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Club Europe Catering Guide - September 2018 onwards

This thread outlines the new arrangements for Club Europe catering introduced on Wednesday 12 September 2018 based on 5 bands (Express, and Bands 1-4). The main information piece - in terms of timings and the distance zones for the meals can be found in post 1. The following cross references the photos below against the matrix of options. In addition to the photos, some FTers have written extensively on their experiences so there is more to this thread than the pictures. Also note that the menus for LGW routes rotate monthly, whereas LHR routes rotate bi-weekly

Please keep this thread clear for for reviews, menu descriptions, and photos. For chat about the new service arrangements there is a dedicated thread has now been set up for this Club Europe catering opinions and general discussion

Please do not quote photos in this thread.

The previous shorthaul catering guide for Sunday 26 March 2017 to Tuesday 11 September 2018 is now locked, but is to be found here.

Numbers relate to the post number. Vegetarian means the alternative option provided as standard rather than the special meals. The pre-ordered special meals are AVML (Asia-vegetarian), CHML(children meal), DBML (diabetic meal), GFML (gluten free), HNML (Hindu non-vegetarian meal), KSML (Kosher meal), LCML (low calorie meal), LFML (low fat meal), NLML (low-lactose meal), LSML (low salt meal), MOML (Muslim meal), VGML (vegan meal), and VLML (lacto-ovo vegetarian).

There are differences between the offering in/out of LHR, LGW, and BA CityFlyer routes operated from LCY, STN, BRS, BHX, MAN, EDI, and DUB. For BA CityFlyer flights please refer to this guide created by eJetter BA CityFlyer catering guide

Last update: post 1830
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Chef's Chat sheets for:

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Express (LBA, MAN, and JER only. Note JER is classes at express but gets band 1 service)

Breakfast: 176, 289 (KSML), 345 (VLML), 347 (JER), 375, 622, 705, 1063, 1359, 1390 (JER)
Brunch: 813, 987 (AVML), 1066
Lunch: 226, 326, 388 (KSML), 427 (AVML), 553 (KSML), 586, 678, 887, 1014 (JER), 1015, 1128, 1139, 1148 (KSML), 1276, 1351, 1396, 1452, 1456, 1789
Afternoon tea: 103, 176, 643 (LCML), 733, 1038
Dinner: 279, 332 (JER), 359 (AVML), 521, 588, 608, 647, 752, 914, 941, 950, 961, 1006 (KSML), 1014 (JER), 1016, 1026, 1050 (AVML), 1054 (KSML), 1095, 1142 (VLML), 1143 (NLML), 1186 (KSML), 1399 (JER), 1523, 1524 (KSML), 1598

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Band 1 (UK, France, Ireland, BeNeLux, Germany)

