Virgin Atlantic meals and drinks will vary depending on your class of travel. For economy class passengers, you can enjoy the Welcome Cocktail, followed by a meal service and then a coffee/tea and dessert service. Afternoon tea or breakfast is usually a deli-style box that is served to passengers just before landing. Children’s meals have been created by Lorraine Pascale on flights ex UK.


Passengers are served meals on real china and meal trays are served along with proper linen. There are three main meal choices available to all premium economy class passengers and the airline even offers a high tea service. Wines are selected by the Master of Wine from Berry Bros & Rudd.


Upper-class passengers can dine in the clubhouse prior to departure allowing them to get to sleep right away once aboard their aircraft. A three-course meal is served plus a port and cheese offering and passengers can choose from three main meal options of which one will always be vegetarian. On select flights, upper-class passengers can enjoy a traditional British afternoon tea complete with cake stands, finger sandwiches, selection of cakes, and scones with jam and clotted cream. On flights where a hot English breakfast is served passengers can select exactly what they would like on their breakfast plate.


The following special meals can be ordered on Virgin Atlantic services you will be required to give a minimum of 24 hours to order these options:

Asian Vegetarian meal, Child meal, Gluten free meal, Jain meal, Low fat meal, Muslim meal, Vegetarian lactose meal, Baby meal, Diabetic meal, Hindu Meal, Kosher meal, Low salt meal, Vegan meal and a Special meal request (SPML) which may not be met by the special meals range offered.

To book your meal or for further information check with the airline.


For further information on the food service you should expect, please click on the below picture.

Economy meal service

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