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Galleries Club lounge LHR: Dining menu and food options

Old May 17, 2013, 11:30 am
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This thread gives the current catering options (2013, 2014, & 2015) for the Galleries Club (GC) lounges in LHR, of which there are three in Terminal 5 (T5A North & South, and T5B). This lounge is open to passengers flying oneworld on a business class ticket, BAEC Silver and oneworld Sapphire card holders. The catering supplier was changed on 2 May 2013 to BaxterStorey.

The current catering options in the GC lounges can be found in the first post in the thread, or you can click here.

Catering options - other LHR lounges
Concorde Room (CCR) LHR : menus 2018
Galleries First (Flounge) LHR: Dining menu and food options 2016 (n.b. no separate 2017 or 2018 thread) - T3 & T5

For the First and Club lounges at Gatwick and the UK domestic lounges in Newcastle, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Leeds, Aberdeen, and Inverness
First Lounge London Gatwick Catering options
Galleries Club Lounge Gatwick (North Terminal): Catering options from April 2013 (n.b. no separate 2014-2018 threads)
UK Domestic lounges (outside London) - catering arrangements from April 2013 (n.b. no separate 2014-2018 threads)

BA Champagne & Wine thread
The LHR CCR cocktail menu - cocktail menu introduced May 2014
The 2017 BA Champagne & Wine Thread - covers LHR & LGW lounges and in the air

Archived food & drink threads
Concorde Room (CCR) LHR: menus 2017
Concorde Room (CCR) LHR: menus 2016
Concorde Room (CCR) LHR: menus 2015
Concorde Room (CCR) LHR: menus 2014
Concorde Room (CCR) LHR: menus 2013
Concorde Dining Room IAD: menus and food options - see new Concorde Rooms and Bars: JFK, IAD, SIN, DXB linked above
Galleries First (Flounge) LHR: Dining menu and food options 2015 - T3 and T5
Galleries First (Flounge) LHR: Dining menu and food options 2014 - T3 and T5
Galleries First (Flounge) LHR: Dining menu and food options 2013 - T3 and T5
First Lounge London Gatwick (North terminal): Catering options from April 2013 (n.b. no separate 2014 or 2015 thread)
The 2016 BA Champagne & Wine Thread - covers LHR & LGW lounges and in the air
The 2014 BA Champagne & Wine Thread - covers LHR & LGW lounges and in the air
The 2013 BA Champagne & Wine Thread - covers LHR & LGW lounges and in the air
International Lounge Terminal 1 LHR - catering options from May 2013 - T1 international flights
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Galleries Club lounge LHR: Dining menu and food options

Old Aug 18, 2014, 2:30 pm
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Originally Posted by stifle
You agree with most of the people who have been saying that for the last 15 months. BA has not changed its mind; ergo, I suspect the changes are here to stay. Call it an incentive to aim for gold!
I think you're right. When I emailed my complaints about the Club food, I got a reply saying food consumption has gone up in the Club lounges, so it is assumed that people like what is on offer.
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Old Aug 18, 2014, 4:15 pm
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Originally Posted by MrsBiggles
I think you're right. When I emailed my complaints about the Club food, I got a reply saying food consumption has gone up in the Club lounges, so it is assumed that people like what is on offer.
Aaaargh. Food consumption has gone up because the lounges are busier. It's certainly not to do with the quality of the food....

To borrow from another thread title, is there no end to BA's (public relations department's) knavery ?!
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 11:37 pm
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Originally Posted by stifle
The gloop menu has been tweaked slightly with Singapore chicken replacing the Portuguese chicken.
Originally Posted by rxfleming
Bet it looks and tastes the exact same.
They are different - Singaporean is some kind of curry-Chinese meal fusion and Portuguese is 'standard' curry sauce. Plentiful of chicken in both cases.

And they had both at the same time last month (one in GF, the other in GC), so I guess it just depends on what they decide to bring out at that moment.
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Old Aug 22, 2014, 6:46 am
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Originally Posted by haasha
They are different - Singaporean is some kind of curry-Chinese meal fusion and Portuguese is 'standard' curry sauce. Plentiful of chicken in both cases.

