American Express Mumbai Airport Lounge resumes full service

The American Express Mumbai Airport Lounge opened its doors in December 2018, and I have to argue, I’ve hardly found a reason to go over to the Adani Lounge ever since this one came up. The Amex Lounge is smaller, but usually quiter, and you can get your own meals off a menu rather than eating from the buffet, especially if you are seated on the Centurion section of the lounge (access to Platinum and Centurion cardmembers and their guests only).

The Amex Lounge in Mumbai had shut down on the back of Covid-19, and had re-opened earlier on 2021. However, the last time I was passing through in October 2021, I happened to note they were serving limited options in disposable plates. The good news is, the full service is back, as I experienced myself last Sunday passing through Mumbai’s Terminal 2 domestic. Well, honestly, I was looking forward to going to the Adani Lounge because of the sunlight and the closeness to my gate, but this is what it looked like.

a group of people standing in a lobby

Mumbai Adani Lounge Terminal 2, December 2021

I then headed to the American Express Lounge, and it was empty, well, almost.

a glass wall with blue lights

I was guested inside the Centurion section after running my card, and the first thing I found missing was a board telling me my limited options of what to eat. Honestly, I was going to not eat at all, till the staff came and presented me the menu.

a black leather menu cover

The old menu was back, along with all the options, including some which were once my favourite.

a menu on a table

a menu of a restaurant

a menu of a bar

And to add to it, the buffet spread was back as well. For those who don’t know, there is a limited buffet in the Centurion section and a wider buffet in the Platinum section of the lounge.

a food in a container

a food in a container

It was not very difficult to decide what I wanted to eat off the menu. My favourite, the Chaat Platter. It came around in exactly ten minutes.

a plate of food on a marble surface

Not just that, I wandered into the Platinum section, to see what was there on offer on the buffet.

a room with chairs and tables

I might have eaten a Balushahi or three, and I hope my Doctor is not reading this post. In the Delhi winters, I am still trying to burn them off. They were delicious. So was the jalebi.

a bowl of food with tongs

Fortunately, there is no price inflation on the charges to access the Mumbai Lounge for now, and Centurion/Platinum Members and their Supplementary members can continue to bring +2 members to the lounge. The Delhi Amex Lounge however will see the elimination of lounge guesting privileges soon.

You can check out a vide of the Amex Lounge Mumbai here.


The full-service for the American Express Lounge at Mumbai Airport is restored, and that is all that I have to report back here. You can bring along supplementary members and 2 guests per card as well.

What has been your experience at the Mumbai American Express Lounge?

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  1. Hello Ajay, I accessed this Lounge with Amex Platinum Corporate Card at November end

    I was expecting to be seated on the other side (Platinum Reserve) but I was given seat on the Other side & even had Complimentary Alcohol drinks & Meals too!

  2. Hey Ajay – Jet Airways Amex provided access to this lounge – the card has since been changed to Platinum travel card. Can one still access Amex lounge using this card?

    • @R, The Jet Airways Amex provided access to the Delhi Lounge, not the Mumbai one. Only available to Amex Plat/Black/Corporate Plat and Plat Reserve.

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