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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Please do not quote photos in this thread.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 12, 19, 1:40 pm
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That explains it then. Usually fly band 3, so was a bit surprised.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 4:56 pm
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Both meals (Beef Massaman Curry and Pasta) were very good. The catering has improved. However, the crew were not great but that's just my opinion and for debate elsewhere.


Your photos don't correspond with the menu.
Did they hand out the wrong one?

The menu in question has been doing the rounds at Gatwick for months. I feel as though I've seen that particular menu before. The menu rotations ex Gatwick don't seem as frequent or as varied as an equivalent band 3 route out of Heathrow. Thoughts anyone?
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Old Jan 13, 19, 7:09 am
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Club Europe Child Meal (hot)
Chicken goujons in breadcrumbs with peas and mash potato as a main
A fruit cup as a starter
A fun size Kit-Kat as a desert
A laughing cow cheese triangle
A plastic cutlery pack
A Robinsons froot shoot to drink (works well with the Champagne as an alternative to Chambord/Cassis).

Ketchup not available on board but heinz sachets widely available in the lounge buffet area at MAD 4S

Adults order them too you know
My sonís child meal on a recent band 4 flight.

Do 9/10 children prefer margarine to butter?
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Old Jan 13, 19, 9:44 am
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This was the menu on the BA798 last night to HEL. The pork was very tasty - not so sure about the sage and onion things......!






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LHR-DUB Low Calorie Meal

This was the low calorie meal from LHR-DUB today on the BA834.

It was quite tasty - if a bit overpowering with horseradish which was the sauce underneath the meal. The pudding was quite bland but OK.


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Old Jan 13, 19, 10:14 am
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Originally Posted by aks120 View Post
This was the low calorie meal from LHR-DUB today on the BA834.

It was quite tasty - if a bit overpowering with horseradish which was the sauce underneath the meal. The pudding was quite bland but OK.
Nice, thanks for posting; gonna try it on Saturday, on a b2b to GOT before heading out to the US, skipping breakfast and looking for a light brunch/lunch before heading out to LAX.
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LHR-LBA, 13 January 2019, BA1346, 0925d
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This appears to be the current Band 4 offering INTO LHR (I did hear that CSM telling pax that he also had two roast pork, dumplings and red cabbage on hand - probably from the outbound):


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Pasta dish with artichokes inbound to LHR from ATH on 13th Jan 19
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Old Jan 14, 19, 3:36 am
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My sonís child meal on a recent band 4 flight.

Do 9/10 children prefer margarine to butter?
This was out of gatwick?
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Should the LCY catering be similar to that offered from LHR and LCY? I used to think LCY got pretty good catering, but the meal back from Dublin last night was dreadful - a very dry chicken breast sitting on top of a plain salad with no dressing. The whole thing was so dry and tasteless that I couldn't eat it, and a far cry from the rest of the salad dishes pictured here. On the plus side, it was a big portion of chicken, although there's not really any point serving a large portion if it's not really edible. The attendant did say that it didn't seem like their usual catering, and the catering trolley turned up at the plane very late, so maybe we just got unlucky. There also didn't seem to be a choice - just the chicken salad.
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Originally Posted by cosmo74 View Post
Should the LCY catering be similar to that offered from LHR and LCY? I used to think LCY got pretty good catering, but the meal back from Dublin last night was dreadful - a very dry chicken breast sitting on top of a plain salad with no dressing. The whole thing was so dry and tasteless that I couldn't eat it, and a far cry from the rest of the salad dishes pictured here. On the plus side, it was a big portion of chicken, although there's not really any point serving a large portion if it's not really edible. The attendant did say that it didn't seem like their usual catering, and the catering trolley turned up at the plane very late, so maybe we just got unlucky. There also didn't seem to be a choice - just the chicken salad.
Catering is different for LCY routes and covered in a separate thread:
BA CityFlyer catering guide
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Old Jan 14, 19, 4:18 am
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This was out of gatwick?
Into LGW.
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Originally Posted by jfallesen View Post
Catering is different for LCY routes and covered in a separate thread:
BA CityFlyer catering guide
Thank you, I didn't realise that thread existed.
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Originally Posted by cosmo74 View Post
Should the LCY catering be similar to that offered from LHR and LCY? I used to think LCY got pretty good catering, but the meal back from Dublin last night was dreadful - a very dry chicken breast sitting on top of a plain salad with no dressing. The whole thing was so dry and tasteless that I couldn't eat it, and a far cry from the rest of the salad dishes pictured here. On the plus side, it was a big portion of chicken, although there's not really any point serving a large portion if it's not really edible. The attendant did say that it didn't seem like their usual catering, and the catering trolley turned up at the plane very late, so maybe we just got unlucky. There also didn't seem to be a choice - just the chicken salad.
The aircraft for the BA4469 sits on the ground in Dublin from Saturday morning until your Sunday evening departure so was catered locally, meaning the usual menu did not apply. (If the aircraft had been catered in London youíd have been offered a beef salad or Arabic mezze)

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