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  • Joe Breitfeller

British Airways Welcomes Back Guests With ‘Best of British Menus’

British Airways is welcoming guests back to the skies with new ‘Best of British’ menus, with the September edition featuring a traditional British Roast dinner. The roast will be available in First and World Club and will feature 21-day aged British beef.


British Airways' New 'Best of British' Menus will Feature a traditional British Roast Dinner for September, with 21-day Aged British Beef, Served With Roast Potatoes, Yorkshire Pudding, Seasonal Vegetables, Horseradish Cream and Gravy - Courtesy British Airways

On Monday (August 23, 2021), British Airways announced that they will welcome customers back onboard with new ‘Best of British Menus’. During September, guests traveling in First and world Club will enjoy a traditional British Roast dinner featuring 21-day aged British Beef served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables, horseradish cream and gravy. On flights to the Indian subcontinent, customers will enjoy British roast chicken served with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, bread sauce and gravy. The monthly menus will also include chef-created themed desserts, which for September will be ‘All Things Botanical’, and include an elderflower and white chocolate dessert with compressed apple and elderflower sorbet.


In Monday’s announcement, British Airways’ Head of Inflight, Sajida Ismail, said,


“As we look ahead to welcoming back customers who may not have flown for a while, we wanted to mark the occasion by offering a really special menu that celebrates the best of Britain. Working with our catering partners, DO & CO and Newrest, we have created dishes using the best of British ingredients while they are in season. We are particularly excited to be offering a roast dinner on board. We know that Yorkshire puddings and crispy roast potatoes can be difficult to re-create at altitude, but our chefs have been working to make it happen, because we know that every British roast dinner should have them!”



The new monthly “Best of British Menus’ will champion seasonal ingredients and British provenance, taking guests on a culinary tour across the British Isles. British Airways has proudly worked with farmers, caterers and producers to find great quality ingredients while advocating the concept of farm to flight. During October, guests will be treated to another traditional roast featuring chicken, as well as lamb hot pot and Welsh rarebit with chutney. Other classic dishes will include essential pub fare such as chicken pie with mash, pork pie with piccalilli, shepherd’s pie, sausage and mash, as well as chicken bacon leek and mushroom pie.


Vegetarian options will feature fresh British produce with dishes such as butternut squash gnocchi with blue cheese sauce and wild cavolo nero, and handmade ricotta mezzaluna with truffle cream and grilled asparagus.

Selections From British Airways' New 'Best of British Menus' - Courtesy British Airways


The new ‘Best of British Menus’ follow the introduction of food and drink improvements for short-haul Euro Traveller (economy) customers. The Euro Traveller improvements include ‘Buy Before you Fly’ menus with gourmet selections from Michelin-starred Chef Tom Kerridge, as well as newly introduced digital technology to ‘Buy on Board’ allowing guests to order from their seat with a personal mobile device. For shorter flights, British Airways has also reintroduced free water and snacks for customers in Euro Traveller.


British Airways’ customers can book with confidence thanks to a flexible booking policy which allows customers to change their booking for a voucher, or change travel dates free of charge. British Airways’ Holidays customers enjoy additional flexibility as part of the airline’s Customer Promise, including the ability to secure a holiday with a deposit of only £60 per guest and lounge access for those spending over £1,500 per person.



Source: British Airways