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

Old Jan 7, 16, 3:16 pm
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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 T3 lounge is identical to T5 in terms of food and drink options. However there is no Concorde Room in T3 so from 18:30 hrs there is a pre-flight dining option for First travellers, see here for more details.

The current catering options in the First lounge can be found in the first post in the thread, or you can click here. Currently lounge menus are not always on display in the lounge, but this link may be your best bet to see the options.

Catering options - other LHR lounges
Concorde Room (CCR) LHR : menus 2018
Galleries Club lounges LHR: Dining menu and food options - T3 and 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 First (Flounge) LHR: Dining menu and food options

Old Aug 2, 16, 11:29 pm
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Originally Posted by LOUDNOISES View Post
Last week the fizz was Henriot iirc. Not the best and I'm not a fussy drinker by any stretch of the imagination.
On Monday I observed that the fizz options were only Henriot brut/rose and the reappearance of taittinger rose ... the lounge staff said they 'found' a box or two and this was not a permanent change .. also the disappearance of castelnau was at least a good thing ... food options on the other hand .. 3 bowls of slop and dried out cod were not great ...
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Old Aug 6, 16, 8:34 am
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Are we being overly harsh on the food? I've seen a lot of derogatory posts but I had dinner a couple of days ago, consisting of rice, chilli, mushroom thing and pasta. It was all very lovely, the chilli was actually wonderful! Great smokey flavour. I would have been happy with the chilli in a restaurant!

The lounge was spotless, loads of staff around and generally really good.
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Old Aug 13, 16, 5:08 am
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Originally Posted by stevieed View Post
Are we being overly harsh on the food? I've seen a lot of derogatory posts but I had dinner a couple of days ago, consisting of rice, chilli, mushroom thing and pasta. It was all very lovely, the chilli was actually wonderful! Great smokey flavour. I would have been happy with the chilli in a restaurant!

The lounge was spotless, loads of staff around and generally really good.
Consistency is not BA's strentgth and based on my own experience I believe both sides.
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Old Aug 14, 16, 3:38 am
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When did the water change from Highland Spring in the F lounge?
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Old Aug 14, 16, 3:41 am
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Originally Posted by Aus_Mal View Post
When did the water change from Highland Spring in the F lounge?
The Speyside Glenlivet water? It was supposed to be a promotion, Glenlivet paid for this access, but normally promotions only last a few weeks, and this is well over a month now. CCR also covered by this.
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Old Aug 14, 16, 3:46 am
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
The Speyside Glenlivet water? It was supposed to be a promotion, Glenlivet paid for this access, but normally promotions only last a few weeks, and this is well over a month now. CCR also covered by this.
Yep the Speyside. And LHR T5F isn't the only UK lounge covered by this 'promotion'. It's still water, but was wondering as BA does love their Highland Spring!
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Old Aug 15, 16, 2:41 am
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Originally Posted by stevieed View Post
Are we being overly harsh on the food? I've seen a lot of derogatory posts but I had dinner a couple of days ago, consisting of rice, chilli, mushroom thing and pasta. It was all very lovely, the chilli was actually wonderful! Great smokey flavour. I would have been happy with the chilli in a restaurant!

The lounge was spotless, loads of staff around and generally really good.
I had the 'chilli' on Saturday, which was actually some kind of minced barbecued beef and was fine, however, the other offerings looked somewhat dried out and unappealing- particularly the diced potato things that were inedible due to their robust texture.

To accompany my drink, I opted for the Stilton, however, on removing the cut cheese from the display, I disturbed two flies that were doing what flies do in between the slices so I decided that it was best to give the cheese a miss.

Is it too much of an issue to have some type of glass dome to cover the cheese?
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Old Aug 15, 16, 2:55 am
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I had the 'chilli' on Saturday, which was actually some kind of minced barbecued beef and was fine, however, the other offerings looked somewhat dried out and unappealing- particularly the diced potato things that were inedible due to their robust texture.
Last hygiene inspection was fairly recent : 2nd March, 2016 I believe, and they passed with flying colours. (Oh how things change!)
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Old Aug 15, 16, 3:01 am
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Last hygiene inspection was fairly recent : 2nd March, 2016 I believe, and they passed with flying colours. (Oh how things change!)
With emphasis on the fly.
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Old Aug 25, 16, 12:49 pm
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Whoever in their right mind thought a burger with a caramel flavour bun goes together- revolting!
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Old Aug 26, 16, 3:08 pm
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Chicken laksa though is good
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Old Oct 25, 16, 12:17 pm
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In the Flounge at the moment with my 7 year old daughter. Anybody care to share the location of the fridge containing the ice cream? Assuming it is still here. I know I could just ask the staff as it is showing in the lounge order menu, but thought I would try here first.
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Old Oct 25, 16, 12:37 pm
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It's gone.

It was right where you were standing a minute ago choosing some food, but it left the scene a while ago. I presume that was you and your daughter!

Summer thing I guess.
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Old Oct 25, 16, 12:39 pm
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The fridge was a promotion for the summer unfortunately (additional to that on the menu). You can still ask the lounge staff for ice cream though, they have a few flavours available to order!
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Old Oct 25, 16, 12:47 pm
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Originally Posted by dakaix View Post
The fridge was a promotion for the summer unfortunately (additional to that on the menu). You can still ask the lounge staff for ice cream though, they have a few flavours available to order!
Have they gone beyond the hugely original choices of vanilla and chocolate?? If so that definitely is a positive enhancement!
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