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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Please do not quote photos in this thread.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 eJetter BA CityFlyer catering guide

Last update: post 1830
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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, 1063, 1359, 1390 (JER)
Brunch: 813, 987 (AVML), 1066
Lunch: 226, 326, 388 (KSML), 427 (AVML), 553 (KSML), 586, 678, 887, 1014 (JER), 1015, 1128, 1139, 1148 (KSML), 1276, 1351, 1396, 1452, 1456, 1789
Afternoon tea: 103, 176, 643 (LCML), 733, 1038
Dinner: 279, 332 (JER), 359 (AVML), 521, 588, 608, 647, 752, 914, 941, 950, 961, 1006 (KSML), 1014 (JER), 1016, 1026, 1050 (AVML), 1054 (KSML), 1095, 1142 (VLML), 1143 (NLML), 1186 (KSML), 1399 (JER), 1523, 1524 (KSML), 1598

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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, 971 (LGW), 1071, 1417, 1424, 1584 (VGML), 1605, 1638, 1748,1758 (LGW), 1810
Brunch: 68, 121, 142, 197, 420, 458, 555, 559, 620 (LCML), 660, 662, 770, 923, 1077 (VGML), 1354, 1410, 1560, 1704, 1747 (LGW), 1755, 1819
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, 838, 981 (LGW) (VLML), 1008 (KSML), 1094, 1183 (VGML), 1196, 1222 (VGML), 1223, 1318, 1360, 1461 (VGML), 1475 (LGW), 1539 (LGW) (VLML), 1543, 1709 (LGW), 1778, 1794, 1820 (LGW)
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, 783, 831, 907, 976, 1160, 1337 (LGW), 1340, 1343 (VGML), 1382, 1408 (LGW), 1642 (LGW), 1756, 1757, 1804, 1809, 1817
Dinner: 49, 130 (LGW), 142, 642185, 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, 789, 822, 916 (LGW), 917 (LGW), 955 (VGML), 981 (LGW) , 1060, 1070, 1136, 1212 (VGML), 1217, 1218, 1275, 1308 (KSML), 1321, 1358, 1365, 1369, 1529, 1556 (LGW), 1568 (VGML), 1576, 1577, 1617 (LGW), 1638, 1682, 1690, 1703, 1769, 1771, 1778 (VGML), 1788 (VGML), 1812, 1813, 1820 (LGW)

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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), 914 (AVML), 955 (VGML), 1463, 1655 (LGW)
Brunch: 578, 610, 659, 910
Lunch: 18, 40, 107, 163 (AVML), 235, 421, 431, 504, 578, 614, 760, 894 (VGML), 1243, 1407, 1641 (LGW), 1656 (LGW), 1830
Afternoon tea: 278 (LGW), 306, 362 (KSML), 399, 496 (LGW), 499, 578, 749, 1150, 1191 (AVML), 1204, 1279 (KSML), 1730 (LGW)
Dinner: 155 (AVML), 227, 269, 287, 385, 496 (LGW), 578, 583, 591 (KSML), 593 (LGW), 596 (AVML), 596 (HNML), 794, 875, 910, 925, 937, 940, 982, 1204, 1221 (GFML), 1231 (KSML), 1237, 1238 (AVML), 1720 (LGW), 1774, 1777, 1806, 1830

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Band 3 (e.g. Madrid, Rome, Warsaw, Stockholm)

Breakfast: 57, 171, 418, 507, 631, 677, 762, 956, 1165 (VGML), 1425, 1430, 1443, 1464,1749, 1727, 1749
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, 803, 806, 816, 854, 880, 882 (LGW), 895, 929, 944, 954, 957, 963, 984, 985, 998 (LFML), 1002, 1017 (LGW), 1035, 1037 (LGW), 1046 (LGW), 1067 (KSML), 1071, 1072, 1074, 1078, 1091, 1097, 1104, 1121, 1126 (LFML), 1127, 1132, 1135, 1145 (KSML), 1151, 1152, 1154 (KSML), 1205, 1220, 1227 (VGML), 1246, 1266, 1269 (LGW), 1272, 1273, 1274, 1323, 1426, 1465 (AVML), 1482, 1504, 1538, 1552, 1561, 1586 (LGW), 1610, 1612, 1620, 1621 (AVML), 1658 (LGW), 1673 (LGW), 1680, 1685, 1687, 1696, 1699 (LGW), 1706, 1718, , 1728, 1731, 1735 (LGW), 1736 (KSML), 1742 (LGW), 1770, 1772, 1773, 1790 (LGW), 1791, 1793, 1796 (LGW), 1805, 1828, 1829

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Band 4 (e.g. Malta, Sofia, Kiev, Istanbul)