Breakfast: 9, 56, 105, 183, 203, 256, 304, 377, 420 (LGW), 445, 452 (VGML), 457 (VGML), 558, 641, 971 (LGW), 1071, 1417, 1424, 1584 (VGML), 1605, 1638, 1748,1758 (LGW), 1810
Brunch: 68, 121, 142, 197, 420, 458, 555, 559, 620 (LCML), 660, 662, 770, 923, 1077 (VGML), 1354, 1410, 1560, 1704, 1747 (LGW), 1755, 1819
Lunch: 16, 142, 147 (VLML), 170 (KSML), 230, 255, 344, 498, 510, 529, 535, 556, 560, 592, 612, 632, 640, 660, 707 (LGW), 713 (KSML), 723, 838, 981 (LGW) (VLML), 1008 (KSML), 1094, 1183 (VGML), 1196, 1222 (VGML), 1223, 1318, 1360, 1461 (VGML), 1475 (LGW), 1539 (LGW) (VLML), 1543, 1709 (LGW), 1778, 1794, 1820 (LGW)
Afternoon tea: 32, 36 (LGW), 71, 90, 104, 123 (LGW), 139 (LCML), 146, 167 (VLML), 207 (KSML), 252, 277, 285, 353 (KSML), 441, 527 (LGW), 557, 739, 783, 831, 907, 976, 1160, 1337 (LGW), 1340, 1343 (VGML), 1382, 1408 (LGW), 1642 (LGW), 1756, 1757, 1804, 1809, 1817
Dinner: 49, 130 (LGW), 142, 642185, 186 (LGW & VLML), 208 (KSML), 225, 225 (LGW), 237, 242, 268, 281, 298, 307 (KSML), 353 (KSML), 367, 436 (AVML), 441, 444, 498, 517 (AVML), 554, 648, 652, 653, 669, 690, 708, 758, 789, 822, 916 (LGW), 917 (LGW), 955 (VGML), 981 (LGW) , 1060, 1070, 1136, 1212 (VGML), 1217, 1218, 1275, 1308 (KSML), 1321, 1358, 1365, 1369, 1529, 1556 (LGW), 1568 (VGML), 1576, 1577, 1617 (LGW), 1638, 1682, 1690, 1703, 1769, 1771, 1778 (VGML), 1788 (VGML), 1812, 1813, 1820 (LGW)

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Band 2 (e.g. Barcelona, Nice, Venice, Prague, Copenhagen)

Breakfast: 8, 269, 309, 329, 400, 576 (KSML), 613, 650 (LGW), 679 (AVML), 914 (AVML), 955 (VGML), 1463, 1655 (LGW)
Brunch: 578, 610, 659, 910
Lunch: 18, 40, 107, 163 (AVML), 235, 421, 431, 504, 578, 614, 760, 894 (VGML), 1243, 1407, 1641 (LGW), 1656 (LGW), 1830
Afternoon tea: 278 (LGW), 306, 362 (KSML), 399, 496 (LGW), 499, 578, 749, 1150, 1191 (AVML), 1204, 1279 (KSML), 1730 (LGW)
Dinner: 155 (AVML), 227, 269, 287, 385, 496 (LGW), 578, 583, 591 (KSML), 593 (LGW), 596 (AVML), 596 (HNML), 794, 875, 910, 925, 937, 940, 982, 1204, 1221 (GFML), 1231 (KSML), 1237, 1238 (AVML), 1720 (LGW), 1774, 1777, 1806, 1830

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Band 3 (e.g. Madrid, Rome, Warsaw, Stockholm)

Breakfast: 57, 171, 418, 507, 631, 677, 762, 956, 1165 (VGML), 1425, 1430, 1443, 1464,1749, 1727, 1749
Rest of the day: 27, 44, 59, 87, 100, 165, 168, 199 (LGW), 200 (LGW), 216, 268, 282, 321 (LGW), 322, 335, 341 (LGW), 343, 350 (LGW), 351 (LGW), 387, 397 (KSML), 398, 400, 419, 429, 435 (AVML), 448 (VGML), 477, 484, 485, 500, 448 (KSML), 551 (LCML), 571 (KSML), 587, 599 (LGW), 619, 649 (KSML), 676, 743 (VLML), 753, 763, 778 (GFML), 780, 803, 806, 816, 854, 880, 882 (LGW), 895, 929, 944, 954, 957, 963, 984, 985, 998 (LFML), 1002, 1017 (LGW), 1035, 1037 (LGW), 1046 (LGW), 1067 (KSML), 1071, 1072, 1074, 1078, 1091, 1097, 1104, 1121, 1126 (LFML), 1127, 1132, 1135, 1145 (KSML), 1151, 1152, 1154 (KSML), 1205, 1220, 1227 (VGML), 1246, 1266, 1269 (LGW), 1272, 1273, 1274, 1323, 1426, 1465 (AVML), 1482, 1504, 1538, 1552, 1561, 1586 (LGW), 1610, 1612, 1620, 1621 (AVML), 1658 (LGW), 1673 (LGW), 1680, 1685, 1687, 1696, 1699 (LGW), 1706, 1718, , 1728, 1731, 1735 (LGW), 1736 (KSML), 1742 (LGW), 1770, 1772, 1773, 1790 (LGW), 1791, 1793, 1796 (LGW), 1805, 1828, 1829

