Member since 05 Dec 2018
Total posts 93
Doing a leg soon and below are my choices.
What like to hear what your opinions are on these food choices, seeing meal service will be around 10pm.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 02 Sep 2018
Total posts 352
Not sure what flight you are on but for an international long haul departing 10pm, I would suggest eating at the lounge and getting onboard to go straight to sleep. Don't eat just because you can.
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 1,003
I lean towards lighter inflight meals these days, and would suggest the barramundi, especially as this is for an overnight flight – you don't want anything too heavy sitting on your stomach and trying ti be digested. That said, if the meal service is 10pm then is this a flight departing late evening, say 8pm? I'd also look at taking my dinner in the lounge, and using this as an opportunity to get some fresh greens in the mix, and treating this inflight meal more like a lighter supper, which is where the fish is good or even just the soup.
Member since 22 Oct 2012
Total posts 204
We don't know what flight you're on, or the departure time, but keep in mind that meal service can sometimes seem to take forever to be delivered to your seat, eating into valuable sleeping time.
Member since 07 Feb 2015
Total posts 144
I had the Barramundi during lunch service on a recent flight to HK and it was very nice. But considering your're doing an evening departure, I'd agree with the others and eat well in the lounge and just have something light as a supper. Personally I'd go for the soup, but the barra is good too if you want something a bit more substentail but not a large meal.
Member since 17 Aug 2012
Total posts 1,285
Barramundi, hands down.
Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Looks like I will eat dinner at lounge (based on suggestions here), hopefully something half edible at the Qantas business lounge. Last time I was there the hot options were not too appealing.
Etihad - Etihad Guest
Member since 31 May 2019
Total posts 2
The soup is probably the lightest option, but I had this exact menu last week to Tokyo and, despite my general suspicion of fish on planes, I chose the barramundi. It was very good, not too heavy, not too much, and it matched the chilled sake nicely.
Member since 18 Mar 2018
Total posts 19
I will attempt to provide a summary of meal choices based on my unrefined palate:
Thank you aeries for taking the time in this comprehensive break down.
Member since 18 Nov 2015
Total posts 110
It's still plane food. Reheated food. No better than average cafe food. Get something freshly cooked at the lounge / airport then sleep on the plane.
You’re not wrong about Qatar’s inflight meals, Aidan - it’s an extensive and high quality selection, and the ‘dine on demand’ approach is wonderful.
Yeah I loved the experience, I never felt anything was lacking. Had to order less food on the way back.
Member since 10 May 2017
Total posts 55
I agree with this - The best part of flying in a premium cabin is the fact that you can sleep.The food, generally, isn't thaaat much better than economy. And its definitely no where near anything you'll get on the ground.
Member since 26 Jul 2018
Every time I have had the barramundi it has been totally over cooked and had to be sent back. Qantas is really lacking in business class food choices compared to some of the other airlines. The lounge option is far better, although even there if you compare to other lounges such as Cathay Pacific it looses again
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