Virgin Atlantic launches autumn & winter in-flight menu


Virgin Atlantic have launched their new menus for the coming months, covering their autumn and winter timetable.

The new menus went live on 5 October.

Upper Class passengers will be able to choose between a glass of Hambledon English sparkling wine paired with British raspberries and sweet rhubarb tonic when they arrive onboard, or Champagne and rosemary truffle artisan crisps.

There are some new additions to the Upper Class menu which include dishes such as:

  • thyme and garlic roasted chicken with dauphinoise potatoes, baby carrots, tender stem broccoli and peppercorn sauce
  • miso and sesame crusted salmon with sweet potato purée, bok choi and a honey and ginger sauce and mushroom
  • red wine & tarragon pie with mashed potatoes, garden vegetables and herb gravy.

The Premium Economy menu includes:

  • hearty chicken casserole with mustard mash and buttered savoy cabbage
  • classic shepherd’s pie, vegetables and creamy mashed potatoes
  • Thai green vegetable curry with steamed jasmine rice
  • Virgin Atlantic’s iconic Mile High Tea featuring delicate finger sandwiches, warm scones and a mini patisserie selection of lemon posset choux and walnut carrot cake.

Premium customers will also enjoy a brand-new range of wellness super blends Twinings teas to support their every need from catching forty winks with the ‘Sleep’ apple, vanilla and chamomile blend, to feeling refreshed with the after-dinner ‘Digest’ blend. For breakfast, Premium customers will enjoy a new enhanced selection of hot cooked breakfasts, served with fresh seasonal fruit, yoghurt, and breakfast pastries. 

Economy passengers can choose from such dishes as:

  • chicken tikka masala with saffron rice, red quinoa and green peas
  • creamy macaroni cheese with a panko and cheese crumb.   

Economy customers can also enjoy an on-demand pantry offering sweet and savoury snacks, whenever they’re peckish in between main meal services.

Virgin Atlantic has also added to its pre-order menu, where Upper Class and Premium customers can pre-select their inflight meals between 72-24 hours of departure. The airline has also introduced new beverages to its onboard menu, including Brooklyn Pilsner, Cobra lager, and Lucky Saint non-alcoholic beer. Joining the line-up is people-pleaser Brook Ridge Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, Diemersdal Pinotage from South Africa, and Soave and Pinot Noir from the family-owned Gianni Tessari estate.  

Corneel Koster, Virgin Atlantic’s Chief Customer and Operating Officer, said: “We’re pleased to announce an enhanced food and drinks service on board. By creating new dishes and working with new partners, we’re bringing a more personal, unique Virgin Atlantic experience for all our customers during the Autumn/Winter season.  

“Creating magical moments for our customers is what we do best; delighting them from the moment they step on board to when they land into their destination. We will continue to develop our inflight offering, as our customers do business, visit family, or seek winter sun for that much needed holiday.”