Guide to Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport Terminal
Stansted Airport Terminal Building

Stansted Airport offers a wide range of facilities to cater to the needs and preferences of travellers. When it comes to food and drink options, you'll find a good supply of restaurants, cafes, and bars throughout the airport. Whether you're looking for a quick snack or a sit-down meal, there are plenty of choices available. From popular fast-food chains to international cuisine, there's something for all tastes.

Pub lovers are catered for with Burnell Bar serving sandwiches and snacks along with craft ales. Camden Bar & Kitchen serve traditional pub classics and collaborate with some of London’s innovative street food traders to give customers something different with a new menu every six months. Wetherspoons are represented by The Windmill, who along with the regular fare are ideal for a cooked breakfast before a morning flight.

Off on a jolly with the girls? Then a taste of Venetian splendour is on offer at the Bottega Prosecco Bar that could get your trip off to the perfect start. The Sunny Side Café has a relaxing, easy going 1930’s relaxing theme to really get you in that holiday mode.

Other dining options include the Terracotta Italian Kitchen (look out of their signature arancini dish), The Lebanese inspired Comptoir Libanais or maybe the health-conscious offerings at the Asian inspired Itsu are more to your taste. At the other end of the scale, fast food Mediterranean style is the order of the day at Leon or M&S Simply Food if you need an in-flight bite to eat. No doubt the kids may want to make a beeline for the ever-popular Burger King.

Coffee aficionados are well catered for with the mainstream offerings of Costa and Pret A Manger complimented by a branch of the speciality coffee house Harris + Hoole and Joe The Juice, a quirky, avant-garde, healthy juice and coffee bar.

Stansted Airport Departure Lounge
Stansted Airport Departure Lounge

Additionally, Stansted Airport boasts an extensive shopping area where you can indulge in some pre-holiday retail therapy. The departure lounge features a variety of shops offering fashion brands like Superdry, Boss, FatFace, Ted Baker, Tommy Hilfiger and JD Sports.

You may be tempted by the luxury goods from Mulberry, Dune, Body Shop and Rituals or the guys might just head for the electronics from InMotion. You can also pick up books and more from WH Smiths or last-minute holiday supplies from Boots. Dads who are AFOL’s (Adult Fans of Lego, yes, it is a real community) might want to join the kids at the Lego store or the kids might just leave them to it and head off to Hamleys.

Boots and WH Smiths are also on hand to stock up with the last-minute travel essentials.

Moreover, the airport is constantly evolving its facilities to enhance the overall passenger experience. So, whether you have some time to spare before your flight or need refreshments during a layover, Stansted Airport ensures that you have access to a diverse range of food and drink options as well as ample opportunities for shopping enjoyment.

Check back regularly and stay informed about the latest outlets available.

Correct as of November 2023.