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Do you get free food on Virgin Atlantic?

Yes! Virgin Atlantic meals are included in the price of your ticket.

Economy class passengers 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. The meal service will include a cold starter, a choice of two main dishes (one will be vegetarian), and will follow with a coffee/tea and dessert service.

The second service will usually be a Mile High Tea consisting of sandwiches and scones.

Virgin Atlantic has recently launched their new autumn and winter menus that feature snacks such as Walker’s shortbread fingers, vanilla Oreos, Cadbury mini fingers, and Penn State sour cream and chive pretzels.

Pre Order Meals

Passengers who select the Economy Delight fare can now pre-order meals, including chicken, leek, and tarragon casserole, creamy spinach, and butternut pasta, along with cheese, crackers, and a chocolate pot.

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Does Virgin Atlantic offer free drinks?


White and red wine | Brewdog Lost Lager | Eristoff Vodka | Bombay Sapphire Gin | Bacardi Carta Blanca Rum | Bacardi Cuatro Rum| Dewars Whisky | Jack Daniels Bourbon| Coke |Diet Coke | Fever-Tree Lemonade |Fever-Tree Ginger Ale | Fever-Tree Naturally Light Tonic Water | Orange juice | Apple Juice | Cranberry Juice | Tomato Juice | Still & sparkling water.

Champagne (available for purchase)


Recent additions include a chicken lasagne, pork stew, and tofu curry. Don’t miss the British cheese plate or the choice of sweet or savory Mile High Tea.

Passengers can choose from three main meal choices served on real china, and presented on linen cloths. A pre-order meal service is available and more information can be found in the Pre-Select tab above. Premium economy beverages closely resemble those available in economy class, with the inclusion of a Rosé wine and an expanded selection of three additional beer brands.


Upper-class passengers can dine in the clubhouse before departure, allowing them to get to sleep right away once aboard the aircraft. Onboard, expect a welcome Champagne, and at main meal times, a three-course meal served inflight plus a port and cheese offering. Main meal options will include three meal choices, and one option will always be vegetarian.

Latest Additions

The latest dishes include serrano ham with roasted squash, herb-roasted chicken, and roasted trout. New vegetarian and plant-based options, like carrot tartare, spinach and ricotta tortellini, spiced apple and parsnip soup, and a Beyond burger. For dessert, a Northern Bloc plant-based ice cream with flavors like salted caramel and lemon sorbet. The Extra Bites menu offers cream tea with scones, a bao bun with cashew satay chicken, and a spiced lamb flatbread.

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A La Carte Breakfast

Upper Class passengers can now create their own breakfast with options like yogurt, fresh fruit, and pastries. An Express Breakfast with a bacon roll or sweet pastry is available for those who prefer extra sleep and can be served up to 40 mins before landing. New wellbeing drinks, including Real sparkling tea, Perfect Ted matcha, and Lo Bros kombucha, are also available.

Recent snack additions for Autumn (2023) and Winter (2024) include Savoursmiths bubbly and serrano chilli crisps, Yumma peach-flavored gummy sweets, Creative Nature blueberry muffin bars, Love Raw Vegan caramelized biscuit bars, and a variety of other treats.

On select flights, upper-class passengers can enjoy a traditional British afternoon tea complete with cake stands, finger sandwiches, a selection of cakes, and scones with jam and clotted cream.

On evening departures, an express menu is offered to maximize your work or rest time onboard. This service is available on night flights from the East Coast of the USA to the UK.


Virgin Atlantic pre-select is a pre-order meal service for Upper-Class, Premium Economy and Economy Delight passengers. Popular meal options can run out quickly during the flight. Pre-selection guarantees that your preferred meal and also offers meals that aren’t available to order inflight.

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You must order between 7 days to 24 hours before departure. You will receive an email notification to pre-order your meal.


The following 16 special meals can be ordered at least 24 hours before departure.

Low Fat Meal: Low-fat meal option for those watching fat intake.

Low Sodium Meal: Designed with reduced salt for passengers with sodium restrictions.

Diabetic Meal: Tailored for diabetics with controlled sugar and carbs.

Fruit Platter Meal: Fresh fruit assortment for a healthy choice.

Gluten Intolerant Meal: Gluten-free, suitable for those with gluten intolerance.

Kosher Meal: Complies with Jewish dietary laws.

Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian Meal: Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.

Low Lactose Meal: Minimal lactose content for lactose-intolerant passengers.

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Vegan Meal: Plant-based, excluding all animal products.

Hindu Meal: Catered to Hindu dietary preferences with spices.

Muslim Meal: Prepared following Islamic dietary guidelines.

Jain Meal: Jain dietary-compliant, avoiding certain ingredients.

Asian Vegetarian Meal: Vegetarian with Asian flavors and spices.

Child Meal: Kid-friendly options for young travelers.

Baby Meal: Suitable for infants but bring your baby food.

Pureed Meal: Smooth-textured for those with chewing or swallowing difficulties.

To book your special meal, use the “Manage My Booking” function on the airline’s website here.


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