Earlier this week, Priority Pass announced that there’ll be 4 restaurants in Singapore’s Changi Airport joining the lounge network. With this, there are now 10 lounges and 4 restaurants in the city’s airport that are part of the Priority Pass program.
Priority Pass first announce the introduction of restaurants into the lounge network in 2018. In the 5 years since, more restaurants have joined the network, giving travellers more options before their flights.
Singapore’s Changi Airport has never had an official Priority Pass Restaurant. Before the pandemic, there was a TGM Restaurant in Terminal 2 that provided Japanese set meals to priority pass members. Even though it was a restaurant, it was never classified as one by Priority Pass. It has since left the lounge network when the pandemic hit in 2020.
Cardholders can use their Priority Pass lounge visit entitlements at any new restaurants added to the network. Each lounge visit entitlement gives you 1 set menu per 24-hour period. If you have a card that grants you complimentary guest entitlements, your guest will get 1 set menu too.
This means that if you want, you can terminal hop between the 3 terminals to get up to 4 different set meals before your flight out of the city.
Food and beverages from the a la carte menu are not included as part of this lounge visit entitlement.
|Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao
|Kaveri Indian Vegetarian
|Chutney Mary Indian Fast Food
|Crystal Jade Go
New “Eat Offers”
There is also another new category of offers introduced with this announcement. However, these are generally not as useful as introducing new restaurants into the lounge network as they’ll often require purchasing something in return for something else.
Nevertheless, it’s always better to get more perks as a Priority Pass member.
|4 Fingers Crispy Chicken
|Culto Coffee Cioccolato
|Rustichelli & Mangione
|4 Fingers Crispy Chicken
Best Credit Cards for Priority Pass Restaurants
|Annual Lounge Visits
|S$194.40 (first-year waived)
|UOB PRVI Miles
|Standard Chartered Journey
|Standard Chartered Visa Infinite
|S$594 (non waivable)
|Maybank Visa Infinite
|S$600 (first-year waived)
|Citi Prestige Card
|Unlimited + 1 guest
With this positive change, it makes the Citi Prestige Card one of the best credit cards to gain access to Priority Pass restaurants. You’ll get unlimited complimentary visits to the restaurants with 1 guest, giving 2 complimentary set menus per visit.
American Express credit cards that provide complimentary lounge visits via Priority Pass do not provide access to restaurants. Therefore, the popular American Express Platinum Charge is excluded from this list.
Check out here for the best credit cards in Singapore to get a complimentary airport lounge membership.
It’s good progress that Priority Pass lounge members are getting more options in Singapore. This can help in easing up the lounge congestion we’ve been seeing lately since travel has picked up again as some people will prefer to visit the restaurants instead of actual lounges.
This is an overall positive development and we’ll hopefully see more lounges or restaurants join the network in the future.