Lounge Review: British Airways Galleries First Lounge LHR Terminal 3

I’ve visited the British Airways Concorde Room and Galleries First Lounge in Terminal 5 before. This is a review of the Galleries First Lounge in Terminal 3.

Again, there are three oneworld lounges in Terminal 3: British Airways, Cathay Pacific, and American Airlines. While there’s really no reason to visit the AA lounge, the BA lounge is best if you care about alcohol. I’m not a big drinker myself, but others have told me that this lounge has by far the best selection of liquors.

This lounge is also pretty sizable with a number of different seating areas. Make sure to explore before committing to where you sit. There’s also a small dining room at the far end of the lounge.

Seating

Seating

Work area

Work area

Seating

Seating

Seating

Seating

Seating

Seating

The lounge is an odd combination of self-service and wandering servers who will bring you things. They have menus floating around the lounge, but there’s also a self-service buffet as well as a dining room. I’d probably check out the buffet first to see if that suffices for you and then try asking someone for things off the menu.

Water bar

Water bar

Beverages

Beverages

Liquor

Liquor

Wines

Wines

Champagne bar

Champagne bar

Coffee

Coffee

I don’t think the food options in this lounge are any better than the Cathay lounge. The buffet is a bit larger, and there seems to be more frequent turnover of food, but the selection of items seems more limited to me. In the mornings, it’s a pretty typical English breakfast spread with some more egg dishes on order.

Menu

Menu

Food

Pastries

Food

Cold cuts, cheese, fruit, yogurt

Food

English breakfast hot foods

Food

Porridge and toppings

Food

Dry cereals

Overall, if you want to drink, come to this lounge. Or I guess if you really want kippers or porridge. The lounge is large and can accommodate a lot of people, and it has a designated play area (not pictured here because kids were using it when I visited and I didn’t want to look like a major creeper). On the other hand, the bathrooms are not the cleanest, the food is pretty meh, and the lounge agents seem more interested in watching cricket than serving.

One thought on “Lounge Review: British Airways Galleries First Lounge LHR Terminal 3

  1. John

    Nice review, thanks. I know you’re not a drinker, but please could you identify the champagnes in the buckets both here and in your AA lounge review. Thanks.

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