8.5Overall Score

Ever wanted to know what’s included if you pre order a Thomas Cook inflight meal? Well, we just had to fly them to get a taste of these meals which have been created by celebrity chef James Martin. Our flight will take us from Corfu to Bristol with a flying time of just over three hours enough time to sample the inflight meals that await us.

We arranged with our friends at Thomas Cook UK to get a taste of quite a number of inflight meals on this flight. Sounds rather greedy doesn’t it? Well, it’s all in the name of research, of course…


Meals can be booked at the time of making your reservation or you can always head over to the Thomas Cook website after you have booked your flights to add the meals to your booking. Meals start at £6.00 and the choice of options will vary depending on your flight and the season. Children will normally eat at half the price of adults for further information you can check here.



After take off the cabin crew will begin the meal service and those who have pre-ordered a meal will get served first usually. First comes this lovely box (see below) which doubles as a rubbish bag. The contents inside for dinner/lunch meals will include: Bread, Dessert, Cheese & Crackers, Chocolate, Milk and Butter.



Whilst contents of the breakfast boxes will include: Yoghurt, Muffin, Juice and Milk.


In addition to the inflight box, you will also receive your hot meal pre-order. First up we sampled the Plain Chicken with Indian Butter Sauce and Fragrant Rice with Mango Chutney, then the Slow Braised Beef with Bourbon Glaze and Potatoes and finally the Ricotta and Basil Filled Ravioli in a Tomato Sauce.



The meal concept is great and you really do feel that you get a lot for your money. The Indian Butter Chicken tasted great whilst the Slow Braised Beef was ever so tender and something that reminded us of a Sunday Roast. The Ravioli on the other hand was ok, it wasn’t bad by any means it was just ok. If we had to pick the best option it would have to be the Indian Butter Chicken.


Deciding to eat three meals on a three-hour flight across Europe was probably not the best idea. By the end of the flight, we were ready to burst but we had to research all these meals right?


A big thanks to the team at Thomas Cook UK who provided us with so many inflight meals to sample inflight. We paid for our own flights, but Thomas Cook provided the meals for free, all views expressed are ours.


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Nik has been running Inflight Feed since 2012, and since then he's taken well over 500 flights for work and pleasure. He documents his inflight meal experiences right here and he's also a freelance writer covering inflight meal trends, he has written for CNN and has regular columns in leading industry magazines. He's been featured in Vogue, QZ plus many major news outlets across the globe, and has become the 'go to' person when someone needs an opinion about airline meals.