British Airways Club World review

In-flight service: Food and drink

Almost as soon as we had found our seat, we were approached by a stewardess who addressed all passengers by name, and offered a choice of drinks, including champagne and orange juice.

We were then handed menus, as the time of our flight meant we were entitled to a hot three-course dinner, followed by a light afternoon tea-style meal around 90 minutes before landing.

Passengers are offered a choice of two starters, four main courses and five desserts, although on our flight we were limited to a choice of one starter because of unspecified supply issues.

As such, we were served a crayfish, basil and avocado timbale with creamy dressing, which was a little bland tasting, followed by a main course of braised chicken in cinnamon, paprika and cumin sauce with rice. This packed a flavoursome punch, as well as some nice and plentiful chunks of chicken.

For dessert, we opted for cheese and crackers, along with a nice glass of red wine.

Caroline Donnelly is the news and analysis editor of IT Pro and its sister site Cloud Pro, and covers general news, as well as the storage, security, public sector, cloud and Microsoft beats. Caroline has been a member of the IT Pro/Cloud Pro team since March 2012, and has previously worked as a reporter at several B2B publications, including UK channel magazine CRN, and as features writer for local weekly newspaper, The Slough and Windsor Observer. She studied Medical Biochemistry at the University of Leicester and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Magazine Journalism at PMA Training in 2006.