This Cathay Pacific lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3 is brand new, recently opened in Nov 2017. Suddenly, frequent fliers are spoilt for choice at LHR Terminal 3. One World fliers have a choice of Cathay Pacific First & Business Class Lounge, British Airways Galleries First & Club, American Airlines Admirals Club, or Qantas Lounge. The latter is also brand new, opened in Nov 2017 as well.

I had the opportunity to visit and patronise Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge three times since its opening. On all occasions, I was not disappointed.

The lounge is located on the upper floor. There is a common reception check-in counter. The receptionist is attentive and even addressed you by the last name.

The lounge has two completely separate sections – one for First Class and the other is for Business Class. If you are travelling on First class or if you are One World Emerald (even if travelling in economy), you will be invited into the First Class lounge. If you are travelling on Business class or if you are One World Sapphire, you will be shown to the Business Lounge.

I will just say it outright. The first class lounge is very impressive.

Restaurant
The fine dining beats all the airlines’ lounges in Heathrow. It features a three course sit down meal with full table service. The menu is pretty impressive with good selection of foods and drinks. The service was prompt, the food were dished out in timely manner, and plated beautifully.

Fine Dining Menu CX Lounge LHR T3
Wonton Noodles and Three Types of Dim Sum Dumplings – CX Lounge LHR T3
Desert – Chocolate Fondant – CX First Class Lounge LHR T3
Desert – Seasonal Fruit Plate – CX First Class Lounge LHR T3

Sitting Areas
Apart from the restaurant, it has good size sitting areas with comfortable sofas, equipped with power supply and USB charging outlets. If you are lucky enough to get the lazy chairs, they offer nice views of the airport.

Sitting Area – CX First Class Lounge LHR T3
Sitting Area – CX First Class Lounge LHR T3
Sitting area – CX First Class Lounge LHR T3

Bath and Shower Room
If you are in need of a shower, you are in good position. It is luxuriously fitted, akin to the first class lounges in Hong Kong airport. It is surrounded with natural stone tiling, no cheap plastic moulds.  A full complement of toiletries is available as standard (no need to ask the reception). Showers have very good water pressure, making the shower very invigorating indeed.

Shower Room – CX First Class Lounge LHR T3
Shower Room – CX First Class Lounge LHR T3
Shower – CX First Class Lounge LHR T3

On all my three visits, the First Class lounge was moderately occupied, rendering it a very comfortable and pleasant place to relax while waiting for the flight.

Summary
My conclusion is that if you are flying from Heathrow Terminal 3 on first class or have One World Emerald status, I would not spend my time anywhere else but this Cathay Pacific First Class lounge. If you are on Business class or have One World Sapphire status, I would go to Cathay Pacific Business Class lounge or the Qantas Lounge.

 

Lounge Review: Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge London Heathrow Terminal 3
Date Visited: Nov 2017, Dec 2017, Jan 2018
Entry: BA Gold / One World Emerald

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