I've got a very early flight out of London Gatwick coming up, so I've booked into a hotel that's very close to the North terminal, to make the early start slightly less painful. I've just discovered that there isn't a restaurant at this hotel though, only breakfast, so I can't eat there when I arrive the night before.
Ideally, given the early start, I don't want to go too far to eat. What would be good is to find a restaurant (or similar) landside at the airport, which I can walk to / walk + shuttle ride to, to eat before I get an early night.
I know there are a fair number of restaurants airside at Gatwick, but I don't know about landside as I'm normally just dashing through that bit! I tried the Gatwick airport restaurants directory, but that had no option to show only landside airports, which is pesky and possibly a bad sign...
That leads to the question - are there any restaurants / similar places to eat, landside at Gatwick, ideally in the North terminal, open until at least 9pm?