Virgin Australia Lounge – Sydney Domestic Airport.

The Virgin Australia Lounge at Sydney Domestic Airport, Terminal Two was, in my opinion, a great way to spend an hour or so before a flight.

Flying business class from Sydney to Brisbane afforded me a few hours in the Virgin Australia Lounge. It was Boxing Day, so everyone seemed in a festive mood, couples escaping their kids, families milling around about to embark on a holiday, perhaps some were returning home and escaping those distant relatives they only see at Christmas…

Located to the right of the security line at Terminal Two, the Virgin Australia Lounge is a large space set over two levels although only the ground floor was open. Access to the lounge is available for the following:

  • Business Class passengers.
  • As a Velocity Platinum or Gold member.
  • Virgin Australia Lounge member (currently the joining fee is waived and membership is AU$399 per year).
  • If you hold a Velocity Partner credit card with a single-entry pass.
  • If you hold a Velocity Partner Airline status that includes Virgin Australia Lounge access.
  • If you hold an American Express Centurion or Platinum card.

The main lunch selection is not self serve which may be a COVID protocol…. They’re all cold dishes and on offer was the following (as per the menu):

  • Christmas brioche rolls with turkey, cranberry sauce, cheese and mesclun lettuce.
  • Egg mayonnaise and lettuce wrap.
  • Antipasto bruschetta, eggplant dip, salami, slice of ham, sundried tomatoes, green leaf.
  • Mexican quinoa and bean with corn chips.
Antipasto bruschetta, eggplant dip, salami, slice of ham, sundried tomatoes, green leaf.

Whilst quite tasty, the ‘ham’ was (I think) turkey. The only thing sad about this dish was the bread which was pretty dry otherwise quite nice start to my stay. Alongside, I had a plain coke as alcohol is not served until after midday.

There are two hot choices, both soups (as per the menu):

  • Thai creamy chicken with a hint of spice.
  • Thai sweet potato and coconut.

What I found interesting here is that the soups are self served – unlike the ‘deli’ selection where it is served by staff.

Thai creamy chicken with a hint of spice.

I am not the biggest fan of soups, especially in Summer, however I give the Thai creamy chicken soup a try and it is really good. In fact so good, I go for a second bowl – thats not like me… It goes well with a glass of Grant Burge Benchmark Chardonnay 2021 from South Australia.

Cheeses, nuts, dried fruits and crackers are the final stop I make at the lounge. Again these are self served.

The Grant Burge Chardonnay also goes really well with some cheese and crackers which I finish my meal of with. The one thing I find a little strange is the rather large cut of the camembert, yet small cut of the cheddar. Still, quite lovely way to end my visit to the Virgin Australia Lounge.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the lounge. In fact, if I flew Virgin Australia domestically more often I would become a member there certainly is value for a paid membership The Virgin Australia website does mention that you can buy a single two hour entry if flying the airline at reception – I think I’ll be doing that with future flights on Virgin Australia! Have you visited the lounge? What are your thoughts on the food service?

Flights were paid for independently.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Sherry M says:

    how odd that they have self-serve soup! I too am not a huge fan of soup, but this sounds okay!

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