I’m a fan of the lounge too, the white/black marble and timber theme made the lounge look very classy. I still go back to Parmelia at times as no one could be as nice as Jono!On check-in I asked if I could have breakfast in the lounge or main restaurant. Was told either was fine. I didn’t read the letter properly until the next afternoon so innocently rocked up to the main restaurant and upon querying if I wanted to go to the lounge I let the attendant know I had been told to come here. So I wasn’t charged anything. Feel a bit guilty about that.
I’ve had all my breakfast at the main restaurant and was never questioned nor charged. I can’t comment if the additional $19 is worth it as I haven’t seen the breakfast spread in the lounge. The one in the main restaurant is adequate, I would say quite similar to the offerings at DT Mel.