Amex Lounge by Pontus – Stockholm Arlanda T5: a restaurant but a real one!

Last step of my lounge hopping in Arlanda: the American Express lounge here is called “Amex Lounge by Pontus“. Olivier had already presented it during a previous trip and I was pleased to discover it.

You will find the list of all the reviews of this trip at the bottom of the page.


It is located a short distance from the SAS lounge, a little before the security checks, but then again, given the size of the terminal distance is never a problem in Stockholm.

At some point you will see indicated various restaurants and the lounge.


At the top of the stairs you turn right and you arrive at the reception of the lounge.

Who has access to the lounge?

You must be a holder of a non-co-branded American Express Platinum card (so not Air France for example…) or Centurion. Platinum guests are entitled to one guest, centurions to two.

Design and organization of the lounge

It is very simple: it is not a lounge in the traditional sense of the word but a real restaurant.


It offers a beautiful view of the runways and the terminal, which is currently under construction.



The name of the lounge comes from the renowned Swedish chef Pontus Frithiof who owns several of the country’s finest restaurants, operates the adjacent “Pontus in the Air” restaurant and thus the table in this Amex lounge.

Here is the menu.


The menu has changed since Olivier’s visit but ironically I will take the same dish as him, the only one that has remained on the menu, namely lamb sausages, roasted onion, mashed potatoes and thyme and mustard sauce.


It’s hearty enough, it has a lot of taste, the meat is excellent, the mashed potatoes melt in your mouth, a treat!

The red wine I was served with (and with multiple refills) was also very good.

Lounge facilities and services

You guessed it, in this off-the-beaten-path lounge you won’t get a shower, a spa or any of the services you might normally find in an airport lounge.

Bottom line

A lounge that is original to say the least, but which deserves to offer an excellent service when it comes to eating, and this is a good thing since it is the weak point of the SAS lounge.

I add to that an extremely friendly staff and a fast service.

To be redone urgently…on the return flight for example.

The reviews of this trip

1Intro and genesis of the itineraryVacations in Australia: first steps in the “Land Down Under
2HotelCourtyard Paris Charles de Gaulle Central
3FlightParis-Munich – Lufthansa – Business Class
4FlightMunich-Stockholm – Lufthansa – Business Class
5HotelSheraton Stockholm
6LoungeSAS Gold Lounge – Stockholm Arlanda
7LoungeAmerican Express Lounge by Pontus – Stockholm Arlanda
8FlightStockholm-Bangkok – Thai – Business Class
9LoungeThai Royal Silk Lounge – Bangkok Terminal E
10FlightBangkok-Sydney – Thai – Business Class
11HotelSheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park
12LoungeRex lounge – Sydney Terminal 2
13FlightSydney-Brisbane – Virgin Australia – Economy
14HotelW Brisbane
15RestaurantElska – Brisbane
16RestaurantSouthside – Brisbane
17RestaurantSpice Central Kitchen & Bar – Brisbane
18Travel diaryBrisbane jour #1 : the heart of the city
19Travel diaryBrisbane day #2: museums and lazing by the river
20LoungeVirgin Australia Domestic Lounge – Brisbane
21FlightBrisbane-Sydney – Virgin Australia – Economy
22HotelSydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay
23RestaurantNour – Sydney
24RestaurantMekong – Sydney
25Travel diarySydney day #1: the opera house and its surroundings
26Travel diarySydney day #2: around Hyde Park and the city center
27Travel diarySydney day #3: culture and entertainment around the harbor
28LoungeSalon Air New Zealand – Sydney
29LoungeSalon Silverkris Singapore Airlines – Sydney
30LoungeAmerican Express Lounge – Sydney
31FlightSydney-Bangkok – Thai – Business Class
32LoungeThai Royal Silk Lounge – Bangkok Terminal E
33LoungeOman Air lounge – Bangkok Terminal E
34LoungeEva Air lounge – Bangkok Terminal F
35LoungeMiracle business lounge – Bangkok Terminal F
36LoungeTurkish Airlines lounge – Bangkok Terminal D
37LoungeSingapore Airlines silverkris lounge – Terminal D
38FlightBangkok-Stockholm – Thai – Business Class
39LoungeNorrsken Lounge – Stockholm
40FlightStockholm-Zurich – Swiss – Business Class
41FlightZurich-Paris – Swiss – Business Class
42Travel diaryLessons learned from this trip to Australia
Bertrand Duperrin
Bertrand Duperrin
Compulsive traveler, present in the French #avgeek community since the late 2000s and passionate about (long) travel since his youth, Bertrand Duperrin co-founded Travel Guys with Olivier Delestre in March 2015.

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