And they had both at the same time last month (one in GF, the other in GC), so I guess it just depends on what they decide to bring out at that moment.
I wonder if one could tell the difference in a blind tasting ?
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Old Aug 26, 2014, 10:01 pm
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Originally Posted by bafan
I wonder if one could tell the difference in a blind tasting ?
Easily, they taste completely different.
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 12:30 pm
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Minor update with current offerings.
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Old Mar 8, 2015, 8:56 am
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So I read that the offers will be similar in comparison to GF for GCs. So will I be able to eat the GF hot food in GC? (Talking about self service bar)
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Old Mar 8, 2015, 8:58 am
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Originally Posted by cysyuen
So I read that the offers will be similar in comparison to GF for GCs. So will I be able to eat the GF hot food in GC? (Talking about self service bar)
GF has a totally different menu and on different floors with different kitchens. You could take the GF food up to GC, I suppose, but there are signs in both lounges inviting passengers to consume their food and drink within the lounge. So it's not a good idea and probably unworkable.
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Old Mar 11, 2015, 7:16 am
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Back again and salmon fishcakes on the menu. Not too bad - taste like smoked salmon mixed in with whatever the creamy centre is.

Ordered my first burger and it's not that bad- had worse, had better. My 7 chips seem fine.
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Old Mar 13, 2015, 4:49 pm
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Originally Posted by xenole
Back again and salmon fishcakes on the menu. Not too bad - taste like smoked salmon mixed in with whatever the creamy centre is.

Ordered my first burger and it's not that bad- had worse, had better. My 7 chips seem fine.
I think this should belong in the Galleries First thread?
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Old Jun 14, 2015, 9:18 am
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Having visited GF after check-in, I got to stop off at GC T5B on the way to an A380 flight a couple of weeks ago - more to get around the ~60 minute wait I was quoted for a shower at T5 South.

(I was welcomed with bounding enthusiasm, shown straight to the shower room that didn't sound like a hippo with a sinus problem, and offered any Elemis treatment of my choice that I sadly didn't have time for, but that's another story...)

One thing I noticed was that there were no sandwiches on offer in T5B, just the hot buffet, it being around 1pm.

I didn't actually ask if they had any hidden away, I just thought it odd there weren't any sandwiches out on display - as they more usually are in GC T5N.

Or have sandwiches in T5B been enhanced?
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Old Aug 13, 2015, 7:29 am
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As this thread hasn't been updated in a while, I thought I'd have a quick go based on my last two visits. I don't think much has changed since the May, and the GC product is only just changed on a 3 monthly rotational basis under usual circumstances. Any changes are highlighted as green for additions, and red for delisted products. Hopefully that's there or thereabouts accurate anyway.


Juice Bar (available all opening hours )

Orange juice (sunpride)
Apple juice (sunpride)
Tomato juice (sunpride)
Cranberry juice (ocean spray)

Hot Dinks (available all opening hours)

Tea - English breakfast, Earl Grey
Coffee - Flat white, Cappuccino, Latte
Fruit/Herbal - Green, camomile, peppermint, raspberry and elderflower
Hot chocolate


Biscuits (available all opening hours)

Black Forest crunch
Spicy Oat and Ginger
Cranberry
Shortbread

Snacks (available all opening hours)

Lightly salted kettle chips
Cheddar Cheese & Red Onion Kettle Chips
Sweet Chilli & Sour Cream Kettle Chips
BA dried fruit mix
Chilli Corn
Pretzels

3 varieties of fruit (usually bananas, apples, oranges)

Bar Accompaniments (available all opening hours)

Lime wedges
Lemon slices - halves
Tabasco sauce
Worcestershire sauce


Fruits and Yoghurts (05:00-12:00)

Orange segments
Grapefruit segments
Mixed fruit salad
Greek-style yoghurt
Strawberry yoghurt


Cereal Bar (05:00-12:00)

Branflakes
Cornflakes
Swiss-style muesli
White sugar
Semi skimmed milk
Soya milk available on request


Croissants and Danish Pastries (05:00-12:00)

Croissant
Pain au chocolat
Pain aux raisins


Toast, Jams & Preserves (05:00-12:00)

White medium cut bread
Seedy brown medium cut bread
Strawberry Jam
Marmalade
Marmite
Butter
Sunflower spread

Porridge and Toppings (05:00-12:00)

Porridge
Honey
Cinnamon
Sultanas
White sugar


Hot Breakfast Buffet (05:00-09:30)

British back bacon in a crusty roll
Crusty roll filled with omelette and Emmental
Tomato sauce
Brown sauce
English mustard


Salad Bar (12:00-15:00 & 18:00-22:30)

Seasonal Lettuce
Cucumber
Tomato
New Potato Salad
Pink Coleslaw
Beetroot,Butternut Squash & Bulgar Wheat Salad
Green Bean, Sweetcorn & Herb Salad

Coleslaw with horseradish
Beetroot, carrot & pumpkin
Moroccan chickpea.

