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

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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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Old Apr 14, 16, 11:36 am
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Originally Posted by TyneTraveller View Post
I think as rule there should only ever have been Bombay and Gordon's in GF, specific promotions aside. As a standard the Tanqueray is only supposed to be available in the CCR.
Seems weird to me. Gin and Vodka offerings are identical in both Galleries & GF whereas GF offers JW Blue which is a hugely expensive whiskey.

It's been a good few years since I've been good but I'm sure T10 used to be in GF.

Incidentally the vodka offering in both lounges is great - Ciroc is a great drop ^
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Old Apr 14, 16, 11:57 am
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I wouldn't like to confirm or deny 100% but I have a feeling you may be right regarding the T10. I don't know when it actually stopped in GF (or was supposed to anyway), but I definitely recall it being a regular feature in the old T4 first lounge, therefore presumably T5 GF too.

I fully agree it's sometimes a baffling situation. GF also offers Glenlivet 18 instead of 15 and Woodford Reserve, although I have seen a few knocking around in some of the GC's too.
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Old Apr 14, 16, 12:07 pm
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Originally Posted by TyneTraveller View Post
I wouldn't like to confirm or deny 100% but I have a feeling you may be right regarding the T10. I don't know when it actually stopped in GF (or was supposed to anyway), but I definitely recall it being a regular feature in the old T4 first lounge, therefore presumably T5 GF too.

I fully agree it's sometimes a baffling situation. GF also offers Glenlivet 18 instead of 15 and Woodford Reserve, although I have seen a few knocking around in some of the GC's too.
Mustn't grumble- the very definition of first world problems

The new Rose isn't as bad as I feared either, quite enjoyed it actually ^
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Old Apr 14, 16, 12:13 pm
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Originally Posted by TheTino04 View Post
Mustn't grumble- the very definition of first world problems

The new Rose isn't as bad as I feared either, quite enjoyed it actually ^
Indeed we can't grumble too much ^ I have yet to sample the Rose, will have to wait until early May for the official first tasting results from the other half. I think I'll most likely stick to the St Austell's
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Old Apr 14, 16, 2:41 pm
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Originally Posted by TyneTraveller View Post
I think as rule there should only ever have been Bombay and Gordon's in GF, specific promotions aside. As a standard the Tanqueray is only supposed to be available in the CCR.
Gordon's is quite poor for GF, there are much better gins.
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Old Apr 14, 16, 3:14 pm
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The general menu drought in T5 GF continues, but it seems to me that they are often on the eating tables in the "refectory" area even if they are not on the tables in the rest of the lounge, so one can seek a menu and order from there for delivery to elsewhere in the lounge.
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Old Apr 16, 16, 5:17 am
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Originally Posted by flatlander View Post
The general menu drought in T5 GF continues, but it seems to me that they are often on the eating tables in the "refectory" area even if they are not on the tables in the rest of the lounge, so one can seek a menu and order from there for delivery to elsewhere in the lounge.
I am afraid you can only see the menus around when someone who knows requests it and before they are collected after ordering. Otherwise there are no signs of menus whatsoever.
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Old Apr 16, 16, 6:49 am
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Hope these pictures show up, menu from T3 Flounge after noon...

Picture of Singapore Chicken curry and one of the salad options, both very good.
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Old Apr 16, 16, 6:51 am
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Okay, attempt 2:
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Clunky and painful, sorry but final pic:
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Old Apr 16, 16, 9:18 am
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Just sampled the arancini - not too bad: the pea veloute was rather tasty, the arancini well cooked (if a little stodgy) and the parmesan crisp was... definitely crispy!

I tried the aranchini the other day in the T3 lounge....Delicious! I'm so happy to see this on the menu. Long may it remain! Followed by the BA burger, I was very satisfied with my lunch (although the dining room was by far the busiest I've ever seen it)
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Old Apr 16, 16, 10:30 am
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Why are the menus on request?

Sounds like the first step towards an 'enhancement away', due to "insufficient demand"?
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Old Apr 20, 16, 2:19 am
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The menus for breakfast are plentiful and scattered across the Flounge for breakfast this morning! The new scrambled eggs and salmon was very nice.

Edit: Since I couldn't see one, here's a picture of the current menu:-


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Old Apr 20, 16, 5:17 am
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I am afraid you can only see the menus around when someone who knows requests it and before they are collected after ordering. Otherwise there are no signs of menus whatsoever.
I have wondered about that on my last trip. They seem to be... just missing.

I basically had to waylay a staff and ask for the menu before she grudgingly went to the order counter to get one for me. [Tip: The menus are actually on the order terminal which is between the buffet table and the coffee machines. Near the kids area I think].

Are they intentionally doing this to cut costs?
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Old Apr 20, 16, 5:23 am
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Originally Posted by akinldn View Post

Are they intentionally doing this to cut costs?
Well what do you think?

BA will have beaten the catering supplier down on costs so one would guess that BA and or the catering supplier will have a vested interest in ensuring that the menus are "overlooked" by most.
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