London Restaurants

KATANA KAFÉ & GRILL: Unique Views & Fabulous Food

The Editors
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London International Airport Plane Spotting

Katana Kafé’s tagline — “Far out … but we like it that way!” — is more true today than ever. 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. Chef Chris Morrisson guides a stellar new culinary team working in view behind a glass partition. Enjoy a seasonal menu with interesting interpretations of seafood, game and steaks. All desserts and ice cream are made in house. Suggestions include:

Chef Chris Morrisson

• Starters such as the Artisan Duck Sausage Pogos, deep fried in cornmeal and tempura batter and served with roasted apple aioli, or The Olive Branch, house-marinated olives and olive tapenade and a selection of cheeses served with grilled naan bread and fruit chutney;

• Entrées such as the Top Sirloin ‘Baseball’ Steak or a Ribeye with sauce (Creamy Three Peppercorn; Garlic, onion and mushroom ragout; or Café de Paris compound butter) and either triple cooked chips, butter whipped mash, harvest succotash, or rice pilaf, accompanied by a medley of chef’s daily vegetables.

Modern Bistro

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

Breakfast:
SAT & SUN 9 am–12 noon

Lunch:
MON–FRI 11 am–3 pm
SAT & SUN noon–3 pm

Dinner:
WED–SAT 5 pm–9 pm
SUN 5 pm–8 pm

Hours subject to change 
Phone for Reservations

LUNCH:  $8–$18
DINNER: $18–$38 

katanakafe.com 

Weekend Breakfasts
Catering Available 
Tapas Menu 3–6 pm THURS & FRI
Plenty of Free Parking 
1 Block North of the Airport, off Crumlin Side Road

Mini Crab Cakes

 

Filet Mignon, Café de Paris butter

 

Runway view 45-seat patio

 

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