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. The big question is the LPGS still flowing on the Concorde terrace?

  2. Looking forward to giving this a try.

    Hopefully I’ll get to use the Concorde lounge in October – 🤞

  3. Chris Heyes says:

    Why would you want to visit any lounge in normal times ?
    When you can book into the Sofitel the night before drop suitcases off after 6.00 pm
    Check in boarding ect
    Then Breakfast at Sofitel leaving just 35min to walk through empty security
    (maybe one pilot but normally only us) and onto plane
    I Time it normally 20min if you know gate number
    Even easier at GATWICK (Hilton)

    • mark2 says:

      Aren’t you assuming a morning flight?

    • Terry Butcher says:

      I would not even house my dog in the Gatwick Hilton. A disgustingly dirty place In need of enormous investment and restoration.

      • The one I stayed there I thought it was OK but I was a Diamond and they gave me a room in the new(er) wing.

      • Stayed there twice, both times upgraded to the new wing, and as both gold and diamond was treated very well. Also very good breakfast.

    • Andrew says:

      What if you aren’t staying at the Sofitel and would prefer to pay much much less for your hotel and avail yourself of the free breakfast you are entitled to in the lounge.

    • Waribai says:

      Because the Sofitel is closed until at least 31st July and possibly longer………

  4. Just experienced lunch in the first class lounge – it was excellent and the table Service was pretty efficient. As time progressed and it got busier it was noticeably longer waiting times but still only a few minutes. The real problem was the queue to get in – we waited in a long line with only one person on the desk and as we left to go to our gate at 2:30pm it was all the way down the hallway back to the Concorde lounge. Overall, from my perspective a great improvement on the buffet experience, but they need to sort capacity.

    • Waribai says:

      I actually have BA Silver but my wife is just Bronze and we will have DD in tow. so, I doubt they will be relaxing policy to let a child in….

      I hate queuing to get into lounges anyway. Any chance Aspire or Plaza Premium reopen sooner rather than later?

  5. Are they seriously suggesting that you need a smart phone to order food?

    • Paper menus are available on request but it will be a lot quicker with the phone as you don’t need to wait to request a menu (which will be brought fresh and then destroyed after you’ve touched it).

  6. Meatballs, fine dining indeed, but are they as good as Ikea’s?

  7. If you live in West London, there really isn’t much point booking a hotel before flying from Heathrow!

    • We did it once when we had a very very early departure and we wanted some extra time in bed! It is less stressful because you just get up and leave the hotel without all the frantic last minute packing, ‘have we shut all the windows’ type panic which I didn’t want at 4am …..

      • I suppose it depends where in London you live.

        25 mins on the M4 or Piccadilly line, from Chelsea, Chiswick or Kensington really isn’t worth £200 for a night at the Sofitel to me.

        • We didn’t stay at the Sofitel. We did a cheap night at the old CP which also has an excellent pool, which kept the kids happy and also helped justify the cost (which wasn’t much).

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