British Airways offers Economy passengers a Michelin-starred menu

10 January, 2021
Travellers flying short-haul Market school with British Airways can get place to tuck into meals created by a Michelin-starred chef.

The UK's national airline has announced its new Speedbird Cafe menu together with celebrity chef Tom Kerridge.

Featuring a selection of pies and sandwiches, it'll be served on most BA's Euro Traveller flights. On the menu is usually a bunch of British-inspired bites incorporating steak pies, chicken, bacon and celery brioche and Ploughman's cheddar sandwiches suitable for vegatarians. There's also a spiced cauliflower tortilla wrap intended for vegan travellers.

“I am truly pleased to be dealing with British Airways again, and have the possibility to champion the best of British to so many people. A sandwich, made out of care and wonderful flavours, can be a perfect meal and I hope the travellers enjoy my short haul menu," explained Kerridge. The chef previously caused the airline to design its celebratory centenary menus in 2019.

Scones with clotted cream, blueberry muffins and hand-cooked potato chips are actually also on the menu for passengers looking for more of a snack.

In order to decrease waste, travellers will have to pre-order their meals before flying. This must happen 12 time before flights departing the UK and 24 hours before flights via overseas.

Kerridge's sandwich collection replaces meals giant Marks & Spencer. The company previously provided British Airways with its on-trip sandwiches. English chef Kerridge are the owners of several restaurants including the Hand and Blossoms gastropub, the only pub in the UK with two Michelin stars.

British Airways' latest Speedbird Cafe menu is going to be chargeable with prices starting at around £4 ($5.50) per sandwich. The airline will continue steadily to give complimentary refreshments to travellers, a approach that it created in response to the global pandemic.

It is also place to reintroduce glassware and china on long-haul flights from January 20. Previously, BA was serving meals in minimum-contact food boxes to reduce conversation between crew and passengers.