One of the perks that comes with the Priority Pass lounge is the non-lounge benefit in selected restaurants. This was introduced only recently, but nearer home – we already had a similar concept.
The Green Market in Changi Airport Terminal 2 is not exactly a lounge, but more of a restaurant. Priority Pass cardholder is entitled to a set meal of choice (previously, they use to have a small buffet item as well).
The Green Market items
In USA, there are quite a few airports in which Priority Pass has tie-ups with restaurants and one of the 2 in Houston International Airport is Landry’s Seafood.
Landry’s seafood is in Terminal C and for those taking United (in Terminal E) and International Airlines (Terminal D), one must walk or take the air train to terminal C.
Each Priority Pass cardholder is entitled to a USD $28 credit (for those with guest entitlement, it will be USD $28 x 2 = USD $56). This will go into your food and beverage credit (but not gratuities). Any orders beyond $56 will require further top up.
You must let your waiter know that you are using the Priority Pass benefit on ordering.
The menu in IAH is not as extensive as that in the city (likely due to a smaller pool of customer). I was hoping to get a lobster platter, which unfortunately was not available.
As we were still very full from our flight, we ended up sharing a Crab Stuffed Mahi with Dirty Rice. This is a grilled Mahi-Mahi with stuff minced crab inside with a side of minced meat brown rice. The fish was slightly dry, but the crab stuffing was ok. Not spectacular, but its way better than what you can get in KLM Crown Lounge in Terminal D.
For those with time to explore, the restaurants would be a good alternative than the usual lounge for better food. Besides Landry, there is a Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar in Terminal A (which we did not explore).
Do not forget to tip (as usual) when you make payment (unless the service sucks badly that you think they do not deserve one).
There are many credit cards that offer Priority Pass with certain amount of visits. Cards such as DBS Altitude Visa and Citibank Premiermiles Visa has 2 visits while more upmarket cards such as Standard Chartered Visa Infinite has 6 visits. These visits can be shared with guests. Citibank Prestige and HSBC Visa Infinite comes with unlimited visits for cardholder. For the Prestige Card, cardholder and 1 guest has unlimited entry while for HSBC, each supplementary cardholder will have their own Priority Pass card.