(4 star hotel)
from the airport
A taste of the Caribbean, and a few other places
With three great restaurants, the Sheraton Skyline at Heathrow will let you travel from tropical settings, to the good old USA and back to continental-style fine dining, all before you've even left the ground! If you consider yourself a gourmande, then the Sheraton shouldn't be missed.
The hotel's Bytes Restaurant has an informal, bistro atmosphere but serves a first-rate, fine-dining lunch menu. You'll be offered lobster bisque, white-onion soup or warm duck salad. For more-substantial choices you can choose roast-beef fillet or traditional fish and chips amongst other options including grills. There's also a mouth-watering dessert menu and a selection of 25 international wines to wash your meal down. If you're in a rush, you could save yourself some money by choosing the Bytes Express offer, which offers you a set menu at a bargain price so long as you finish your meal within 30 minutes.
- Breakfast: 6am to 10.30am
- Lunch: Noon to 3pm
11am on weekends
Closed on weekends
Sports Bar and grill
- Weekdays: 6pm to 1am (food until 11.45pm)
- Weekends: Noon to midnight (food until 10.45pm)
Sky Garden restaurant
- 6pm to 10pm
Bytes also hosts the hotel's breakfast buffet, including hot and cold items. All the regular English breakfast options are here, along with Continental choices like cereals, fruit, yoghurts and pastries.
Sports Bar and Grill
On the other hand, the hotel's Sports Bar and Grill is a friendly, relaxed bar packed with character. The USA theme runs from the pin-ups and road signs on the walls to and roadster 'crashing' through the wall and even to the menu, which is packed with burgers, grills, pizza and chicken wings. Still, if fast food isn't your thing, there's an out-of-place selection of dishes on the menu, including fish and chips, a large range of salads, a selection of traditional desserts like spotted dick or treacle pudding. The restaurant has even teamed up with local Indian restaurant, Madhu's to offer a range of curries.
Sky Garden Restaurant
Last but certainly not least, the Sky Garden restaurant takes full advantage of the hotel's glass roof and tropical setting. In the centre of the atrium, surrounded by the tropical pool, the Sky Garden's tables are attended by friendly waiters in tropical shirts. The mediterranean theme continues into the food with swordfish, prawn skewers, pan-fried sea bass and chargrilled butterfly chicken, followed by baked cheesecake with berries or warm chocolate fudge cake.
For lighter bites, you can grab the usual sandwiches and paninis at the branch of Starbucks right inside the hotel. Otherwise, some of the dishes from the restaurants can be ordered to your room.