What’s on the new British Airways airport lounge food menu?

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Two of the British Airways lounges at the south end of Heathrow Terminal 5 re-opened today.  What food are they serving?

Until 12.30, Business Class / Silver cardholders use Galleries Club South whilst First Class / Gold cardholders use Galleries First.  After 12.30, when traffic is lighter, everyone is using Galleries First.

If you were wondering what food is available, here is the post-breakfast menu, courtesy of readers Laura and Andrew.  As everyone will be in Galleries First after 12.30, this is what you will receive for lunch and onwards irrespective of the colour of your card or the class of your ticket:

British Airways lounge food

Remember that you need to order by scanning a QR code unless you specifically request a paper menu:

British Airways lounges QR code

…… with the camera on your mobile to bring up an online menu, with your order delivered directly to your seat.  There is no self service food.

The food is split into three sections post-breakfast.  You have house salads (click to enlarge):

British Airways lounge menu

Hot dishes:

British Airways lounge menu

….. and afternoon tea:

British Airways lounge menu

Here are the meatballs, which are reportedly very good:

British Airways lounge food meatballs

The standard range of Galleries First drinks is available, including champagne.  This means that Silver cardholders and Club World / Club Europe flyers are getting an upgrade on the quality of drinks available!

Overall, British Airways seems to have done an excellent job here – credit where it’s due.

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  1. Was not expecting much but you are correct. Credit where credit is due, they seem to have done better than I thought they would.
    Club world and silver card holders seems to be slightly better off while I guess First class and Concorde card holders might be disappointed. But let us all be glad that at least some of the lounges are open.
    After all the poor customer services that I have received personally in the last few months, BA has done well with this, so well done BA!!!

  2. Journeying John says:

    This is incredible, and as above, credit where it’s due and in stark contrast to catering in recent years both in lounge and onboard.
    A shame they won’t deliver equivalent quality in all aspects of their service as they did pre-Cruz. Perhaps market forces and reduced demand as a result of recent events will force them to deliver genuinely competitive products going forwards? We can live in hope!

  3. Peter says:

    An absolutely excellent start to my trip. A memorable experience. Well done BA

  4. Does anyone know what happens if, as a Club passenger, you arrive before 12:30 but your flight is a bit later? Do they insist that you go to the Galleries Club and then move when they close it?

  5. Frankie says:

    No cans of Speedbird to go now 😢

    • Courtster says:

      Looks like I’m self medicating on board euro traveller with a bottle of coke from Boots and some 5cl vodkas in my liquid allowance.

      Happy with what they’ve done with the lounges, be interesting to see what happens in the next few weeks.

      • Andrew porwol says:

        Erm no need! Circo was flowing freely, although you had to mix it yourself!

        • Andrew porwol says:

          Oops we’ll in club Europe. I think I misread your post after too many circo!

          • Courtster says:

            Unfortunately I have to rough it sometimes!

            After a bit of research it looks like some ‘convenience stores’ sell 10cl bottles of JD and Smirnoff. I guess I could just decant my own tipple into a 100ml bottle though.

  6. What were drinkies for Silvers anyway? Did they not have champagne in the lounge anyway albeit on request only and presumably a more basic tipple?

  7. Still behind Poland, lounges open since 01 JUN, and good is better. Ah well.

    • letBAgonesbe says:

      In many things this country is ahead of Poland.
      If we are behind with the lounges, we can all live with that.

  8. Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

    Looks perfectly pleasant but I think they’ve missed a trick not having some more substantial offerings given the state of onboard catering at the moment.

  9. Would love the QR code ordering to be permanent. My usual experience is you wander around the lounge looking for a menu and then when you find the rare treasure, you then move into hunting down a member of staff to order your food. Expect them to be surprised that you would want to do such a thing and tha5 you picked them.

  10. weepaul says:

    I hope they would have a gluten free option to make up for the lack of special meals on-board…

  11. Andrew says:

    It’s a shame they don’t have the burger still. Those portion sizes you’d need to order several for any kind of fulfilment. The BA site mentions that crisps and biscuits are available to take away – so presumably they are in a basket somewhere?

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