New menu for Qantas Business Lounge, Qantas Club airport lounges

By David Flynn, June 5 2015
New menu for Qantas Business Lounge, Qantas Club airport lounges

Rustic Italian meatballs, Thai sweet potato soup, minestrone, chicken and leek pot pie, baked potatoes with all the trimmings... it could be the blackboard menu from your local bistro, but instead this is just some of the fare now being served at Qantas' domestic airport lounges.

It's a substantial overhaul of Qantas' lounge dining, with new preflight delights and suitably 'winter warmers' for Qantas Business Lounges and Qantas Clubs across Australia.

There will be six menus in all, with each being progressively rotated weekly across the lounge network so that each lounge at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra will see a different menu every Friday.

Here's a look at some of what's in store.

Qantas Business Lounge

The 'island dining' breakfasts served from 6am to 7am will include smoked salmon bagels with cream cheese and a variety of baked egg dishes.

The Plate of the Day selection for dinner – available from 5pm to 6pm – is packed with variety, including chicken & leek and beef bourguignon pies, and mezze platters.

The Diner plays the comfort food card with baked jacket potatoes (below), pulled pork buns, tacos, Tandoori chicken wraps and of course the odd hot dog available between 4pm and 6pm.

Here's one of the evening menus which you'll find at the Qantas Business Lounge – as you can see, nobody will be in danger of going hungry.

Qantas Club

Visitors to the Qantas Clubs will be able to start their day with a tummy-warming serve of porridge and finish it with a bowl of hearty minestrone soup.

Other new dishes include a delicious spiced cauliflower with chickpea salad (above), and a fluffy light fried rice (below).

Qantas is also promising 'gourmet fillings' for those DIY toasted sandwiches.

Also read: Sampling the new Winter 2015 menu at the Qantas first class lounge

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David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

One of my most memorable dish at the Qantas Club in winter is the sticky date pudding. A tray of the most luscious and moist pudding served up with a pitcher of cream. Sublime...

Comfort foods at its best. Simple, down to earth and satisfying. 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

17 Aug 2012

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Looks good! David, has this been rolled out to weekends or is it still only a weekday thing?

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

17 Aug 2012

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The plates of the day, not the buffet.

24 Oct 2010

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Plates of the Day still weekday only

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

17 Aug 2012

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Alright, thanks!

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

11 Mar 2015

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I don't bet I will see this in Adelaide,I fly with business on Emirates and unfortunately they use the Qantas lounge which might be suitable for domestic but certainly a huge let down for Emirates passengers-the food is just disgusting there stale cold cuts maybe some warmish soup and basically that's the end of the culinary delight-since Emirates insists that the latest pick up in their limo services is 3-4 hours before departure it means that you stuck with the Qantas lounge for 2 hours-they should lift their games up and provide a separate lounge for international travellers maybe team up with Malaysia,Cathay,Singapore as they all have similar issues

24 Oct 2010

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This menu is for domestic lounges, not international, so you'll see some of these dishes in the Qantas Club at Adelaide.


06 Dec 2013

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Lovely, can't wait. The pies are always welcome. One minor point, they are chicken and LEEK. The other thing is what the Federal government does best.

I'll stick to my ham and cheese toastie made on a good old Breville sandwich maker thank you. Of all the things Qantas is consistent for - it's them toasties! 

05 Jun 2015

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I am coeliac so how much of this new menu will be suitblemfor


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

27 Jul 2013

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Flying business out of Perth will still be pretty underwhelming then.

24 Oct 2010

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It'll be Qantas Club fare until the new Qanats Business Lounge opens (soon).

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