BA CityFlyer catering guide

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BA CityFlyer catering from 2 April 2022

All information is posted in a personal capacity and not as a representative of the airline. Information could change at any time.


Route bandings

Band 1S: AMS, GCI, JER, MAN, RTM
Band 1: BHD, DUB, DUS, EDI, GLA, LUX
Band 2: CMF, EGC, FRA, GVA, PRG, BER, UIP, LIG, ZRH, EAS, MXP (Ex EDI: GCI)
Band 3: AGP, ALC, BCN, FAO, FLR, GIB, IBZ, MAH, NCE, PMI, SPU
Band 4: JMK, JSI, JTR, SKG


Menu cycles
Code:
 Start date      Outbound Inbound
 02 April        2        3
 16 April        3        1
 30 April        1        2
 14 May          2        3
 28 May          3        1
 11 June         1        2
 25 June         2        3
 09 July         3        1
 23 July         1        2
 06 August       2        3
 20 August       3        1
 03 September    1        2
 17 September    2        3
 01 October      3        1
 15 October      1        2
 29 October      2        3
 12 November     3        1   
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 .
 .
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Club Europe meal times

Band 1S-3
00:01-09:29 Breakfast
09:30-11:29 Brunch (except night-stopping aircraft catered ex-LCY/SOU which will offer breakfast)
11:30-13:59 Lunch (except night-stopping aircraft catered ex-LCY/SOU departing before 12:00 which will offer breakfast, or a hot dinner with ambient sides if after 12:00)
14:00-16:59 Afternoon Snack
17:00-23:59 Dinner (1S-1 cold, 2-3 hot)

Band 4
00:01-10:29 Breakfast
10:30-23:59 Hot dinner


Euro Traveller breakfast 00:01-09:29

Band 1S-2
Cycle 1: Granola square
Cycle 2: Flapjack square
Cycle 3: Granola square

Band 3-4
Cycle 1: Granola square, Wiltshire ham and Emmental sandwich or Egg mayo and roasted tomato seeded sub
Cycle 2: Granola square, Wiltshire ham and cheddar roll or Double egg and spinach sandwich
Cycle 3: Granola square, Egg mayo and bacon sub or Cheese, tomato and spinach sandwich


Euro Traveller rest of day

Band 1S-2
Great British Crisp Co ready salted or Sweet Things chocolate brownie

Band 3-4
Cycle 1: Coronation chicken sandwich or cheddar and roasted tomato sub and apple and raspberry square
Cycle 2: Chicken Caesar sandwich or Ploughman's sandwich and cookie dough brownie square
Cycle 3: Southern fried chicken sandwich or Ploughman's sandwich and Millionaire's shortbread square


Club Europe breakfast

Band 1S Cycle 1
Freshly squeezed orange juice

Greek yogurt quinoa porridge with mixed fruit compote

Bacon and cheese sourdough muffin
or
Tomato and smoked cheddar panini with onion chutney


Band 1S Cycle 2

Freshly squeezed orange juice

Greek yogurt with cranberry apple granola

Toasted sourdough muffin with bacon and croque-monsieur sauce
or
Three cheese and chive panini


Band 1S Cycle 3
Freshly squeezed orange juice

Coconut yogurt with mango cinnamon salsa and pomegranate

Bacon and French toast muffin with tomato jam
or
Emmenthal, pesto and roasted vegetable panini


Band 1-2 Cycle 1
Freshly squeezed orange juice

Bread roll and butter

Greek yogurt quinoa porridge with mixed fruit compote

Plain omelette, Dingley Dell Cumberland sausage, sweet-cured bacon, slow roasted plum tomato and sauted button mushrooms
or
Mushroom and cream cheese omelette, polenta, spinach, smoked baked beans, cherry tomato


Band 1-2 Cycle 2
Freshly squeezed orange juice

Bread roll and butter

Greek yogurt with cranberry apple granola

Plain omelette, Dingley Dell Cumberland sausage, sweet-cured bacon, slow roasted plum tomato and sauted button mushrooms
or
Pepper frittata, hash brown, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes and tomato Hollandaise


Band 1-2 Cycle 3
Freshly squeezed orange juice

Bread roll and butter

Coconut yogurt with mango cinnamon salsa and pomegranate

Aged cheddar omelette, Dingley Dell Cumberland sausage, spinach, slow roasted plum tomato and buttered chestnut mushrooms
or
Frittata with fried portobello mushroom, tenderstem broccoli, roasted plum tomato, pepperonata


Band 3 and 4
As above plus fresh fruit platter.

