After landing in Zurich, we stopped for a light dinner at the SWISS Senator Lounge A before proceeding to the hotel, currently the only SWISS lounge open in ZRH. Even during the pandemic, SWISS impressed me with a very tasty meal.
SWISS Lounge Zurich Dinner
The SWISS Senator Lounge A re-opened last month after more than a year of closure. Other SWISS lounges in Zurich remain closed at this time. Rather than offering a separate Senator and Business Lounge, SWISS is sending all eligible passengers upstairs to the Senator Lounge, though has opened the partition between lounges, allowing for more space to spread out.
At 5:30pm, the lounge was fairly crowded, though winding down ahead of its 6:00pm closure.
While the full buffet is missing, a live cooking station offered a choice of salad as well as a main course of polenta, topped in mushrooms, grated parmesan cheese, and chives.
This was a light, healthy, delicious dish and I greatly appreciated that SWISS continues to offer high-class ingredients to passengers, even as service remains greatly scaled back.
Coffee is still free flowing and all beverages, including beer and wine, remain self-serve.
In case you are wondering, we did have a connecting flight from Zurich and gained access on that basis. Although our original plan was to continue our journey (part of a more elaborate plan to visit Northern Africa that fell apart and I’ll detail at some future point), we ended up rebooking that segment and will use it a later time.
While most SWISS lounges in Zurich remain closed, we were pleased by the tasty meal we enjoyed in the Senator Lounge A and highly recommend stopping by for a bite to eat or drink prior to your flight.
You can read my full (pre-pandemic) review of this lounge here.
> Read More: SWISS Senator Lounge Zurich (A Gates) Review
@Matthew, looks good! It would be nice if other airlines offered decent F&B in their lounges…
Again, how did you gain access for the extra guest? Is your status through M&M? AFAIK, they’re the only ones who offer companion + kids free lounge access.
How old were your kids when you took them on their first international flight? How’d you keep them entertained and how did you keep them from losing it? Thanks!
My son was five months:
My daughter was seven months:
These trips were good. My son’s first real bad trip was when he was two–
Might be worth mentioning that this lounge is in the Schengen part of the terminal, so requires going through Swiss passport control. I don’t think there is open lounge in the non-Schengen part of the terminal.
There are two contract lounges open in the E gates.
Are those lounges accessible for Swiss Business or Star Gold? The Swiss lounge in Terminal E is closed.
The Aspire lounges are open, Free only for PP holders, otherwise 35 CHF. Unfortunately, *A Gold has only the Lounge A option.
“In case you are wondering, we did have a connecting flight from Zurich and gained access on that basis.”
How long was your layover in the hotel?
Polenta is hardly light or healthy lol
Depends upon what you are comparing it to…