As we headed out of the country for half term, I took the opportunity to re-visit and re-review the Plaza Premium lounge in Heathrow Terminal 2.
Ever since United Club left Priority Pass, this has been the only lounge option for Priority Pass and Lounge Club members in Terminal 2. I reviewed the lounge soon after it opened, and gave away some passes in a HFP competition, and I was very positive about it.
I’m pleased to say that very little has changed – in fact, as they now have real cutlery, things have got better!
The bar area is still very classy:
The alcohol situation has also been cleared up. It was confusing with different people getting different deals depending on how they got access. Alcoholic drinks (served from the bar, not self service) are now all free except for premium spirits, prosecco and champagne which is charged.
Given it was mid-afternoon on the Friday before half term, it was surprisingly quiet.
The food offering remains excellent and will be a wake-up call for anyone who things the British Airways Galleries Club lounges are the peak of lounge cuisine!
My other issues with the lounge are the lack of natural light (which they have dealt with by taking using dark Asian-themed materials and architectural styles) and the weak magazine and newspaper selection (which could be easily fixed). In general, though, it is an impressive facility.
If you don’t have access via Priority Pass or Lounge Club, you can buy access via Lounge Pass here.
If you have got two free Lounge Club passes with your free Amex Gold card, this is a good place to use them.