Heathrow Airport in London, one of the world’s busiest airports, recently opened Terminal 2 to its travelling guests. Along with this is the opening of English celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal’s newest dining venture, The Perfectionists’ Cafe.

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Heston Blumenthal opens a The Perfectionists’ Cafe at Heathrow’s Terminal 2. (Photo Credit: Heston Blumenthal by Flickr user Peakz)

Heston Blumenthal owns the award-winning The Fat Duck restaurant in Bray, Berkshire, his first restaurant. He also has other highly-acclaimed restaurants in Bray and in London which serve British pub food and traditional dishes. With The Perfectionists’ Cafe, Blumenthal plunges into the classic British fast food favorites. He admits that the demands of travelers passing through the airport are very different from those diners at his other restaurants. But nonetheless, he wants to cater to both passengers who just have a few minutes to spare to get some food and those who got more time to hang around and can take the time to consume their meal. The typical British fish and chips with a crunchy batter and pizza cooked in a wood-burning oven are part of the menu.

The concept of The Perfectionists’ Cafe is reminiscent of how it was like flying back in the glamorous 60s. The name refers to the diners who prefer fast excellent- tasting fares over junk. The team behind the cafe refused to call it a restaurant as it has a more relaxed atmosphere.

Terminal 2 of Heathrow Airport, also known as The Queen’s Terminal, started its operations in 1955 but was closed for reconstruction in 2009. After four years, it has finally opened its new doors to passengers. The terminal was designed in such a way that a lot of natural light comes in. It is much bigger and houses more than 60 shops and restaurants like Harrods, Boots, Cath Kidston, The Gorgeous Kitchen, EAT, and Caviar House. The Perfectionists’ Cafe can be found in the departure lounge located immediately after security.

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