Qatar Airways dishes up flavours of Australia in new onboard menu

Expect fresh sustainable produce onboard your next Qatar Airways business class flight.

Qatar Airways has announced newly curated onboard dining menus for its Australian flights, featuring sustainably sourced meals using premium, fresh and local Australian produce.

The refreshed menus have been rolled out in phases across the Gulf airline’s Australian network for both business and economy class passengers to enjoy across all flights.

New dishes are now part of Qatar’s ‘Dine on Demand’ menu, which allows premium passengers the luxury of deciding when they prefer to eat their chosen meals.

New South Wales beef tenderloin featured on Qatar Airways' new business class menu.
New South Wales beef tenderloin, dauphinoise potato and caramelised onion is on the menu in business class.

Whether choosing lamb from Victoria, Queensland barramundi or Tasmanian smoked salmon, there’s sure to be something to tickle your tastebuds at all times of your flight. Here’s what’s on the menu.

Business class bites

The new business class menu heroes produce from Australia’s esteemed Hunter Valley region, with chicken breast stuffed with tomato and ricotta sure to not only appease, but delight the masses.

Hunter Valley chicken breast featured on Qatar Airways' new business class menu.
Chicken breast stuffed with tomato and ricotta is available to order in business class.

The following meals have also taken their place on the business class menu:

  • New South Wales beef tenderloin, dauphinoise potato and caramelised onion
  • braised Victorian lamb shank paired with a coconut rendang sauce
  • Queensland barramundi with a spicy kung pao sauce
  • Tasmanian smoked salmon with toasted English muffin
  • burrata cheese, Bowen heirloom cherry tomatoes and creamy basil pesto.
Tasmanian smokes salmon featured on Qatar Airways' new business class menu.
Business class: Tasmanian smoked salmon with toasted English muffin.

We will absolutely be ordering the Tasmanian salmon for breakfast!

Plant-based options

Don’t worry, vegan and vegetarian travellers won’t go hungry.

Qatar Airways also has a generous vegan business class menu available on all flights from Doha’s Hamad International Airport, as well as selected flights into Doha.

Whether you follow a plant-based diet or not, sticking to veggie meals in the sky can be a good way to feel lighter when you touch town after a long flight.

The ‘fully vegan’ à la carte menu includes the following dishes:

  • smoked moutabel
  • spiral courgettes and arrabbiata sauce
  • tofu and spinach tortellini
  • Asian barbecue tofu
  • fried tofu with vegetable tagine
  • cauliflower couscous and kalamata bruschetta
  • chickpea flour omelette.

What about the wine?

We’re saving the best until last, of course! Although focus on quality food and beverage will remain constant, menus on outbound and inbound flights will be rotated frequently to provide different options to relish an array of flavours.

As one would expect from an Australian spread, Qatar Airways Vice President of Catering Services Shashank Bhardwaj said passengers are in for a selection of local wines too, with all flights to and from Australia featuring two Australian wines (plus another from New Zealand).

“Qatar Airways works closely with farmers and wine-makers around Australia to source seasonal local, fresh and healthy ingredients. We are excited to share Australian produce with the world through our in-flight dining experience,” Mr Bhardwaj said.

Summing up

Qatar’s new menu comes after Qantas has announced refreshed menus on all flights, with both airlines arguably setting a new standard for first and business class dining.

More and more Australian-based passengers are choosing to take flight with Qatar Airways, with the Gulf airline recently expanding services across the country.

Qatar currently operates more than 40 weekly flights to Australia, flying from its Doha hub to Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, and Adelaide.

What do you think of Qatar’s new business class menu?

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2 thoughts on “Qatar Airways dishes up flavours of Australia in new onboard menu”

  1. Avatar for Peter

    Zoe, there is no possibility to ‘dine on demand’ in economy class on Qatar, however this article states all new dishes are available via this feature. Please correct this.

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