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Galleries First (Flounge) LHR: Dining menu and food options 2014

Old Mar 18, 14, 6:15 am
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This thread is archived - there is a Galleries First (Flounge) LHR 2015 menu thread here.

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. Click here to see the former thread, which covered that turbulent period.

The current catering options in the First lounge 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 2014 - T5 only
Galleries Club lounges LHR: Dining menu and food options from 2013 (n.b. no separate 2014 thread) - T3 and T5
International Lounge Terminal 1 LHR - catering options from May 2013 (n.b. no separate 2014 thread) - T1 international flights

For the First and Club lounges in Gatwick and the UK domestic lounges in Newcastle, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Leeds, and Aberdeen:
First Lounge London Gatwick (North terminal): Catering options from April 2013 (n.b. no separate 2014 thread) - see post 2 for the text of BA's leaflet on the supplier changeover
Galleries Club Lounge Gatwick (North Terminal): Catering options from April 2013 (n.b. no separate 2014 thread)
UK Domestic lounges (outside London) - catering arrangments from April 2013 (n.b. no separate 2014 thread)

For information on the BaxterStorey changeover in 2013:
New lounge catering contract : BaxterStorey replaces Compass - effective 1 May 2013
Your recent feedback on catering in our lounges - note from BA Executive Club.

BA Champagne & Wine Thread
The 2014 BA Champagne & Wine Thread - covers LHR & LGW lounges and in the air

Archived food & drink threads:
Concorde Room (CCR) LHR : menus 2013 - T5 only
Galleries First (Flounge) LHR: Dining menu and food options 2013 - T3 and T5
The 2013 BA Champagne & Wine Thread - covers LHR & LGW lounges and in the air
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Galleries First (Flounge) LHR: Dining menu and food options 2014

Old Mar 18, 14, 10:38 am
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Originally Posted by Filthy Monkey View Post
Friday evening's Pie and mash, with a little bit of sausage thrown in for good measure


Laws are like sausages. Its better not to see them being made.
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Old Mar 18, 14, 12:06 pm
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Agreed, but it was quite delicious
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Old Mar 18, 14, 5:00 pm
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I'm someone who is quite partial to both a sausage or two and a pie, but I have to say I was underwhelmed by both in GF today at LHR. Neither are nasty, it's just that neither are distinctive either. Certainly the sausages aren't a patch on those in T3 CX/Finnair club class lounge at breakfast time.

However, there are lots of other very tasty things to have, not to mention the wines to accompany them. I think there was a bit more bin-clearing of the Premier Cru whites today. Both that I tried were excellent
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Old Mar 23, 14, 9:08 am
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The Macaroni Cheese was excellent - very cheesy! And no, it's not a plastic tub like you get from M&S - it's a proper pot thingy!

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Old Mar 23, 14, 11:28 am
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I may try the mac and cheese later! The lounge is very buys tonight but the food looks fresh and seems to be getting replenished in a timely manner.

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Old Mar 25, 14, 2:24 pm
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Macaroni Cheese would be nice if served with pulled pork or ribs.
But not served as a main meal on its own.
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Old Mar 25, 14, 2:45 pm
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The Mac & Cheese was absolutely delicious - way too fattening but really tasty!

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Old Mar 25, 14, 3:05 pm
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Had the macaroni cheese yesterday and it was divine. Can't wait to get some more tomorrow.

Burnt Cambridge cream was good too but not enough of the bloody thing!

Presentation was great too. On a slate for the dessert and the macaroni cheese came in a small rectangle pot on grease proof paper. Nice touch.
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Old Mar 25, 14, 3:10 pm
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Originally Posted by rxfleming View Post
Had the macaroni cheese yesterday and it was divine. Can't wait to get some more tomorrow.
I spoke to the BaxterStorey manager about this the other day. That dish seems to be the resounding success story of the year, the metal dish plates are coming back licked clean (though one of the reasons for going metal was to reduce breakage wastage when dropped in their pokey kitchen). Cheap, easy to do, gets a smile from every punter, what's not to like?

Also available on request in CCR.
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Old Mar 25, 14, 3:12 pm
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I had a repeat of the pies a few days ago and unlike my first tasting of them this time the pastry was hard and somewhat overcooked unlike the nicely soft pastry of a few days earlier.

I am not a fan of the Cambridge cream but the treacle tart thing is nice enough.
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Old Mar 25, 14, 4:29 pm
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They should take the blow torch they use for the burnt cream and crisp the top of the M&C, then it would be perfect

I have two lunchtime visits in April and two visits to the CCR in May, I'll definitely give it a try. In the south of the US right now, which is properly the home of the dish, it will be an interesting comparison. It really is the ultimate comfort food over here, it has to be said.
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Old Mar 29, 14, 10:18 am
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For the last 6 months I've hardly ever travelled though T5 except in the mornings where the breakfast fare is fine. I've had 3 visits in the last few weeks and was pleased to see the pork belly back the first time, but now it's just nothing but processed meat. Can BA not put on at least one non-processed meat hot option? Just a chicken leg would do, or the pork belly or something.

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Old Mar 29, 14, 10:25 am
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I miss the pork belly too... The sausages and mash are very good though, the pies not so much.

There are still kind of non-processed options - I have never tried the so-called grilled chicken (always looks horrible) or salmon (looks good, but I don't eat it much).
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Old Mar 29, 14, 10:29 am
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There are still kind of non-processed options - I have never tried the so-called grilled chicken (always looks horrible) or salmon (looks good, but I don't eat it much).
They're cold though. Salads are what my food eats.
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Old Mar 29, 14, 11:04 am
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They should take the blow torch they use for the burnt cream and crisp the top of the M&C, then it would be perfect

I have two lunchtime visits in April and two visits to the CCR in May, I'll definitely give it a try. In the south of the US right now, which is properly the home of the dish, it will be an interesting comparison. It really is the ultimate comfort food over here, it has to be said.
When I had the cambridge cream it wasn't bruleed like this. Is it meant to be?
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