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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Please do not quote photos in this thread.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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On another note, does a 10.40am LHR-DUB departure provide breakfast or something else?
Have a look at post 1, this shows the service patterns.
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Originally Posted by andymcdonnell View Post

On another note, does a 10.40am LHR-DUB departure provide breakfast or something else?
As KARFA says, the full answer is in post 1 with links to photos. However, it will be ‘brunch’ not breakfast. This is likely to be quiche or charcuterie or smoked salmon all of which are served with fruit, yoghurt and bakery basket pass.

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Chicken Salad which seemed more plentiful than last time, with sun dried tomatoes.
2 Bottles of Champagne.

Incidentally good and interesting range of wines in the BA Lounge at NCL at the moment.
Same meal on the FRA-LHR afternoon flight last week. No menus.
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Just to be clear, Express and Bands 1&2 do not have a printed menu. Bands 3&4 do.

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I was very surprised yesterday on BA1337 NCL - LHR evening flighty to find a breakfast menu in the seat pocket from a previous flight. Got my hopes up momentarily.
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HEL-LHR, 24 February 2019, BA795, 0745d
Band 3 breakfast


The vegetarian option. The aircraft is a nightstopper so catered at LHR the day before - hence the smaller than usual tray.

Is the actual china dish that the hot meal is served in smaller than normal too? I can't work it out, it looks like it is in some of the pictures with a night stop breakfast on the small tray
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Is the actual china dish that the hot meal is served in smaller than normal too? I can't work it out, it looks like it is in some of the pictures with a night stop breakfast on the small tray
good question. Looking at some of the other breakfast photos think it might be (?) but not by a great deal if so.
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Hi there got 2 x CE flights next few months - both early before 09.30 from LHR to
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Will I get a nice hot English breakfast on both? (My fav meal on BA)

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I have also TXL-LHR at 14.25 - is that lunch?
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Hi there got 2 x CE flights next few months - both early before 09.30 from LHR to
LBA and MUC
Will I get a nice hot English breakfast on both? (My fav meal on BA)

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I have also TXL-LHR at 14.25 - is that lunch?
LBA (like MAN) is an express band route so you get either a hot ham and cheese croissant or a bacon roll - it rotates between the two. Have a look at the wiki as there should be a few photos.

MUC will be a choice of hot English breakfast or hot vegetation breakfast - usually a omelette or frittata of some kind.

1425 to TXL is a band 1 afternoon tea. There should be some photos in the wiki to show you what you get.
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very kind thanks - I might change my TXL-LHR to go to STN instead to have dinner with my Essex located sister
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There is something a bit strange about that fluorescent yellow sauce isn't there ? When you take a picture, it changes colour. Spooky.
It looks very much like ‘coronation sauce’
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It looks very much like ‘coronation sauce’
It is. And quite frankly, as much as I like curried dishes, I personally think that this one doesn't work at all for me. I much prefer the other version of the roast beef with the horseradish cream. The alternative (the tomato and mozzarella) is also one of the poorer vegetarian dishes in my view though in fairness, I always hear a lot of people ordering it, more so than other vegetarian stuff, so I guess it is popular at least on paper (or lack thereof).
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It is. And quite frankly, as much as I like curried dishes, I personally think that this one doesn't work at all for me.
Yep, it doesn’t go with the beef at all, and there’s way too much of it.
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Did a Stockholm turnaround BA778 (10.35) to BA779 (15.10) on Thursday the 28th, no menus either way surprisingly. Rather curt CSM only offered two choices on the outbound as well. The ‘pork’ turned out to be the Wiltshire pork from an above post. Another surprise was a new set of crew on the return flight who were much better in service and topping up drinks as well. Was Emerald on the way out and GCH back in, equally ignored/not acknowledged.
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LHR-LBA, 3 March 2019, BA1346, 0925d
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The other option this rotates with on the express breakfast is the warm ham and cheese croissant. This is much better though.

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