Eating and drinking

Delicious food and drink, moments from the gate

Arnold & Forbes Café Kitchen

The Arnold & Forbes Café Kitchen is the place to come for tasty hot and cold snacks, including salads, rolls, sandwiches, soups, sushi, paninis and more.

Our Café Kitchens are perfect for everything from pre-flight coffees and sandwiches to last minute snacks before you board – not to mention a quick tipple to set you up for your journey, whether that’s a freshly-brewed coffee or something a little stronger.

Where to find us

You can find Arnold & Forbes Café in the departure lounge opposite Gate 1.

Lakers Bar & Restaurant

The new Lakers Bar & Restaurant is the place to be in the departure lounge at London Southend Airport. Just clear security and head straight to Lakers for the widest selection of hot and cold drinks – and a menu that’s deliciously varied, starting with an early breakfast all the way to a late dinner.


Good food at the double

At Lakers, you can have everything from a Full English to a fresh fruit platter. And a Caesar Salad to a kid’s Mac and Cheese. We know you might be in a hurry – so we’ll aim to ensure that your food is served in 15 minutes or less.

Inspired by a legend

Lakers Bar & Restaurant is inspired by the famous aviation entrepreneur Sir Freddie Laker, whose Southend Airport connections go back to the 1950s and 60s, with operators like Channel Air Bridge and British United Airways, when the airport was the third busiest in the UK. In tribute to Sir Freddie, you’ll find the walls of Lakers lined with images that recall the golden age of flight.

Where to find us

You’ll find Lakers in the departure lounge opposite Gates 5 and 6.