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:
Remember that you need to order by scanning a QR code unless you specifically request a paper menu:
…… 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):
….. and afternoon tea:
Here are the meatballs, which are reportedly very good:
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.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)