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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Please do not quote photos in this thread.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, 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 Jan 11, 19, 1:24 pm
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Today! ‘Upgraded Castelnau’ as of today it is Reserve, blue bottle with green caps
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Today! ‘Upgraded Castelnau’ as of today it is Reserve, blue bottle with green caps
The stuff inside the bottle hasn't changed, only the label.
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The stuff inside the bottle hasn't changed, only the label.
Well, maybe I am gullible, but it did seem a bit less acidic.
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Well, maybe I am gullible, but it did seem a bit less acidic.
It may have been that you were eating something different with it, or served at a different temperature but the Castelnau served in Club Europe has always been the Reserve version ( see British Airways - POP OFF TO EUROPE WITH BRITISH AIRWAYS? NEW SHORT-HAUL CHAMPAGNE ) ; the new bottle design makes "Réserve" more prominent than the old. At the moment both bottle designs are appearing in bars so it sounds like the perfect excuse to do a comparison tasting (just to be sure)
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Originally Posted by zappomatic View Post
It may have been that you were eating something different with it, or served at a different temperature but the Castelnau served in Club Europe has always been the Reserve version ( see British Airways - POP OFF TO EUROPE WITH BRITISH AIRWAYS? NEW SHORT-HAUL CHAMPAGNE ) ; the new bottle design makes "Réserve" more prominent than the old. At the moment both bottle designs are appearing in bars so it sounds like the perfect excuse to do a comparison tasting (just to be sure)
Ahhh! You are so right, that’s marketing I guess and I fell for it 😩
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Yes this is the new label castlenaeu which I have now seen on two flights in the last week. I am convinced it tastes better despite what zappomatic says



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LBA-LHR, 11 January 2019, BA1345, 1805d
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Yes this is the new label castlenaeu which I have now seen on two flights in the last week. I am convinced it tastes better despite what zappomatic says



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BA473 BCN-LHR, depart at 1010, Band 2 Brunch Service


The alternative was the cold plate. Both looks pretty good, and the Quiche certainly taste very good, but the demand for quiche was significantly higher than the cold plate on this flight... (10 rows, ~40pax)
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Perhaps it's me, but am I the only one who misses the hot sandwiches on CE domestic routes? I fly most weeks, sometimes twice a week up and down between GLA and LHR. I getting just a wee bit tired of the beef or tomato and mozzarella salad and remember fondly the croque monsieur ��

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Inverness to Heathrow, 10 January
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Spinach frittata and muesli. Crew forgot about bread basket and apologised. There were also no menus. Muesli tasted horrible...
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Again no menus were given. Is this a new “enhancement”?

Meal: Beef with ratatouille and mango chutney. Really tasty. I was disappointed by Do&Co banoffee pie style dessert though. It was really watery. I think it is down to storage as it felt like it was defrosted.

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Zagreb is band 2. As far as I am aware I think only band 3/4 get menus.
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