Virgin Australia Business Class Catering - Service, Meal times, Menus

Scarlett

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CBR-MEL VA266 / MEL-CBR VA267

Pastrami Reuben or Burrito power bowl? (the ‘superfood’ thing mentioned up thread) on both flights.

Master Scarlett had the Reuben and reckoned something was too spicy for him. 🥵 Which in reality means it was only mild!

I had the burrito bowl both ways and although it was quite plain the chipotle dressing was nice. Mostly brown rice, with some token beans (pinto beans?) and corn kernels. Easy enough to eat in the three or so minutes available on the short sector.
 

SJF211

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Two options, either the Crossiant with smoked salmon and capers or zucchini fritters with roasted tomatoes. Being in 2F I was expecting to get the leftovers so didn't get to excited for the meal but I suspect there was someone important in 2C as she went straight to him and then me before going to row 1. The salmon didn't taste the freshest but was very tasty all in all. I did think it was a bit small for a 4 hour flight though. Accompanied by yougurt with passion fruit and a chocolate crossiant.

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Mattg

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CBR-MEL VA266 / MEL-CBR VA267

Pastrami Reuben or Burrito power bowl? (the ‘superfood’ thing mentioned up thread) on both flights.

Master Scarlett had the Reuben and reckoned something was too spicy for him. 🥵 Which in reality means it was only mild!

I had the burrito bowl both ways and although it was quite plain the chipotle dressing was nice. Mostly brown rice, with some token beans (pinto beans?) and corn kernels. Easy enough to eat in the three or so minutes available on the short sector.

Just flew on VA267 and had the same two options. I thought the burrito power bowl wasn’t bad. Given the flight time of only 47 minutes, I can understand why they only had two cold options on this sector.

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Chicken katsu curry (other option was a burrito superfood bowl - whatever that is)

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The "katsu curry" isn't going to win any awards for authenticity (think schnitzel crumb with two spoonfuls of watered down curry sauce) but it was still quite tasty, a substantial portion, and the chicken itself was crispy at the edges and juicy in the middle. Miles ahead of what QF would offer on a 3pm flight, would happily order again.

Beers offered were Pure Blonde and Green Beacon
Fully agree, had that on a Noon MEL-SYD flight (other option was a "vegetarian wrap").

I really enjoyed it. Far better than QF Buisness in my recent experience.

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Matt_01

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Not sure what has happened to the new and improved VA J offerings MEL-ADL this evening, on par with the QF offering on the way over 24 hours earlier.

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This was last week I forgot to post them up. I think everyone has seen the pics of the vego mexican bowl. That chipotle mayo that is hidden in there is delicious.

MEL-SYD lunchtime flight

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I had the option of the Katsu Chicken dish. I'd had that once before and I'm glad I went with the lighter option in the end.

On the way back to Melbourne the next morning I was treated to a quesadilla (had to spell check that one). I think it was bacon, sausage, beans and egg. Pretty tasty.


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I'm doing two of these a week so I'll try to get more photos up to Christmas.
 

ole nimeton

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MEL-CBR 8:45pm, VA291.

Options were pastrami sandwich (cold), rice salad or cheese pack on its own.
Sandwich was nice though might have been better heated a little.
A few people went the sandwich, don’t think anyone went the rice salad and some didn’t eat.

Service was pleasant and nice without being outstanding. They carted all the uneaten meals off to the back of the plane after the initial service… not sure what that was about.
 

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Harthagan

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MEL-CBR 8:45pm, VA291.

Options were pastrami sandwich (cold), rice salad or cheese pack on its own.
Sandwich was nice though might have been better heated a little.
A few people went the sandwich, don’t think anyone went the rice salad and some didn’t eat.

Service was pleasant and nice without being outstanding. They carted all the uneaten meals off to the back of the plane after the initial service… not sure what that was about.

Could just be the photo but that sandwich doesn't look too appetising!
 

ole nimeton

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Sorry, it was a quick/terrible photo. Sandwich was nice enough given the limited options though I was generally underwhelmed by the overall flight experience and food choices.
 
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Matt_01

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That looks good to me, and pretty substantial for a 1hr flight.
It was not my intention to come across as complaining about the food size, I am a rusted on QF flyer for the OW benefits. Prior to covid the VA domestic J service was much better than QF, then after things went south for VA there was 'Noodle gate', 'box gate' and VA went on record promoting an improved service. Based on what I have experienced both airlines are on the race to the bottom.
 

greenandgold

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CNS-BRE morning flight

Had the choice of a crossiant with smoked salmon and capers and something else, but they had me at salmon, so frankly I blanked out after that. It was enjoyed so much by my little travel companion on my lap (not pictured) that the absolutely outstanding cabin manager Peter offered me a second serving. A delightful dish combined with a fresh danish and incredibly friendly and highly attentive service by Peter made for a terrific flight experience.

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