Saturday, June 15, 2013

GLUTENFREE UPDATE: Art Café - Oxford, Oxfordshire (UK) Check It Out At #TGF

Art Café

(Oxford, Oxfordshire) - So on a recent trip to Oxford my friend and I headed to the supermarket to purchase a picnic lunch to eat in the park. Now I have to say on this occasion I cheated a bit as on the way to the supermarket I discovered a cafe that did gluten free sandwiches - something you rarely see and I therefore couldn't turn down. At the Art Café the glutenous sandwiches are already made up and displayed in the window but you can choose any of the filling combinations and they will make one up on gluten free bread for you. The sandwich was delicious and not too expensive and went perfectly with our carrots and hummus for our picnic in the park (though I have to admin the sandwich did not last the walk to the park).

I'm pleased to say that whilst the sandwich was a little bit of a splurge I did refrain from purchasing one of the many gluten free sweet options, which unlike GF sandwiches, you see almost everywhere these days!

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Added: 2013-06-15


Black Horse Pub

(Amberley, Gloucestershire) - Went here for a meal with some friends and was very pleasantly surprised by a note on the menu saying all burgers (beef, chicken, veggie etc) could be served GF, as could some of the sausages. I tried a beefburger in a GF bun with chips which was delicious and had no coeliac episode afterwards, which has happened to me several times after supposedly having a GF meal in restaurants. Apparently the management there are new and there is admittedly a fairly limited 'pub-grub' menu, but I would definitely eat here again if I'm in the area. It was lovely to go for a pub meal and not have to go for the safe 'steak and new potatoes' offering!

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Added: 2013-06-14 Grill On The Square

(Leicester Square, London) - My favourite dinner in London would have to be the gluten free fish and chips! I was so excited to find a restaurant that had that gluten free option. It was my first fish and chips in a very long time, about 7 years! The restaurant is called The Grill on Leicester Square. It had a few gluten free options, but obviously the fish and chips grabbed my interest. It was absolutely delicious - crunchy, flaky, and oh so good! The mushy peas were good too!

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Added: 2013-06-12 Foodilic

(Brighton, East Sussex) - I've been a big fan of Foodilic on North Street for ages. It's like the healthiest all-you-can-eat you can possibly imagine with mountains of amazing salads to stack your plate with. Dishes on offer include peas, green beans and mange tout with spicy walnut dressing; spicy chickpeas and roasted sweet potatoes; butternut squash with pumpkin seeds and Mediterranean salad with feta cheese. All healthy, flavoursome and filling. Last week (with much excitement) I wandered down to try the all-new Foodilic on Western Road... and was very confused when I walked in. This place is run by the same company, but it's not an all-you-can-eat. Instead, it's more geared towards take-away lunches. In the North Street branch you pay by weight when you get the take-out option, but here you pay per scoop of whatever it is you want. This actually makes the takeaway much better value - and it's less than two minutes from my office. Result!

There's a mixture of gluten-containing and gluten-free stuff on offer at the Western Road branch. All of the raw salads are gluten and dairy free (clearly marked on the board behind the counter) and the staff were on the ball enough to tell me straight away which of the other dishes contained gluten: good sign. I opted for a scoop of each of the four raw salads.

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Added: 2013-06-10


Sabai Thai

(Brighton, East Sussex) - The bank holiday weekend has been absolutely glorious down in Brighton, so my boyfriend and I decided to take a wander into the city centre to soak up the sunshine and enjoy a bite to eat. With a hankering for something substantial but vaguely healthy, we wandered over to take a look at the menu in Sabai Thai Gastrobar, based just off North Street next to Pavilion Gardens. I'd never been to Sabai before today, thinking that it would be just another budget Thai restaurant. As is usually the case with Thai food, I was fully prepared to scrutinise the menu and take a gamble on a couple of dishes being gluten-free. However, I was pleasantly surprised to see that there were plenty of dishes marked GF - the first Thai restaurant I've seen doing this in the city.

As my starter, I went for coconut and vegetable soup which was absolutely gorgeous. Delicately spiced, deliciously creamy with a great balance of flavour, it would be a fantastic marinade for mussels too. For my main, I opted for Thai spicy salad with chicken, served with jasmine rice. This is a cold dish which you can order with meat or tofu, served in a sweet chilli sauce with warm rice. My boyfriend went for the Thai red curry with chicken (also a gluten-free dish) so I had to nick a forkful - purely in the interests of research, of course. It was medium-spiced, beautifully creamy and the ideal portion size for a lunch menu. I'll definitely be trying this one next time, as red curry is a particular favourite of mine.


I absolutely love Thai food, and Sabai is definitely up there with other Thai places in the city in terms of quality and value. What sets Sabai apart though is not having to take a gamble on which dishes are gluten-free - I know exactly what I can order without worrying about whether I'm going to be inadvertently "glutened". I reckon this is where I'll be going to get my Thai fix until other restaurants in the city follow suit.

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Added: 2013-06-10


Fremington Quay Cafe

(Fremington, Devon) - As it was a bit of a dreary afternoon and the fridge was looking bare, Steve said he would treat me to lunch and we popped down the road to Fremington Quay. Now unless I missed it, I haven't seen anything advertising they do gluten free rolls but my friend told me they did, so I chose from the range of fillings on their baguette menu. They also have jacket potatoes, which Steve opted for, and a range of gluten free Honeybuns cakes (the caramel shortbread one is to die for!) and some homemade gluten free macaroons - either coconut or almond. It's an impressive array for somewhere out of the way - and I can imagine if I was on holiday and came across this when cycling down the Tarka Trail I would possible cry with happiness. It's kind of like a gluten free oasis in a desert of bread...

While we were waiting for our food (yep, we like to do things the wrong way round!) we decided to share a coconut macaroon for a starter/dessert. Home made at the cafe, these are by far the nicest macaroons I've tried. They're not too sweet, not too sticky, and also HUGE, so you get what you pay for! When the food arrived I was pleasantly suprised. I had seen a 'normal' baguette go out and it was huge - some places tend to end up giving you a piddly little roll and charging the same price, but not here. I was given TWO generous gluten free rolls, stuffed with bacon and brie, and I couldn't wait to get stuck in! The bread had been warmed through and was soft and tasty - it didn't crumble when you tried to eat it and the rolls had held together really well. This was actually a really generous portion (it cost around £6 to eat in) and I was impressed with the amount of filling they had managed to fit in. Normally when I make a bacon roll it looks like a car crash. The salad was really fresh and the bacon was crispy - it was the first time I had eaten any bread in a long time but it was definitely worth the treat! In the summer it's also a great place to walk down to and sit outside with an ice cream. I love the friendly feeling of the cafe and the fact it's always busy come rain or shine.

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Added: 2013-06-09


The Georges

(Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire) - The Georges restaurant in Market Street Haverfordwest has got a gluten free and a dairy free menu with great choice. Staff is very aware of allergies and intolerance to various foods. The restaurant is also a shop that sells everything from clothes to lights to soaps. Lovely place, great food and friendly staff.

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Added: 2013-05-22 Fecci and Son's Fish and Chips

(Tenby, Pembrokeshire) - Fecci and Son's fish and Chips in the beautiful seaside town of Tenby is well known for their tasty Fish & Chips and have won several awards. They have a gluten free batter and separate fryer's so you can eat safely. Their staff have great awareness of coeliac disease.

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Added: 2013-05-22 Celiac's Fayre

(Twyford, Hampshire) - Found this cafe on this site, having perused Trip Advisor and not liking what I found there. I'm gluten and soya intolerant and still breastfeeding a milk intolerant tot, so am avoiding dairy too. The cafe is small but the proprietor (a coeliac herself) was brilliant. She was as flexible as she could be - given that I hadn't warned her of our extra needs in advance. Don't expect gastro but do expect good cafe fare and at reasonable prices too. Our food was fresh and tasty. I would happily eat here again and again. She also sells gluten free products.

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Added: 2013-05-22 Pinocchio's

(Norwich, Norfolk) - This is an Italian influenced restaurant, with knowledable staff and fair prices. Almost all of their menu is available gluten free, including pasta and pizza. The food is excellent.

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Added: 2013-05-04 The Chancel

(Plymouth, Devon) - I'd recently heard good things about The Chancel on Facebook so I emailed them to check their gluten free options. I had a call back to say they offered gluten free bread, pasta and even pizza in addition to much of the menu being naturally gluten free. They did warn me that they had a very small kitchen and they did prepare gluten containing dishes, but were able to give me enough confidence that they would take cross contamination seriously. We arrived at the restaurant in St Andrews Street and when we were seated at our table we found an anniversary card waiting for us, a lovely touch which was much appreciated. The staff were extremely friendly and immediately came over to discuss the gluten free options with me and the vegetarian options with Abby, without us needing to ask. Abby was told that if there was something she fancied and she could see the ingredients on the menu they would do their best to make it for her.