Balsamic vinegar
Olive oil
Caesar dressing
French dressing


Soups 12:00-22:30

2 SELECTIONS ROATAED BETWEEN:

Courgette, pea & pesto
Creole vegetable gumbo
Sambar dahl
Spicy tomato
Carrot & rhubarb
Potato, tomato and smoked paprika
Spiced root vegetable
Cream of tomato
Parsnip and red chilli
Leek and potato soup
Brown and white seeded rolls
Croutons
Chilli flakes
Sunflower seeds

Hot Buffet (12:00 15:00 18:00-22:30)

Harrisa Chicken
Malaysian Tomato Chicken
Slow Cooked Sweet Potato Curry
Sherpherdess Pie
Primavera pasta
Wild mushroom pasta
Chilli con carne
Rice
Jacket Potato
Baked beans
Grated cheese


Quiche (available 12:00-15:00 & 18:00-22:30)

Leek and mature cheddar quiche


Sandwiches (available 15:00-18:00)

Tuna with lemon pepper
Free-range egg mayonnaise and sun blush tomato
Coronation chicken

Cakes sliced (available 15:00-18:00)

Lemon Drizzle Flapjack
Sticky Ginger Maderia Cake


Cheeses of the British Variety (available 18:00-22:30)

Carr's water biscuits
Thin oat cakes
Coastal Cheddar cheese
Red Leicester cheese


Kosher Options


Pastrami Sandwich
Smoked Salmon Bagel
Tomato Soup

Gluten Free Cakes - on request(available 05:00-22:30)

Chocolate brownie
Caramel heaven
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Old Aug 13, 2015, 7:36 am
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Originally Posted by TyneTraveller
As this thread hasn't been updated in a while, I thought I'd have a quick go based on my last two visits.
Many thanks TT, I'll replace post 1. I hope you are enjoying the sunshine down there!

Previous posting for the record, now superseded.

Food options
Food is provided from a series of hot and cold buffet areas near the entrance.

Breakfast
Bacon rolls (various styles) available from 05:00 until 09:30 hrs. Also tomato and Portobello mushroom rolls (vegetarian) until 09:30.
Until 12 midday:
Cereals, porridge, toast, croissants, mini Danish pastries, bread rolls, yoghurt, fruit salad meat slices.

Rest of the day
In the evening the offer is similar to the First Lounge, with the addition of baked potatoes and baked beans:

Soup bar
Soup and bread rolls. Soup flavour changes between several flavours, two of which should be on offer, for example:
Carrot and anise soup
Carrot, ginger and lime soup
Tomato soup
Tomato and red pepper soup
Mushroom soup
Parsnip and Red Chilli soup
Potato, tomato and smoked paprika soup
Pea soup
Spiced root vegetable soup
Red lentil soup.

Salad Bar

Red and white quinoa
Pasta and sun blushed tomatoes
Cucumbers
Tomatoes
Couscous
Mixed bean salad
Lettuce bowl
Plain pasta tubes.
Sandwiches
Sweetcorn and rocket
Chicken Caesar and chives.
Free range egg mayonnaise with spinach
Sustainable tuna, tarragon, chives and rocket.

Self serve hot buffet bar
Available 12 to 15 hrs, 18 hrs to close.

Asparagus quiche - on the salad counter (v)
Vegetable rice (v)
Pasta penne with marinara vine tomato sauce
Green Thai Curry
Vegetable Koottu (v)
Chilli con carne
Steamed rice
Baked potatoes
Baked beans
Hot food - apart from soup -is not served outside these hours.

Afternoon tea - 15 hrs to 18 hrs
Examples:
- Chocolate Loaf
- Almond & Raspberry Slice
- Fruit loaf
- Passion fruit cake
Precise cake options vary from day to day
Grazing options
Also available from several locations around the lounge: Island Bakery organics biscuits, nibbles and nut mixes, Kettle chips (lightly salted and chilli flavours).
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Old Aug 13, 2015, 7:52 am
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave
Many thanks TT, I'll replace post 1. I hope you are enjoying the sunshine down there!
My pleasure C-W-S. Sunshine and blue skies; I just don't know what all the weather related fuss is about really.
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Old Aug 25, 2015, 2:15 am
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Appreciate the info on here and thanks to everyone keeping it up to date.

I've ordered a gluten free meal for my daughter for the flight.

Does anyone know if there any gluten free cereals on offer or gluten free bread served in the Galleries lounges at T5?

A 4 year old is going to struggle to wait util 9.30 for their breakfast on board after being up before 6 and I don't want to have to bring our own for her if we dont have to.

Thanks
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