If more than 24 passengers in Club, hot breakfast will be replaced by a continental breakfast due to oven capacity:

Smoked salmon, bresaola, hard boiled egg, cream cheese with chives
or

Cream cheese with chives, hard boiled egg, cherry tomatoes, red chicory, cucumber


Club Europe brunch

Band 1S-2 Cycle 1
Freshly squeezed orange juice

Bread and butter

Greek yogurt quinoa porridge with mixed fruit compote

Bresaola, emmenthal, prosciutto, egg, pickles and salad
or
Mozarella, cheddar, grapefruit, salad


Band 1S-2 Cycle 2
Freshly squeezed orange juice

Bread and butter

Greek yogurt with cranberry apple granola

Prosciutto, smoked turkey, egg mayo, salad
or
Goats cheese with chives, emmental, tenderstem broccoli, grapes, salad, orange


Band 1S-2 Cycle 3
Freshly squeezed orange juice

Bread and butter

Coconut yogurt with mango cinnamon salsa and pomegranate

Smoked chicken breast, salami, egg, gouda, chargrilled artichoke, orange, spinach
or
Melon, egg mayo, asparagus, brie, olives, tomato, salad leaf


Band 3
As above plus chocolate brownie bar (cycle 1), flapjack bar (cycle 2) or caramel pretzel tiffin (cycle 3)


Club Europe lunch (band 1S-3) and cold dinner (band 1S-1)

Band 1S-2 Cycle 1
Bread and butter

Edamame bean and fennel salad with feta, pomegranate and orange and a honey, lemon and mustard dressing
or
Honey mustard roast chicken with potato and sweetcorn salad, drop peppers, pumpkin seeds and an apple syrup dressing

Chocolate and passionfruit mousse


Band 1S-2 Cycle 2
Bread and butter

Seared duck breast with poached prawn, turmeric rice and mushroom ketchup
or
Pesto fusilli with asparagus, aubergine, peppers and tzatziki

Blackcurrant custard tart


Band 1S-2 Cycle 3
Bread and butter

Smoked chicken with mozzarella, poached peaches, celeriac remoulade and blue cheese dressing
or
Thai salad with cashews, pomegranate, pumpkin seeds and a coconut and mango yogurt dressing

Raspberry and pistachio cheesecake


Band 1S-1 cold dinner and band 3 lunch
As above plus appetiser:
Cycle 1: Coronation chicken or Heritage tomato and mozzarella salad with gourmet grains and gazpacho dressing
Cycle 2: Tuna and chickpea salad or Bocconcini with smoked yogurt and chargrilled artichoke
Cycle 3: Smoked chicken with potato and sweetcorn salad, pickled cucumber and saffron and horseradish aioli or Cauliflower panna cotta with truffle oil


Afternoon Snack

Band 1S-2 Cycle 1
Mushroom and spinach quiche, prosciutto, egg mayonnaise, smoked trout, onion chutney
or
Trio of vegetarian cheese finger sandwiches

Lemon drizzle cake

Band 1S-2 Cycle 2
Tapas plate: chicken meatball, Spanish mashed potato salad, chorizo, manchego, artichoke
or
Goats cheese tartlet, teriyaki chestnut mushroom skewer, stuffed Tinkerbell pepper with pineapple chutney, cheddar, soft goats cheese with chives

Carrot cake

Band 1S-2 Cycle 3
Trio of finger sandwiches
or
Vegetarian mezze platter: houmous, moutabel, pomegrante, tabbouleh, manakish zaatar

Baklava

Band 3
As above plus appetiser:
Cycle 1: Coronation chicken or Heritage tomato and mozzarella salad with gourmet grains and gazpacho dressing
Cycle 2: Tuna and chickpea salad or Bocconcini with smoked yogurt and chargrilled artichoke
Cycle 3: Smoked chicken with potato and sweetcorn salad, pickled cucumber and saffron and horseradish aioli or Cauliflower panna cotta with truffle oil

and scone, jam and clotted cream in place of cake/baklava


Club Europe hot dinner
NB if more than 24 Club Europe passengers, hot main will be replaced by a cold main due to oven capacity

Cycle 1
Coronation chicken or Heritage tomato and mozzarella salad with gourmet grains and gazpacho dressing

Stuffed chicken breast with gnocchi and marsala cream sauce
or
Tortellini with Sicilian vegetable sauce, grilled asparagus and Grana Padano cheese

Chocolate and passionfruit mousse

Cycle 2
Tuna and chickpea salad or Bocconcini with smoked yogurt and chargrilled artichoke

Chicken biryani with cucumber raita
or
Pumpkin gnocchi with ratatouille and a pea and mint sauce

Blackcurrant custard tart

Cycle 3
Smoked chicken with potato and sweetcorn salad, pickled cucumber and saffron and horseradish aioli or Cauliflower panna cotta with truffle oil

Tuscan beef stew with toasted barley and cepe risotto
or
Rigatoni with kale, roasted cauliflower and cheese sauce

Raspberry and pistachio cheesecake


Bar
Tea, coffee (decaf instant on request), green tea*, herbal teas*, Earl Grey tea*, Harrogate Spring still and sparkling, orange juice, apple juice, tomato juice (Worcester sauce available), Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Schweppes 1783 Tonic Water, Schweppes 1783 Light Tonic Water, Schweppes 1783 or Canada Dry Ginger Ale.

