starting their journeys.”

Acccording to the airport, The Gorgeous Kitchen – created in association with HMSHost – is a quality addition to the dining scene at the Queen’s Terminal, serving quick, wholesome and seasonal dishes throughout the day in an elegant and contemporary space.

With an open theatre kitchen, counter dining, banquette seating and sweeping airfield views to match the subtle halo lighting and textured interior palette that is lifted with copper accents, the 120-cover restaurant offers a sanctuary for Terminal 2’s departing passengers, inviting business men and women, families and solo travellers alike.

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