The option of bruschetta to start was extremely tempting, but we had walked from home on a cold night so we both decided to go for some warming tomato and basil soup to start. This was extremely tasty and we both loved it, and as you can see from the photo mine came with some extremely impressive looking gluten free bread. The bread looked so impressive, that I immediately had one of those "is that really gluten free" moments. However, the waitress had stated it was GF on bringing it to the table and it was suitably different to Abby's Tiger bread to put me at ease. The bread was good and overall this was a very impressive starter and perfect for the cold occasion. The portion size was generous too.


For the main course, I decided to go with one of the naturally gluten free steak dishes rather than gluten free pasta or pizza. I decided to go with my favourite fillet steak, and was extremely happy to be told all the steak sauces were already gluten free. This meant I could have peppered sauce, something I love and a rare treat! The only downside was that the chips were not gluten free. Again I was told this without needing to ask, and received new potatoes as a substitute. Another enjoyable course, though I have to say the steak was not quite as tender as I usually expect of a fillet, but enjoyable none the less. I definitely enjoyed being able to have the steak sauce for a change too.


For dessert I was given a choice of creme brulee, or surprisingly sticky toffee pudding. I am a big fan of creme brulee and was too full for (and maybe slightly wary of) sticky toffee pudding. The creme brulee was creamy and delicious as you would expect, and a nice light dessert to finish off the meal. Overall we were very well looked after, the food was good and there was plenty of gluten free choice. I suffered no ill effects so they managed to prevent any cross contamination in their small kitchen with no problems. I would definitely go back for another meal, and it's great to be able to add another restaurant to the gluten free friendly list.

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Added: 2013-04-20


The Crown at Mickleton

(Mickleton, County Durham) - Warm friendly, atmosphere, good-quality food, well above standard pub fare, everything clearly labelled if it's gf/df, and the staff know what they're doing. Food served all day - this has become one of our regular haunts

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Added: 2013-04-09 Dawnay Arms

(Newton on Ouse, York) - Good, reliable pub fare, with plenty of gf choices and a friendly welcome - they even stock Hambletons gf beers!

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Added: 2013-04-09 The Sportsman

(Whitstable, Kent) - I write this on behalf of my parents who have visited this Michelin starred restaurant in Seasalter nr Whitstable in Kent twice now. They informed the restaurant at the time of booking of my mother's gluten intolerance and were reassured that it would not be a problem. On arrival they were not disappointed - a member of the kitchen staff came to their table and discussed their requirements and advised what could and couldn't be eaten. They provided gluten free alternatives where possible i.e bread. Mum enjoyed wonderful foods and a lovely relaxed atmosphere and actually was made to feel rather special (in a nice way). Based on their experience, well worth a visit.

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Added: 2013-03-30 Vittoria On the Bridge

(George IV Bridge, Edinburgh) - On Friday evening I went to Vittoria's on the Bridge with friends. The place was packed and the restaurant does advise booking, however we were found a table and made to feel welcome. Vittoria's has a huge GF menu and take GF very seriously. I advised them I needed gluten free food and they advised me of dishes which could be adjusted to be GF on top of those that already were. I ordered chicken in a tomato sauce with rice and my meal arrived with a little flag on it I think to differentiate it in what is an undoubtedly busy restaurant. The waiter checked that who the GF dish was for. The food was hot and tasty and all my companions enjoyed their meals. I was impressed by the generous portions and could not finish my meal. The waiters were great especially considering how busy the place was. Vittoria's has a sister restaurant on Leith Walk with a similar menu.

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Added: 2013-03-30 The Wetherby Whaler

(Guiseley, West Yorkshire) - Situated on the former site of the first ever Harry Ramsden's, the Wetherby Whaler in Guiseley has kept much of the charm of the old building, along with an excellent reputation for fish and chips. There are high ceilings and glittering chandeliers, and most importantly, a gluten-free fryer. We turned up at about noon on a Saturday and it's lucky we turned up early as the place was packed by the time we left, mostly silver haired women turning up in droves. As we sat down, I asked the waitress what I could have that was gluten-free, as there was no mention of it anywhere on the menu. She can't have been much more than about 18, looked nervous, and said "I'll just check for you". That.s GOOD service for us coeliacs. We LOVE it when you check for us, as it puts our minds at ease. When she returned, she let me know that I could have any fish done gluten-free for me. I chose the regular haddock. Every fish dinner they do comes with bread and butter plus tea included in the price, so I was very impressed when the bread and butter for the gluten-eaters was put on the far end of the table from me. When my fish was brought to me, I almost got a bit scared as it looked so... normal! Perfectly golden brown.

The taste didn't disappoint. The fish was succulent, meaty and wonderful, while the batter was crispy and flavoursome. It certainly didn't taste "gluten-free". The chips were wonderful - I just wish I had remembered to bring my own vinegar. The portions were huge - so big that my boyfriend and his mother didn't finish their plates. I, on the other hand, ploughed through, for it is not often that I get to have fish and chips that is so good!

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Added: 2013-03-16


Coronation Restaurant

(Gorebridge, Midlothian) - I visited Coronation Restaurant last week with my father for his birthday. I was pleasantly surprised by their gluten free menu which had a lot of choice, the speciality being steak. Food was very nice and the Lady serving us was very helpful.

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Added: 2013-03-03 Fratelli Sarti

(3 Locations, Glasgow) - Sarti's is my all time favourite restaurant. We've been going there on every family birthday, anniversary, special occasion etc for years now and I was delighted when my dad phoned up and found out that they'd started doing gluten free pasta. We mentioned that I was coeliac on arrival, and I was pleased to notice that the menu stated that gluten free pasta was available. My dad had been told on the phone that they did gluten free bread but it wasn't marked on the menu and I didn't want to make a fuss and ask.

I ordered my usual favourite (pasta pomodoro) with the gluten free pasta and the order went off to the kitchen. It took a little longer than usual, as gluten free meals often do, but it was just as delicious as I remember it. I know pomodoro always sounds boring since it's just a plain tomato sauce, but Sarti's do it best! My mum asked them what they put in it one time and I know carrot and celery are both on the ingredients list! I don't cook very well so this seems a bit random to me but it obviously works. We love it so much that we used to buy the sauce in bulk to have in the freezer! They stopped selling the sauce on its own a couple of years ago so I hadn't been able to have it since my diagnosis until they started doing the gluten free pasta.


Sarti's is still my favourite restaurant in Glasgow and probably always will be. My family couldn't even find food that compared to it when we were on holiday in Italy in 2006! I'm so glad that it's still somewhere I can go and enjoy a meal just like I used to.

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Added: 2013-02-23


The Regent Pub

(Islington, London) - I was recently invited to the CELIA Time Craft Beer/Gluten Free event at The Regent pub in Islington, London, where I had the chance to try out the new premium Czech gluten free lager (and some surprise Gluten Free snacks)! It was a great evening and really good to meet the team from CELIA and hear about the process of making it. There were certainly a few of us enjoying the free samples on the night! The food on the evening was supplied by the WAGfree bakery in Brixton, who provided some nice savoury quiches. We were also served a selection of Pizzas that are on sale at The Regent. The pizzas were the best I've had since being diagnosed with Coeliac Disease and the bases (from Annie's Larder) are very good indeed. The Regent pub has two sister pubs The Lauriston and The Hanbury Arms and both serve CELIA Lager and Gluten Free Pizzas.

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Added: 2013-02-23 Tempus Restaurant at Hotel Russell

(Russell Square, London) - My wife and I recently headed to the Tempus Restaurant at Hotel Russell in central London having seen that the menu there offered Gluten Free options. Before being seated we double checked that they offered Gluten Free choices and they confirmed they could. The service was friendly and efficient and we decided to have a starter and a main. With the starters there was one option, but as I like Ham Hock Terrine this was fine. The online menu shows a different choice of dishes and it appears that one starter is GF. For the main course I had a Slow braised featherblade of beef which was delicious and a good sized portion. With the accompanying mash and vegetables it was nice and filling. The dessert menu had nothing asterisked as GF, so it wasn't worth looking at. I wouldn't have been able to eat a pudding even if there was one available, but it's a shame that nothing had been considered. Overall the meal was very good and the dining room (and the hotel in general) was a nice old setting for a meal. We'd eat there again and it's good to have another option for dining out when in London.

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Added: 2013-02-23 The Bird in Hand

(Knowl Hill, Berkshire) - The Bird In Hand is a divine hotel with fabulous new rooms that have just been very luxuriously refurbished. The service is amazing and so friendly, they can't do enough to help. And best of all... they're really up to date with catering for special diets - veggie gluten-free breakfast and dinner is just not a problem here!!