Ciroc vodka*, Smirnoff Red/Eristoff vodka, Tanqueray gin*, Gordons gin, Johnnie Walker Black Label*, Johnnie Walker Red Label, Bacardi white rum, Otard cognac, The Singleton Scotch whisky ,Bulleit Bourbon (temporarily unavailable), Baileys*, Cointreau*

Heineken, Brewdog Jet Stream

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Rserve Exclusive Brut*

Pierre Andr Mcon-Villages (France)*
The Lighthouse Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)* this is gradually being replaced with a South African Sauvignon Blanc]

Las Olas Malbec (Argentina)*
Cittadini Primitivo (Italy)*

Sauvignon Blanc (Chile)
Cabernet Sauvignon (Spain)

*Club Europe only

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Old Sep 14, 18, 8:27 am
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BA CityFlyer catering guide

See Wiki post for info regarding CityFlyer catering, updated to include Winter menus and changes to meal timings in Euro Traveller (from 28 October). Main change for winter is that in Euro Traveller bands 2L and 3, lunch availability returns to being based on departure time rather than flying time, and also gain meals between 15:30 and 19:29.

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A gold star to Zappomatic, many thanks since the logic wasn't clear at all. Now it makes more sense and much easier to anticipate what the catering will be.
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Old Sep 14, 18, 9:22 am
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This is excellent, very helpful!
Interesting to note that some of the LHR/LGW medium CE 'losers' get a much better deal from LCY (and Campari!).
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Indeed it is noticeable that the Medium CE losers (and apparently they are new LHR/LGW band 2 losers also) get better catering from LCY. The LCY version of a salad of better quality and quantity at lunchtime and a hot meal in the evening is, I think, the correct offering (I would personally like a salad offering in the evening too, but I'm trying not to be too selfish in my demands...). That it is done from LCY only confirms by belief it's a (low) cost decision on BA mainline to continue under-providing on these routes, except MAD, which was upgraded for well documented reasons...

Mini-rant over, a few pics below of some CE menu items mentioned in zappomatic's excellent post above. I don't have a pic of the cod with green curry, or the tiger prawn with glass noodle salad, but have seen both and they look good. I've had the cold cut selection (not pictured) a few times, it's a decent choice though I normally take the crayfish salad over it. Also including pic of a Veg SPML ordered for Mrs O, it was plentiful and tasty, I had a little for the benefit of FT...


Cold meal: Smoked chicken & paprika bocconcini with houmous, Crayfish tail salad, Vanilla & coconut cheesecake


VGML (lunchtime flight, cold meal) - Asparagus tip with houmous & pomegranate seeds, Fusilli pasta salad in tomato sauce with asparagus tips, cherry tomatoes & radish, chocolate mousse cake.


Cold meal: Bresaola with sunblush tomato & turmeric houmous, Spicy pulled beef salad (I really enjoyed this), Chocolate mousse cake.


Hot dinner: Mixed salad, Cod with paprika gnocchi (decent, but fish was a bit overdone), choc mousse cake


Hot dinner: Mixed salad, chicken & chorizo risotto with sugar snap peas (tasted better than it looked, but not a star dish), Vanilla & coconut cheesecake
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Thanks zappomatic. Am I right in reading it that there is no difference at all then between Band 2L and Band 3? i.e. it's really one Band 3, which is a mix of long and select medium length sectors.
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Thanks zappomatic. Am I right in reading it that there is no difference at all then between Band 2L and Band 3? i.e. it's really one Band 3, which is a mix of long and select medium length sectors.
Pretty much - I think there may have been a difference in the past in Euro Traveller but now the only difference is no Tribute in the Euro Traveller bar for band 3.

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Any idea how the Eastern Airways codeshare/lease handles food?
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AVML -
superb mixed veg curry with some spiced rice


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Which band will new destination FCO fall into?
Which band from MAN for CMF and SZG?
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Cold lunch LCY-TXL: Grilled tiger prawns with a Thai glass noodle, spring onion, celery and tomato salad served with an Asian dressing (warm scone delivered shortly after taking the photo)

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Gla-lcy 17/9



Menu for GLA-LCY Monday 17/9


The duck and cheesecake beautifully presented.
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Old Sep 19, 18, 8:56 am
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Lcy-gla 19/9

Same menu on the way back. I had the mackerel salad. I couldnt take pictures as the flight was jammed due to earlier cancellations. It was more Waitrose Standard than Sainsburys. Overall very good. Same cheesecake......
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really appreciate this thanks!
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Here's the standard breakfast in EuroTraveller on a Band 1 (Dublin to London City).

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Does this catering apply for ex-STN flights as well?

ie is e.g. STN->AGP this Saturday at 13:10 a cold meal. Asking for a friend...
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