Time for VA to update their lounge food offerings?

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macker

Member since 15 Jan 2014

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Time for VA to update their lounge food offerings?

macker

Member since 15 Jan 2014

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It's not necessarily *bad*, but some variety would be good! I'd be interested to hear other people's thoughts.

tjworsley

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Member since 07 Jan 2014

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I agree Macker - it's good food but it's a bit the same every visit. It would be nice to get a bit more variety. 

I did love the unexpected parties pies and sausage rolls brought round on my last visit. 

Hugo

Member since 12 Jun 2013

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Yeah, I saw those last time I was in SYD, definitely a good move.

QF generally has a proper hot dish, plus a dessert, plus various lollies (including Jaffas!) so they still have a significant lead over VA in this area; I hope VA tries to catch up soon.

StuParr

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They were asking people to rate the food and give ideas in the second half of last year. Maybe they are looking to change a few bits. I don't think wholesale change is in order, just change a few of the rotated options.

Aarondavis1986

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Member since 01 Mar 2013

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I would definitely agree with this... I'm a little sick of the same old salads and soups.  It would be great to have some more a-la-carte style options especially around dinner time on weeknights - although, granted, that would lessen the attractiveness of paying extra for a business class seat, especially on short flights.

Hugo

Member since 12 Jun 2013

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Anyone paying an extra eight hundred bucks for a business class seat on a SYD-MEL just to get a ten-buck meal probably isn't all that price-sensitive anyway. 

Doubleplatinum Banned

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Those cheap bogan hot dogs have to go!

Hugo

Member since 12 Jun 2013

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So do people who use the word "bogan". 

Since when did Australia become a place where we insult the working classes merely for being a hair's breadth below us on the social scale? Gimme a freaking break. In the old days they might have been "yobs", but that title came with a sort of respect that these folks were the basis of our society even if they were less sophisticated than us elite types. People who call them "bogans" just seem like tools, and probably not all that far removed from the people they go out of their way to insult.

As for hot dogs: mmm, hot dogs. I don't mind the occasional hot dog. But a few extra alternatives would be nice.

watson374

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I dunno, I associate the word "bogan" with things like loud, obnoxious behaviour like the drunk, foul idiots in the Cross. It's not a class distinction, rather a behavioural and cultural distinction.

I respect working-class people and would never put them down, but bogans are just cringeworthy.

Anyway, something other than toasties and salads would be nice...

Doubleplatinum Banned

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Well said Watson374, the word bogan has nothing to do with classes, my father is a chef and my mother cleans for a living just fyi. Methinks Hugo is the type to assume all using the word are elitist and the term is used regarding class and obvioulsy is a little sensitive about this term for a reason unknown to us but its just as watson said pi**head yobo behavious, I've known some of the wealthiest and successfuly people to be some of the biggest bogans ever. Money can't buy class

Hugo

Member since 12 Jun 2013

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>the word bogan has nothing to do with classes


>biggest bogans ever. Money can't buy class



MHerbert

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Member since 21 May 2012

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Definitely time for a serious food upgrade.

At breakfast it shouldn't be too much of an ask to have some scrambled eggs and a few pastries. For lunch and dinner I don't think it's much of a stretch to have some more substantial salad and light meal offerings in the buffet.

When you consider the quality of, for example, the MEL lounge now that it's renovated... the general ambience, the bar, fittings and service etc, to me the food then seems like a cheap afterthought?

smit0847

Member since 30 Aug 2013

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Food has been the same for as long as I can remember it in MEL and ADL although I did notice some really great new salads in the SYD lounge on Sat around 11am - they were interesting, fresh, healthy and very tasty. This is what I want in a lounge and I wouldn't have thought it would be at all expensive to make?

I usually steer cleer of the hot offering at dinner time as its usually stodgy, pre-cooked and gross.

gredgy69

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Member since 29 May 2013

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I can remember VA used to offer pastries around 12 - 18 months ago (I think - although it may have been longer) in Sydney before they started the renovations.

MHerbert, I agree that scambled eggs isn't too hard to prepare - maybe even some bacon. MMMM bacon!!!

Lunch could be soup or a simple pasta with bolognese sauce or party pies and sausage rolls although that may be too bogan for some.

Dinner I will have to think about and get back to you all.

 

 

 

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