London Restaurants

KATANA KAFÉ & GRILL: Unique Views & Fabulous Food

The Editors
Written by The Editors

London International Airport Plane Spotting

Come for the planes. Fall in love with the food. Located within the Diamond Flight Centre, the Katana patio runs beside the London International Airport tarmac. This is the ONLY place to eat fabulous food and drink lovely libations while watching 90,000 pounds of aluminum, steel and titanium come and go.

The Scene

The decor, recently refreshed and upgraded, is sleek with a contemporary vibe and aeronautical theme. Bright and airy, the tarmac-side patio and large windows allow for viewing flights. The restaurant is a lunch-time favourite for the East London business crowd, who appreciate the professional and attentive staff. Reservations are recommended.

Menu Highlights

Katana Kafé offers a modern take on the bistro theme, with something for everyone. Chef Chris Morrisson collaborates with a stellar culinary team working in view behind a glass partition. Enjoy a seasonal menu with lunches offering delicious sandwich and soup options and heartier fare. Dinner menus range from pizzas and burgers to perfectly grilled steaks and decadent seafood. Housemade breads, preserves, and desserts are the pride of the kitchen, made with details that lift a good experience into a great experience. Suggestions include:

Chef Jaime Pena & Executive Chef Chris Morrison

Three Cheese Tortellini with Atlantic Salmon — from the Lunch Menu, sundried tomato pesto cream, fresh herbs, Parmesan, olive oil, white wine and spinach with a darne of grilled salmon; 

Niagara Ice wine and Local Apple Salad — a Dinner appetizer of roasted and candied granny smith apples with a gastrique of Niagara ice wine, first press virgin olive oil, cambazolla cheese, sourdough croutons and grilled mother of thyme;

AAA Rib Eye Steak (10 or 14oz) with foie gras truffle butter and bordelaise.

Modern Bistro

2530 Blair Blvd. (off Crumlin Road) in the Diamond Flight Centre
519-455-9005

MON & TUES 11 am–3 pm

WED–FRI 11 am–9 pm

SAT 9 am–3 pm & 5 pm–9 pm

SUN 9 am–3 pm & 5 pm–8 pm

Hours subject to change 
Phone for Reservations

LUNCH:  $8–$23
DINNER: $9–$40 

katanakafe.com 

Weekend Breakfasts
Overlooks London International Airport Runway

Plenty of Free Parking 
1 Block North of the Airport, off Crumlin Side Road

Charcuterie d’Maison

 

Crispy Braised Belly of Wild Boar

 

Turmeric-Crusted Atlantic Salmon