Cathay pacific meals include a range of special meal options as well as on-demand dining in First Class and Business Class. The airline offers regional noodle signature soups from Hong Kong on select flights in premium cabins while economy class passengers will also benefit from dishes that have a Hong Kong/Chinese flavour.

For further information and to see what might be on the menu check here.


Printed menus are offered on long haul services, and there is usually a choice of two main dishes on all long haul flights. On shorter routes within Asia expect meal boxes instead. All meals and drinks are included in your airfare on Cathay Pacific services.

On long haul services between meals, it’s possible to visit the galley and help yourself to a range of snacks and drinks.


Passengers flying Cathay Pacific Premium Economy class will enjoy pre-departure drinks on long haul services which include a champagne option. Printed menus are offered on long haul services while medium-haul services do not offer menus or pre-departure beverages. The food standard is meant to be similar to business class dining, and the proper cutlery and crockery are provided to premium economy passengers. At mealtimes expect three main meal options, including one vegetarian, one meat and one fish.



Chivas Regal 12 years old, Courvoisier V.S.O.P, Finlandia, Gordon’s Gin and Barcardi Rum.


Two options of White and Red.


A mix of local and international beers.


Cathay Pacific special meals include the following options which can be ordered up to 24 hours before departure:

Vegetarian Hindu / Indian Vegetarian Meal, Baby Meal, Bland Meal, Child Meal, Diabetic Meal, Fruit Platter Meal, Gluten Intolerant Meal, Hindu Meal, Kosher Meal, Low Calorie Meal, Low Fat / Low Cholesterol Meal, Low Salt Meal, Moslem Meal, Liquid Meal, Low Lactose Meal, Vegetarian Raw Meal, No-Beef Meal, Vegetarian Vegan Meal, Vegetarian Jain Meal, Vegetarian Lacto-Ovo Meal and Vegetarian Oriental Meal.

Note that on flights to Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Middle East, and Pakistan, all main meals are Halal certified, so there is no need to order a special meal if flying to these destinations.

If you need to order a special meal on Cathay Pacific, please contact the airline here, or order your meal by managing your booking here.

For further information related to your Cathay Pacific special meals, please check here.


Cathay Pacific was one of the first airlines to have rice cookers, toasters, and skillets on board which allow cabin crew to prepare freshly cooked rice, toast, and eggs. The airline has just completed an overhaul of their business class meal service which rolled out across their long haul network during 2018 and 2019. They have created a concept similar to ‘restaurant’ style service, and you’ll notice that there are no longer any trolleys in the cabin, all meals are now plated up by the cabin crew in the galley and delivered by hand to you.

On long haul services (over ten hours), there is an a la carte menu offering up to three appetisers and six main course meals. Room service style breakfast allows you to select what you want for breakfast, and there will be Western or Traditional Chinese breakfast offerings as well as an express breakfast option of pastries and something to drink. The express option can be served to up to 60 mins before landing, allowing you even more time to rest.


Here’s a sample of some of the drinks that Cathay Pacific offers in business class. Note that these may vary depending on availability of product and flight destination.


Cathay Delight – Kiwifruit-based non-alcoholic drink with coconut milk and fresh mint.

Pacific Sunrise – A combination of Champagne and Drambuie with the zest of orange and lemon.


Bombay Sapphire Dry Gin, Bacardi Rum, Absolut Vodka, Martini Rosso, Martini Extra Dry Campari, Sweet and Dry Sherry, Bloody Mary and Screwdriver.


Chivas Regal 12 Years Old, Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve, Jack Daniel’s and Canadian Club.


Hine Rare Fine Champagne, Drambuie, Cointreau and Bailey’s Irish Cream.


Orange, Apple and Tomato


Coke, Coke Light, Sprite, Perrier Sparkling Water, Tonic Water, Soda Water and Ginger Ale.


Freshly brewed, Espresso, Cappuccino and Caffe late. All offered in decaf version also.


Hong Kong-style milk tea, Hot Chocolate, Ceylon, Earl Grey, Jasmine, Green Tea, Oolong, Chamomile and Peppermint.