Virgin Australia Domestique lounge in Adelaide: nice but poor catering

Like the other Virgin Australia lounges we’ve already tested, the one in Adelaide is relatively pleasant, but its catering still leaves a lot to be desired.

You’ll find a summary of the articles about this trip to Australia at the bottom of the page.

Location of the lounge

After security checks, turn left at the end of the shopping area. Not exactly central, but close to my departure gate.

Access to the lounge

I remind you of the Virgin Australia lounge access rules:

It is logically accessible to Virgin Australia business class passengers, as well as Gold and Platinum members of its Velocity loyalty program and partner airline programs, provided they are traveling on a Virgin Australia-operated flight.

Non-business class Virgin Australia customers can also purchase an annual lounge pass.

Any passenger can also purchase access at the lounge entrance.

And last but not least, it is available to holders of an American Express Platinum or Centurion (non-cobranded, of course).

In this case I was traveling in premium economy (economy x) and didn’t have access to it as such, but as a holder of an American Express Platinum.

Design et dispostion du salon

The lounge consists of a large room divided into smaller, more intimate areas. The omnipresence of a large bay window makes it very bright.


The lounge is more like a restaurant than a lounging area, with tables everywhere and only a few workspaces.


The signage is creative and a little offbeat, in the Moxy spirit.


All in all, it’s pretty and pleasant.


As always at Virgin Australia, a barista station is dedicated to hot drinks.


Catering is rather limited, and the fact that it’s breakfast time doesn’t help matters.





Scrambled eggs.




The staff are clearly in no hurry to restock the buffet.

As for drinks, in addition to the barista there’s this fountain.


I assume that, as at the Virgin Australia lounge in Sydney, an on-demand alcoholic beverage service is available from midday onwards.

Lounge facilities

The lounge has toilet and shower facilities.


Very quiet in the early morning.

Bottom line

A really nice place, but its food offer is really too limited.

The articles about this trip to Australia

1DiaryPreparing a trip to Australia
2LoungeAir France lounge Roissy 2G
3FlightParis-Gothenburg, Air France, Business Class (Embraer 190)
4HotelDraken, Gothenburg
5RestaurantKuruya, Gothenburg
6RestaurantSaga, Gothenburg
7HotelScandic Landvetter Airport
8LoungeSAS Lounge-Gothenburg (already tested many times, no review)
9FlightGothenburg-Munich, Lufthansa, Business Class (A320)
10LoungeLufthansa Senator Lounge Munich T2 Gates H
11FlightMunich-Tokyo Haneda, ANA, Business Class (B787)
12LoungeAna Lounge, Tokyo Haneda, T2
13FlightTokyo Haneda-Sydney, ANA, Business Class (B787)
14HotelMoxy Sydney Airport, Sydney
15LoungeVirgin Australia Lounge Sydney Domestic T2
16FlightSydney-Adelaide, Virgin Australia, Business Class (B737)
17HotelIntercontinental Adelaide
18RestaurantDaughter In Law, Adelaide
19DiaryVisiting Adelaide
20LoungeVirgin Australia lounge, Adelaide, Domestic
21FlightAdelaide-Melbourne, Virgin Australia, Economy X
22HotelRitz Carlton Melbourne
23RestaurantEntrecote, Melbourne
24RestaurantDelhi Streets, Melbourne
25RestaurantBincho Boss, Melbourne
26HotelW Melbourne
27RestaurantCapitano Carlton, Melbourne
28RestaurantRed Spice Road, Melbourne
29RestaurantYakikami, Melbourne
30RestaurantFreyja, Melbourne
31DiaryVisiting Melbourne
32LoungeVirgin Australia lounge, domestic, Melbourne
33FlightMelbourne-Sydney, Virgin Australia, Economy X
34HotelW Sydney
35RestaurantManta, Sydney
36RestaurantAalia, Sydney
37DiaryVisiting Sydney
38LoungeAir New Zealand lounge, Sydney T1
39LoungeThe House, Sydney T1
40FlightSydney-Tokyo Haneda, ANA, Business Class (B787)
41LoungeAna Lounge, Tokyo Haneda, T2 (already tested on the outward journey, no review)
42FlightTokyo Haneda-Frankfurt, ANA, Business Class (B787)
43LoungeLufthansa Senator Lounge, Frankfurt, T1 Gates A
44FlightFrankfurt-Gothenburg, Lufthansa, Business Class (A321)
45HotelJacy’z, Gothenburg
46LoungeThe Lounge, Goteborg Landvetter
47FlightGothenburg-Paris, Air France, Business Class (Embraer 190)
48DiaryDebriefing my vacation in Australia
Bertrand Duperrin
Bertrand Duperrin
Compulsive traveler, present in the French #avgeek community since the late 2000s and passionate about (long) travel since his youth, Bertrand Duperrin co-founded Travel Guys with Olivier Delestre in March 2015.

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