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Added: 2013-02-23 Pizza Face

(Brighton, East Sussex) - Pizza Face is a teeny tiny takeaway pizza joint in Brighton, which has a variety of interesting and gourmet-sounding topping combinations. For an extra pound, they will give you a gluten-free pizza on a delicious homemade base made with Dove's Farm flour. It all sounded so good until I realised quite how small the place was. You could fit about three people in the waiting area, and the kitchen and oven were right there, so I could see all the flour that was around. I started to get nervous. I told the very friendly staff I had coeliac disease, and they assured me precautions would be taken (although they are cooked in the same oven, so there would always be the possibility of contamination).

I chose "The Bore", so called because it used boar sausages, but I was pretty amused when my box came out with "GF bore" written on it, because let's face it, what coeliac hasn't been a bit of a gluten-free bore at times?


We went for a short walk and on coming back, the pizza was in the oven. I was twitching like mad, worried about invisible (and visible) bits of flour, and it wasn't until I had seen the whole pizza being made that I realised many precautions had, in fact, been taken by the staff. They wiped down the area of the oven before use, and the guy used his (clean!) hands to turn it rather than the shovel used for the other pizzas. They wiped down the side before they even put my pizza box on the table. They used a clean cutter to cut mine up with. I really needn't have worried so much, but I do tend to get a bit anxious when I don't have full control of my food.


Still, on to the pizza. The toppings were really, REALLY, good, as was the sauce. Very flavourful, not too salty, and just delicious. The base was great when it was hot, but as it cooled it went a bit hard. You could tell it was made with Dove's Farm flour, as it had the same distinctive texture, but on the whole not a bad base. I didn't get glutened. I didn't have a reaction. My stomach bloated up a little because I ate a giant pizza topped with cheese. If you are extremely sensitive to gluten, you may react, but I have been glutened by pizza dust before, and it was clear that in this case good and responsible precautions were taken. Overall, a great day out! This will definitely be my go-to place when I'm next in Brighton.

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Added: 2013-02-13


E&O

(Notting Hill, London) - We visited E&O a couple of days ago. It is an Asian restaurant that was recommended to us by a number of friends. My girlfriend is coeliac so we are always looking for places with good gluten free offerings. Once we told the waiter she needed the GF options he came with a special version of the menu which highlighted the dishes that were already GF, those that could be adapted and those which were not ok. We thought this was great as it allowed us to choose properly and pick dishes we could share. All the food was excellent, perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. One of the rare times we did not feel like she had to select second rate dishes! We tried Chicken San Choi Bau (a very interesting started made of chicken and soy beans which you eat inside lattuce leafs), Salt Chilly Prawns, Iberico Pork, Smeiji & Soba Noodles (amazing) and a Lamb Rendang Curry With Sweet Potatoes which was literally to die for. All in all it was a truly amazing experience with food and service worth of the highest standard

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Added: 2013-02-13 Bruschetta

(Kingston Upon Thames, London) - I have been meaning to come to Bruschetta for what seems like ages now. The weekends always end up taking me away from London, or towards the centre of town. So, in reality, while Bruschetta isn't that far away from where I live I had to make a concerted effort to come. Finally things changed and it turned out that I would be in Kingston for a meeting so arranged to meet a gluten eating friend at Bruschetta on Thursday afternoon for a slightly longer leisurely lunch.

For as long as I can remember now I have been hearing about Bruschetta restaurant along with the buzz line "the totally gluten free restaurant". I'm not entirely sure who started this line, the gluten free community or the restaurant itself. Either way, my expectations were to find a totally gluten free restaurant.


We decided to opt for one pizza and one pasta dish. That way I could try both. It was only once we had decided and were talking that my friend looked down and noticed the wording: "gluten free available". I hadn't read that far. I had just gone into auto pilot that everything was gluten free. Naturally I was surprised as I did think that Bruschetta was totally gluten free. To be fair to Bruschetta the waiter did ask if we wanted any of the dishes gluten free so I guess that stops anyone assuming that everything was gluten free. The pizza and pasta arrived. The pizza was absolutely fantastic. The base was very thin and crispy, more Pizza Express than Pizza Hut, without any of the stuck in your teeth feeling that some gluten free pizzas seem to manage. The mushroom was pasta was also good, not too creamy but could have done with a few more mushrooms in my opinion.

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Added: 2013-02-10


Serenity Cafe

(Marple, Cheshire) - Great cafe called Serenity Cafe caters for gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, and veggies oh and everyone else! full cooked breakfast! I'm eating a bacon butty! out without having to fetch my own bread! they also do mains and cakes too! already popular, I'll be a regular!

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Added: 2013-02-07 El Torore

(Portland Street, Manchester) - Myself and my partner ate here for dinner recently and really enjoyed it. The decor is reminiscent of a Spanish restaurant, which is a really lovely touch as it's right in the city centre. The waiter's knowledge seemed a little lacking, but I got him to check everything with the chef. My partner had wings and steak and said they were both delicious. I had prawns and the Torore chicken, the prawns were a little bland but the chicken was nothing short of gorgeous. The prices were very reasonable too. One of our favourite restaurants in Manchester!

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Added: 2013-02-07 Wyboston Lakes

(St Neots, Cambridgeshire) - I booked in for a spa day at Y Spa at Wyboston Lakes. The day included a 2 course meal, I hadn't called ahead to inform them of my dietary requirements ...but from the set menu i could have most of the starters including an aubergine pate with gf toast, a gf bread roll was included I could also eat most of the mains. I was very impressed and look forward to returning.

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Added: 2013-02-07 Bird In Hand

(Knowl Hill, Berkshire) - The Bird in Hand is a beautiful 600 year old country inn with a very modern outlook that embraces allergy-friendly diets. All of their sauces are gluten-free, there is always GF bread/toast available for breakfast and they even do full GF afternoon teas with sandwiches, scones and cake. Sitting in front of the log fire eating chocolate cake and chatting to a friend was definitely heaven for me!

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Added: 2013-01-24 The Little Fryer

(Southampton, Hampshire) - Does gluten free fish and chips

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Added: 2013-01-17 Pure Taste

(Haywards Heath, West Sussex) - From the encouraging smile as I was greeted by Holly, the chef, I knew that I was in for a positive experience at Pure Taste. Her knowledge of food and particularly replacement of some key "troublesome" ingredients were second to none. The food was not only delicious, but most importantly, you wouldn't know it had a 'gluten free' tag attached to it. Gone are the days of consuming bulky, heavy food alternatives that are embarrassing. Holly creates food and an environment that is exciting to experience.

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Added: 2013-01-17 Chambers Restaurant

(Plymouth, Devon) - As we were seated we stated that I was coeliac and the chef came over and ran through the menu with me. Basically he was more than happy to adapt any of the dishes to be gluten free, other than the obvious ones that were in batter, breadcrumbs or pastry. He apologised that there'd been a diary mix up and he hadn't realised a coeliac was visiting, else he would have gone out and got gluten free bread in specially. I did indeed get gluten free bread on my last visit, and I always think this is a great touch. Anyway, there was more than enough food to keep me going! I also asked the key question as to whether the chips were fried with gluten items, and was told mine would be fried in a separate pan as a matter of course.

For starters I went for the leak and potato soup. The soup was good, but slightly salty for my taste. The only thing I could find any fault with at all during the meal. I'd had steak on my previous visit, which was excellent, so I thought I'd go for chicken for the main to try something different. I spotted chicken wrapped in Parma ham and stuffed with chorizo and cream cheese on the specials board. This sounded great but came with bacon mash rather than chips, which also sounded amazing. However I had my heart set on chips and they kindly let me have the special served with chips instead. The chips were delicious and I loved the presentation.


Overall the food was excellent as was the service. The chef told us he has a nut allergy so was very appreciative of the needs of someone suffering from an allergy or intolerance. In fact he had recently successfully catered for someone who was gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian. With the Living Social voucher this meal was a bargain, but the normal prices are very reasonable for the quality of the food. If you are based in Plymouth or even visiting, then I can highly recommend paying a visit to Chambers.

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Added: 2013-01-13


Stein's Fish & Chips

(Padstow, Cornwall) - There are few things which say seaside holiday more to me that tucking into fish and chips while sitting beside the sea, irrespective of the best the British weather can throw at you. Sadly, these days the opportunities for gluten free fish and chips are limited. So imagine my delight when I discovered that the king of fish, Rick Stein, offers gluten free fish and chips from his establishments in Padstow.

The strange thing is that they don't advertise gluten free fish and chips either on their website or within the shop. I have no idea why this is. As well as standard fish and chip shop fare, the menu offers a vegetarian option and also a healthier grilled fish. In advance of our trip to Cornwall I contacted Rick Stein's to ascertain whether they were truly gluten free - gluten free batter in a separate, dedicated fryer. They replied immediately to confirm this is the case.


Once I'd ordered the highly efficient staff in the kitchen all seemed aware of my gluten free order. Good levels of communication in the kitchen always impress me and offer me comfort that the team are taking special care with my order. So how did the gluten free fish and chips taste? I thought the batter was deliciously light, like a tempura style batter. The fish was wonderfully fresh. And the chips! Only chip shop chips can taste as great as these. I thought the portion size was extremely generous, great sized piece of fish and heaps of chips.

