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Galleries Club lounge LHR: Dining menu and food options

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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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Old May 2, 13, 1:55 pm
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Galleries Club lounge LHR: Dining menu and food options

Here are the food options available at the 4 Galleries Club lounges in London Heathrow Airport, available to oneworld business class (Club World / Club Europe on BA) passengers, Silver / Emerald status passengers. Passengers eligible for First Lounge and CCR can also use Galleries Club lounges.

Note there are three Galleries Club lounges in T5 - North (near domestic), South and T5B. In Terminal 3 there is just the one lounge, but a separate First lounge (mainly used by Gold card holders and oneworld Emeralds). In T5 only British Airway lounges are available. In T3 there are other oneworld lounges (Cathay and AA) as well as other airlines and paid for lounges. This thread covers the three T5 lounges, plus the Galleries Club lounge in T3.

This thread shows what you can expect in Galleries Club now that there is a new catering supplier, BaxterStorey. See post 10 below for photographs.

Food options
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
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
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
Slow Cooked Sweet Potato Curry
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
Sticky Ginger


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


Updated: 8 May 2013 - general updates and corrections
23 May 2013 - further corrections and clarifications
29 May 2013 - corrections and updates.
1 Nov 2013 - Sandwich flavours added
14 Mar 2014 - Updated menus etc.
6 Nov 2014 - General update
8 Mar 2015 - General update (with thanks to he knows who!).
13 Aug 2015 - Full rewrite, grateful thanks to TyneTraveller

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Old May 2, 13, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
Grazing options
Also available from several locations around the lounge: Island Bakery organics biscuits, nibbles and nut mixes, Kettle chips. I could not locate any ice cream, and yes I looked at the fridge by the cinema.

This thread is under construction, photos will go here when I get a moment.
It was full of ice creams this morning!
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Old May 3, 13, 8:17 am
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Thanks for the information! This post just come at the right place!
I will be flying BA578 (LHR/VCE) soon and this is my first time travelling on BA. I am OW Sapphire and I'm entitled to enter the lounge.
Any suggestions that which lounge will be better for me? I mainly concern about the dining environment and the choices of food/drinks, but do not really matter about whether the place is quite or not. What should I expect for my breakfast? I would be leaving hotel at 6am and I don't think I can grab a breakfast beforehand. Also, I am just travelling on Euro Traveller but not Club Europe.

Also, can someone tell me that if this flight normally departs at T5A or T5B/C?
Thanks a lot!!

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Old May 3, 13, 8:25 am
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Originally Posted by adrianjc32 View Post
It was full of ice creams this morning!
Indeed, it almost always is!

I wonder whether cws was looking at the bar area to the left of the cinema, or at coffee area to the right of the cinema? It's the freezer adjacent to the coffee area where the ice cream is kept.
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Old May 3, 13, 8:50 am
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Originally Posted by Genius1 View Post
Indeed, it almost always is!

I wonder whether cws was looking at the bar area to the left of the cinema, or at coffee area to the right of the cinema? It's the freezer adjacent to the coffee area where the ice cream is kept.
Yeah, I saw the freezer, nothing in it, but it was quite late by this stage so it may have been due restocking for the morning.
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I am not well placed to look after this thread, since today was the first time I've been into T5 Galleries Club South ...[/I]
I hope you showered before returning to the civilisation of the CCR!
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Old May 4, 13, 6:01 am
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Has anyone got an update on the serving times for hot food?

Got a trip later this month and in planning mode. Salad is for the devil.....
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Galleries Club lounge LHR: Dining menu and food options 2013

If the reduced hours business is true then that's a major blow in my opinion. Even if you're on London time, traveling to the airport and then getting afternoon tea in CE or a LH flight where it takes a while to get the main meal, it could mean a significant amount of time without any 'real' food. I should be at GC south next week (around dinner time) so hopefully will get a chance to try out the new offering.

Would be interested to know what others think of the change (if it's true that is!).
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Old May 5, 13, 3:12 pm
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Some photographs of the catering options

Breakfast






The hot buffet
Bacon rolls (and a mushroom alternative) are available until 09:30 hrs





From 12 to 15 hrs:




Baked potatoes and beans (a Galleries Club exclusive!)




The salad buffet






Quiche




Cheese and sliced meats



Ice cream
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I popped in to Galleries South for the first time in a couple of years yesterday at 11:45 and was extremely disappointed.

Maybe it was an unlucky time, but there was an incomplete salad bar, porridge and a whole counter of toast. The tables around were stacked up with 1/2 eaten plates of tomatoes and coleslaw - clearly most people were desperate to get some free food. I also thought the lounge smelled rather unpleasant.

I promptly downgraded myself to the pub outside.

I'm clearly going to have to get myself back up to Gold somehow.
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A Baxter Storey lady in a suit seemed to be getting a lot of queries about the lack of hot breakfast/bacon rolls in the Galleries South club lounge at around 10.30 on Saturday morning. Apparently the hot breakfast finishes at 9.30 with lunch starting at 12. There was however toast, various pastries and cereal on offer as well as the salad bar if I remember correctly. I don't travel enough nowadays to know if these times are an 'enhancement' or not!
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If that is how it is starting, I am not hopeful!
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It has been confirmed that ice creams will no longer be served in Galleries Club. The fridge freezer has been removed.

A few extra photos added from yesterday.
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I am NOT impressed by the changes

I was at LHR T5 Galleries South this past week, which is the first time that I have been there since the changeover. Since make OW Emerald (AA ExPl), I have been frequenting the Flounge instead. On my last trip, I travelled with two other companions who were eligible only for Galleries, so I thought I'd go along. The food is significantly downgraded, IMHO. Baked beans and a potato as a main option? Might also be my faulty memory, but the wine glasses seem to have shrunk as well. Now that there's no ice cream, there's another blow.
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It has been confirmed that ice creams will no longer be served in Galleries Club. The fridge freezer has been removed.

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very poor form
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