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Fruits and Cream at Qantas Lounge heathrow terminal 3

Best one world lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3

Fruits and Cream at Qantas Lounge heathrow terminal 3

First class one world lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3

Terminal 3 has a lot more choices for one world travellers than Terminal 5. Pick from 3 nice first class lounges and relax. Even better, visit all three!

  • Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge Heathrow Terminal 3

    Heathrow terminal 3 has a nice cathay first class lounge that will remind you of the Pier lounge at HKG. Order off a menu or grab snacks from the buffet here.


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  • Qantas Business Class Lounge Heathrow Terminal 3

    Qantas does not have a first class lounge heathrow Terminal 3. However, business class gets almost first class level services like ordering from a menu here.


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  • British Airways First Class Lounge Heathrow Terminal 3

    BA first class lounge at Heathrow terminal three is not as brightly lit as Terminal 5 but has the same menu and services


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Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge Heathrow Terminal 3

The lounge has the same branding and similar furniture as Hong Kong. The menu is also almost the same. So, if you like the Hong Kong first class lounge, you will like it here – except that it is cramped.

This is the smallest one world lounge in Terminal 3 and I was happy that I visited the Qantas and BA lounges.

Personally, I like the menu better at both Qantas and BA lounges at Heathrow terminal 3.

Entrance to Cathay Lounge Heathrow Terminal 3
Cathay Lounge Heathrow Terminal 3
Cocktails at Cathay Pacific first class Lounge Heathrow Terminal 3
Furniture at Cathay Pacific first class Lounge Heathrow Terminal 3
Breakfast seating at Cathay Pacific first class Lounge Heathrow Terminal 3
Breakfast menu at Cathay Pacific first class Lounge Heathrow Terminal 3
Mushroom Toast at Cathay Pacific first class Lounge Heathrow Terminal 3
Scrambled eggs at Cathay Pacific first class Lounge Heathrow Terminal 3

Qantas Lounge Heathrow Terminal 3

Qantas does not have a first class lounge so I had low expectations going in. However, I was very surprised by how nice this lounge was. The menu was nice.

The food choices were heathlier even through not as elaborate as the BA or the cathay lounge. Plus, they have a nice inviting bar up the stairs. They have a lot more room than the Cathay Lounge if you are looking for peace and quite.

Qantas Lounge Heathrow terminal 3
Breakfast spread at Qantas Lounge Heathrow Terminal 3
Breakfast menu at Qantas Lounge Heathrow Terminal 3
Mushroom toast at Qantas Lounge heathrow terminal 3
Staircase to the bar at Qantas Lounge heathrow terminal 3
Nice bar at Qantas Lounge heathrow terminal 3.

British Airways First Class Lounge Heathrow Terminal 3

This is the largest lounge for first class in terminal 3 and is the one I like the most. This is because of their menu and the Elemis Spa.

The lounge is dark. They have lots of seating and magazines that you can take with you to your flight. They also have a kids area for you to park your kids at.

Bleak entrance to BA First Lounge heathrow terminal 3.
Elemis Spa at BA first lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3
Lots of space at BA first lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3
Workstations at BA first lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3
More seating at BA first lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3
Magazines at steal at BA first lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3
Kids area at BA first lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3
Soup and fruits at BA first lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3
Cheese and crackers at BA first lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3
Cereals at BA first lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3
Breakfast spread at BA first lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3
Breakfast menu page 1 at BA first lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3
Breakfast menu at BA first lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3

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Regency Cafe London

Regency Cafe London

 

Regency Cafe London

The Ultimate Fry up!

Regency Cafe, London

On the surface, Regency Cafe in London should not be on any epicurean’s itinerary.

  • There is no table service.
  • There are no tablecloths.
  • There aren’t enough tables.
  • There is a lot of shouting!
  • There are lines
  • You pay before you eat
  • You have to figure out where the menu is
  • Cash only?
  • It is away from all the sights so you can’t stumble upon it
  • It’s decor, well… is art deco
  • And then, there’s Claudia

Yet, I go there on every visit to London and it doesn’t disappoint. It is the quintessential greasy spoon. The place for blue collar workers, police, locals and the odd bewildered, confused tourist like me.

I line up. I order the eggs benedict without the bacon, I don’t think they do an eggs florentine and I dont have the balls to ask Claudia for clarifications and customisations. She runs the till and the establishment, She calls out the orders, gives you your change and she has her shit together.

I feel even more of an outsider as most locals know what they want. They know what they can ask for that’s not on the menu. They know Claudia. I mostly squint at the menu that’s on the board above the till. Its written in plastic letters pasted on a blackboard – like they used to do in the 80s. There are specials scribbled elsewhere and posted on the walls somewhere so you need to pay attention. Don’t be wasting Claudia’s time.

It helps to be intimately familiar with British breakfasts. For example, you need to know what’s bubbles and beans. No Googling doesn’t help. Even google does not know what it is and it is yummy. I happened to see someone taking their plate from the kitchen and I just pointed to it and said, “What is that? Can I get that?”. Claudia said, “Bubbles and beans” and billed me. I pay cash here. Can’t have Claudia calling the credit card machine

Food is amazing. The hollandaise is honest. The poaching perfect. The bubbles and beans are better than anywhere else in London and you get enough of them to feed a family. Oh! And dont take too long, Claudia is calling the orders. Take your coffee to go.

Why? Cause now the world knows. Yelp, Zomato and Google both list 5 star reviews and so does Tripadvisor.

Not that Claudia cares.

Address: 17-19 Regency St, Westminster, London SW1P 4BY, UK
Hours:
Friday: 7AM–2:30PM, 4–7:15PM
Saturday: 7AM–12PM
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 7AM–2:30PM, 4–7:15PM
Tuesday: 7AM–2:30PM, 4–7:15PM
Wednesday: 7AM–2:30PM, 4–7:15PM
Thursday: 7AM–2:30PM, 4–7:15PM
Phone: +44 20 7821 6596

Entrance to the regency cafe
Specials on the wall
Specials on the wall
Order at the counter at the regency cafe
Order at the counter
Tables and the counter at the regency cafe
Tables and the counter
Bubbles and beans and eggs
Claudia at the regency cafe
Claudia
Hangers and Claudia in the background
Orders called out at the regency cafe

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