Spice bar at Melbourne Dom J Lounge

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Spice Bar is a cold and empty place today passing through during lunch hour ☹️

Are the reports of the reopening somewhat premature?

Some fairly lacklustre buffet options otherwise.

It was open and serving food weeks ago when I passed through MEL.
 

RichardMEL

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So, since it WAS open back in Feb-April perhaps it has closed again... seems unusual though given everything is ramping up more than down. Maybe it's the dreaded hospitality staff shortage issue somehow? Otherwise it doesn't make a lot of sense for it not to be open imo.
 

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No spice bar tonight. The only catering on offer was lentil soup & bread rolls, rice & chicken curry, the standard sandwich/salad bar and rocky road slices.
 

Anna

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Spice bar laksa on 2nd April. It opened at midday.

It was closed down by 17 April when I was there 🙁

The food on offer was awful. I left and went into the terminal and bought a ciabatta for lunch. It occurred to me later I should have gone into the ordinary QP first to see if the offerings were any better there.

The J lounge staff told me they were aware the food was awful and that pax need to complain about it because 'management won't listen to staff'.
 

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Still closed when I went through on Saturday 28th initially a chilli con carne, then noodles in the warmers, sorry no pics, I went for salad items and dip



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It is ridiculous...advertise and promote something but don't deliver...oh this is Qantas...what else would you expect!
 

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~6pm Sunday 29th May had someone working in the Spice Bar, but it was not serving food during my 90min visit.

The buffet options were actually quite ok though.
 

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ET reports the Spice Bar is reopening this week with a fresh and fragrant new menu including the dreaded chicken miso soup with pickled ginger and sesame
Snap! I was about to re-post the article. Comments there suggest it was open last night.
 

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pax need to complain about it because 'management won't listen to staff'.

The exact phrase used by a QF employee who helps check in people on the kiosks ... the person I spoke to feels that QF listens more to customers via feedbacks, emails, social media posts etc than listening to senior/long-time employees on what is best for the customer ... this person also said that most of the issues customers face/raise/experience is also brought to the attention of QF management via staff members too ... but what ever a staff member says isn't given much importance/thought/followed-up .

Off-topic, but I felt it was relevant ... happy for the mods to move this post as seen fit.
 

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