In my review of the SATS Premier Lounge in Singapore Changi airport’s terminal 2, I mentioned that there are three Priority Pass lounges in the terminal. What I didn’t mentioned, though, that one of them is more of a restaurant than a lounge.
I am talking about TGM (formerly known as The Green Market) – the second “lounge” that I visited prior to my ANA flight back to Japan.
While nowadays there are quite a few restaurants participating in Priority Pass where members get credit to use on meals (generally about 30 dollars), as you will see later, the system at TGM is a bit different.
What also makes it different is the fact that it’s managed by Plaza Premium – a company that operates lounges (rather than restaurants) at airports all over the world.
Location, Opening Hours & Access
TGM can be found airside – after immigration (at Singapore airport, security check is done at each gate separately) – in Singapore Changi’s terminal 2. Rather than being located near the other lounges in the terminal, it can be found in the food court area one floor above the main departures level.
To get there, just follow signs for “24hr Food.”
Given that it is a restaurant, it can be accessed by all passengers. Free meals at the restaurant are available to Priority Pass members, as well passengers with Plaza Premium lounge visit passes among others.
It’s open from 6AM until 1AM every day.
Since TGM is not a lounge, there was no reception leading to a private area. Instead, there was a counter facing the terminal where I was greeted by the staff and offered a menu to choose from (more on that later).
Inside, there was a variety of seating. Understandably, there were no sofa chairs or similar, but rather, all of the seating was in a “dining configuration.”
There were a high-top counter overlooking the kitchen and a standalone counter with ten or so seats.
The rest of the seating consisted of chairs and benches arranged around dining tables.
I should note here that while the restaurant is fairly large, half of it was blocked off during my visit. That was understandable given that it was late at night and there were only two or three other people at that time.
The blocked off area featured more of what the area in front had – dining chairs with long benches along the wall, and smaller dining tables mostly with chairs in the middle.
Except for the standalone dining tables in the very back of the lounge, each of the tables was equipped with a power outlet and a USB port.
Food and Drinks
After greeting the staff and presenting my Priority Pass card, I was handed the restaurant’s “corporate set” menu from which I could choose one item. The menu consisted of seven different – six Japanese and one Korean.
As it was getting late and I wasn’t too hungry, I opted for the “sashimi bento set.”
Not long after I sat down, I was brought a cup of tea, soon followed by miso soup and rice.
Then, I got the “bento box” itself.
It contained three different types of sashimi (three slices each) including tuna and salmon, Japanese pickles, dumplings, a saland, and some cut fruits – and was fairly tasty.
Other than the above, there was also a normal menu that any guest could order from. As the set above was already more than enough to keep me filled at the late night hour, though, I didn’t try anything out of the a la carte menu.
TGM Singapore Changi Summary
I cannot comment on visiting the restaurant without Priority Pass or similar, and ordering from their a la carte menu as I didn’t have a chance to try that.
However, if you happen to have a transit in Singapore (especially in terminal 2, although the restaurant is accessible from terminals 1 and 3 as well) and are a Priority Pass member (or have access to the free meal in some other way), then, I certainly recommend stopping by.
While I am not sure how the other meals are, the sashimi bento was quite good. And, the nice ambiance at the restaurant and the availability of power ports were a nice bonus.