Qantas meals are complimentary to all customers travelling on a Qantas operated service. The airline has worked with chef Neil Perry since 1997 and while customers in First, and Business class can sample his dishes passengers in Premium Economy can do so as well.

Below you will find information on the range of special meals Qantas offers, domestic Economy drinks and dining as well as international Premium Economy meals.

For an idea of what to expect on domestic short hops in Australia, check the Inflight Feed Qantas meal review here.


Special meals can be ordered up to 24 hours before departure however Kosher meals must be requested at least 36 hours before departure. Note that if flying on a domestic economy flight where only refreshments are served or supper it’s not possible to order a special meal.

To order special meals manage your Qantas booking here

Other special meals available for order are Diabetic, Child’s meal, Fruit Platter, Gluten Intolerance, Hindu, Infant, Kosher Meal, Moslem (Halal), Vegetarian (Asian Indian Style), Vegetarian (Lacto-Ovo), Vegetarian (Oriental), Vegetarian (Strict Indian) and Vegan meals.


Everyone is offered complimentary inflight dining and refreshments, depending on the time of day you travel and the duration of the flight. Meals are inspired by famous chef Neil Perry, and some flights include complimentary wine and beer:

Wine and beer are free at these times on domestic services within Australia, at other times it’s a paid bar service.

Perth and Adelaide/Brisbane/Canberra/Darwin/Melbourne/Sydney
After 12.00pm daily

Adelaide/Brisbane/Canberra/Melbourne and Sydney
After 4.00pm Monday to Friday

Canberra and Adelaide/Brisbane/Melbourne/Sydney
After 4.00pm daily

QantasLink Turboprop services
After 4.00pm daily


Menu Select is a pre order meal service available on selected international flights for Business, Premium Economy and Economy class passengers.

You can pre-order your meal from a range of dishes either via the Qantas App or at the manage my booking function on the Qantas website.

How do you order? Just retrieve your booking through the ‘Manage Your Booking function and pre-order your meal up to 12 hours before departure, but not before 7 days.


Qantas is now offering a more restaurant style meal service on select international flights. After takeoff passengers will be served a signature Bickfords welcome drink which has been made exclusively for Qantas. Meal trays are gone, and restaurant-style dining will now be served to all customers in economy including bigger meals and more meal choices.


Qantas premium economy passengers can pre-order their meal choice before departure on select flights. If you don’t want to eat inflight at all you can select the ‘No meal’ option up to 12 hours before departure, however, drinks and other snacks will be available to you. All passengers in premium economy enjoy pre-takeoff drinks as well as a wide range of snacks and drinks with the continuous refreshment service throughout the flight. If that’s not enough on A380 flights, there is a self-service snack bar.