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Added: 2013-01-13


The Dolphin House Brazzerie

(Plymouth, Devon) - We recently headed to The Dolphin House Brazzerrie on the Barbican in Plymouth for my wife's birthday. We queried the gluten free options when booking the table, and was told that this would be no problem and they have regular coeliac customers. Furthermore, she was told if I ordered in advance I could choose anything from the menu and they would make it gluten free for me with no problem, including gluten free bread. The staff were very friendly and quickly put my mind at rest with regards my gluten free choices. I double checked the chips were cooked in a separate fryer and they confirmed they were. The waiter told me he was dairy free and totally understood how it was when I asked the question.

First up I had butternut squash soup, served with gluten free toast. The soup was absolutely delicious and up there with the nicest soups I've had. For the main course I went for the steak. I ordered the "cut of the day" in advance so wasn't sure what cut I would be getting. The waiter informed me today's cut was a 10 oz rump. I would go as far to say this was the nicest non-fillet steak I've ever had. When ordering I enquired if any of the sauces were gluten free, and was delighted to be told that all sauces are made to order so it was no problem to make any of them gluten free, and they always keep gluten free flour on-site. For dessert I went for the ice cream/sorbet selection. These were all homemade and very tasty, and a good end to the meal.


Overall a fantastic meal and I would definitely go back to Dolphin House Brazzerie again. I was exceptionally well looked after on the gluten free front and suffered no ill effects. I look forward to going back again in the future.

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Added: 2013-01-12


Boathouse Restaurant

(Instow, Devon) - Exciting combinations, a wealth of choice and a beautiful, coastal setting await when you dine at the Boathouse in Instow, North Devon. I've always heard good things about this beautiful, if a little pricey, restaurant, and when a group of us went for my friends birthday, it was the perfect chance to test their gluten free offerings. At first I felt a little overwhelmed - having been given a menu, I then looked around me to see at least three giant blackboards covered in the day's specials! It was great to have the choice, but as nothing was labelled gluten free or not, it was difficult to know where to start! I asked the waitress what I could eat, and was told to pick a few options and she would check with the chef.

As it turned out, I ended up waiting longer than expected, because even though I had been told it was gluten free, my meal still came out with bread on it and had to be remade! However, I was pleased that instead of just taking the bread off, the staff were extremely helpful (it was a rather large group of us!) and remade the whole thing. It's not the cheapest restaurant in the world, but the prices weren't unreasonable for such a high standard of food, and noone had any faults with their meals at all. I would definitely recommend the Boathouse for a special occasion or a romantic meal in a beautiful setting. The staff are friendly, the food is fantastic and they seemed pretty clued up on what I could and couldn't eat, so if you're ever in the area, definitely check it out!

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Added: 2013-01-12


Pizza da Vinci

(Battersea, London) - I found out about them a while ago and then had an horrific gluten free pizza experience somewhere else and got scared. All the while, leaflets kept coming to my house with "gluten free bases available" to torment me. It was until someone at the local coeliac group confirmed that their pizzas were gluten free and tasty that I felt brave enough to try one. I ordered via Just Eat as that seemed to be the easiest way to order a gluten free pizza. They give you a gluten free pizza option and so it is clear that you are ordering a gluten free pizza.

The Da Vinci pizzas are made in a wood fired oven so they have that wood smoked taste that really reminds me of the Italian pizza vans driving round France with their logged fired ovens. The taste is amazing, it is the thin and crispy pizza taste that I have been craving in my no pizza years. I've ordered from them three times so far and they have been consistent. What more could a coeliac ask for?

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Added: 2013-01-12


Port & Starboard

(St Columb, Cornwall) - The best gluten free fish and chips I have ever tasted bar none!!

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Added: 2013-01-12 Frank's Bar

(Norwich, Norfolk) - It can sometimes be tough finding a great lunch spot when eating gluten free. Sandwiches, paninis and the like still dominate a lot of lunchtime menus. So I was delighted to discover Frank's Bar in Norwich, which has an exciting selection of gluten free options. It's always nice to support local, independent places and sometimes coeliacs can naturally veer towards trusted chains where they feel safe. Frank's is proof as to why it's worth exploring. There's an eclectic mix of dishes with some Mediterranean influences but clearly not forgetting some of the great produce we have on our doorstep in Norfolk. Highlights have been Shakshuka, a delicious dish of Tunisian baked eggs with roasted peppers in a tomato saffron stew which is generously scattered with feta. The Spanish tapas dish is everything you'd expect with spicy chrorizo, salty manchego, paprika chips and much more. The more substantial dishes are equally as good grilled 'flat iron' steak was cooked perfectly medium rare and served with an excellent chimichurri sauce. It's all great value too, with decent portions for around the £8 - £9 mark.

The menu is all clearly marked with 'GF' signs to signal they are gluten free and some are marked with 'GFA' meaning they can be adapted to be gluten free. I've been offered gluten free bread in the past which is great to see. Whether your gluten free or not, Frank's Bar is definitely worth checking out. It's a popular place so occasionally you may have to wait for a table but for food this tasty and a great atmosphere, its certainly worth it.

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Added: 2013-01-06


Custom House

(Barnstaple, Devon) - Burger house which features a huge menu, gluten free buns and amazing toppings! The beef and chicken burgers are gluten free, the bun is amazing and there are so many combinations you'll be spoilt for choice. Owner Matt is really helpful (as are all the lovely staff) and happy to help - they also have gluten free brownie for dessert and gluten free polenta cheese sticks (AMAZING) for starters - I can't reccommend this place enough!!

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Added: 2013-01-06 Otto Pizza

(Notting Hill, London) - Otto Pizza off of Westbourne Grove in Notting Hill, London, serves the most delicious cornmeal crust pizzas. All of their pizzas are avaialble GF and they usually have a GF pie or cake on the menu too. They have rotating seasonal specials as well as a regular menu (check the website for specials) and the staff are totally knowledgeable and accomodating. Even their sauces are GF - try the BBQ. Otto now delivers in central London too.

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Added: 2013-01-06 Celiac's Fayre

(Twyford, Hampshire) - Yes that's right 100% GF cafe and shop in Hampshire. This place is the first totally 100% gluten free cafe in the United Kingdom and its at Winchester. It's a must for anyone with any allergy "eat with confidence"

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Added: 2012-11-27 The Ship Inn

(Downham Market, Norfolk) - Having recently visited The Ship Inn with my father who is Gluten Free and often doesn't bother to go to restaurants as he claims he is 'bored with Steak and jacket potato', we were very happy to find The Ship Inn as most of their menu was Gluten Free as standard and the odd things that we all know are difficult (mainly bread) is catered for happily by the team there. The Pub is seems to be owned by Father and Son one of which is also GF so there seems to be a great understanding of peoples needs without it being any issue at all. All in all some of the best naturally Gluten Free food we have had anywhere. Well worth a visit and probably worth booking as I think they will only progress to get busier and busier.

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Added: 2012-11-27 Atomic Burger

(Bishopston, Bristol) - Ahead of a trip to Bristol we'd seen that Atomic Burger offered Gluten Free choices so planned to eat there when next visiting the city. Rather than having a Gluten Free menu detailing what is Gluten Free, they have a separate menu detailing the menu items WITH Gluten. There is an extra £2 added to Gluten Free options (Bun & Burger) which I always think is a bit unfair for Coeliac/Gluten Free diners. Each of the Atomic Burgers has a gimmick - the whole restaurant is a big gimmick with lots of retro toys and games from the 70's and 80's and videos of old cartoons and TV shows on a big screen. The service was very good and the waiter was aware of Coeliac/Gluten Free needs. I opted for the 'Dolly Parton' burger (double burger obviously) which was served with fries. I'd asked the waiter and he assured me that the fries are cooked separately from any gluten containing food. This was great news as I haven't eaten Fries in a long time! The meal was good, if a little expensive. But as a treat it was worth it. The environment of the restaurant was good too.

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Added: 2012-11-22 Edelweiss

(Cheddar, Somerset) - Ahead of our visit to Cheddar, Somerset we'd seen a review of the Edelweiss restaurant saying that it offered Gluten Free options. When we arrived we had a look on the menu outside and noticed that it mentioned'Gluten Free Sausages' but no other Gluten Free options. When we went in I asked and was told they had more Gluten Free choices. I also noticed a sign on the inside of the restaurant saying Gluten Free and Dairy Free options are available (this should be facing outside too!). There was a lot of choice for me which made a nice change and I was also brought out a separate menu that listed Gluten Free options. One of the interesting items listed was 'SMOG'! We asked the waitress what this was and told it was 'Sausage Mash and Onion Gravy' the separate menu had a number of acronyms on it. I didn't opt for the SMOG and instead had the Chicken Supreme stuffed with Cranberry Sauce with potatoes and salad. It was a very large portion and tasted great. The service was excellent throughout and my dining partners also had a good portion of Fish & Chips and a large serving of Victoria Sponge Cake (the VSC). The prices were very reasonable. I'd definitely go back to Edelweiss the next time I'm in Cheddar.

