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On Virgin Atlantic long haul services passengers can expect a simplified meal service delivered in a meal box. In economy and premium economy class there will be three hot meal choices accompanied by a dessert and cheese and biscuits.

Afternoon tea is provided before landing (or Breakfast on evening departures) with tea and coffee. Beverage choices onboard will include wine, beer, water, juice and soft drinks.


It’s now possible to order some special meal options including a Lacto-Ovo vegetarian and Kosher meals. From October 1 it will be possible to order Gluten-Free, Halal, Low lactose and Vegan meals. More details to follow as the airline announces additional changes.

You can book your special meal by managing your booking here.


Passengers in Upper class will be offered a single meal tray consisting of a hot meal (three choices available) dessert, bread roll and cheese and crackers.

This information supersedes all other information on this page until further notice.


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 restaurant experience to the skies.

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 three main dishes (one will be vegetarian) and will follow with a coffee/tea and dessert service.

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.

Since 2019 the new “Dine with Donal” dishes are offered in premium and economy class cabins.

Premium Economy

Passengers are served meals on real china, and meal trays are presented on linen cloths. A pre-order meal service is available for premium economy class passengers, more information can be displayed in Pre-Select tab above.

Three main meal choices will be offered with wines selected by the Master of Wine from Berry Bros & Rudd.

Further information on premium economy dining can be found here.


Upper-class passengers can dine in the clubhouse before departure, allowing them to get to sleep right away once aboard the aircraft. Meals featured in the clubhouse have been created by chef Donal Skehan.

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.

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 exactly what they would like on their breakfast plate.

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

There’s also an onboard bar available to you during the flight for snacks, sweets, fruit and drinks.

Sample inflight menus for Upper Class can be viewed here.


Virgin Atlantic pre-select is a pre-order meal service for Upper-Class and Premium Economy class passengers travelling on a confirmed ticket. If you’re flying from Manchester to Barbados, Orlando, Atlanta and New York, and from London Gatwick to Saint Lucia, Barbados, Las Vegas, Antigua, Havana, Orlando, Cancun and Montego Bay you may be eligible to pre-order your main meal.

You must order at least 72 to 24 hours before departure. You will receive an email notification to pre-order your meal, if you do not receive this email, it’s not possible to pre-order.


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 here.

Additional information on special meals can be found here.


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