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New Furniture in First Lounge (but no wifi and burger is back)

Old Aug 17, 22, 7:57 am
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Would it perhaps have been preferable to leave the old (yet seemingly better quality) furniture as it was, and instead finally start spending some money on the toilet facilities ÖÖ
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Old Aug 17, 22, 8:38 am
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The CCR furniture gets tackier every time I visit. Over the years, it has gone from very comfortable to someone trying too hard for contemporary interjections. The terrace was my favourite spot to relax before the voile-type dividers and replacement chairs. The lounge duck lamps and 'statement' terrace pink sofa reminded me of an old TV programme, Changing Rooms.

I agree that the toilets and showers need improvement. I wish they'd refurbish the cabanas and banish the useless sleeping pods.
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Old Aug 17, 22, 8:50 am
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Originally Posted by AnaTravel View Post
The CCR furniture gets tackier every time I visit. Over the years, it has gone from very comfortable to someone trying too hard for contemporary interjections. The terrace was my favourite spot to relax before the voile-type dividers and replacement chairs. The lounge duck lamps and 'statement' terrace pink sofa reminded me of an old TV programme, Changing Rooms.

I agree that the toilets and showers need improvement. I wish they'd refurbish the cabanas and banish the useless sleeping pods.
They need a proper interior designer, perhaps they can bring back Kelly Hoppen?
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Old Aug 17, 22, 8:54 am
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Originally Posted by flybymonkey View Post
They need a proper interior designer, perhaps they can bring back Kelly Hoppen?
Sounds more like Laurence Llwelyn-Bowen's bag.
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Old Aug 17, 22, 9:11 am
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Originally Posted by South London Bon Viveur View Post
The burgers look quite anaemic for whatever reason but I think they are properly cooked.
I took one look at the burgers at the self-service area last weekend and decided to just order from the at-table menu: Ham and pea pie, small but very nice:

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Old Aug 17, 22, 10:11 am
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I can still remember the fire on Burger King in terminal 1 years ago ; maybe thats why they have gone anaemic!
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Old Aug 17, 22, 11:02 am
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Originally Posted by ademanuele View Post
I have not been in the First Lounge for a couple of weeks but there is now new seating and tables in part of the First Lounge at LHR (east wing area that faces 5B). May have already been commented on already but a very different look. Not as nice as the original furniture in my view and tables look a little tacky, but seating is comfortable. Shame the new tables do not have charging points.

Burgers are back in the self-service area 😁 but wifi is not working. Wifi was not working when I was last here, am I just unlucky or is there an issue?
The burgers have been at self service in Galleries First for some weeks now. They have piles of them from 11am onwards -I think they look nasty and grey and anyway, who wants to cook their own food? Weíre supposed to be in a reasonably civilised lounge not at a barbecue! The whole self service burger set up looks rather inferior to me and the finished articleís hardly a patch on what was on the table service menu for ages. Indeed thereís little of interest remaining on the table service menu - a far cry from the menu originally offered in First Lounge. Kippers for breakfast are not bad however. I canít comment on the rest of the drink but the champagne selectionís getting worse too. The superior Canard Duchene is no longer served, now replaced by the pleasant but less distinguishes Palmer champagne. Itís a shame LP GrandSiecle hasnít migrated back to First Lounge, where it visited briefly while Concord Room was closed! Iím not holding my breath. Iíll just need ro fly more to get to GGL!
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Old Aug 17, 22, 11:55 am
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Why would an F pax need wifi? What are you going to do, work?

WIfi is for C pax.
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Old Aug 17, 22, 12:57 pm
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Originally Posted by MDTyKe View Post
Why would an F pax need wifi? What are you going to do, work?

WIfi is for C pax.
The Galleries First lounge is full of business (and lower) class passengers
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Old Aug 17, 22, 1:07 pm
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Originally Posted by PGberkshire View Post
True, but isn't very scalable. A tray in an oven will cook 20/30 in one go. Frying pans will require a lot more effort.
if only they had some method of connecting a pot with water to a power source, they could also do hot dogs
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Old Aug 17, 22, 2:27 pm
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Originally Posted by MDTyKe View Post
WIfi is for C pax.
"J", please, this isn't some Eurocarrier we are discussing
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Old Aug 17, 22, 3:18 pm
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I have to agree with CKBA that the ham and pea pies are yummy. So much so that I had two in quick succession, and really had to think long and hard about not having a third.

I did look at the burgers too and agree that they looked really anaemic. If I was to serve a burger that looked like that here in the USA there'd be a bit of a ruckus. I have a proper grill in my back yard so steaks, burgers etc. are all properly seared etc.
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Old Aug 17, 22, 4:06 pm
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Originally Posted by gustavmahler View Post
Sounds more like Laurence Llwelyn-Bowen's bag.
Iíve met Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and heís a very nice bloke. I say that even if I wouldnít want him designing anything to do with my home.
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Old Aug 17, 22, 4:09 pm
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Originally Posted by MDTyKe View Post
Why would an F pax need wifi? What are you going to do, work?

WIfi is for C pax.
More to the point why would someone in F be slumming it in the flounge?
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Old Aug 17, 22, 4:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Dorowilson View Post
The burgers have been at self service in Galleries First for some weeks now. They have piles of them from 11am onwards -I think they look nasty and grey and anyway, who wants to cook their own food? Weíre supposed to be in a reasonably civilised lounge not at a barbecue! The whole self service burger set up looks rather inferior to me and the finished articleís hardly a patch on what was on the table service menu for ages. Indeed thereís little of interest remaining on the table service menu - a far cry from the menu originally offered in First Lounge. Kippers for breakfast are not bad however. I canít comment on the rest of the drink but the champagne selectionís getting worse too. The superior Canard Duchene is no longer served, now replaced by the pleasant but less distinguishes Palmer champagne. Itís a shame LP GrandSiecle hasnít migrated back to First Lounge, where it visited briefly while Concord Room was closed! Iím not holding my breath. Iíll just need ro fly more to get to GGL!


When was LPGS served in LHR F lounge? (ive heard it made its way to LGW the other day for a couple of days)
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