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qantas business class lounge sydney international

Only1invillage tells you what you get and what to expect at the Qantas Business Class Lounge at Sydney international airport. Read on to discover and compare the food, the booze, the seats and the showers in the Qantas business class lounge Sydney International.

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Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International
The View coming in to Sydney International, Australia.

                                                                                                                                            

Summary

 

Only1invillage visits the Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International mid afternoon. Most importantly, it’s not too busy, not too quiet. Firstly, upon entry you will notice that the lounge is long and narrow with modern decor. Secondly, a central aisle dominates which houses the wine and barista bar. Thirdly, drinks of an alcoholic and soft variety with cafe style snacks in large glass containers can be seen. Finally, you breathe a sigh of business class lounge relief.

                                                                                                                                            

the seating at the Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International

Take a seat at the long bar and look out of the floor to ceiling windows at the Qantas business lounge at Sydney International
Take a seat at the long bar and look out of the floor to ceiling windows at the Qantas business lounge at Sydney International.

There are various seating options as in all business class lounges. Armchairs, bar stools, chairs around tables. However there are no sofas or couches. All seats are individual.

Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International
Every seat is individual at the the Qantas business class lounge Sydney International.

                    

Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International
All seats are individual, i.e. no couches or sofas to cozy up on at the Qantas business class lounge Sydney International.

the food

at the Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International

Due to having skipped breakfast , Only1invillage is feeling ravenous, so we decide to attack the food offerings. A few hot dishes and we mean a few are on offer. In addition, the accompanying sides, salads and dessert are a bit sad looking. Similarly the cheese board does nothing to excite the taste buds. However, compared to British Airways business class lounge T5 at London Heathrow, this is posh!

Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International
The sides/salad on offer at the Qantas business class lounge Sydney International.

The hot food choices are very limited. There are 3 choices, one of which is pasta.

Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International
The hot food choices are presented in hotel style silver ‘lift the lid’ keep warm trays.

                  

the beverages

at the Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International

The drinks selection, however, is much better. There is a wide variety of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Best of all is coffee made to order including turmeric lattes! Having beer taps is a cool novelty. Unfortunately the wines on offer where of an average standard they where on average $20 bottles and a bit disappointing for a business class lounge.

Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International
The beer selection includes beer on tap in the Qantas business class lounge Sydney International.
Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International
Mix your own cocktail with soft and alcoholic beverages.

the f and b plated up

Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International
Only1invillage has a light meal in the Qantas Business Class Lounge at Sydney.
Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International
Chicken cacciatore is one of the hot options available in the Qantas business class lounge.
Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International
Get that turmeric latte!

        

the shower and toilet facilities

at the Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International

Now for those most noteworthy shower and toilet shots!

Not intending to take a shower, just a few photos! Probably not the most luxurious looking. Even the attendant said they were not that nice as she asked why I was taking photos. Maybe should not have bothered, but, we know you will want to see the photos!

Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International
An attendant will hand you a towel and some toothpaste if you need to freshen up in the Qantas Business Class Lounge at Sydney International.
Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International
There are plenty of mirrors to admire yourself in!

                

conclusion

the pros

at the Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International

First of all, there is lots of space, but seating can be hard to find if busy. Another good feature is that the lounge is bright and light with big windows on one side.  Food is better presented than British Airways business class lounge at T5 in London. Likewise, it tastes a little better too. However, the presentation, variety and quality doesn’t beat the Emirates business class lounge in either Melbourne or Dubai. Where is the smoked salmon? That’s a minimum expectation in our view for a business class lounge. Showers are always a welcome feature at a business class lounge, even if they’re not as good as in an Emirates lounge. 

the cons

at the Qantas Business Class Lounge Sydney International

Staff are slow to clear tables which seems unprofessional. Also the wine offered at the Qantas business class lounge at Sydney International was in the 80 points range. In comparison, the Emirates lounge has wines that score in the 90s in the James Halliday wine guide.  Lastly, there is a major lack of power points for charging devices. All said and done, ultimately better than sitting with the hoi polloi!

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