Wolfgang Puck comes to Sydney Airport

By David Flynn , February 8 2016
Wolfgang Puck comes to Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport is gunning for gourmet cred with the latest restaurants to open at the T1 international terminal.

Wolfgang Puck is headlining a push into fine food and beverage with The Bistro, which will open before mid-year and serve "modern Italian fare including gourmet pasta and wood-fired pizza" in what Sydney Airport describes as "a relaxed Italian trattoria-style dining experience."

The Bistro will be the star attraction of T1's new City View precinct, located alone the eastern edge of the terminal near the top of the Heinemann Duty Free store, where floor-to-ceiling windows will provide a Sydney vista surpassed only by that of the Qantas lounges upstairs.

Also flanking the City View zone: Benny Burger by Shannon Bennett – best known as head chef of Vue de Monde at Melbourne’s Rialto Tower – with a range of deluxe burgers using organic and wild-sourced ingredients (such as The Chang burger featuring Blackmore Wagyu beef, a free-range fried egg and pickled beetroot).

T1 will also host Australia's first Heineken House bar plus Joe & The Juice for fresh and unique juice combinations as well as a 'bespoke coffee blend'.

"The City View precinct heralds a new era for dining at Sydney Airport and will offer passengers a selection of exciting and fresh concepts that range from premium dine-in to more casual fare" says Sydney Airport General Manager, Retail Glyn Williams, who pegs this as part of an ongoing transformation of T1's food and dining.

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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.

Is this serious?  Who are the customers that might use this place?  Arent they all in the various lounges?  Most iof the people that are floating around in the terminal are people that have paid almost nothing for a ticket. Surely they are not going to spend a couple of hundred bucks for a meal for two

24 Oct 2010

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I seriously doubt the bill's going to come to "a couple of hundred bucks for a meal for two" – these restaurants are very well aware of their location and won't price themselves out of the market like that – and there are plenty of travellers without lounge access (especially premium economy and, yes, economy) who'll scope out decent F&B options in the terminal.

Qantas - QFF Platinum

20 Mar 2012

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Couldn't agree more David, I was there in December and we had a group of 10. I had lounge access +1 guest but wanted to catch up with everyone so stayed with the group. The bar options were very average so great to hear it is being improved. 

24 Oct 2010

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JoshB, the Heineken House sounds like it'd have been perfect for you guys.

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Emirates Airlines - Skywards

30 Nov 2015

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Sounds like a viable alternative for passengers without lounge access, at least it will not have died of exhaustion under the heat lamps.

27 Sep 2011

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As someone who flew out of T1 at Christmas and was on a non partnered airline (thus no lounge) I'd have killed for these options given the lack of food options. I might be in-Australian but you can keep PieFace!

Even if I did have lounge access I'd consider them for something a bit different.

30 Aug 2013

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I wonder how much a pizza at SYD airport would cost - $45?

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Emirates Airlines - Skywards

30 Nov 2015

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I imagine that would be a tomato and cheese pizza.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

18 Aug 2014

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Won't work @ T1 must of been a good sales person who done the deal....

I have eaten at almost every store he has & yes over $80.00 for a 200gm steak yes it is nice but you are in a airport and only passanges that have cleared customs can eat........

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Emirates Airlines - Skywards

30 Nov 2015

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Limited market.


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