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Virgin Australia’s New Business Class Menu

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Immanuel Debeer | 25/03/2021

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If you’ve grown accustomed to the brown paper box and individually wrapped snacks over the past 12 months, it’s time to say goodbye and hello to the new Virgin Australia business class menu!

Today, Virgin Australia is launching its brand new business and economy menu, which has been some time in the making (remember noodlegate?).

Back from the good old pre-covid days are proper glassware, china and cutlery to match your dining experience. So what exactly is on offer? Let’s take a look at breakfast, lunch and dinner with Virgin Australia!

Business-class guests will be served a menu choice of 2 items: the main dish and the second a side dish.

Editors note: don’t forget, you can extend your Velocity Frequent Flyer status with just 1 flight.

Breakfast

The breakfast menu is simple but looks tasty; precisely what you want for an early morning start. Business-class flyers can expect a fresh menu each month featuring Australian produce. At launch, the breakfast menu will feature:

  • Smashed avocado and crumbled feta on sourdough, served alongside Greek yoghurt with mango coulis, seasonal fresh fruit and a Danish pastry
  • Ham and scrambled egg brioche roll with tomato relish, served alongside Greek yoghurt with mango coulis and seasonal fresh fruit
  • Bircher muesli with cherry compote, served with a Danish pastry.

Lunch

For lunch on board (until 4 PM), guests can expect the following menu starting today:

  • Pumpkin and prosciutto salad served with cheese and crackers and chocolate delight cake
  • Turkey, brie and fig jam sourdough melt served with cheese and crackers
  • Haloumi and quinoa salad served with cheese and crackers

Dinner

During dinner service, starting at 4 PM, business class guests can expect the following menu:

  • Lamb and rosemary pie with a pumpkin and feta smash, served alongside an antipasto plate with prosciutto, cheese and crackers and a chocolate delight cake
  • Pumpkin and prosciutto salad served with cheese and biscuits
  • Haloumi and quinoa salad served alongside an antipasto plate with marinated vegetables, cheese and crackers and a chocolate delight cake

Spirits and bubbles are back!

If you’ve missed your G&T or a glass of sparkling pre-departure, you’re in luck. With the new menu comes a new set of drinks, including Australian wines, beers and spirits:

  • Australian white and red wines, including Grant Burge NV Sparkling
  • Australian craft beers, including Green Beacon Tropical Pale Ale
  • Selection of popular spirits including vodka, gin, scotch, bourbon and rum.
  • Gordons Gin
  • Jim Beam Bourbon White Label
  • Bundaberg Rum
  • Johnnie Walker Scotch Red Label
  • Smirnoff Vodka
  • Premium tea, coffee, juice and sparkling water

My thoughts?

I’m glad to see Virgin Australia is bringing back a more substantial offering to its business class product (and thankfully, those dreadful cardboard boxes are now a thing of the past!). While the old days of a 3-course meal on the A330 are long gone, I feel like the new menu is well suited for the Virgin Australia business class product on their B737.

This new menu and improved beverage options could tempt more people to submit a “bid to upgrade”, which can often be good value depending on the route flown.

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