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Added: 2012-11-22 The Mask of Venice

(Weston-super-Mare, Somerset) - Prior to a visit to Weston-Super-Mare we'd seen that the Italian restaurant Mask of Venice could cater for Coeliacs so headed along for a meal. The menu does not state which items are specifically Gluten Free, it's a case of picking something you like the look of and then getting the waitress to double check if it's OK. This is better than nothing I suppose, but not my favourite way of seeing the gluten free choices. When the bread was brought out I received a gluten free roll. Always a nice touch. I opted for starter of garlic mushrooms which was good. For my main course I had the veal escalope with cider and apples which was delicious.

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Added: 2012-11-22 Terra Nova Bistro

(Lostwithiel, Cornwall) - I was so please to find somewhere that does a whole gluten free menu! This is a mainly Italian restaurant and does gluten free pizza, pasta, wraps and desserts. The menus are on their website.

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Added: 2012-11-18 Lumiere

(Cheltenham, Gloucestershire) - This restaurant is fantastic for catering for any dietary requirements, including Gluten free. With myself as a coeliac and my partner with a fish and seafood allergy we usually have a tough time eating out, but the staff here couldn't do enough to ensure we were well catered for. The food is amazing and the service top notch, we were told we could have anything on the menu and the chef would tailor it to our needs. In the end we opted for the seven course tasting menu which we've never been able to do at other restaurants, and we each had courses specifically tailored to our dietary needs, and of course gluten free bread was provided. All of the courses were outstanding, and although not the cheapest restaurant, it was well worth the money. This was a fantastic experience and has restored my confidence in eating out again, and I would highly recommend the restaurant to anyone with dietary needs.

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Added: 2012-11-11 Fish and Chips @ Weston Grove

(Chester, Cheshire) - After being diagnosed with Coeliac Disease last year, I have missed being able to have Fish and Chips as a treat. It is hard to find a nearby restaurant and many only serve gluten free on certain days - which may not be the day you fancy Fish and Chips! I am delighted and excited to share details of a fabulous new restaurant and takeaway which has opened up in Chester - they serve GF Fish and Chips all day every day with a separate dedicated fryer. They are knowledgeable about GF requirements and have separate prep areas to avoid cross contamination. The team are so friendly and clearly go to great lengths to source and serve the best quality food. The GF (and according to my husband, the non GF!) Fish and Chips are absolutely delicious and I can highly, highly recommend them :)

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Added: 2012-11-11 The Butchers Arms

(Rhiwbina, Cardiff) - The Butchers Arms public house in Rhiwbina, Cardiff now holds an excellent weekly Farmers' Market every Friday from 10am-1pm. With everything from local home-reared meats, olives, preserves, free-range eggs, cakes and even gluten-free ready meals from plant2plate. When you have finished shopping you can pop in the pub for a swift half or a nice cappuccino !

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Added: 2012-10-05 The Country Table

(Newton Abbot, Devon) - They have a vast range of Gluten Free Foods on offer, including cooked breakfast with local gluten free sausages. They make all of their own lunches, soups, salads, scones, and cakes. They also have gluten free tea cakes and tea loaves. They have a Coeliac working for them so they totally understand about the need for cross contamination awareness.

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Added: 2012-10-05 The Ambrette

(Margate, Kent) - While in Margate we ate at The Ambrette. We'd been recommended the restaurant by some friends of ours in the town. We were not disappointed. I had checked in advance that they could cater for Coeliacs and they said they get quite a lot of people with dietary requirements and explained what could/couldn't be GF. The food is Indian but looking at the menu online it doesn't look like typical Indian restaurant food. And it isn't. The whole experience of dining at The Ambrette is amazing. I'm not going to go into too much detail as it may spoil the surprise. Prior to our visit I had been told it was a great restaurant and it certainly is. We had a starter and a main course and both were fantastic. Each of the courses and side dishes are explained to you by the waiting staff and the look and taste of the dishes is excellent. Most of the items on the menu is gluten free, or can be made GF. Rather than naan bread with the main courses Coeliacs receive a Dosa (a type of rice pancake). This was great. It tasted really nice and was something I hadn't eaten before. It was great to not have to miss out on having a'bread'with the meal. I would definitely eat there again.

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Added: 2012-10-05 Luca's

(Musselburgh, East Lothian) - All their ice cream and sorbets are gf, as well as home made snowballs. No cones obviously. Check with waiting staff for other items on the food menu. Best ice cream restaurant in the area.

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Added: 2012-10-05 Pearson's Arms by Richard Phillips

(Whitstable, Kent) - While in Whitstable we ate at the Pearson's Arms by Richard Phillips. The pub and restaurant is located on the seafront and we were able to get a walk-up table for two on a Thursday. However it might be wise to book in advance. We had checked in advance about Gluten Free options and had received a menu of what would be OK for Coeliacs. Upon arrival we let the waiting staff know I was a Coeliac. They said they get quite a lot of people with dietary requirements and explained what could/couldn't be GF. We decided to go for a main course and a dessert. I chose the rib eye steak as it would be the only meal on the menu that I could have without modifications/or without certain items. A nice touch was being given gluten free bread before the main course. The rib eye steak and accompaniments was very nice indeed. I had my eye on the dessert of Chocolate Terrine and was pleased that the cake layers were made of almonds. It was delicious. I would eat at the Pearson's Arms again.

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Added: 2012-10-05 Pitt Cue Co.

(Soho, London) - We found Pitt Cue Co. in one of my girlfriend's monthly food magazines on where best to eat certain nationality foods during the Olympics. So when we went to London to soak up some of the Olympic fever and watch team GB get humped at Volleyball, we decided we'd sneak a visit to this hotly tipped Soho restaurant. My girlfriend had previously emailed Pitt Cue Co. to check on gluten free options and they reassuringly and promptly emailed back to say most things were naturally gluten free and that the chef himself was gluten free so he knew what he was doing. We arrived in sunny Soho at about 2pm and was told there'd be about a 20 minute wait for a table so we grabbed a tasty Cornish cider and stood in the street. After 20 minutes we were escorted downstairs to a darkish room which couldn't have sat more than 20 people. If you don't like sharing your table then this probably isn't the place for you. We got our own table for 4 but there were plently sharing and the place had a real buzz. It is tiny, and the very limited website says that they only operate a first come first served basis as it's so small. But it's true what they say good things come in small packages!

Our server explained the menu with an enthusiasm that demonstrated how passionate Pitt Cue Co. are about their food, explaining in detail the different cuts of meat on offer and how each is cooked. There were plenty of options for those who are gluten free / coeliac and lots that could be adapted (e.g taking away the bread bun). I couldn't turn down the Beef ribs which were beautifully tender, the meat falling off the bone and packed with smoky BBQ flavour. There's a good selection of sides. I had mine served with pickles, a green chilli slaw and bone marrow mash which were all extremely tasty. If you like American food, Pitt Cue Co. does it very well indeed and better than almost any I've tasted State-side.

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Added: 2012-09-21


Mulberries

(Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire) - I went here last week and they made their soups all without flour of any kind, just cooked and blended different cobinations of vegetables with seasoning and herbs or spices to create fabulous homemade soup. They offered GF bread rolls, scones, tea cakes, crumpets and muffins! It was brilliant to join the rest of the family in a traditional cotswold cream tea - first time ever!!! The lady said she was looking into making her own gluten free lasagne and also to stock a range of good quality meals from a reputable supplier so I am going to get her to email me with updates.

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Added: 2012-09-21 Beaches & Cream

(Cullercoats, Tyne & Wear) - I was impressed when the staff here appeared to have a good grasp of what on their menu was Gluten-Free and lactose-free. The food was excellent, and the GF orange and almond cake in particular stands out. Sadly, a mistake with our order left us waiting for an extra fifteen minutes while the mistake was put right. Other than that, well worth a look.

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Added: 2012-09-15 Tia's

(Durham, County Durham) - Nice little Mexican restaurant with a GF menu available online. They have a happy hour menu 5 to 7. The starters and mains were tasty. Worth a visit.

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Added: 2012-09-15 The Gluten Free Kitchen

(Leyburn, North Yorkshire) - Great little gluten free bakery with factory shop stocking mainly their own range of pies, cakes etc but also a range of baking ingredients and cereals.Everything is gluten free but they also cover quite a few other free from's too.

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Added: 2012-09-15 Lincs2Nepal

(Lincoln, Lincolnshire) - Lincs2nepal is a charity cafe with some great options, all their soups are gluten free as is their dahl and curry. Loved the dahl. They are interested in doing gluten free cake and have done so before but found little take up so let them know and they'll do it again. The woman who does their cakes is wheat free so has amazing gluten free recipes.

