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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Please do not quote photos in this thread.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 zappomatic BA CityFlyer catering guide

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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
Brunch:
Lunch: 226, 326, 388 (KSML), 427 (AVML), 553 (KSML), 586, 678
Afternoon tea: 103, 176, 643 (LCML), 733
Dinner: 279, 332 (JER), 359 (AVML), 521, 588, 608, 647

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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
Brunch: 68, 121, 142, 197, 420, 458, 555, 559, 620 (LCML), 660, 662
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
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
Dinner: 49, 130 (LGW), 142, 185, 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

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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)
Brunch: 578, 610, 659
Lunch: 18, 40, 107, 163 (AVML), 235, 421, 431, 504, 578, 614
Afternoon tea: 278 (LGW), 306, 362 (KSML), 399, 496 (LGW), 499, 578
Dinner: 155 (AVML), 227, 269, 287, 385, 496 (LGW), 578, 583, 591 (KSML), 593 (LGW), 596 (AVML), 596 (HNML)

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

Breakfast: 57, 171, 418, 507, 631, 677
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

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

Breakfast: 159, 223, 440, 483, 661
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)

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Old Oct 2, 18, 2:36 am
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Band 1 breakfast - night stop - rotation 2.
NCL-LHR BA1338 departing 06:05 hrs.

This seems to be a new item that hasn't had a photograph yet. This is the night stop breakfast, so the one on the smaller tray. This is mushroom omelette with rŲsti.

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So is that catered from LHR C-W-S? Just wondered re the chill time etc...

Looks quite tasty.
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Is the fruit still cut so thinly that you can see through it?
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Originally Posted by LTN Phobia View Post
There were two sizes of oat cake. When it was large, you only got one. When it was medium, you got two, from memory. Now you get three crackers. I find those crackers easier to use with cheese, and besides, I never really liked the sogginess the oatcakes used to take on from sitting on the cheese plate, so I am happier with the current crackers.
The oat cakes to me reminded me of sand, they were never great. To me, the texture really overrode anything to do with the cheese... so I prefer the cracker also.
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So is that catered from LHR C-W-S? Just wondered re the chill time etc...

Looks quite tasty.
Yes it will be. Inbound breakfast travels on the last outbound flight from LHR, and is stored aboard the aircraft overnight in special cool boxes to ensure it is safe to eat the following morning.
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Protocol question really....shortly going on a CE to Athens . Assume this is Band 4. Flight is 7.55 so will be breakfast option. Do they bring drinks (alcoholic) round that time in the morning? If so, is it the done thing to order one (or two)
Im not on business and dont need to drive at the other end. Now Im not planning on getting smashed obviously but would fancy a couple of drinks. I am convincing myself that if the meal/drinks are served an hour into a 4 hour flight plus +2hr time difference then it really is an 11.00 start, which is early lunch not "drinking at breakfast"

Will other passengers be on the tea/coffee only and will Cabin Crew look down their noses at me?

oh and finally do the Galleries lounges have booze out in the mornings ? ( that is the backstop!)
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Originally Posted by woosiep View Post
Protocol question really....shortly going on a CE to Athens . Assume this is Band 4. Flight is 7.55 so will be breakfast option. Do they bring drinks (alcoholic) round that time in the morning? If so, is it the done thing to order one (or two)

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oh and finally do the Galleries lounges have booze out in the mornings ? ( that is the backstop!)
There will be a full bar available and no one is likely to mind. I have had alcoholic drinks at that time of the morning on a flight before.

The lounges will have the usual drinks out from when the open in the morning.
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PRA - LHR Band 2 lunch today

Starter - coronation chicken
Main - choice of antipasti or goats cheese salad
Dessert - D&Co what I think was meant to be strawberry cheesecake actually crumbs on top of tasteless creamy mousse on top of strawberry syrup.The first two courses were nice as was the soft roll served with it.
isnt that the evening meal choice on band 2? It was at least on my VIE -LHR last night on the 705 (19:45 departure) both choices were good and both me and my other half enjoyed the same two dishes.
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Band 4 - rest of the day - rotation 2
LHR-EFL BA646 departing 11:40 hrs

The chicken dish features upthread, here is the menu, and the pasta option. The tagliarini was tastier than it looked. We also now know that the cheese is Parmesan and therefore it's not vegetarian. There were only 9 passengers on this service to EFL and just three in CE, the final flight of the year, but it was full coming back. So with 5 crew (3 of them pursers) we were well looked after.



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Band 4 - rest of the day - rotation 2
LHR-EFL BA646 departing 11:40 hrs

The chicken dish features upthread, here is the menu, and the pasta option. The tagliarini was tastier than it looked. We also now know that the cheese is Parmesan and therefore it's not vegetarian. There were only 9 passengers on this service to EFL and just three in CE, the final flight of the year, but it was full coming back. So with 5 crew (3 of them pursers) we were well looked after.



Now I know what the menu would have looked like!

Your pasta has more spinach than the other halfís; he only got one leaf!
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Protocol question really....shortly going on a CE to Athens.
Iím exclusively a leisure traveller and will usually have an alcoholic drink on breakfasts flights. Iíve never had any CC bat an eye-lid when asking for champagne etc. If anything, there is often some friendly BA style interaction about it being nice to see someone enjoying themselves.

Conscious of the current thread on CC alcohol related comments, Iíve never felt a hint of censure during these interactions.

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Has anyone gathered which date of the month the club Europe menus rotate for longer flights? I have one next Monday to Malaga and was wondering if a veggie or fish option was always on the menu now (considering the menus I have seen) or to opt for a SPML
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MAD-LHR B777 Service. Dinner






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I am enjoying the new catering options so far .
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BA 696 LHR - VIE (band 2 Breakfast, 07:50 departure):

12 of 16 pax in CE. Only 2 of the pictured cold meat trays loaded that flight. Other choices were cooked English and a quiche with spinach dish that my other half had and apparently tasted very good (she was too quick and had half of it down her before I could get a snap of hers Was slightly irritated that this is the second time recently I've noticed the crew put the trolley between rows 2 and 3 and then have one crew member serve row 1 and the other serve row 4 and then serve row 2 and 3...so I just managed to nab the cold meat dish before it was gone...(there were only 4 rows of CE)...It was tasty!



BA705 VIE - LHR (band 2 dinner, 19:35 departure scheduled, 20:45 due to delay on that day): IIRC there were 5 rows of CE, roughly 2/3 full. Good crew, served front to back. I had the antipasti dish you see below and it was very tasty. I just managed to get a snap in of the wife's dish before she could get purchase...you'd think I never fed her! The salad looked good and also received good marks from her. Seems the dinner dish is the same as the lunch dish on Band 2 (from what I can read and see).







Next meal...Sunday to AMS (band 1 afternoon tea...)

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I've asked BA via Twitter tonight if a vegetarian option is now standard as one of the options on the longer rest of the day flights in Club Europe. I think it would be beneficial to know this. The drawback of ordering a SPML is that you often used to get the same meal outbound as inbound if flying at similar times of the day, and no choice at all of course. As a part-time pescatarian (and no longer a seafood option on SPML) it's sometimes useful if fish or a veggie option is on the menu, so some choice can prevail. I'll let you know the outcome is (if there is one, and not some glib response).
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