Qantas First Class Lounge Melbourne

9 Apr 2018

We checked in to the Qantas First Class Lounge in Melbourne before boarding our flight to the USA. Whilst the entrance is less grand than the the Sydney Qantas First Class Lounge, the lounge was as welcoming and comfortable as you’d expect.

Entry to the Qantas First Class Melbourne Lounge

Entry to the Qantas First Class Melbourne Lounge is a little less Grand than the Sydney version.

Qantas First Class Living Wall

Although smaller, the entrance includes the iconic. Qantas First Class Living Wall

Upon entry to the lounge, i was greeted warmly and presented with the Spa Treatments menu. Without any issue I was booked in for a treatment in 10 minutes time.

First Class Lounge Spa Treatment Menu.

First Class Lounge Spa Treatment Menu.

The 20 minute back massage started with aromatherapy and ended with a sooting warm towel, an excellent way to prepare for a long haul flight.

Massage room inside the Qantas First Class Lounge

Massage room inside the Qantas First Class Lounge

There are plenty of different seating areas within the lounge. Upon entering there is a small working area directly to your left, followed by a series of differnet seating option, the recliners with views overlooking the tarmac were particularly popular.

The First Class lounge includes comfortable lounges with floor to ceiling windows

The First Class lounge includes comfortable lounges with floor to ceiling windows

Different seating areas provide options and flexibility.

Different seating areas provide options and flexibility.

More seating options with in the qantas First Class Lounge.

More seating options with in the qantas First Class Lounge.

More seating options with in the qantas First Class Lounge.

More seating options with in the qantas First Class Lounge.

Work zone in the Qantas First Class Lounge.

Work zone in the Qantas First Class Lounge.

Sectioned off quiet reading areas as well as TV rooms provide privacy and different entertainment Zones.

Reading area inside the Qantas First Class Lounge

Reading area inside the Qantas First Class Lounge

Reading area inside the Qantas First Class Lounge

Reading area inside the Qantas First Class Lounge

TV rooms provide entertainment options within the Qantas First Class Lounge.

TV rooms provide entertainment options.

Dining & Beverage Options

The lounge has a couple of different options to for drinking and dining. Self serve stations offer soft drinks, wine and beer, and snacks whilst a full service restaurant at the far end of the lounge serves Neil Perry culinary delights, a full service bar is also available for drinks and as an informal dining option.

Self serve areas int he Qantas First Class lounge offer soft and alcoholic drinks and snacks.

Self serve areas int he Qantas First Class lounge offer soft and alcoholic drinks and snacks.

Self serve areas int he Qantas First Class lounge offer soft and alcoholic drinks and snacks.

Self serve areas in the Qantas First Class lounge offer soft and alcoholic drinks and snacks.

Dine in the full service restaurant inside the Qantas First Class Lounge.

Dine in the full service restaurant.

A full service bar is avaialble and also provides an informal dining option within the Qantas First Class Lounge.

A full service bar is available and also provides an informal dining option.

As we were in the lounge at dinner time ahead of 9:40pm flight to the USA, we opted to have a full dinner in the dinning room. The restaurant has an extensive menu and exceptional service. I chose salt and pepper squid followed by a red duck curry both of which were delicious.

Qantas First Class Lounge Menu.

Qantas First Class Lounge Menu.

Qantas First Class Lounge Menu.

Qantas First Class Lounge Menu.

Qantas First Class Lounge Menu.

Qantas First Class Lounge Menu.

Salt & Pepper Squid with green chilli dipping sauce and aioli

Salt & Pepper Squid with green chilli dipping sauce and aioli

Red duck curry with eggplant, basil and jasmine rice, served with a side of steamed greens.

Red duck curry with eggplant, basil and jasmine rice, served with a side of steamed greens.

Although a little on the small side, The Qantas First Class Lounge was an excellent place to refresh and relax ahead of a 14 hour flight. We thoroughly recommend making use of the Spa Treatments available and also enjoying the seasonal dishes created by Neil Perry available in the First Class Lounge Restaurant.

Ready to board the new qantas Dreamliner from Melbourne to LA.

Ready to board the new Qantas Dreamliner from Melbourne to LA.

Lounge Access

Qantas first class passengers travelling on a QF flight + 1 guest (guest must be travelling on the same flight)
Emirates first class passengers on a Qantas or Emirates flights with an EK number + 1 guest (guest must be travelling on the same flight)
Platinum One and Platinum Frequent Flyers travelling on a Qantas, Emirates, China Eastern, Jetstar or oneworld operated and marketed flight + 1 guest (guest must be travelling on the same flight)
Emirates Platinum Skyward members travelling on a Qantas or Emirates flight with a QF or EK flight number  + 1 guest (guest must be travelling on the same flight)
Emerald  oneworld members travelling on a oneworld operated and marketed flight  + 1 guest (guest must be travelling on the same flight)
International First oneworld passengers travelling on a oneworld operated and marketed flight  + 1 guest (guest must be travelling on the same flight)

To book your first class flights on Qantas contact your QFlyer Airfare Consultant.