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Added: 2012-09-15 Oasis Cafe (Life Spring Church)

(New Ollerton, Nottinghamshire) - A nice clean little cafe for a quick snack or cuppa. They always have GF bread available for any of their fresh sandwiches, just ask :-)

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Added: 2012-09-15 1066 Cake Stand Shop

(Hastings, East Sussex) - Home made cakes and savoury snacks for takeaway. Seperate gluten free kitchen with batch testing.

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Added: 2012-09-15 Lucy's

(Mansfield, Nottinghamshire) - I really struggle to find a quick GF bite to eat, especially in Mansfield, so was pleased to see that Lucy's offers GF options. The staff are genuinely helpful and understand the needs of GF and so able to adapt many of the meals on their menu to a GF version, including the really tasty New Yorker burger. I'd definitely recommend Lucy's.

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Added: 2012-08-29 Thaymar Farm Shop and Tea Room

(Retford, Nottinghamshire) - This place is a hidden gem. They have quite a varied menu and clearly advertise the GF options available. The food is always freshly cooked and tasty. The also have a great selection of GF cakes and deserts.

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Added: 2012-08-29 The Green Tea House

(Moniaive, Dumfries and Galloway) - First Class. Menu has several GF options and they always have GF bread/rolls for soup and sandwiches.Service is friendly and efficient and prices are very reasonable. If you want wine you bring your own and there is no charge for corkage.They even supply glasses.If you want beer or spirite you just pop down the passgae to the pub next door (The George) buy your drinks and return to your table. This is a first class establisment for anyone with dietary problems and also those that don't. Plenty free parking and if the weather is good you can eat outside. Dogs welcome. Well worth a visit if you are in this beautiful part of the world.

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Added: 2012-08-28 Poppies Tearoom

(Pickering, North Yorkshire) - This delighful little family run tearoom has wonderful homemade cakes and puds. The soup is very tasty served with gf bread. Im going to have afternoon tea on my next visit a lady on the next table had one she said it was smashing, such a treat when your a coeliac.

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Added: 2012-08-28 Fox Inn

(Thorpe Waterville, Northamptonshire) - Fantastic selection of dishes on the menu; all main courses are gluten free and they will adapt any other dishes. Fantastic location, great service and reasonable prices.

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Added: 2012-08-10 Dragon Way Chinese Restaurant

(Prestonpans, East Lothian) - Great Chinese food. Check with staff for coeliac suitability. Lar Chee, Kon Siu and Szechuan dishes are gluten free. Others too. Alas only boiled rice though.

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Added: 2012-08-10 Dream's Cafe

(Northampton, Northamptonshire) - I was looking at your site as my wife has recently been diagnosed as coeliac and I notice you don't mention Dreams Cafe in Northampton. My wife and I often call in here when we're in town, they do breakfast and lunch dishes with gluten free bread and have a selection of cakes. I should also add that the staff are always friendly and helpful.

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Added: 2012-08-10 Longniddry Inn

(Longniddry, East Lothian) - Good food, with gluten free alternatives to regular menu items. Just ask for gluten free menu. Includes gluten free rolls, toast and pasta. Excellent!

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Added: 2012-07-26 Brooks Around the Corner

(Oswestry, Shropsire) - While in Oswestry for the 2012 Oswestry Games multi-sport event we booked a table for dinner at Brooks Around the Corner restaurant in the town. I had heard in advance that Brooks' could cater for Coeliacs and had looked on their website and saw quite a few options. I really enjoyed the food and the service was very good too. I ordered the Chicken Liver & Cointreau pate, which was served with Gluten Free toast - I had also been given a Gluten Free bread roll to nibble prior to being served the starter, a nice touch. It was a nice smooth and very tasty pate. For my main course I had the Bacon Steaks with Garlic Mushroom sauce and rather than chips I had the crushed potatoes. As the first meal was so nice we decided to dine at Brooks again on the Saturday evening. This time I had the Fillet Steak, with Peppercorn and Brandy Sauce, Crushed Potatoes and a very nice salad. The fillet steak was incredibly tender and was a very nice portion size. For the starter I once again opted for the pate. I dined with my wife and friends on both occasions and they told me that their choices were great too. Well worth a visit if you're in Oswestry. The town as a whole is a very nice place to spend some time in too.

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Added: 2012-07-26 Palazzo

(Royston, Hertfordshire) - I would like to recommend Palazzo in Royston. They do contemporary Italian dining and have GF on the menu and very well trained staff. I have been eating there for years and always had great food and great service. Having been diagnosed as Coeliac about 5 years ago, this place has been a real life saver. I'd highly recommend this venue

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Added: 2012-07-26 Le Spice

(Worthing, West Sussex) - This Indian is amazing!! They are great at supplying gluten free, wheat free and milk free food. They cook there onion bajees and chips separate from anythibg else. Their food is just amazing and highly recommended.

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Added: 2012-07-26 The Pump House

(Durham, County Durham) - We attended this restaurant for my son's graduation in June 2012. The staff were really helpful when I emailed to enquire about gluten free meals. They emailed me the Graduation Menu by return and made it very clear that this would be no problem to the restaurant at all and they are very happy to accommodate dietary requests such as this. They committed to ensuring that our gluten free son enjoyed his meal and explained he should let them know what courses he wanted when they took the order and that they would make sure they spoke to the chef and that the meal would be altered accordingly to meet his needs. They didn't disappoint, they were extremely helpful and provided extra chips (fried in fresh oil)to replace the bread bun on the burger meal. They also advised on sauces and desserts. Huge thanks to them for making our special meal possible on my son's big day. I would highly recommend them to any gluten free customers.

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Added: 2012-07-15 Prince Balti House

(Leith, Edinburgh) - Fabulous Indian food, all gluten free, even naan bread!!

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Added: 2012-07-15 Neffys Coffee House

(Paignton, Devon) - Neffys is an Egyptian themed coffee shop catering for gluten and wheat free diets, They have a huge range of cakes biscuits pies, pasties , sausage rolls and even a gluten free cream tea. Made my holiday as my partner has to follow a gluten free diet.

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Added: 2012-06-26 The Rusty Gun

(Hitchin, Hertfordshire) - We visited the Rusty Gun in St Ippolyts, near Hitchin, on a Sunday lunchtime and I had a good Gluten Free meal. They do not have specific Gluten Free menus, but when we asked if they had a table I also double checked they could do Gluten Free and the waiter said a lot of the food was OK as they don't use flour in many dishes and that I'd have to avoid bread. I had previously asked if the restaurant could do Gluten Free and was told they could. When I mentioned to the waiter I needed to order Gluten Free he asked what I was looking at ordered and I mentioned the steak, he said that it would be OK, without Onion Rings. I opted for a Ribeye steak and asked to swap the chips for new potatoes. The Peppercorn sauce was served separately and is Gluten Free. The steak was cooked to my liking and apart from having to miss out on having Onion Rings with the meal the other accompaniments were all OK. Having a quick look at the dessert menu it didn't look like anything bar the ice creams would be Gluten Free so I didn't order. My wife and friend's (not GF) Haddock & Chips looked great and they said it tasted very nice too. For future Coeliac diners and for ease of choosing it would be handy if the Gluten Free dishes could be marked with an asterisk or similar and/or if a separate Gluten Free menu was available. The menu had plenty of choice for diners, but when dining Gluten Free it was one of those times where you would have to ask lots of questions and go through each item listed to see if it was OK or not. The steak meal was the easiest and safest option to choose. The Rusty Gun is worth a visit. Good food and good service.

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Added: 2012-06-18 Texture

(Marylebone, London) - I had wanted to go to Texture since I saw the creator Agnar Sverrisson, put together a stunning looking dish on Saturday Kitchen. Sverrisson is from Iceland and combines the best of British ingredients with those from his native country to create some outstanding dishes. The service was superb, certainly the best I've received since being gluten free. We opted for the very reasonably priced lunch menu and they were more than happy to adapt dishes, with seemlingly nothing being too much trouble. The main I opted for was served with fregola, a type of pasta, but our waiter said the dish would work just as well with quinoa. Coeliacs will agree, it's really positive when they can actively suggest alternatives rather than the "we'll just leave it off" attitude. Their understanding of catering for coeliacs was very impressive. They immediately brought me an alternative to the breads, a type of thin crisp served with a dip that tasted like an incredibly fresh tzatziki which woke up the taste buds for the beautiful food which followed.

I proclaimed my main course at the time to be 'the best I've ever had' and looking back I think I still stand by this! Cornish Pollack cooked to perfection, served with lemon, sea vegetables and as mentioned quinoa which had bursts of fennel seeds. All of the dishes were exquisitely presented showing off some very exciting cooking. The waiter informed us that the dessert was something new that they were trying out. If this is experimenting, then they shouldn't stop. Actually Texture may have gone one step further and could quite possibly be the best restaurant I've ever had the pleasure of dining at! Sublime food combined with exceptional service - it doesn't get much better.

