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Old Jan 2, 20, 5:36 pm
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A selection of CW food on BA217 (LHR-IAD) on 01/01/2020 (myself & Mrs CKBA):

Chicken and ham hock terrine, celeriac remoulade, apple puree (very good)


Stracciatella chees and black truffle tortelloni, butternut squash puree, roasted chestnut


Seared fillet of British beef, potatoes au gratin, savoy cabbage, roasted garlic and thyme jus. (I usually steer clear of the beef - but this was good!)



Warm sticky toffee and date pudding, vanilla crŤme anglaise


Belgian chocolate torte (thankfully they hadn't run out of this this time!)


Individual selection of sandwiches:
Aberdeen Angus beef, horseradish and beetroot relish on ciabatttina
Scottish hot-smoked salmon, soft cheese, dill, lemon in a spinach tortilla wrap
Free-range egg mayonnaise, salad cress on farmerís bread (sorry - I took a bite out of this before taking the photo!).
Plain (or fruit) scones served warm, clotted cream, strawberry preserve
Farmhouse cake
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Old Jan 7, 20, 3:32 am
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Heathrow to Tokyo, including mid flight snack. Slightly underwhelming food on this 11hr 20 flight and breakfast served in the dark!









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Old Jan 7, 20, 4:05 am
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Did you not get the fry up?
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Old Jan 7, 20, 5:25 am
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Originally Posted by ENTP View Post
Did you not get the fry up?
Didnít opt for a hot dish this time as I wasnít very hungry. I had eaten a fair amount before the flight anyway.
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Old Jan 9, 20, 6:04 am
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Ba16 syd=>sin

Just came back on BA16 from Sydney and was shocked at the lack of catering for an 8 hour flight which is effectively a daytime flight (departs SYD 1630 local and arrives SIN 2130 local). A meal (poor quality) was served shortly after departure and the only other catering was a snack (a small piece of pate, a bread roll and a bizarre coconut mousse - no choice) served shortly before landing. The Club Kitchen was bare within an hour of takeoff and everyone was asking for food. Be aware if you are taking this flight!

Fortunately, the Qantas lounges in SIN and SYD (especially the First class ones) are excellent.
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Old Jan 9, 20, 8:04 am
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Originally Posted by CKBA View Post
A selection of CW food on BA217 (LHR-IAD) on 01/01/2020 (myself & Mrs CKBA):
Thank you for this. I found it reassuring to see that what looked like a boring menu doesn't look too bad in real life. I've chosen the beef for my next flight.
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Old Jan 9, 20, 8:43 am
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New Year's Eve LHR-PIT

Hope this qualifies, this flight was in 2019 and 2020. Celebrated London New Year while in the air. After six transatlantic segments in 2019 PIT-LHR and LHR-PIT I have to say the catering has been surprisingly good.


Smoked fish platter for starter


Short ribs main course with polenta, root vegetables


Scotch Egg platter snack (Rose Champagne for New Years)
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Old Jan 9, 20, 8:58 am
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Originally Posted by EfficientTraveller View Post
Just came back on BA16 from Sydney and was shocked at the lack of catering for an 8 hour flight which is effectively a daytime flight (departs SYD 1630 local and arrives SIN 2130 local). A meal (poor quality) was served shortly after departure and the only other catering was a snack (a small piece of pate, a bread roll and a bizarre coconut mousse - no choice) served shortly before landing.
FWIW, I happen to have this sitting on my desk from the end of December.

I had intended to try the dessert and cheese thing, but after a starter, soup, a main and a dessert, I was too full. Unusually for me, I had the beef. And lived.

I deliberately had the snack as well (but agree with you about the coconut mousse thing) so that after departure from SIN I could go straight to bed without being hungry at that stage. It all kept me going until breakfast on board, albeit that that was served slightly early (by which time I was actually awake).
Menu

Starters
Wagyu beef bresaola, semi-dried cherry tomatoes, yellow sweet pepper drops, anchovy aioli, baby watercress
Meredith Dairy goat's feta, pickled pear, farro, roasted sweet potato, pomegranate, roasted pistachio, snow pea tendrils, sumac dressing
Carrot, cumin and manuka honey soup, cumin creme fraiche
Fresh seasonal salad, sunflower seeds, cherry tomatoes, yellow pepper, choice of creamy Italian truffle dressing or balsamic and olive oil

Please choose from our selection
Grilled breast of chicken, sage jus, bean cassoulet, sauteed courgette, roasted butternut squash
Pan-seared Australian beef tenderloin, wild mushroom ragout, olive oil and Pommery mustard crushed potatoes, broccolini, cumin carrots
Strozzapreti pasta, primavera sauce, semi-dried tomatoes, green peas, cumbled feta

Selection of desserts and cheese
Dark cherry mousse
Blood orange breand and butter pudding, creme anglaise
Fresh strawberries, white wine jelly
Cheese board, Maffra Cheddar, Mossvale Blue, Woombye Camembert, grapes, fruit chutney
Refreshments

Snack
Terrine forestiere, courgette pickle, beetroot gel, pickled red chilli, micro coriander

Sweet
Coconut passion
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Old Jan 13, 20, 2:50 am
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Does anyone have details of the January 2020 menu for BA15 - LHR - SYD? Heading there next week.
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Old Jan 13, 20, 2:54 am
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If it's ex-LHR you should be able to view the menu and (optionally) choose your meal online through MMB
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Old Jan 13, 20, 5:28 am
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Recently had the fish platter (shown above) which I thought was good followed by the lamb which was also good. Portion sizes about right IMO, but then again I do tend to at least nibble in the lounge so that I'm not starving when on the a/c.
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Old Jan 13, 20, 8:30 am
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My starter MEX to LHR. Mustard prawns. Very tasty.. main was a short rib that was soft and tasty, but needed more jus.
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Old Jan 13, 20, 9:25 am
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If it's ex-LHR you should be able to view the menu and (optionally) choose your meal online through MMB
Sydney is one of the routes where you cannot choose your meal online.
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Old Jan 15, 20, 9:09 pm
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Iím scheduled to fly on the BA178 (daytime JFK-LHR) service later this month. Does anyone know what I should expect regarding catering in CW?

Given the 8:05 departure, Iím assuming there will be a breakfast, followed by some sort of pre-arrival lunch/dinner/tea. But, Iím curious whether my assumptions are correct so I know whether (and when) to plan to eat before and after the flight.

Thanks Iím advance!
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Old Jan 16, 20, 1:29 am
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Not sure if it's just been bad luck, but the service I had on my two recent flights (LHR > MIA and then PUJ - LGW) was atrocious which completely ruined the meals. In both cases we were sitting as a pair in the centre seats, so one of us got served by one CC and the other by another CC. This never works well. On the Miami there was a gap of 25 minutes between one person being served their meal and the other. Complained to cabin manager who then seemed to realise that there was no meal service on one half of Club. On the Punta Cana, the meal service on a night flight didn't start until well over 2 hours into the flight. No wine offered at any point during the meal, you had to ask. No dessert offered, you had to ask. After over an hour of dirty plates, trying to flag down CC, I decided to clear my own tray and walked to the galley with it (to see the CC all having a conference). I've found that generally the new service without trolleys is incredibly slow and have never found the crew to get it right, but as I have said I mainly travel leisure routes out of Gatwick so maybe get the dodgiest crews.

And what happened to the little chocolates. I understand the need to cost cut, but surely the removal of a little chocolate is going too far?
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