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Band 4 (e.g. Malta, Sofia, Kiev, Istanbul)

Breakfast: 159, 223, 440, 483, 661, 795, 796, 878 (AVML), 898 (LGW), 919 (KSML), 1226
Rest of the day: 61 (LGW), 63 (LGW), 83, 122 (LGW), 129 (LGW), 191 (LGW), 233, 244, 255, 264, 342, 349, 618 (CHML) (LGW), 624, 661, 730 (LGW), 797, 798, 835 (LGW), 836 (LGW), 863 (LGW), 893, 896 (LGW), 897 (LGW), 911 (LGW), 942, 986, 1047, 1141 (CHML), 1149, 1226, 1250 (LGW), 1252 (LGW), 1263, 1277 (LGW), 1280, 1314 (LGW), 1366, 1371, 1450, 1469, 1474, 1484 (LGW), 1497, 1505, 1516, 1520, 1522, 1648, 1661 (LGW), 1662 (LGW), 1681 (LGW), 1722 (LGW) (VGML), 1746 (LGW) (VGML), 1786, 1787, 1811 (LGW)

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Old Feb 1, 20, 1:22 pm
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Note : I did ask for a Speedbird but none loaded. A thousand cans in F Lounge fridges. Should have taken a couple !
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Originally Posted by icegirl View Post
Fresh chalk stream trout and salmon work as a great alternative to tuna.
I do not doubt. Certainly not that sad old sight in Obi's picture
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LIS to LHR today. Welsh Lamb shepherds pie. Was super tasty but needed a gravy. Not sure what happened to the two cheeses. Just had one lump of brie. Overall satisfying.

BA507 LIS to LHR lunch
Yes agree ! Had this twice in a week - very nice indeed ! (LCA-LHR & MAD-LHR).
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Addressed by name and offered drink to accompany meal at the time of ordering G&T so took the champagne which was poured from the bottle. Then had green tea afterwards. And a glass of water about 30 mins before landing.

Advised my companion that the hot smoked salmon referred to how the salmon was smoked rather than it being a hot meal. I found it tasty and was glad to be in row 2 of CE as the passenger behind me who also requested same meal was advised they'd run out! I think they chose the beef instead. Cabin had 5 rows of CE, all seats occupied.

It was also nice to see they've finally replaced the rock hard Peter's Yard crackers.
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Originally Posted by AJA_ View Post
It was also nice to see they've finally replaced the rock hard Peter's Yard crackers.
I like those crackers and have started buying them in Sainsbury’s since having them on BA! I think they are still on the LHR services however. They’re much better than the previous soggy oatcakes.

Nice report by the way!
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They’re much better than the previous soggy oatcakes.

Nice report by the way!
Thanks! Agree even the Peter's Yard crackers are a vast improvement over the soggy oat cakes.
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Fresh chalk stream trout and salmon work as a great alternative to tuna.
My dear ladies, whilst those sound perfectly delicious, talk of green beans and salmon in a Nicoise salad is breaking my fragile little heart! (mustard, lemon and vinegar does too as I am a pure and innocent lamb in Nicoise salad world! ) In fairness, much of the problem was created by a Provencal chef (Provencal people have always resented the people of Nice for not being Provencal themselves. I'll keep that story for another time when you are all bored!) and I won't repeat my pedantic diatribe on Nicoise salad (I think in the CCR menus thread, but let us just say it is a sensitive topic in the orbitmic world!

