Virgin Australia Food
Virgin Australia make much of their exciting new onboard menu with signature Luke Mangan items.
In Business Class Domestic & Trans-Tasman there is a decent hot meal, and on flights over 3 hours there is a three-course lunch and dinner (but make sure you are on one of these flights, not one class as a mid-morning or afternoon).
Longhaul International Business Class - Virgin Australia inflight food
Bowl of olives
A starter once into the cruise.
SaladFeta salad with rocket.
Rump SteakSteak with peas.
Fruit PavlovaFruit Pavlova
Continental BreakfastBowl of cerial. Croisant.
Hot breakfastEggs, bacon, hash brown.
Shorthaul Business Class - Virgin Australia inflight food
Duck and GrapeCold duck slices over a bed of red cabbage, with grapes.
Roll. Butter. Cheese, biscuits. Orange tart.
This is just wrong on so many different levels. Cold, poor flavour, and just odd.
Hummus Meze plateA plate of hummus and feta with turkish bread,
Ceaser salad. Roll. Butter. Biscuit.
Wow, lots of great flavour. Really good, and quite hearty too.
Tomato potatoesSalad. Roll. Butter. Biscuit.
Domestic Economy Class - Virgin Australia inflight food
On East-West coast transcontinental services, from Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne to Perth there is a free hot meal and one free beer or wine (after midday).
Also on flights from Canberra to Sydney or Melbourne (called Capital Connect flights) there IS a free snack, which is also offered on rural flights in Western Australia (but no beer).
And on flights between the state capitals (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane) there is one free beer or wine offered between 4pm and 7pm.
The Virgin Australia Menu is in the seat pocket infront of you, however it is not available online, so you can't check out prices before hand.
There are normally two trolleys on the plane, one which starts at the front, and the other at the back. Hence, if you want to get your food first, and have some chance of eating it before you get off the plane, you'll need to sit either right at the front, or right at the back.
Ham SandwichHam, Cheese and Tomato sandwich.
Welcome to British Rail catering on Virgin: yes it doesn't get much better than this. This is the famous basic sandwich selection of Virgin Australia: it's pretty grim.
Chicken SandwichChicken and Salad Gourmet Sandwich
If you want to splash out, you can of course go for the Gourmet selection: this really isn't much of an improvement, but at least it looks a lot better.
There is a real bit coleslaw in the sandwich, and the bread is marginally better, with all of $3 added flavour.
Morish Nuts Premium Savoury MixMorish Nuts with Macadamias, cashews, and over baked pretzels dusted with organic salt.
PringlesA packet of Virgin Australia Pringles.
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