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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Please do not quote photos in this thread.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

Last update: post 782
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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, 752

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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, 770
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, 739
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, 758

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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, 760
Afternoon tea: 278 (LGW), 306, 362 (KSML), 399, 496 (LGW), 499, 578, 749
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, 762
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

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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 Dec 2, 18, 9:49 am
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Very tasty frittata, good and efficient crew on a full flight. Nasty windy take off but we got to Rome on time
Althoug Emmental isn't a protected name, IMHO both that and the the Somerset Brie should be protected from being called Charcuteries, as they are cheeses.

https://www.bbc.com/food/charcuterie
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I had the chicken salad on my flight down today - it was quite nice but the chicken was a little wet. I noticed they had changed the cottage cheese for humous which is a big improvement. The chocolate mouse dessert is the best thing on any flight! FACT!
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BA 557 from FCO to LHR. Good food and good service from the cabin crew - thank you to all

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Sorry I tried to upload a photo of the food - hummus was good anc creamy, prawns tasty too didn’t eat much if the chocolate mousse and wines distinctly average
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I love a good chocolate mouse!

I prefer a chocolate moose.


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Has anyone ordered SPML for afternoon tea that did not involve sandwiches? Would AVML be something else for instance? Sorry but I still don't like sandwiches even if I accept that the new ones are less rubbish than the old ones, and I'd rather have the big A321 legroom so would like a non-sandwich SPML if that exists at all! (don't care if I do or don't get scones).
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LGW-EDI 19:15 service

AVML

Not a big fan of salad but otherwise it was ok. The starter and mains was the same... which is a bit weird.

Dessert was strawberries. Wouldve prefered the chocolate ‘mouse’

Hot (and I mean HOT) bread was also served
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The starter and mains was the same... which is a bit weird.
I agree, it's weird. We had salad and salad on our flight last weekend (band 2).
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I agree, it's weird. We had salad and salad on our flight last weekend (band 2).
LGW - VCE same thing. That said what was on the plate (chicken) was delicious and I couldn't finish it all. PIg R' US aka my husband gobbled it down )

I'm surprised that there was not one hot course at least.
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I agree, it's weird. We had salad and salad on our flight last weekend (band 2).
It's only in the land of BA catering that people eat lots of salad in December!

What I've never understood is why when there is such a play over hot breakfasts which many don't eat is why it's impossible to add a hot element to a meal at any other time of the day. Surely it's not cost???
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LBA-LHR, 6 December 2018, BA1345, 1805d
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LBA-LHR, 6 December 2018, BA1345, 1805d
Express band dinner


Also met a FT lurker so hi if you are reading

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it was the bag tag that did it as we left, however in hindsight, the fact I was in Leeds and the guy next to me in row 1 was taking photos of his salad should have given me an earlier clue

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LBA-LHR, 6 December 2018, BA1345, 1805d
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I had the same main on AMS-LHR on Monday but a different starter. Are they varying this on a more frequent basis or is it a route by route thing?
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it was the bag tag that did it as we left, however in hindsight, the fact I was in Leeds and the guy next to me in row 1 was taking photos of his salad should have given me an earlier clue

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A warm welcome from Lurkerdom Great Uncle Bulgaria, it’s good to see you here and I hope you enjoyed your flight with our FlyerTalk Womble. Now that you’re here I hope you’ll stick around
The thing is we spend 45 mins on the ground at LBA as we were being held (winds at LHR) and the whole flight and didn't speak. I am sure he enjoyed watching me nod off and occasionally snore when we were waiting to take off at LBA!

It was only after we got off the bus at T5 when we realised as he spotted my FT bag tag.

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