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

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 Jun 1, 16, 8:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Jordan D View Post
First day back at Silver ... but one last visit and breakfast on Tues 31 May in Galleries First - is the presentation (in a skillet with cherry tomatoes) and shredded ham for the Eggs Benedict on Sourdough new?

Was excellent. Need to find some folk to guest me in on a Monday morning - after 18mths at gold, back to heading upstairs and the dry rolls for breakfast.
Has been like that on and off for at least the last 6 months or so, if not longer. Seems to come and go IME.
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Old Jun 4, 16, 2:52 pm
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Against better judgement I ordered the burger today in GF...and it was tasty, juicy and medium-rare... I was shocked. Better than most burgers I've had in Switzerland. Did I just get really really lucky, or are they now cooking the burgers a good bit better?

The chips however, were pretty dire.
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Old Jun 4, 16, 3:05 pm
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Good the taste was better but I wouldn't want it medium-rare - a steak perhaps, but not a burger! https://www.food.gov.uk/news-updates...g-rare-burgers
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Old Jun 4, 16, 3:10 pm
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Originally Posted by EDIflyer View Post
Good the taste was better but I wouldn't want it medium-rare - a steak perhaps, but not a burger! https://www.food.gov.uk/news-updates...g-rare-burgers
I really wouldn't worry too much, unless you are pregnant, elderly or have a weakened immune system...
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Old Jun 4, 16, 3:12 pm
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Originally Posted by EDIflyer View Post
Good the taste was better but I wouldn't want it medium-rare - a steak perhaps, but not a burger! https://www.food.gov.uk/news-updates...g-rare-burgers
It wasn't rare, it had just a bit of pink left in it. It was thoroughly cooked though, with just a slight hint of pink. Perhaps I should have described it as 'medium' instead. It was pretty good though. It was as good as the chips were bad.
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Old Jun 4, 16, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by greg5 View Post
It wasn't rare, it had just a bit of pink left in it. It was thoroughly cooked though, with just a slight hint of pink. Perhaps I should have described it as 'medium' instead. It was pretty good though. It was as good as the chips were bad.
I can't get my head round why they can't do chips properly. Oven chips are rank
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Old Jun 4, 16, 3:22 pm
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Originally Posted by bafan View Post
I really wouldn't worry too much, unless you are pregnant, elderly or have a weakened immune system...
Depends on their supply chain really, still perfectly possible to get E. coli food poisoning without falling into one of those categories, although agree Listeria is more if a weakened immune system. If they're not cooking it properly (although it sounds like they probably are from what greg5 has said) they should make this clear so folk can ask for it to be cooked through if they so wish.
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Old Jun 4, 16, 3:23 pm
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Originally Posted by greg5 View Post
It wasn't rare, it had just a bit of pink left in it. It was thoroughly cooked though, with just a slight hint of pink. Perhaps I should have described it as 'medium' instead. It was pretty good though. It was as good as the chips were bad.
Haha yes, I find them pretty disappointing. The gnocchi has definitely been their best effort so far - the burger/chips I find OK but not great (surprising as it's not exactly that complex a dish!)
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Old Jun 4, 16, 3:24 pm
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Originally Posted by secretplantofightinflation View Post
I can't get my head round why they can't do chips properly. Oven chips are rank
I actually don't mind oven chips. However these were something like petrified breadfruit.
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Old Jun 4, 16, 3:26 pm
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Originally Posted by EDIflyer View Post
Depends on their supply chain really, still perfectly possible to get listeria food poisoning without falling into one of those categories. If they're not cooking it properly they should make this clear so folk can ask for it to be cooked through if they so wish.
It was cooked properly. It wasn't mushy rare inside. Just a hint of pink, and served quite hot. I did take a picture, so I'll have to upload that when I get a chance.
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Old Jun 4, 16, 3:32 pm
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Originally Posted by greg5 View Post
It was cooked properly. It wasn't mushy rare inside. Just a hint of pink, and served quite hot. I did take a picture, so I'll have to upload that when I get a chance.
Yep, I revised my post when I saw you'd mentioned that ^
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Old Jun 10, 16, 12:58 pm
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Haha yes, I find them pretty disappointing. The gnocchi has definitely been their best effort so far - the burger/chips I find OK but not great (surprising as it's not exactly that complex a dish!)
Gnocchi. Really? Very poor effort tonight. To me, it tasted like donut holes from a caravan in the high street, including cinnamon on top. The tomato Base was too thick and tasted like it was just concentrated tomato paste.
The Cheese inside had no flavour as it was drowned out by the dough.

Really, it wouldn't meet carnival food quality.

And yes, I have gnocchi frequently so know what I should be experiencing.
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Old Jun 11, 16, 10:36 am
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Sorry to hear that, Aus_Mal - it was definitely much better than that previously! Hope they were just having an off night.
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Old Jun 11, 16, 12:16 pm
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not wanting to go over 133 posts - what items are gluten free on the flounge menu?
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Old Jun 11, 16, 12:29 pm
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not wanting to go over 133 posts - what items are gluten free on the flounge menu?
Many people are probably too busy to do your research for you, but go back one page and you'll find what you are after - I'll even tell you the post number , #119
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