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Sydney Koru Lounge Renovations starting 1st November

Sydney Koru Lounge Renovations starting 1st November

Old May 21, 15, 10:08 pm
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New lounge looks nice, although a little sparse in my opinion. Could do with some more decorations etc. A bit white and plain for my liking. But certainly an improvement over the old Koru and the temporary lounge.
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Old May 21, 15, 11:39 pm
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Will be there next week - maybe will post more photos if people have not done it
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Old May 22, 15, 2:12 am
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http://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/press...sign-in-sydney

Looking forward to finding out what would make it "ground breaking"!
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Old May 22, 15, 2:12 am
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Originally Posted by jeffrocowboy View Post
... and the hot dog cart?
This.
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Old May 22, 15, 7:26 am
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Would be curious to learn more about the "food theater" and if that is only an evening thing as I have a flight in the morning so would like to check to see if this amenity is available all day long. What are the opening hours of the lounge?
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Old May 22, 15, 2:25 pm
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Originally Posted by ASUDan130 View Post
Would be curious to learn more about the "food theater" and if that is only an evening thing as I have a flight in the morning so would like to check to see if this amenity is available all day long. What are the opening hours of the lounge?
Typically 0430-1900ish (depending on last flight)
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Old May 22, 15, 3:13 pm
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More photos here - http://www.ausbt.com.au/air-new-zeal...n=home-flipper
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Old May 22, 15, 3:39 pm
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Looks good flying to Sydney next week so look forward to trying to out!
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Old May 22, 15, 4:16 pm
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Originally Posted by cavemanzk View Post
Including formal mention of the separate Elite Priority One lounge.
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Old May 24, 15, 4:14 pm
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In the new lounge, very impressive.. Feels a lot bigger... I think the hot dog cart is gone! Barista service,bartender and self serve alcohol..
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Old May 24, 15, 5:35 pm
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Yes, hot dog cart is gone. :-( You can have the chef make you a waffle for breakfast, but it seems a bit of overkill.

In general, the food offerings look a little better than previously, the layout is okay but as far as I remember not a big improvement on what was here before the renovations.
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Old May 24, 15, 5:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Flying Kiwi View Post
Yes, hot dog cart is gone. :-( You can have the chef make you a waffle for breakfast, but it seems a bit of overkill.

In general, the food offerings look a little better than previously, the layout is okay but as far as I remember not a big improvement on what was here before the renovations.
So, is it table service like QF F lounge in SYD or all buffet, with a chef hanging around to make specific items (like FRA LH J lounge)?
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Old May 24, 15, 6:10 pm
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What are they offering in the Alcohol section?
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Old May 24, 15, 6:16 pm
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Originally Posted by pbl22 View Post
So, is it table service like QF F lounge in SYD or all buffet, with a chef hanging around to make specific items (like FRA LH J lounge)?
No, this is a business class lounge, not to be compared with the first lounges. But pretty nice for business class, especially compared to US lounges.

Here are some pictures: http://postimg.cc/gallery/hpwnykry/950f81b0/

The self-order barrista service is something they've had in the Auckland Koru lounge for at least a year or two. It's supposed to make things fast and easy, but I had to wait several minutes for the couple in front of me to decide what choices to make (2 screens, 3 touches in total) and key in their names. Oh well, not in a big hurry anyway.
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Old May 24, 15, 6:18 pm
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Originally Posted by tuchop View Post
What are they offering in the Alcohol section?
Pretty much the usual for Koru lounges, which means a good selection of wines, beers, and liquor. I pretty much stick with wines and sometimes beers myself (though not at 10am, the current time here in Sydney), so don't know how to rate their selection of harder stuff.
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