a man holding a tray of food

One of the greatest joys of travel is knowing that the best experiences couldn’t be the same anywhere else in the world. There’s nothing quite like wine in France, pasta in Italy, sushi in Tokyo, or afternoon tea in London. So why shouldn’t it be the same in the air? Virgin Atlantic is changing that, with their exclusive new afternoon tea service. Fancy a macaron at 38,000 feet? No sweat.

a man and woman in a kitchenExclusive Afternoon Tea Partnership

Afternoon tea is synonymous with Britain the way popcorn is synonymous with going to the movies. It’s a staple of any London visit. Virgin Atlantic’s exclusive new partnership with master pâtissier Eric Lanlard has created the perfect afternoon tea both on the ground and in the air, in an attempt to make the Virgin flying experience more unique than ever. And yes – the “afternoon tea” service will be in all cabins, not just the most expensive ones.

a table with food on itClubhouse Lounge Afternoon Tea

The Virgin Atlantic London Heathrow Clubhouse lounge will offer a full on, complimentary afternoon tea service for all guests from 3:00 – 5:30 PM expertly curated by Eric Lanlard. In addition to a pot of tea and some Lanson champagne, Guests can expect…

  • Prosciutto, sunblushed tomato and rocket on a stone baked Campagne brown roll
  • Smoked salmon, cream cheese and dill mint mini croissant
  • Broccoli, goat’s cheese and cress savoury tart
  • Homemade plain and sultana scones with strawberry preserve, lemon and clotted cream
  • Eton mess verrine with strawberry coulis
  • Apple and blackberry cake
  • Dark chocolate brownie with salted caramel sauce

a plate of food on a tableOn Board Tea Service In All Cabins

Virgin Atlantic  have launched an on board afternoon tea service in all cabins during day flights. Guests in upper class can even enjoy their exclusive high tea at the on board cocktail bar for a fully festive experience. Guests in economy and premium economy will enjoy assorted tea sandwiches, scones and macarons at their seats. We want in!

How do you feel about this cool partnership?

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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  1. Just lovelly looking and sounds delicious! BA hope your not sleeping..they serving all these in their C class lounge..last time I had high tea in T5 First longe in LHR..it was not that appealling, probably because it has been the same for most of the time!

  2. This sounds truly wonderful. Now if they would only get rid of those torture chambers in UC …

  3. The natural successor to the increasingly awful BA for the title of flag carrier. You simply couldn’t imagine Beyond Abysmal actually introducing something for customers despite their enormous fares and profits…

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