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Added: 2012-05-31


Tapanco

(Wimbledon, London) - I had an excellent gluten free meal here. The waitress knew which dishes were gluten free and made sure the chef knew not to add any gluten containing ingredients to our food, they even offered us grilled calamari rather than deep fried in batter. I had none of my usual gluten after effects.

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Added: 2012-05-26 Peak Restaurant

(Llanberis, Snowdonia) - We love gluten free Italian Chocolate Cake from the majority gluten free menu at our favourite Peak Restaurant by chef Angela Dwyer.

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Added: 2012-05-26 Bar Frizzante

(Theatres, Edinburgh) - Bar Frizzante is a wonderful little restaurant we found on Lothian Road, just round from the main theatres. They had a range of gluten free pasta, and numerous gluten free options on the menu. On top of this the staff could not have been more helpful, they were happy to discuss the menu options and offered to alter existing dishes to make them gluten free. The food was delicious, and the wine options were great too. The restaurant itself was very tranquil, a welcome escape from the hectic street outside, and so nice to not have to worry about getting a coeliac-friendly meal!

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Added: 2012-05-09 Bebo

(Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire) - Having been Wheat/gluten intolerant for a year, and unable to have dairy (due to cmpi baby) I was relieved to find somewhere that serves both Gluten Free bread and cakes, as that's a start! Unfortunately, they are unable to tell me which bread/cakes are dairy free, but as they serve Jacket Potatoes too (butter is served separately). It seems they can cater for even me! Not sure how hot on avoiding cross-contamination they are, as was minding the baby, but that is not such an issue for me. If it is a problem, as it is a deli-style sandwich bar, you can see what they're up to. I'm sure you could politely ask them to use a new chopping board, if necessary, as they're quite friendly. Watch out, if you drop in for lunch, as they're usually very busy!

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Added: 2012-04-24 Da Carlo's

(Ashbourne, Derbyshire) - Dinner is the lovely Da Carlo's Italian restaurant, just moved to bigger premises with plenty of delicious gluten-free choices, including gluten-free pasta.

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Added: 2012-04-24 St John Street Gallery

(Ashbourne, Derbyshire) - Lunch at the St John Street Gallery is always a treat, where Rob has won Great Taste awards for his food, and won 2011 Derbyshire Café of the year. Always great gluten-free lunch options available, including bread to go with the soup, and they are making their own gluten-free foccacias and other goodies too.

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Added: 2012-04-24 The Flower Café

(Ashbourne, Derbyshire) - To start at breakfast, we have the Flower Café with a specific gluten-free menu, including toast and crumpets with good coffee. Always gluten-free soup and cakes on the menu too.

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Added: 2012-04-24 Centotre

(George Street, Edinburgh) - Last week I reached out to my twitter followers seeking a recommendation for a good restaurant in Scotland's capital Edinburgh, which could cater for gluten free. I had a few suggestions, but we finally settled on an Italian called Centotre. It was a fantastic find.

Situated in an old Bank of Scotland, it was an impressive room with high vaulted ceilings and fresh flowers on each table. When I informed the waitress I was gluten free, she returned with an impressive gluten free menu. There was a wide range of dishes I could chose from, which can be quite rare in Italian restaurants. I went for a classic, pepperoni pizza which was fantastic. My girlfriend had one too and couldn't tell the difference between hers and a friend's non-gluten free one. The base was light, soft and crisp round the edges - perfect. They use a 'fior di latte' mozzarella on some of their pizzas which was simply divine and the Italian sausage had a hint of spice. All in all a perfect pizza. Polished off with an ice cream sundae of vanilla ice cream, Amarena cherries, fresh pineapple, toffee brittle and whipped cream, it was a great meal.

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Added: 2012-04-24


Nobu

(Mayfair, London) - The tasting menu that Nobu, in the heart of Mayfair, creatively put together to cater for my gluten free needs stretched to 12 courses. 12 courses of some of the finest Japanese inspired food I have ever eaten, but I'll admit I was struggling to keep up with all the descriptions! There is a fusion with South American ingredients in many of the courses such as Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno. I would struggle to do justice to the complex flavour combinations and subtle balance that these dishes carried. Some real highlights were a beautiful lamb cutlet in a fiery red chilli sauce, oven baked prawns with spinach, truffle oil and parmesan and some beautifully cooked savoy cabbage with truffle. The only dish that wasn't to everyones taste was the sweet shrimps and scallops.

They catered incredibly well for my gluten free needs. The four of us opted to have a tasting menu, which our waitress said wouldn't be suitable for coeliacs. Instead, they put together a bespoke menu selecting dishes which would be suitable and on the odd occasion mine was served separately (using gluten free soy sauce). It was a Saturday night, and the bustling, dimly lit restaurant had a great atmosphere with people enjoying sensational japanese cuisine. It's perfect food to share and talk about and all the dishes certainly ensure your palette is kept on it's toes. We opted against having the dessert courses for some more savour, they were incredibly flexible and creating a magnificent dining experience.

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Added: 2012-04-24


Kingfisher Fish & Chip Shop and Restaurant

(Keswick, Cumbria) - While wandering through Keswick we were looking in the many restaurants, tea rooms, cafes and fish amp;& chip shops in the hope we'd spot something nice to eat gluten free. We were about to leave to move onto the next stop on our tour when we decided to look at the menu of the Kingfisher Fish & Chip shop and to our surprise spotted a poster next to the main menu advertising that the sold Gluten Free Fish & Chips and that separate pans used for all products and that it was suitable for Coeliacs. So I ordered a portion. It only took a few extra minutes to prepare and cook and was in a light batter from the pan frying, rather than a deep fried batter. The chips were cooked in separate fryers and I was told they were gluten free too. The food was very tasty. Unfortunately the condiments available (apart from the salt) were not. There was non-brewed condiment available to purchase (I didn't want to buy a whole bottle, it would've been a waste), but the countertop condiment was malt vinegar. The Kingfisher has a fish & chip shop takeaway and an eat-in restaurant.

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Added: 2012-04-15 The Midland Hotel - Sun Terrace Restaurant & Rotunda Bar

(Morecambe, Lancashire) - Prior to our visit to Morecambe we had found out online that The Midland Hotel was able to provide Gluten Free food so when we arrived we headed there for dinner. Before we were seated we double checked that they could cater for Coeliacs and were told they could. When we were seated my wife was brought normal bread and they waiter remembered not to serve me any. A minute later he returned with a plate of gluten free bread. A nice touch and a good start to a meal. With plenty of gluten free choice we decided to have a starter and main course and I chose the Pigeon to start and the Blade of Beef for the main course. Both were excellent. My wife really enjoyed her food too. I was too full to have a dessert as well but the waiter did check with the kitchen what desserts could be made gluten free as the menu only listed one GF option. He came back with three dishes that could be adapted, and also said that the chef could make a Poached Pear. I'll save room for a dessert next time. The restaurant is in a great spot and the dining room overlooks the beach and provided some great views as the sun went down. Service at The Midland Hotel was very good and the waiters and waitresses had a good knowledge of gluten free/Coeliacs so the dining experience was faultless.

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Added: 2012-04-15 The Orangery

(North Berwick, East Lothian) - While in North Berwick we spotted 'Gluten Free Cake' on the menu of The Orangery Tea Room. It wasn't home made, but a Honeybuns Chocolate Brownie. The Tea Room looked nice and there is also an art gallery inside the shop/tearoom, but that was the only Gluten Free item on offer. We couldn't find anywhere else to eat GF in North Berwick either.

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Added: 2012-04-15 Cafe Continental

(Durham, County Durham) - When we studied in Durham (and in pre Coeliac diagnosis days), Cafe Continental was a favourite of ours for a coffee and some cake. Whilst returning for a friends wedding we stopped by for a pre-ceremony drink. Whilst the location has moved across town, it maintains the quaint feeling. Whilst we didn't have the time to eat we were pleasantly surprised to see the chalk boards offering a large array of Gluten Free items. Durham is a city we will always return to so next time we are in town I am sure that we will check Cafe Continental again!

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Added: 2012-04-06 White Monk Tearoom

(Blanchland, County Durham) - We frequently use this delightful little tearoom, and have never been disappointed. The owner is coeliac, so they really understand what they are doing. The soup is always gf, as is the hot special, and there's always good gf bread if you want a sandwich, as well as at least one gf cake option. Ice cream is gf too. Open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Lovely little village, with really good walks around too!

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Added: 2012-03-17 Jalapeno Peppers

(Barnstaple, Devon) - Jalapeno Peppers is a Mexican restaurant in Barnstaple, North Devon. They clearly label all their food as gluten free - including tacos, fajitas and enchilladas - a first for me! Helpful staff, great food and atmosphere - top notch!

