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M&S Onboard Menu Summer 2019 (shorthaul buy on board)

M&S Onboard Menu Summer 2019 (shorthaul buy on board)

Old Apr 30, 19, 6:40 am
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M&S Onboard Menu Summer 2019 (shorthaul buy on board)

Unlike previous menu changes, the latest menu has been revamped. This post has a good summary:

Originally Posted by Joshm300 View Post
FYI - Flying back from Vienna this evening on the 705, the new summer 2019/BA 100 celebrations menu was available.

Lots of bumf about the 100 celebrations, it did look a bit more professional than previous versions and certainly an improvement in the range of drinks and snacks available including:
  • Afternoon tea with scone, Jam and cream etc.
  • Tanqueray replaces Bombay as the standard gin
  • New BA Speedbird 100 beer + another new Brewdog beer
  • New BA and (i think sipsmith) 100 celebration Gin
  • Pinkster Pink Gin (With a sachet of something to make it a cocktail)
  • I think a new champagne 375ml Bottle priced at £17, which seemed quite good value.
  • Schweppes mixers replace fever tree (Slimline tonic, cucumber tonic, ginger ale, tomato)
  • I think a change to the sandwich range - but I wouldn't have remembered what was there before.
  • STILL NO FULL FAT TONIC!!
Sorry I didn't take pictures as I was with my other half, who would have thought I'd lost my marbles. .

Also, when I went to the back for my second round, the great crew offered a choice of gins including Bombay as they have old stock to clear, so maybe worth asking over the nex week or so, if you liked any of the previous products that are no longer technically available.
In addition I will highlight

- price reduction of 15p per hot drink in return for using reusable (passsenger supplied) cup
- reusable and compactable cup for sale at £10, made by Stojo. I've been told they are also on sale in Waitrose.
- children's activity pack (magic tricks based), at £6
- new coffee brand (and coffee bag served) from CRU Kafe
- new tea provider - tea pigs
- various changes to soft drinks and switch to Harrogate Water (after Highland Spring having the contract for as long as I can remember)
- Espresso Martini - where did that idea come from?
- English white wine from Chapel Down.

And here is something for everyone, you can enter a competition for a hamper with many of these items, one will be chosen every day for 100 days from 1 May:

www.highlifeshop.com/foodhamper

[presumably the above link will work from 1 May, entries will be selected from 18 May to 25 August]

Menu here:
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/31051910-post150.html
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Old Apr 30, 19, 7:03 am
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Still not a fan of the menu. The sandwich selection is still dire and utterly boring (no vegan option). Unfortunately, it looks like the vegetarian sandwiches are no more (they were OK-ish) and instead it is tomato / mozzarella sandwich. Boring. I'd really welcome a salad option or pot noodle soup.

Not a fan of Schweppes either. Looks like I'll drink IPAs now and that's it.

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Old Apr 30, 19, 7:19 am
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Also note the activity kit for kids for sale.

Agree on the conments food offering is still poor. The change of water supplier seems to be airline wide but wasn’t the water £1.80 before? (£1.95 now) or did my brain selectively forgot a previous price hike?

the point on reusable cups strikes me as a false good idea: I’m all in favour of reusing and avoid plastic and paper on the ground but the prospect of carrying a dirty coffee cup after the flight is frankly unappealing and given queues for toilets on short flights in between service and duty free don’t count on being able to rinse it in the loo.

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For the ale drinkers amongst us itís worth noting that the quote ďNew BA Speedbird 100 beer + another new Brewdog beerĒ is incorrect. The second beer is by Curious Brewing who are based in Ashford, Kent and is nothing to do with BrewDog.

The beer does not not score well on Ratebeer!
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Originally Posted by florens View Post
Still not a fan of the menu. The sandwich selection is still dire and utterly boring (no vegan option). Unfortunately, it looks like the vegetarian sandwiches are no more (they were OK-ish) and instead it is tomato / mozzarella sandwich. Boring. I'd really welcome a salad option or pot noodle soup.
I really enjoyed the mushroom sourdough toastie as the hot option. Probably the tomato mozarella would be my new favorite. By the way, I agree to your opinion that a cold salad or a noodle soup could be served. Even BA would be able to sell those paid options that they sell at World Traveller at shorthaul flights ( Band 3 - Band 4 ) for GBP 15-20 [ Similar to what Austrian and LOT does ].

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Agree on the conments food offering is still poor.
At least better than American Airlines or United.

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The change of water supplier seems to be airline wide but wasn’t the water £1.80 before? (£1.95) or did my rain selectively forgot a previous price hike?
It's a price hike, it was GBP1.80 before. I don't remember if I have ever purchased a bottle of water onboard BA shorthaul. I always request a cup of tank water at the back galley and sometimes receive a cup of water and sometimes receive a cup of water filled from the Highland Springs bottle dedicated to Club Europe.
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
- various changes to soft drinks and switch to Harrogate Water (after Highland Spring having the contract for as long as I can remember)
I thought it was HS too but my flight yesterday in WT was a Harrogate bottle too.
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Old Apr 30, 19, 8:44 am
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Originally Posted by Lewis King View Post


I thought it was HS too but my flight yesterday in WT was a Harrogate bottle too.
All our water both long and short haul is now supplied by Harrogate. Ex-USA itís Crystal Geyser. You might still find a couple of HS bottles knocking about waiting to be used up though.
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​​​​​​So, the water drinkers are subsidising the reusable cup drinkers.
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
- price reduction of 15p per hot drink in return for using reusable (passsenger supplied) cup
- reusable and compactable cup for sale at £10, made by Stojo. I've been told they are also on sale in Waitrose.
So it's all profit after the first 67 cups !
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Old Apr 30, 19, 8:54 am
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Originally Posted by orbitmic View Post

offering is still poor. The change of water supplier seems to be airline wide but wasnít the water £1.80 before? (£1.95) or did my rain selectively forgot a previous price hike?
The water WAS £1.80 before.
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So still no word on giving any 'elites' a free drink onboard (in Y)?
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Old Apr 30, 19, 8:57 am
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Originally Posted by Dicksbits View Post
The water WAS £1.80 before.
Avios went up though from 255 to 280.
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Old Apr 30, 19, 9:37 am
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Is that £5 for a single scone (with cream & jam)? Plus an additional £2.50 for a cup of tea?

I'd need to have a heavy drinking session in the lounge beforehand to ever think that sounds like good value...
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Old Apr 30, 19, 9:50 am
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Any rise in prices shouldn't come as a surprise and those with lounge access have the least to complain about anyway.

The bring your own cup is a good idea however 15p off won't be much of an incentive for most people.
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Old Apr 30, 19, 9:59 am
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Originally Posted by florens View Post

Not a fan of Schweppes either. Looks like I'll drink IPAs now and that's it.
Note these mixers are Schweppes 1783 so it's their premium range - essentially their response to losing market share to the likes of Fever Tree.
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