Mmm the souvlaki! Mix it with tahini, add a splash of lemon and don’t forget the olives. Kudos to you Qatar Airways for mixing together something new and tasty.

Being the ‘World’s Best Airline‘ isn’t quite enough for high achiever, Qatar Airways, because the carrier is clearly chasing the title of ‘Best Inflight Food’ through a fresh Aussie collaboration.


The airline is cooking up on an all new Greek-inspired inflight menu with Australian chef and restauranteur George Calombaris, to be served on the A380 aircraft flying from Melbourne.

First and Business Class passengers travelling on the Airbus from 1 July to 30 September 2017 had better love their meat because the menu will include popular Greek dishes, which generally means, lamb!


Food such as ‘Gazi’ lamb moussaka will be served along with Hellenic grain salad, tuna, and tahini yoghurt as a cold appetiser .

There’ll also be Gazi souvlaki of pastourma beef short rib, pickles and mustard aioli and Greek Salad served with dashi yoghurt and poached prawns.


And to top it all off, Calombaris’ signature “Hellenic Republic” risogalo (Greek rice pudding with Murray River salted caramel) will provide the sweet ending to the meal.

Qatar Airways Australasia’s Senior Manager Adam Radwanski said guests will enjoy a “truly unforgettable inflight dining experience” created by George, his team of experienced chefs and the carrier’s world-class inflight catering team.


“Athens is one of the most popular destinations in Europe for our Melbourne-based passengers, and Qatar Airways offer one of the fastest and most convenient pathways to Greece from Australia via our state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport in Doha.”

Adam Radwanski, Qatar Airways Australasia Senior Manager

“We look forward to further expanding our Greece footprint with the launch of Mykonos in 2017-18, bringing the whitewashed paradise islands closer to Australians with a convenient one-stop in Doha.”


Qatar Airways and Calombaris have worked together since 2016. Their latest efforts will mark the arrival of the carrier’s A380 aircraft in Melbourne, which will increase daily capacity between the city and Doha by 44 percent.

Would you love a bit of Greek food in the air?