Spending time in an airport lounge for five hours because you booked the wrong flight could be considered a nightmare. I mean, just what do you do to pass the time? Luckily I landed in the BA lounge and decided that tasting trendy treats would help move things along.
The British Airways Galleries first class lounge at London Heathrow currently does table service. You scan the QR code on your table and servers bring your food and drinks to you.
British Airways First Class Lounge Terrace
I’m not usually much of a fan of sitting on the indoor terrace. It’s a bit noisier than the lounge due to the ambient airport sound around you, but on this occasion it was where I could easily find a seat.
When it comes to device charging, I didn’t look hard, but also didn’t obviously see any place to do it. Those anticipating a lot of work should stay inside the main lounge.
The First Class Lounge Menu
As I mentioned before, scanning the QR code with your phone camera brings up the lounge menu. This is separated into sections for ease of use and is quite effective.
Once you place an order, the staff come by pretty quickly, especially with the drinks. This makes sense since people are there before catching a flight.
Tasting Trendy Treats
In my five hours in the lounge, I coincidentally made five different orders. Luckily the food portions are not excessive which means constant grazing was perfectly easy.
Bland with a capital B. Not one of the offerings was anything to write home about. The hot dog was taste free, the scone really thick and heavy and the fish cake was very middle of the road – though the salad was fine. Even the cocktails tasted like water. Really disappointing all round.
First class? Definitely not. The highlights were the finger sandwiches, the crisps and the Super DC drink. The rest was really underwhelming. I do like to have some taste when I eat and not much was on offer here.
Quite frankly, the food in Club Europe business class on the flights I took was far better than what the lounge was offering. At least British Airways catering excels in the air, because on the ground, it certainly does not.
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