GF- best lounge food

Old Aug 1, 19, 8:34 am
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GF- best lounge food

For some reason GF food gets a bit of a battering on here (metaphorically rather than literally) with the The Pier in HK being seen as setting the benchmark of Haute Cuisine. But in no lounge in the world can you eat an onion bhajee, a samosa and steak and ale pie together. Absolute food of champions. GF I salute you.
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Old Aug 1, 19, 8:49 am
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+1.
My wife prefers it to LHR T3 CX F 😮
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They serve steak?

edit: realised it was steak pie.
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Old Aug 1, 19, 8:51 am
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Originally Posted by sxc View Post
They serve steak?
No I think the reference is to the little pies by the customer service desk- 2 of those make a great meal.
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If that is the kind of food you want to put in your body, then fill your boots
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Old Aug 1, 19, 8:57 am
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Originally Posted by rossmacd View Post
If that is the kind of food you want to put in your body, then fill your boots
Itís all about being disciplined with fat and saturated fat consumption. 2 of those pies is still below 20g of saturated fat (daily allowance)
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Originally Posted by South London Bon Viveur View Post
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For some reason GF food gets a bit of a battering on here. But in no lounge in the world can you eat an onion bhajee, a samosa and steak and ale pie together. Absolute food of champions. GF I salute you.

Maybe there’s a reason why that is the case ...........

(though I do like a pie myself now & then - the food of English football stadia ..... new season cometh ...)



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Old Aug 1, 19, 9:10 am
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Who could argue with a pie and some champagne?

Its just a waiting room after all.
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I prefer it to T3 CX F too. I even love the sandwiches (I don't reside in the UK) and salads.
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Maybe GF is "worse" than CX lounges in T3 or HKG, but is always way, way better of a lot of other lounges, starting with SN "flagship" lounge in BRU...
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The GF lounge does a job. Itís certainly not haute cuisine, but it fills you up. The burger and chips in there is no better than a Wetherspoons £4.99 burger.

Having said that, the Wagyu burger in the Cathay, The Wing was no better either.

The pies were a good addition so a few more pop ups like that would be welcome.

A manned bar with ďcocktailsĒ would be ideal and ideally some servers who actively take your orders in the restaurant area.
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Old Aug 1, 19, 9:44 am
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It is somewhat unsurprising that most people prefer food from their own country and that one would like to think that an airline's home lounge should do a decent job of that. All things being equal, I guess people would prefer food in a lounge in their own country?

I'm from Hong Kong and I never touch the western food in the Cathay lounges. Much as I do like a steak pie, Cathay wins hands down. But only because I have a preference for Chinese food.
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Old Aug 1, 19, 9:50 am
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Originally Posted by MrPrice16 View Post
The GF lounge does a job. It’s certainly not haute cuisine, but it fills you up. The burger and chips in there is no better than a Wetherspoons £4.99 burger....
Of course it is better - it's £4.99 cheaper!
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Originally Posted by MrPrice16
The GF lounge does a job. Itís certainly not haute cuisine, but it fills you up. The burger and chips in there is no better than a Wetherspoons £4.99 burger....
Originally Posted by Tobias-UK
Of course it is better - it's £4.99 cheaper!
And the toilets are closer in GF. If it was a Wetherspoons they'd be at level -4 in T5C.
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Old Aug 1, 19, 10:34 am
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Whenever I have a trip back home, the buffet breakfast with black pudding and decent baked beans is the one thing I look forward to before my return to the US, it gets me right through to second meal service on the West Coast flight.

I know it's not fancy food - it's just good honest food that does a job and ticks the box for me.
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