For our main meal (served a decent amount of time after take off), we chose the sausage and mash. First surprise: pink cutlery! Fun. Second: the sausage and mash was actually pretty good! We ate it all, and we actually enjoyed it. Really? Really. It wasn't restaurant quality, obviously, but for airline food: pretty damn good. The salad we didn't as highly of, but we personally have yet to discover an edible in-flight salad.
And it didn't stop there; there was a load of food. A few hours later (it was a 10-hour flight), we were handed a random vegetable pastry snack, which was edible. Somewhere over Middle America, we had an ice creamthe much-lauded Skinny Cow ice cream. Popular as it is (it's low fat), we didn't like it. The normal ice cream they used to serve was much tastier. Because you need extra taste on a longhaul flight, right?
Luckily the egg sandwich we had as we were flying down between California and Northern Nevada was pretty good for an airline sandwich. Ditto the chocolate cookie.
All in all: we'd have preferred a normal ice cream, and we could have done without the pastry, but the two main courses are solid. Result! Another result: the seats were incredibly comfortable. Both this flight and our recent Delta Economy Comfort flight from LGW-ATL were our most comfortable economy flights, for definite. We can't comment on the legroom, though, as we splashed out on a bulkhead seat.
Oh and ps: according to the comments on our piece about the shoddy IFE on the LGW-LAS route, the good news is that this is only on Gatwick flights at the moment, and will (finally) be brought up to date properly next year. As regular flyers of the LON-LAS route, we'll be counting down the days.
Disclosure: we flew to Vegas as a guest of Virgin Holidays as part of an article for another publication (totally non-Jaunted), but all opinions are our own.