BA’s First Class Meal service

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    I’ve often flown to the USA from Heathrow to the USA on BA’s morning flights, so am conversant with the meal service of lunch followed by tea, served in First.

    I am booked for a departure to Miami on BA 205 very soon, and would be grateful for an idea of the meal service that is served. It’s departure is at 14.50, arriving at 19.55.


    From memory it’s the same- followed by afternoon tea.


    Morning Bullfrog,
    Never been lucky enough to fly 1st class, well at least not recently.
    So no idea what you’ll get, but if I’m paying for BA’s 1st class this is my expectations……

    Just after take-off

    A choice of aperitif’s etc….

    Then a Traditional Afternoon Tea…including a choice of….

    Sandwich selection…
    Ham Sandwich with Grain Mustard Mayonnaise on White Bread
    Cheddar Cheese Sandwich with Chutney on Onion Bread
    Cucumber Sandwich with Cream Cheese, Dill, and Chives on Caraway Seed Bread
    Chicken Breast Sandwich with Horseradish Cream on White Bread
    Scottish Smoked Salmon with Lemon Butter on Rye Bread
    Egg Mayonnaise Sandwich with Chopped Shallots and Watercress on White Bread

    Followed by Freshly Baked Raisin and Plain Scones with Cornish Clotted Cream and Strawberry Preservewith an assortment of Afternoon Tea Pastries and Cakes

    Then onto Dinner

    Choice of Starters
    ROAST DUCK LIVER -Brown Butter Sauce and Braised Baby Gem
    HEIRLOOM TOMATO -Lobster and Basil
    SALMON -Avocado and Grapefruit Sabayon

    Main Courses
    JOHN DORY -Squash and Coco Beans
    NATIVE LOBSTER -Carrot Fondant, Ginger and Lim
    TOURNEDOS OF BEEF -Ox Cheek and Celeriac
    LOIN OF LAMB -Herb Crust, Artichoke and Smoked Garlic
    BRESSE PIGEON -Lovage and Pomme Anna

    And If you’re travelling with the wife…

    COTE DE VEAU -Truffled Creamed Potatoes
    and Madeira Sauce which serves two people

    SEA BASS EN CROUTE -Sauce Mireille also serves two people

    Banana and Rum Ice Cream
    Coconut and Yoghurt Sorbet

    Followed by l
    BRITISH CHEESE -Selection from Trolley

    And just before landing a Chili dog or burrito !


    Welcome to ‘Chez Bullfrog & family’, but sadly my kitchen entourage don’t have an aeroplane.


    Other friends just arrived from London with BA in F to spend 3 months in CPT. Just shown him this and his reply is that all they want is their baggage which has been lost by BA!



    sounds very good!
    If they had a Caviar serving before the rest, it would be perfect. (LH/LX and a few other still serve the sturgeon eggs)


    Regretfully LX no longer serve the sturgeon eggs Millions. LH do though. Not sure about the Gulf carriers however.

    I thought the whole point of BA F was to order what you want when you want.

    2 fried eggs on toast please!



    Last tie they did, but that is a year ago.

    LH generally always serves Caviar as starter in F. If there is F, there are the fishy eggs.


    Caviar was still served by Thai in F when I last enjoyed the service a year or so back.


    Caviar and Balik still feature in the CX offer.

    For BA F, think about Harvester/All Bar One, and you will not be disappointed.

    Microwaved burgers in the Concorde Room.


    you say:
    Caviar and Balik still feature in the CX offer.

    For BA F, think about Harvester/All Bar One, and you will not be disappointed.

    Microwaved burgers in the Concorde Room.

    This is because CX is customer oriented, BA is driven by cost savings and penny pinching.


    Here we go again…

    Lets try not to reveal the usual prejudice.

    The OP wants to know what the meal service is, not provide an opportunity for the usual suspects to put the boot in.. again…


    CX are also much more expensive, I have always found the BA offering in F most acceptable I usually fly HKG LHR so it’s dinner and breakfast, both very good.
    Canucklad forgot the welsh rarebit.

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