That said once again, at least your salads sounds perfectly delicious while the industrially cut chicken thing above looks rather uninspiring in addition to feeling exceedingly un-nicois! Plus the symbol of Nice is an eagle, not a chicken!
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Well orbitmic im not sure if you were heard, but I was offered a "chicken salad" this evening on BSL-LHR (BA749) , see below. No mention of Nice. Maybe the Comité de Défense de la Salade Niçoise has finally got to them

Good service again, very attentive and asked whether I wanted refills all the time.

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Band 1 brunch


We were given the choice of a tomato and cheese quiche or a “continental plate”, described as meat and cheese.

I selected the quiche. Besides the tomato and mozzarella quiche, there was what tasted like a tomato chutney on the side with more cheese in the middle. In general, I’m not a big fan of the “brunch” concept. But, all told, this meal was actually quite good.

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Well orbitmic im not sure if you were heard, but I was offered a "chicken salad" this evening on BSL-LHR (BA749) , see below. No mention of Nice. Maybe the Comité de Défense de la Salade Niçoise has finally got to them

Good service again, very attentive and asked whether I wanted refills all the time.
I’m definitely not important enough but I can imagine mass rebellions from the whole club cabin on the lunch and dinner flights from NCE duly reported by cabin crew in a “they are often unpleasant but we’d never seen them that furious before!” type of way! I imagine that a positive outcome for all would be to organise the next meeting of the ba customer experience team in Nice in the spring where they will discover how lovely the real thing is without any rice/potatoes/beans/lettuce/chicken/salmon/tofu and ideally with some of the local favourites such as (all raw) baby artichokes, tiny broad beans, radishes and salad peppers (as opposed to normal Spanish peppers) and how much difference good tomatoes (rather than greenhouse red floury water) make...
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BA461 MADLHR 1745-1915 (777). Sat 01Feb. Very good it was too.


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Enjoyed a new (to me) variation on the cold meat platter served on the 10:10 GLA-LGW this morning - this one had decent jamon, smoked salmon, balsamic pickled onion and mozzarela balls along with some antipasti style vegetables. Came with fruit salad and granola. Tastier and more substantial than the GLA-LHR equivalent. Perhaps they need to change the name given it had salmon!
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I’m definitely not important enough but I can imagine mass rebellions from the whole club cabin on the lunch and dinner flights from NCE duly reported by cabin crew in a “they are often unpleasant but we’d never seen them that furious before!” type of way! I imagine that a positive outcome for all would be to organise the next meeting of the ba customer experience team in Nice in the spring where they will discover how lovely the real thing is without any rice/potatoes/beans/lettuce/chicken/salmon/tofu and ideally with some of the local favourites such as (all raw) baby artichokes, tiny broad beans, radishes and salad peppers (as opposed to normal Spanish peppers) and how much difference good tomatoes (rather than greenhouse red floury water) make...
orbitmic Orbi-One - if your heart is that fragile then I,Pucci, Queen of the Muccis am striken with Terminal Housemaids Knee. One thing that the UK does not do well are salads. They look pretty, taste of nothing, and people put that revolting Salad Creme on them. That is asking the good folk of Spain, France, or particularly Italy to cook a decent English Breakfast. They can't There are always exceptions to every rule, but that is a far from scientific finding. What I do tell everyone is have a bread based breakfast if you are gluten intolerant as the bread in the UK is, in the main, far inferior to that from other European countries.

I would imagine that will help to have me pilloried naked in a Public Forum,
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LGW-AMS BA 2760 today. No menu. Orders taken for salmon or quinoa. The hot-smoked salmon served very cold making it quite hard and the usual rush to eat and get cleared away before landing.

Perfectly adequate
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MS today. No menu. Orders taken for salmon or quinoa. The hot-smoked salmon served very cold making it quite hard and the usual rush to eat and get cleared away before landing.

Perfectly adequate
I had the same dish last night although my piece of Salmon was even bigger. One of the most substantial CE salads I have had on a domestic shorthaul (LGW-GLA).
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