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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Please do not quote photos in this thread.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 733
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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 Feb 14, 19, 8:36 am
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Hey folks,

I’ve just done a couple of Band 4 returns, with two more coming later next month, so thought I’d supplement this. Apologies if there’s any duplication.

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LHR-ATH 02/19 - Breakfast


Went for the salmon as I had already eaten in the lounge beforehand. It was really good - well presented, and tasty. Bread basket and warm pastries aplenty.



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ATH-LHR 02/19 - Dinner


Had the ravioli. Plentiful and tasty. Celeriac parmesan salad was a bit bland, but DO&CO mousse hit the spot.



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LHR-ATH 02/19 - Breakfast


It was the turn of the English Breakfast. Not bad, but certainly not a luxurious offering. Fresh fruit tasted good. Yogurt also well done, as with all the other times.



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ATH-LHR 02/19 - Dinner


Went for the rigatoni. Messy, but plentiful and not bad at all. Couldn’t taste any aubergine but that may have been because there was a fair bit of Castelnau consumed previously (which, by the way, seems to taste different with every flight.. but that’s probably just me)



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LHR-ATH 02/19 - Lunch


Apologies - no meal shot for this as I opted out...

That’s it for now!
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Okay...clear up a debate somebody for me please! Is the Band 3 ‘rest of day’ meal service standard meant to be:

A) Drinks from the bar, meal service with drink top ups

OR

B) A meal service with drinks to follow after the food

Thanks!
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Okay...clear up a debate somebody for me please! Is the Band 3 ‘rest of day’ meal service standard meant to be:

A) Drinks from the bar, meal service with drink top ups

OR

B) A meal service with drinks to follow after the food

Thanks!
Option A, drinks from the bar (+almonds, sometimes!), meal service with drink top ups.
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That looks good! Was the quiche warm?
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That looks good! Was the quiche warm?
yes I think it was. The quiche was nice. The accompaniment could have been a little better I think. Overall though a nice brunch.
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No menus either way LHR - LPA (9/2/19) or LPA - LHR (17/2/19). Are they getting rarer?

It's the first time I've seen 4 crew staff Club as happened on last night's Las Palmas - Heathrow. All food service was done by hand (12 rows - 46 pax).
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Any experiences of a KSML on a Band 3 at Breakfast? The Wiki doesn't have any in the guide, so any experiences welcome ...
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BA 1335 NCL - LHR 15 Feb

Goats cheese salad. Rather more salad than goats cheese which was a bit watery. I think the dip was a cottage cheese, 2 cheeses seemed strange though. It was a packed flight with some boarding issues and crew were stressed: maybe that’s why bread was very cold.
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Welcome to Flyertalk and welcome to the BA forum RHWine, it's good to see you here and I hope we will see more of you. Thanks for posting - the alternative meal being Italian style meat cold cuts.

You mention boarding issues, I guess the fact that the Gate 3 airbridge at NCL has been out of action for a few days isn't helping there, so all boarding is via the apron. But yes, the bread is usually served warm.
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Boarding issues on Friday were more to do with it being packed, all jump seats in use, and seating issues trying to work out who was where I think.

Im sure the air bridge being out hasn’t helped though- and it made a nonsense of priority boarding with everyone going through at same time
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BLQ-LHR, 6 January 2019, BA545, 1850d
Band 2 dinner (AVML)



BLQ-LHR, 6 January 2019, BA545, 1850d
Band 2 dinner (HNML)

I can't see the pics - what were these please?
Would they be suitable for a low-carber, and would they appear on an afternoon tea slot out of LHR?
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Originally Posted by tom139 View Post
Okay...clear up a debate somebody for me please! Is the Band 3 ‘rest of day’ meal service standard meant to be:

A) Drinks from the bar, meal service with drink top ups

OR

B) A meal service with drinks to follow after the food

Thanks!

Neither that's clearly insane! It's hot towel, drinks service ( usually with a packet of almonds) drinks service, drinks service, top up servicing for aforementioned drinks, meal service served with a drink, after dinner drink, tea or coffee, drinks service,arrived over Blighty drink, final approach drink, 10 minutes to land, takeaway drinks service as deplaning.

It's either that or option A

Also please remember to drink responsibly when flying( well generally tbh)
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No menus either way LHR - LPA (9/2/19) or LPA - LHR (17/2/19). Are they getting rarer?

It's the first time I've seen 4 crew staff Club as happened on last night's Las Palmas - Heathrow. All food service was done by hand (12 rows - 46 pax).
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Wish they'd do that on the HEL run. Recent trip was 1 +1 newbie ( I accept they have to learn at some point) on a matching full CE flight. The two of them did a good job based on pax and crew nums but would've been nice for the CSM at least to have helped them but he spent his time down the back with the rest of the crew giving ET 4 and those further back in CE with anxious faces about getting a meal
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