Breakfast: 159, 223, 440, 483, 661, 795, 796, 878 (AVML), 898 (LGW), 919 (KSML), 1226
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), 797, 798, 835 (LGW), 836 (LGW), 863 (LGW), 893, 896 (LGW), 897 (LGW), 911 (LGW), 942, 986, 1047, 1141 (CHML), 1149, 1226, 1250 (LGW), 1252 (LGW), 1263, 1277 (LGW), 1280, 1314 (LGW), 1366, 1371, 1450, 1469, 1474, 1484 (LGW), 1497, 1505, 1516, 1520, 1522, 1648, 1661 (LGW), 1662 (LGW), 1681 (LGW), 1722 (LGW) (VGML), 1746 (LGW) (VGML), 1786, 1787, 1811 (LGW)

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Old Oct 27, 19, 9:31 am
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NCL-LHR, 26 October 2019, BA1337, 1950d
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Originally Posted by mikebg View Post
I have had this meal a number of times from MUC-LHR in the evening.

After a very busy day with no lunch it has been most welcome, and has saved me the cost of eating at a restaurant on arrival in London. So at least in my case I would not say it is too much!
You are probably right - it was more a reflection of how hungry I was that day on that flight tbh
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I had this on a recent HEL-LHR flight. Might have been mentioned previously, but can't say I saw any pictures of the spinach gnocchi.
Not too bad to be honest.
Dessert wasn't overly sweet and pleasant.
Won't eat mouldy cheese so left that, and the dish with the tomato etc. isn't really my thing.




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On my recent return from Faro, the Greek Yoghurt/tomato thing was the starter. I didn't eat it , I don't like yoghurt.
However I noticed that no-one else in my adjacent seats/rows ate it either, so it really is not popular at all.
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Old Oct 27, 19, 12:13 pm
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Originally Posted by camdentown View Post
On my recent return from Faro, the Greek Yoghurt/tomato thing was the starter. I didn't eat it , I don't like yoghurt.
However I noticed that no-one else in my adjacent seats/rows ate it either, so it really is not popular at all.
I adore it. In fact I have a recipe with hot tomatoes in straight-from-the-fridge Greek Yoghurt. My husband tells me that anything sour or acidic would appeal to me as it would feel at home. I'm not a desert person really.
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Originally Posted by camdentown View Post
On my recent return from Faro, the Greek Yoghurt/tomato thing was the starter. I didn't eat it , I don't like yoghurt.
However I noticed that no-one else in my adjacent seats/rows ate it either, so it really is not popular at all.
Like PUCCI, I like it, and on my recent flights I didn't note any particular tendency of others around me to leave it. I much prefer it to the sad excuse for a few leaves with half a cherry tomato and about 5 grammes of grated parmesan which one gets on some of the other flights.

By the way, on this menu, not a single time have I had lamb shank for the lamb shank - it's always been slices of roasted lamb leg (and in some ways nicer).

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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
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I always think the CE beef salads look and taste delicious. I can understand the opposite if one doesn’t like rare roast beef, but luckily I (and KARFA) do 😋.
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Originally Posted by krispy84 View Post
I always think the CE beef salads look and taste delicious. I can understand the opposite ...
Opinions are clearly divided on the visual attractiveness of what looks like a bunded lake of beige Polyfilla .....
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It's tasty but the creamy/houmoussy stuff needs plenty of bread to be mopped up with
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Originally Posted by Oxon Flyer View Post
Opinions are clearly divided on the visual attractiveness of what looks like a bunded lake of beige Polyfilla .....
My first thought was Tesco value Houmous but Polyfilla makes sense...

Basically all those cold dishes have some kind of "sauce" to stick the ingredients to the plate.
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Originally Posted by Oxon Flyer View Post
Opinions are clearly divided on the visual attractiveness of what looks like a bunded lake of beige Polyfilla .....
Oxy - you do have a way with words.
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Originally Posted by Oxon Flyer View Post
Opinions are clearly divided on the visual attractiveness of what looks like a bunded lake of beige Polyfilla .....
It's one of the meals that makes me pleased to be a vegetarian!
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The beef is properly cooked for a change, however the rest of it.....
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I appear to have opened a can of worms, or a tub of hummus, with my post praising the CE beef salad. I was really focussed on the look of the beef, but honestly don’t think the hummus and caponata looking garnish look bad at all. Each to their own! 🙂
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Originally Posted by krispy84 View Post
I always think the CE beef salads look and taste delicious. I can understand the opposite if one doesn’t like rare roast beef, but luckily I (and KARFA) do 😋.
I can understand that it might taste nice (I would probably enjoy it) but as someone who goes to a lot of undergraduate art exhibitions I can tell you I have seen similar things and they weren't labelled 'yummy'
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