Virgin Atlantic meals are included in the price of your ticket. Irish celebrity chef Donal Skehan has created a range of dishes inspired by destinations, focusing on sustainable, fresh ingredients bringing a real restaurant experience to the skies.

Since October 2018 the new “dine with Donal” dishes will debut in Upper-Class cabins and Clubhouses, followed by Premium and Economy cabins in 2019. In all cabin classes on day flights from the UK, passengers will be served a traditional English afternoon tea service, created by master pâtissier Eric Lanlard.

For economy class passengers, you can expect two meal services on most Virgin Atlantic long haul services. You’ll start with a Welcome Cocktail or beers, wines and spirits, as well as soft drinks. A meal service which will include a cold starter, a choice of three main dishes (one will be vegetarian) will follow and then a coffee/tea and dessert service. Before landing an additional meal service is completed.

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The following 16 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, Fruit Platter, Gluten-free meal, Jain meal, Low-fat meal, Muslim meal, Vegetarian Lacto ovo meal, Low Lactose, Baby meal, Diabetic meal, Hindu Meal, Kosher meal, Low salt meal, Vegan meal, Pureed meal.

To book your special meal use the manage my booking function on the airlines’ website right here.

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

Master patissier Eri Lanlard has created a Mile High Tea service for all Virgin Atlantic day flights that depart from the UK. This delicious afternoon tea service is served in all cabin classes as a second meal service before landing.


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. For further information on premium economy dining check here.


Upper-class passengers can dine in the clubhouse before departure allowing them to get to sleep right away once aboard their aircraft. Clubhouse meals have also been designed by Donal Skehan and may include dining options in the lounge such as:

    Pan-fried fish with cauliflower mash and garden peas
    Vietnamese beef and mango salad
    Lemon and poppy seed pancakes with strawberries, apple syrup, and vanilla mascarpone

Onboard 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 precisely what they would like on their breakfast plate.


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