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Surprisingly Yummy Airline Meals: Eggs Royale in the Qantas First Lounge

June 26, 2014 at 12:09 PM | by | ()

We have all had a terrible meal on a flight before. In fact, we have shown you some of the sadder trays slid in front of us. With this new series of amazing airline meals, we can revel in the airline culinary delights and give kudos to the airlines that got it right.

It's true--this yummy airline meal wasnít technically eaten on a plane, but rather in the Qantas International First Class Lounge at Sydney-Kingsford Smith airport. That said, it was too good not to report on, several years after the lounge opened to much fanfare.

While some of the furniture could use a spruce up, we still make extra time when our travels take us through here, and the food has been - and is - right up there when it comes to why we do. The waiter-served restaurant, overseen by Neil Perry, actually lives up to its claims of serving restaurant-quality food. The Eggs Royale we had were delicious, and with a tea and orange juice the perfect way to start our day and ready ourselves for a long-haul flight.

Another favorite feature of the lounge? This: a proper old-school departure board, with flashing lights and the tick-tick-tick-tick sound when destinations (dis)appear. It reminds us of a time when all airports still had these in the terminal, and looking up at all the places we could go when we were little. Yes, that makes us feel a bit old, but we still love it.

Getting access to the Qantas First Class Lounge isnít easy: you need to be ticketed in First Class on Qantas or a oneworld alliance partner, or have oneworld Emerald status with any member airline. If you do have access, make sure you allow yourself time to explore and enjoy: from the food to the spa to the views, itís well worth a visit.

[Photos: JasonD]

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