British Airways revamps catering on London Gatwick flights

12th December 2019 (Last Updated December 12th, 2019 12:08)

British Airways has made a multi-million-pound investment in new in-flight menu on all flights from London Gatwick.

British Airways revamps catering on London Gatwick flights
New food that will feature on British Airways flights from London Gatwick. Credit: Nick Morrish/British Airways.

British Airways has made a multi-million-pound investment in new in-flight menu on all flights from London Gatwick.

The catering offering update is part of the airline’s £6.5bn investment for customers. It covers both its short- and long-haul routes across all cabins.

The airline has teamed up with French out-of-home restaurant specialist Newrest Group, who will work with suppliers in the south of England.

On long-haul cabins, the new food will be served in World Traveller (economy), World Traveller Plus (premium economy), Club World (business) and First.

On short-haul services, the new food will be served in Club Europe (business).

British Airways brand and customer experience director Carolina Martinoli said: “This is the latest development in continuously improving our catering. We’re incredibly proud of this new offering, and we hope our customers enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed developing it.”

Club Europe main courses include spinach and ricotta ravioli, cherry tomato sauce, bocconcini, basil pesto, as well as seared fillet of cod, lemon and chive linguine, tomato basil sauce.

First-class passengers will be offered Onley Oak ribeye steak with vine cherry tomatoes, baby watercress and beef jus, or roasted monkfish with tadka dal among others.

Some of the Club World main courses include seared fillet of cod with butter beans, saffron, crispy chorizo and smoked paprika; ale-braised feather blade of British beef with chive mashed potatoes, and more.

Last month, Newrest opened a new Inflight unit in London Gatwick dedicated to British Airways services.

The facility was built with an overall investment of £15m and will supply up to 80 flights per day.

Spread across 6,300m² of landscaped area, the unit operates 41 specialised track vehicles and up to 500 employees in high season.