Club Europe: What’s on the menu? – what meals you will get when & on what routes

LONDON, UK: British Airways Club Europe food photographed at 21 August 2018 (Picture by Nick Morrish/British Airways)

Today BA introduces their new Club Europe catering which hopefully will improve things. There are several positive steps with no more paninis, the return of scones and better wines. I will look at what you can expect from each meal service with examples and also which routes will be in which bands. We will be reviewing band 1 and 2 destinations from Gatwick this month and Heathrow next month.

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The routes bands

Although it appeared that BA were going back to the bands they had previously, it now looks like that they have changed slightly since last time. However in terms of service 1 & 2 appear to be grouped together as well as 3 and 4 so it makes little difference.

Express

Leeds, Manchester.

Band 1 routes
Heathrow: Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Belfast, Berlin, Biarritz, Billund, Basel,  Brussels, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Grenoble, Geneva, Hannover, Hamburg, Innsbruck, Inverness, Jersey, Lyon, Luxembourg, Montpellier, Munich, Nantes, Newcastle, Paris, Stuttgart, Toulouse, Zürich
Gatwick: Amsterdam, Bordeaux, Edinburgh, Friedrichshafen, Grenoble,  Glasgow, Innsbruck, Limoges

Band 2 routes

Heathrow: Oslo, Barcelona, Bergen, Bilbao, Bologna, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Figari, Mahon, Marseilles, Milan, Palma, Pisa, Pula, Nice,  Porto, Palma, Pisa,  Stavanger,  Salzburg, Turin, Venice, Vienna, Zagreb,
Gatwick: Bologna, Genoa, Mahon, Nice, Porto, Palma, Pisa, Salzburg, Turin, Venice, Verona, Vienna

Band 3 routes

Heathrow: Alicante, Almeria, Athens, Budapest, Dubrovnik, Faro, Gibraltar, Helsinki, Ibiza, Krakow, Lisbon, Madrid, Malaga, Olbia, Rome, Split, Stockholm, Warsaw

Gatwick: Alicante, Algiers, Bari, Dubrovnik, Faro, Gibraltar, Ibiza, Malaga,  Naples, Rome, Seville, Valencia

Band 4 routes

Heathrow: Athens, Bucharest, Crete, Corfu, Istanbul, Kalamata, Kefalonia, Kiev, Kos, Larnaca, Las Palmas, Mykonos, Murcia, Palermo, Santorini, Saint Petersburg, Sofia, Tallin, Tenerife, Zakynthos

Gatwick: Aktion, Bodrum, Catania, Dalaman, Fuerteventura, Heraklion, Larnaca, Las Palmas, Madeira, Malta, Paphos, Tenerife, Rhodes, Skiathos, Tirana

The meals

  • Breakfast until 09.59
  • Brunch 10.00-10.59
  • Lunch 10.59-13.59
  • Afternoon tea 14.00-16.59
  • Dinner 17.00-04.59
  • Rest of the day for Heathrow bands 3 and 4: 10.00-04.59

The following are examples of what you can expect to see in the first few weeks of the new service.

Breakfast:

Gatwick – Bands 1 & 2

  • Granola with yoghurt or porridge bar
  • Choice of English breakfast, vegetarian omelette or continental cold meats and cheese
  • Selection of bread and croissants

Gatwick – Bands 3 & 4

  • Granola with yoghurt
  • Fruit
  • Choice of English breakfast, vegetarian omelette or continental cold meats and cheese
  • Selection of bread, pastries and croissants

Heathrow – Express

  • Orange juice
  • Yoghurt with fruit, seeds and grains
  • Bacon roll

Heathrow – Bands 1 & 2

  • Yoghurt or fruit
  • Choice of English breakfast, vegetarian omelette or continental cold meats and cheese
  • Selection of bread and croissants

Heathrow – Bands 3 & 4

  • Orange juice
  • Yoghurt
  • Fruit
  • Choice of English breakfast, vegetarian omelette or continental cold meats and cheese
  • Selection of bread, pastries and croissants

Brunch

 Brunch

Gatwick Bands 1 & 2

  • Granola with yoghurt
  • Fruit
  • Choice of frittata with salad or continental cold meats and cheese
  • Selection of pastries

