Review: To London and Paris – Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong

Introduction
The Qantas Lounge Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific The Wing Business Class Lounge Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific 239 777-300ER Business Class Hong Kong to London Heathrow
Hotel Indigo London Kensington
Eurostar 9018 E300/British Rail Class 373 Standard Premier London St. Pancras to Paris Gares du Nord
L’Empire Paris
Cathay Pacific Lounge Paris Charles de Gaulle
Cathay Pacific 260 777-300ER Business Class Paris Charles de Gaulle to Hong Kong


After the Wing, I decided to check out The Bridge, which was closer to our assigned gate. It’s located at the end of the big hallway near gate 36, where a few escalators bring you down to the lounge.

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Entrance

I went down the escalator where I was checked into the lounge. The lounge attendants took quite a while to scan while talking to each other and upon asking informed me that the Pier was under renovation.

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Entrance

The agents directed me to the right side, the bakery, where there was “more to eat”. Great, I’m hungry!

I turned right to the bakery, and it smelled pretty good, like baking bread. There was a handful of different seating, all of which looked comfortable.

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Bakery Seating

Pardon the image quality, as I was lugging a few luggages for my family and gravity was not doing well on my hands.

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Bakery Seating

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Bakery Seating

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Bakery Seating

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Bakery Seating

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Bakery Seating

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Bakery Seating

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Bakery Seating

The Long Bar was next to the bakery, which was long.

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Long Bar

There were also the signature Solus chairs which faced the tarmac.

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Solus Chairs

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong View of Tarmac

Then there was a “children’s rest area”, where the WiFi was a little bit slower in than the rest of the lounge. It was taken, but we took it up shortly after.

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Rest Area

Then there was the Bakery, with its own restaurant-style seating. It was mostly for families and individuals given the way it was set up.

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Bakery Seating

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Bakery Seating

The Bakery featured a food spread of bread and other items.

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Food Spread

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Food Spread

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Food Spread

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Food Spread

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Food Spread

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Food Spread

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Food Spread

I briefly went over to the other side, the Coffee Loft, to check it out. It featured a coffee machine and decent seating.

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Coffee Loft

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Coffee Loft

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Coffee Loft

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Coffee Loft

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Coffee Loft

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Coffee Loft

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Coffee Loft

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Coffee Loft

That side featured the shower rooms, which I was allowed to take a picture of (I’d say that they were the least nice out of the three lounges I visited regards shower room pictures, which I can kind of reflect on to the service in the rest of the lounge).

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Coffee Loft Showers

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Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Coffee Loft Showers

My family came over and we hung out until boarding. At 11:40, I decided to get on the flight.

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Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER Hong Kong Airport

Bottom line

Overall I felt like the lounge was nicely designed and a great lounge to visit in Hong Kong, but I feel like they’ve been topped by the Qantas lounge. Having visited the Cabin and the Wing as well, I think that this was above par when it started, but it’s starting to wear and blend with the others.

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