Taste8.7
Quality8.8
Appearance9.1
Quantity8.3
Originality8.2
8.6Overall Score

This is the second time that I’ve flown with Norwegian to sample their long haul product, to check out the previous review from New York to Oslo back in 2013 click here.  The last time that I flew with Norwegian I found the meals lacked quality, however as you will soon read there’s been a HUGE improvement! This review is just about the meals only, it’s quite difficult to review inflight service when an airline knows that you’re onboard the flight, I observed the crew interacting with other passengers and found them to be extremely polite and caring. Enjoy!

QUICK NOTE

Norwegian do not offer any free meals in economy class, at the time of booking your ticket you may also add bags/seats and meals at varying prices. Passengers travelling in premium economy class do have meals included. If you forget to add meals when booking your ticket you may add meals up to 72 hours prior to departure right here!

 

 

ECONOMY CLASS DISHES

As you can see the economy class meal tray is quite basic, made of clear plastic and holds a three course meal; salad, main and pre packaged dessert. You’re free to choose any drink to accompany your meal, and on longer flights they will serve a second service meal such as the below breakfast offering.

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Meal 1- Roast beef served with creamy pepper sauce, marinated potatoes and carrots, grilled vegetables with Quinoa salad and white chocolate and raspberry truffle dessert!

 

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Meal 2 – Chicken fillet servied with chili onion sauce with rice and vegetables, same dessert and salad as above.

 

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Meal 3- Breakfast served prior to landing in Bangkok, ham and cheese sandwich, chocolate chip cookie and apple juice. 

 

PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS 

Even though I was sitting in economy class, I was lucky enough to get a taste of what’s served beyond the curtain in premium economy class. These meals are served in a box instead of the see through plastic tray that they use in economy class, and there’s a few small finer touches.

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Meal 1 – Wheat kernel salad with pomegranate, grilled beef top fillet with choron saunce, roasted potatoes, oven-baked peppers, and vegetables. For dessert a hand made truffle rhubarb praline that is sourced locally. 

 

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Meal 2 – Fish served with hollandaise sauce, potato, sugar snaps and carrots. 

 

THE VERDICT?

For the record I purchased my own ticket from Oslo to Bangkok with Norwegian Air, however the airline knew that I was onboard the flight and provided a range of meals for me to taste test. We eat with our eyes so whilst the presentation in economy class and even premium economy class could be better, the meals did look appetising and tasted great. The roast beef economy class dish was tender, whilst the chicken succulent and the flavor combinations just right. The grilled beef from premium economy was a great dish with an array of flavors and whilst I’m not a big fish fan this dish was creamy and tasty, and the hand made praline was definitely a nice touch. Breakfast was simple yet tasty and a nice change from a hot cooked breakfast meal offering. All in all definitely a great improvement seen in the meals since I flew them last. A big thanks to the inflight service team at Norwegian (You know who you are) for arranging all the meal tastings for this flight. Until the next Norwegian flight, happy inflight feeding!

About The Author

Founder of Inflight Feed

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 a 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!