Tuesday, 16 February 2016

British Airways Business Class - Meal Time

I know it's a tough decision to determine whether business class is really worth the extra cash! I thought it would be a great idea to share some of the recent menu's I have experienced to give you a little taste into the food options to help make up your mind. Some services on British Airways now also allow you to pre-order food up to one month in advance to guarantee your first choice.

Staple items on all BA flights is the bar! The bar is complementary and offers unlimited beverages.

Aperitifs and sprits:
  • Gordon's Gin
  • Tanqueray
  • Smirnoff Blue
  • Johnnie Walker Black
  • Jack Daniel's
  • Bacardi
Liquers and digestifs:
  • Otard VSOP Cognac
  • Cointreau
  • Kahlua
  • Baileys
  • Southern Comfort
  • Drambuie
  • Glenlivet
  • Warre's LBV Port 2009
  • Fuller's London Pride
  • Lagers including Heineken, Tiger and Amstel Light
  • Apple
  • Orange
  • Tomato
  • Cranberry
  • Kir Royale
  • Bucks Fizz
  • Tattinger Brut Reserve NV
  • Castelnau Brut Rose NV

Two white wines and two red wines will also be offered, along with a large selection of soft drinks including Fever Tree tonics.

On a recent flight back from New York we were given a card to fill in for breakfast. Your items would be delivered if selected or you would be left to sleep if you would rather eat in the arrivals lounge. The options were:

On longer flights all passengers will be woken at breakfast, an example of a full menu:

Depending on the time of your flight will depend on your meal served. On our recent trip from London to New York we experienced lunch. The menu was as follows:

We both chose the seared king prawns with avocado, which was delicious! The hubby opted for the slow braised beef cheek whilst I went for the garganelli pasta with pumpkin. I chose the warm apricot ginger sponge pudding and he went for the cheese selection.

Occasionally you will find afternoon tea is served. A typical menu would be:

Finally dinner is usually a fancy affair! Some example dinner menu's include:

On a recent flight to Cape Town we both opted for the smoked salmon followed by the beef:

The meals served are usually very filling and I rarely make it through dessert. Especially as a basket of warm rolls will be brought round several times over! However, if you did find yourself a little peckish or thirsty throughout the flight you can head over to the "Club Kitchen" found in the galley.

Examples of items discovered in the kitchen are:

  • artisan biscuits
  • premium crisps
  • Mars chocolate selection
  • different flavours of ice cream
  • pastries
  • fresh fruit
  • yoghurts
  • variety of sandwiches
  • retro sweets

There is also a Twinings tea selection and coffee on board.

In general the food offered in British Airways Club World is pretty good. It's not quite up to restaurant quality but it's not a bad meal in the sky!