The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse in Boston just closed and is undergoing renovation, but I still want to share about my recent visit and give you an idea of what to expect once it reopens.
Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Boston Review (BOS)
The Virgin Clubhouse is located in Terminal E at Boston Logan Airport and typically opens about 3.5 hours before a Virgin Atlantic departure. Across from Gate E11 is an elevator that will take you to a lower level where you will find the lounge.
Access is available to the following passengers:
- Upper Class passengers on Virgin Atlantic
- Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Gold members traveling on Virgin Atlantic
- Other SkyTeam Elite Plus members or SkyTeam business class passengers traveling on international itineraries
- Capital One Venture X and American Express Platinum cardholders (via Plaza Premium, which operates the lounge)
The lounge lacks natural light and feels a bit of dungeon, but offers a comfortable array of seating divided into two areas: a dining area and sitting area.
I came the lounge hungry and took a seat at The Brasserie Restaurant, which offers an a la carte menu of food and beverages as well as a limited buffet. Rather than a printed menu, you went to the counter and could choose one of the freshly-prepared dishes, which included:
- “Impossible Beef” burger
- Chicken burger
- Vegetable curry
- Bowtie pasta with pesto.
I tried the “Impossible Burger” and found it to be lacking in taste, though the chips (or crisps as the Brits call them) were good.
Fresh salads were available too including a fruit salad, Mediterranean salad, and caprese salad. Brownies, crackers and cheese, and cold cuts were also available.
The self-serve buffet included soft drinks, juice, coffee, water, apples, plus sandwiches, cookies, and cheesecake.
The selection of alcoholic drinks was limited, though there seven beers to choose from and Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne. No cocktail menu, though the bartender had a good attitude and offered to do his best to accommodate any requests (though I passed).
This lounge has no showers (or spa area), but there are clean restrooms available.
While a far cry from the airy and spacious clubhouses in London or New York, the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse in Boston was cozy and has great potential. I greatly appreciate freshly-prepared dishes and look forward to this lounge reopening.
When this lounge does re-open, I will provide a fresh review directly over this one so we can compare whether the “remodeled” lounge is an upgrade or downgrade.