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Is the new British Airways Club Europe food disgusting? I experienced it earlier this week and here are my thoughts.

I experienced the new and improved afternoon tea.

After my hot towel and drinks, I chose diet coke and a sparkling water which came with a small packet of almonds (a first on such a short haul bA flight). The trolley then arrived with my afternoon tea.

My choice was between a Ploughman’s with a range of cheeses and meats or an afternoon tea platter with sandwiches.

I opted for the sandwiches, which were presented quite beautifully (see picture above). There was a truly delicious prawn roll. Small but SUPER yummy. There was cheese on a Ryvita style bread with fig segment on the top was, well, disgusting. It tasted like dry cheese on soil. The third sandwich was ham or beef (i wasn’t sure which) on a black bread with red cabbage filling. I didn’t try this as I don’t eat beef.

Alongside was a piece of cake (utterly delicious) and a scone or a roll, or both, from a warmed bread basket. The scone was also superb and topped off nicely with Roddas clotted cream and Wilkin & Sons jam.

So in a nutshell, lunch is good, the afternoon tea sandwiches still need some work. British Airways get 10/10 for the new presentation but who likes figs and Ryvita? Disgusting.

Overall the offering was better than usual and for those of us who travel regularly in Club Europe, it is a joy to see British Airways improving their offering instead of cutting back.

Reports of the new lunch offering are even better. Trays come with a glass, napkin and the cutlery all together like with the afternoon tea. You are offered warm bread from a basket. It features three courses; a coleslaw starter, a beef main or goat’s cheese, quinoa and beetroot main and a dessert.

So in a nutshell, lunch is good, the afternoon tea sandwiches still need some work. British Airways get 10/10 for the new presentation but who likes figs and Ryvita? Disgusting.

Have a read of my other experiences of British Airways in Club Europe to see why it is worth splurging your Avios on your next European flight.

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