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

Old Jan 6, 23, 5:28 am
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Originally Posted by scubadu
I would imagine it might be somewhat related to the far larger number of lounge patrons in LHR than LGW, but I certainly can't support that theory...
They did so in the past - it was practically the only time that I permitted my husband to eat junk food and superfluously calorific food. Still they were better than those unspeakable fit- for-a pub pies

Originally Posted by scubadu
BA seems to be completely comfortable with the stunningly poor showing in T5 GF LHR...

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I agree wholeheartedly. However how many times have you or others written to say how poor it is? I'm afraid that I have as nothing will change unless people kick off about it rather than complaining about it here
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Old Jan 6, 23, 6:22 am
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Originally Posted by LHRagain
Is anyone able to post the Jan menu for the first lounge...also what is on the buffet. Trying to decide my eating strategy for a trip next week with friends. Thanks
Code is currently Chilly, unfortunately I was there for breakfast so can't say what the offerings are but you should be able to figure it out via the webpage.

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Old Jan 6, 23, 6:44 am
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Do we know why BA changed to using a password that is only available in the lounge, and seems to change quite frequently? Were there phantom orders being made? I tried to get the menu using the code that worked on Wednesday (I think it was "jolly" but I may have just forgotten) but is no longer working...
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Old Jan 6, 23, 6:57 am
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Originally Posted by ademanuele
Do we know why BA changed to using a password that is only available in the lounge, and seems to change quite frequently? Were there phantom orders being made? I tried to get the menu using the code that worked on Wednesday (I think it was "jolly" but I may have just forgotten) but is no longer working...
Wednesday was Chilly in GF T5.

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Old Jan 6, 23, 7:38 am
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Originally Posted by cbyrne92
Wednesday was Chilly in GF T5.

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Thanks, it was a long day! No excuse as I used it several times...
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Old Jan 6, 23, 2:34 pm
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Havent been in this thread for a while, but I just thought Id note that food options were much improved in GF LHR today compared to the last time I spent time thereprobably September or October last year.

There wasnt much of interest on the app menu but the selection at the buffet was pretty good. I had vegetable curry and later some sandwiches.

This may be anecdotal but I felt the whole lounge was quieter and had been smartened up a bit.
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Old Jan 6, 23, 4:26 pm
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My son and I will be making our first ever visit in a couple of weeks....I have been following this thread so aren't expecting too much....but my son does want to know if the burger is available at the moment. Up thread, there are some comments suggesting that it isn't.
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Old Jan 6, 23, 5:18 pm
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Originally Posted by blurt91
My son and I will be making our first ever visit in a couple of weeks....I have been following this thread so aren't expecting too much....but my son does want to know if the burger is available at the moment. Up thread, there are some comments suggesting that it isn't.
It's available in the Gatwick F lounge, but not at Heathrow sadly.
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Old Jan 6, 23, 5:31 pm
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Originally Posted by S_W_S
It's available in the Gatwick F lounge, but not at Heathrow sadly.
Thanks for that as I feared...looks like a detour to Giraffe might be needed beforehand!😂
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Old Jan 9, 23, 8:35 am
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Originally Posted by PUCCI GALORE
<snip>I agree wholeheartedly. However how many times have you or others written to say how poor it is? I'm afraid that I have as nothing will change unless people kick off about it rather than complaining about it here
Fair enough. That said, at this point, I'm not sure I've made as many posts about it as the "Usual Suspects" who are losing their minds, literally by the hour, in the JFK Chelsea thread. The same ones who continually tell us that everything in LHR GF is just fine...

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Old Jan 9, 23, 4:32 pm
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As a frequent commenter about the poor state of the GF lounge over the past few months I've been twice so far in 2023 and it's remarkably improved. A week ago (albeit early in the morning) I saw managers going round checking things; they had staff assigned to clearing up specific areas; and it generally just seemed cleaner and more organised. There were people continually cleaning the lavatories - though they still need done up. Just the menu that needs putting back to normal - and can we get the toast on order back please in the mornings!

Much improved...
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Old Jan 10, 23, 2:16 pm
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Originally Posted by seat1C
can we get the toast on order back please in the mornings!
What happens when you ask someone for it? Have you ever been refused?
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Old Jan 13, 23, 3:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Confus
What happens when you ask someone for it? Have you ever been refused?
I didn't think to ask for it - I assume they don't do "off menu" items! They don't have any normal bread available in the morning now - just "English muffins" and some awful hard rolls.
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Old Feb 3, 23, 6:26 am
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Any recent updates food-wise? As I shall be visiting in a week, as a newly minted Gold. Thanks!
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Old Feb 3, 23, 9:47 am
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Originally Posted by seat1C
I didn't think to ask for it - I assume they don't do "off menu" items! They don't have any normal bread available in the morning now - just "English muffins" and some awful hard rolls.
Dont knock the muffins

The provision of muffins in GC is a huge improvement on what we had before.
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