Heathrow – Bands 1 & 2

  • Yoghurt  with fruit, seeds and grains
  • Fruit
  • Choice of quiche with salad or continental cold meats and cheese
  • Selection of pastries

Lunch

Gatwick Bands 1 & 2

  • Starter such as prawn cocktail salad
  • Choice of two cold salads with one being vegetarian. Examples such as Caesar salad with chicken or giant couscous superfood salad
  • Dessert such as orchard fruit crisp
  • Selection of bread

Heathrow – Bands 1 & 2

  • Starter such as grilled prawn salad ( plain salad or crudites on band 1)
  • Choice of two cold salads with one being vegetarian such as Antipasti  or greek salad
  • Dessert such as rhubarb crumble
  • Selection of bread

Afternoon tea

Gatwick Bands 1 & 2

 

 

  • selection of  sandwiches or ploughman’s with mini pork pie and selection of bread
  • scones (plain or flavoured) with clotted cream and jam
  • cake

Heathrow – Bands 1 & 2

 

 

  • selection of  sandwiches or ploughman’s with scotch egg and selection of bread
  • scones (plain or flavoured) with clotted cream and jam
  • cake such as blackcurrant and lime meringue tart

Dinner – as lunch

Rest of the day – Bands 3 and 4 only

This will include a pre-dining round of drinks from the trolley.

Gatwick – Bands 3 & 4

  • Starter such as antipasti
  • Choice of three main courses such as beef massaman curry, penne pasta arrabbiata or Caesar salad with chicken
  • Dessert such as orchard fruit crisp
  • Two cheeses such as cheddar and brie with grapes and crackers
  • Selection of bread

Heathrow – Bands 3 & 4

  • Starter such as salad or crudites
  • Choice of three main courses such as roast chicken with pigs in blankets, tagliarini pasta with panne sauce or a cold beef carpaccio
  • Dessert such as rhubarb crumble
  • Two cheeses such as cheddar and brie with chutney and biscuits
  • Selection of bread

Wines

The wine choices appear to be better than the previous small bottles with a Mouton Cadet Bordeaux red or a Macon Villages as the French choices for example. There will be a choice of 2 red and 2 white wines or Castelnau champagne.

 

 

9 Comments on "Club Europe: What’s on the menu? – what meals you will get when & on what routes"

  1. I’m scheduled to do a HEL run via ABZ in just under two weeks time so will see if I can get any good snaps/reviews of Band 1: brunch; afternoon tea; lunch and dinner, and Band 3: dinner and breakfast. Ask me nicely I may chuck in a review of the newly refurbished ABZ BA Lounge while I’m at it 😉

    • Pretty please? 😉 That would be great thanks Tom. I only have bands 1 & 2 until December at the moment.

  2. Hi Michele,
    A couple of questions :-
    1. Is this being rolled out gradually, or happening immediately ???
    We are travelling Edinburgh to Gatwick on Friday (en route to Brighton), so hopefully will get to try it.
    2. Are the timings you mention above (for which meal you will get) based on when you actually eat, or do they relate to scheduled take off time ???

    Looking forward to meeting up on Saturday – is this now fixed for 5.30 pm ???

    • Hi. Immediately as far as I know and it is based on departure time. The timing for Saturday is to arrive by 5.30pm at the latest to ride at 6pm.

    • I have subsequently seen that Gatwick may not be immediate but the menus have been released for Gatwick which suggests it will be this month.

  3. What band is Moscow DME? I fly BA LHR-DME regularly and have never understood the service..

  4. Hi Michele,

    Band 4 Rest of the Day from Istanbul this afternoon / evening.

    Glass of Castelnau – nice as usual;
    Starter of crunchy crudités and hummus which was a really pleasant surprise – no soggy or soft veg and great hummus;
    Hot rice with prawns and spinach – good flavour;
    Cheese a bit rubbery;
    Chocolate pudding that I couldn’t manage.

    I have pictures if you’d like them!

    Athens next.

    • Thanks Will. Feel free to send in the pics. I will be doing a full guide to CE catering so the more photos the better.

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