British Airways improves catering for Gatwick flights

Effective immediately all British Airways flights out of London Gatwick will have some upgraded in-flight catering. For long haul flights this change will be seen in all cabins but in short haul this will only be seen in Club Europe, as Euro Traveller is still a paid service with Marks and Spencer.

While the menu will vary on the route (especially true for Club Europe), a non-exhaustive sample was provided below by BA's press office:

Club Europe main courses

  • Hampshire Chalk Stream trout gremolata, roasted new potatoes, fennel and dill sauce
  • Poached free-range egg, grilled halloumi, potato and red onion hash, spiced beans
  • Spinach and ricotta ravioli, cherry tomato sauce, bocconcini, basil pesto
  • Severn and Wye smoked salmon blinis, crème fraîche, keta caviar
  • Seared fillet of cod, lemon and chive linguine, tomato basil sauce

Club World starters

  • British cured Cumbrian ham, smoked aubergine purée, basil pesto
  • Roasted heirloom winter squash, goat’s curd, caramelised pear, honey and Tewkesbury mustard dressing

Club World main courses

  • Seared fillet of cod, butter beans with saffron, crispy chorizo, smoked paprika
  • Ale-braised feather blade of British beef, chive mashed potatoes, horseradish dumplings, Chantenay carrots
  • Pan-friend Parmesan polenta, wild mushroom ragoût, wilted greens, savoury walnut granola

First main courses

  • Onley Oak ribeye steak with vine cherry tomatoes, baby watercress and beef jus
  • Roasted monkfish with tadka dal, pickled carrots, curry leaf and mustard coconut sauce

Below are a wide selection of photos of the dishes, not all mentioned above, to give you an idea of what to expect:




For those travelling in First Class you can also check out my lounge review here, as there is also a la carte dining in the lounge which some may prefer to do and sleep on the flight instead.

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