Airfare Watchdog has a post on the ‘top 10 restaurants worth flying for’.
Now, there are plenty of restaurants worth flying for, at least I think so, I’ve written up my meals at El Bulli and the Fat Duck where those establishments were actually the point of the trip (as opposed to just an enjoyable meal I had along the way, such as this one).
But I’ve never actually come across an airport restaurant that was worth flying to just to eat there.
There are perfectly pleasant places in airports of course, and you wouldn’t be surprised to find that I think many airports themselves are perfectly pleasant places. Though there are of course many, many dumps … Chicago Midway, the A terminal ‘banjo’ at Washington National, St. Croix, the Tom Bradley terminal at LAX, any airport in India, to name just a few.
None of these places I’d fly to just for the food. So call me skeptical at the piece.
Still, I can’t claim to have eaten at these places, I try to minimize my airport time or if I’m in the airport I’ll while away the time in a lounge (there are quite a few ghetto ones of those, however).
What do you think of their list, or do you think there are any airport restaurants that are actually so good as to be worth flying to (as opposed to just being decent places to eat while there)?