This thread gives the current catering options for the Galleries First Lounge (Flounge) in LHR terminals 3 and 5. This lounge is open to BAEC Gold and oneworld Emerald card holders. Passengers flying BA on a First ticket can also use the Concorde Room. The catering supplier was changed on 2 May 2013 to BaxterStorey.
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Galleries First (Flounge) LHR: Dining menu and food options 2013
Galleries First (Flounge) LHR: Dining menu and food options from 2 May 2013
BaxterStorey has been awarded the contract to supply catering to London and most UK domestic lounges. From 2 May 2013 their new menu was rolled out. You can see photos of the current offering in post number 78 or by clicking here.
Flounge Menu LHR: Entered service 2 May 2013
Please help yourself
For your convenience, there is a self-service buffet available for breakfast, including freshly grilled bacon, free range scrambled eggs, Dingley Dell pork sausages, grilled tomatoes, and farmhouse toast.
Brought to your table
Please order via one of our lounge hosts:
Traditional porridge oats served with honey and cinnamon
Cured kippers served with poached egg
Great British breakfast sandwich with grilled back bacon and fried egg on a toasted wholemeal bloomer
Boiled egg with toasted toasted soldiers
(note that nothing is marked as vegetarian, but I guess the boiled egg and porridge must be).
Note that you can swap items around a bit, so it's OK to ask for kippers and fried eggs, for example.
Rest of the Day
Noon to close
Please help yourself
For your convenience, there is a self-service buffet available, including a selection of fresh salads, hot dishes and indulgent treats
Brought to your table
Please order via one of our lounge hosts
- salt beef, red cabbage and dill pickle baguette
- roasted Mediterranean vegetables with fresh basil and mozzarella in ciabatta
Classic Caesar salad
BA burger with sea salt and cracked pepper (potato) wedges
Poached salmon, crushed new potatoes with horseradish and sorrel cream sauce
Szechuan chicken with wok fried vegetables.
Elderflower panacotta with seasonal berry compote
Délice chocolate opera - chocolate and almond opera, with a passion fruit sorbet
British cheese board - Applewood, Long Clawson Stilton, Denhay cheddar, Bath Oliver biscuits, with chutney, quince jelly.
My experience is that the precise selection of cheeses will alter somewhat, and some may come from somewhere which hasn't been British for quite a while, but it's all good.
Buffet items - serve yourself
These items change. Here's a flavour of what to expect.
Red and white quinoa
Paster and sun blushed tomato
Mixed bean salad
Self serve hot buffet bar
Pasta with basil and tomato sauce
Red Thai vegetable curry
Chilli con carne
Self serve desserts
Key lime pie
Baked Sicilian lemon cheesecake
Now available from 12:30 until approx 18 hrs.
Scones with Roddas clotted cream and jam
Victoria sponge cake (see photo in post 78, quite massive)
Bean to cup coffee, premium tea selection and hot chocolate
Fresh squeezes of the day, mineral waters and soft drinks
Other food available in the lounge, in no particular order: lightly salted kettle chips, nibble jars (e.g. savoury mix, wasabi beans), Island Bakery Organics biscuits (again in Avery jars), sliced meats and salamis (chorizo, Wiltshire Honey Roast ham, Salami Napoli), cheese and cheese biscuits. In the morning there is a cereal range, Weetabix, stewed and dried fruit, bread rolls. Sandwiches are also available from lunchtime onwards.
Photographs are in several postings below, notably posts number 78, 88 and 107.
The food to order menu looks good, and the buffet options are a modest improvement, particularly the salads and the self service dessert (something of a run away success on day one, it quickly ran out of stock). However there is very little scope for pilfering now, since there are only a few wrapped items around (Kettle chips to be precise, and they seem to be in short supply). There is a lot of empty shelves now, for example the cereal bar used to be permanently stocked, but as of 7pm today it is empty. My suspicion is that there is some further food options held by security, so at this stage airside stock levels are a bit low.
16 Jan 2013 - Original post, first new menu of 2013
12 March 2013 - note about beef supply issues.
2 May 2013 - updated with the new BaxterStorey menu. [url="http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/20687819-post48.html"]The previous menu can be found in this post
5 May 2013 - minor corrections
7 May 2013 - photo information.
29 May 2013 - updates
2 June 2013 - cake and other updates /corrections.