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Following on from my full review of my Club World experience in the latest British Airways Airbus A380 from London Heathrow to Los Angeles, I wanted to share my Club World menu and food experience.

Upon boarding, I was offered the choice between a glass of water, orange juice or Champagne. Shortly after take-off, I received a refreshing hot towel. I was also served a sprite (with ice and lemon) and a small bag containing an assortment of cold nuts.

Soon thereafter, lunch was offered, all served on a single tray. BA business class food can be a hit and a miss IMHO, and this time the food was really good (probably the best of all flights I took with BA in the past). As a starter, I choose the tomato and mozzarella salad with black olives and creamy pesto dressing. Quite delicious! The starter was accompanied by a fresh seasonal salad served with vinaigrette. As a main course I had the seared fillet of British beef with smoked potato fondant, broccoli, carrots and a Tellicherry black pepper sauce. It tasted really good. My desert was an excellent chocolate brownie with burnt honeycomb mascarpone.

90 minutes prior to landing, we were served afternoon tea, snacks (a selection of sandwiches featuring Scottish smoked salmon with cream cheese, herb-marinated chicken with a roasted tomato dressing, and free-range egg mayonnaise) and sweets (buttermilk or fruit scones with clotted cream, pistachio cupcake, chocolate brownie and apricot sponge). I am not a big fan of BA’s afternoon tea and snacks concept (especially not of the sandwiches served in a plastic container), and it was not different this time. Alternatively, instead of the sandwiches, one could also choose a Za’atar style salad with marinated feta cheese and sumac dressing.

Contrary to other airliners, BA did not install a fancy bar on their Airbus A380 planes for premium flyers. Why would they when they can pack the plane with paying passengers? Nevertheless, the plane has a walk-up “Club Kitchen” onboard, where Business and First Class fliers can graze between meals. You have the option of sandwiches, fine artisan pastries, yoghurt, ice cream, fresh fruit, and/or a chocolate selection. Throughout the flight, the Club World kitchen was kept fully stocked, and when I was there, flight attendants were quick to offer ice for drinks, cutlery for food and ask if there was anything else I required. See the pictures below for detailed menu shots and for photos of the delightful meal I was served.

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British Airways