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Added: 2012-03-13 Surfing Croyde Bay

(Croyde, Devon) - A surf shop, pasty shop and ice cream shop all in one - with a great gluten free range (I should know, I used to work there and was the one that brought it all in!) Gluten free pasties, cakes - all brought in from a delicious company sealed so they don't get contaminated. staff are knowledgable (having drilled it into them before I left) Ice creams are widely gluten free - but ask the staff for info on what you can and can't have and they will kindly oblidge!

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Added: 2012-03-13 Lamorna Pottery

(Lamorna, Cornwall) - Cute little cafe - does a yummy gluten free polenta cake and nice coffees too! Other menus available (i.e. lunch) but did not get a chance to look at these - too distracted by cake!

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Added: 2012-03-13 Coq d'Argent

(City Of London, London) - I recently went to Coq d'Argent for a client lunch. Coq d'Argent is one of the restaurants in the City of London that comes alive in the Summer - especially Friday evenings - as it is unique for 2 reasons. The first it is a rooftop restaurant with a bar that has great views of the City of London and the second is the spectacular roof garden which is the place to be on a nice summer's evening.

Having booked the lunch, I let the classically French restaurant know in advance that I was a coeliac and thus ate gluten-free. As soon as we arrived, I didn't even have to mention that I was gluten intolerant, our waiter already knew and asked which one of us diners ate gluten-free. The waiter then took some time out to go through the menu with me explaining what was gluten-free and what could be modified to be gluten-free. I really felt like the restaurant made a big effort to accommodate my dietary requirements. I was also offered gluten-free bread which I gratefully accepted (and, as usual, ate too much of!).


We ordered from the a la carte menu and for an entree I had the seared scallops with mussel in saffron, broad beans and coral aioli and for my main I had baked stone bass with baby artichokes, fennel, courgette, tomato and saffron stew - both of which were absolutely delicious! I would definitely return here being it for lunch or dinner.

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Added: 2012-03-09


Oggy Oggy Falmouth

(Falmouth, Cornwall) - Whilst we were walking through Falmouth we saw a sign in the window of Oggy Oggy mentioning that they provide Gluten Free Cornish Pasties. This seemed too good to be true but we stuck our head in and they do indeed stock them. Oggy Oggy looks to have multiple franchise locations throughout the South West and beyond so I am unsure if they stock Gluten free at all locations. The Falmouth location also has an attached tea room but on this occasion we just placed an order to collect our pasties later on in the day. They ask for about 15-30mins to prepare the Gluten Free pasties but believe me, it really is worth the wait.

Having picked up our order later in the day we headed back to our appartment and heated up for a delicious dinner. Had I not known otherwise I would have never know the pasty was GF. If you are in Falmouth I really suggest stopping by and getting your traditional Cornish delight!

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Added: 2012-03-07


NomNom Gluten & Egg Free Bakery

(Hampstead, London) - While in Hampstead we walked past a small marquee/tent that had a large banner on the front of it that said Gluten & Egg Free Bakery! This was a very nice surprise indeed and there were lots of different cakes to choose from. My, non-Coeliac, friends were as amazed as me to see the stall and the food on offer! I chose a chocolate brownie and a ring donut. The Donut was the first I've had since being diagnosed (way back in 2008). Both were very nice. Looking at the NomNom Bakery facebook page it says that they can be found outside The House of Mistry health food shop in the centre of Hampstead every Saturday.

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Added: 2012-03-04 Aurelia

(Mayfair, London) - I was treated to a late breakfast on a Saturday morning at Aurelia. Aurelia is a relatively new restaurant serving contemporary Mediterranean cuisine in Mayfair. For breakfast, I had the "The full Spanish" which consisted of fried egg, homemade baked beans, pan con tomate, grilled chorizo and Iberico ham. I requested if it could be done gluten-free and I was delighted that they could. The pan con tomate was served on gluten-free bread and, for something so simple, was so refreshing and tasty - I wanted more! I also tried one of their fresh juices which was served in a lovely little caraf. I tried the carrot, orange and ginger which was just lovely. The restaurant wasn't too busy at the time I was in there (only a few other tables seated) but the service was pleasant and attentive. I would return here for breakfast and hopefully I will get a chance in the future to try lunch or dinner.

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Added: 2012-03-04 Are You Being Served? Tea Room

(Northampton, Northamptonshire) - While in Northampton we spotted on the menu of the Are You Being Served? Tea Room that they had Gluten Free food available. We went inside and asked what was available and were told they had gluten free bread, muffins, crumpets and that the soup was GF too. The staff were very friendly and I had a look at the menu which looked good and then asked the question about where the bread would be toasted should I opt for that. I was told it was prepared and cooked in the same places as the non-Gluten Free food. I said that as a Coeliac I couldn't eat there then. So, the Tea Room should be OK for eating Gluten Free, but not if you're a Coeliac.

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Added: 2012-02-21 The Church Bar & Restaurant

(Northampton, Northamptonshire) - Upon arriving in Northampton we spotted The Church Bar & Restaurant on Bridge Street and decided to have a look at the menu. We were pleased to see that it stated that a Gluten Free Menu was available. We decided to give it a try later in the evening. We were not to be disappointed. The conversion of the Church, which was built in 1138, into a Restaurant has been very well done indeed and the dining environment is excellent. A lot of original parts remain, such as the stained glass windows, but the dining rooms have been updated and the lighting and heating makes the place very comfortable to spend an evening. The Gluten Free menu offered around four starters and five main courses, while the dessert menu had around five choices too. So there is plenty to choose from. I opted for the Chicken & Duck Liver Parfait to start; this was served with a beetroot, onion and tomato chutney and was very good indeed. My wife had been served a plate of bread to nibble on before the starters were served, unfortunately they do not bring out any Gluten Free bread, or crackers, which is a shame. For the main course I had Roast Chicken Breast with an interesting and delicious Beetroot and Potato Dauphinoise style side, French beans and a sherry cream sauce. This was an excellent meal, with a good size portion and a large Chicken Breast served. Following the two courses I was too full to have a dessert, but the choices looked great, with much more than is normally available when looking at GF Puddings. The service was also very good and I would definitely dine there again in the future. Looking at the website for The Church Bar & Restaurant they do not show the Gluten Free menu or make a mention of being able to serve it. Hopefully this is something they will add soon to make more Coeliacs aware of their offer.

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Added: 2012-02-21 Bensons restaurant

(Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire) - This cafe is only open during the day but has a great selection of gluten free food including sandwiches, hot dishes and cakes. A great place to grab some lunch when in Stratford upon Avon

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Added: 2012-02-10 Wahaca

(Covent Garden, London) - Wahaca is billed as 'Mexican Market Eating'. Having been to Mexico and tasted the fantastic street food they have there, this had a lot to live up to. Wahaca is the product of Masterchef winner Thomasina Miers. I was lucky enough to see Thomasina do a cooking demonstration at Jimmy's Farm Festival the year before last. She clearly had a real passion for mexican food and flavours and I have wanted to go to Wahaca ever since.

Thomasina has done a fantastic job with Wahaca. It's certainly the most authentic mexican food I've had outside of Mexico and tasted fantastic. We opted for a selection of the street food. Highlights had to be the Pork Pibil tacos, beautifully slow cooked tender marinated pork and Queso Fundidio, a mexican cheese fondu with cactus and carmelised onions. Make sure you save room for the dulce de leche ice cream too - salted caramel ice cream with Valrhona chocolate - sensational. The atmosphere was great, perfect sharing food, and all very reasonably priced.


There's just one minor grumble. Being gluten free can be tricky and it's made even trickier by confusing allergen menus. Our waitress was quick to get the menu for me, but it was difficult to understand what I could and couldn't have. The menu only referred to things which either contained wheat, contained no wheat, or couldn't guarantee trace free. Coeliacs will know that it's more than just wheat that contains gluten but thankfully mexican food doesn't use a lot of gluten containing ingredients. I was absolutely fine with what I ate but it would have been nice to have had no doubt in my mind.


Overall though, will definitely be going back!

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Added: 2012-02-01


Gauthier Soho

(Soho, London) - Walking down Romilly Street in Soho we came to a front door and other than the golden sign on the right which told you you were at Gauthier Soho, you would just think it was a door to a house. I rang the doorbell and the door opened welcoming us inside.

We decided on the set lunch menu (which was very reasonably priced given the calibre of the restaurant) which was 3 courses although there were extra courses included such as an amuse bouche and pre-dessert palate cleanser. I had advised the restaurant in advance that I was gluten intolerant and the friendly and attentive waitstaff were able to advise me what dishes were gluten-free or which dishes could be modified to be gluten-free. I was offered gluten-free oat cakes instead of bread and my fellow diners were spoilt for choice with a wide selection of bread.


With the set lunch menu, you could also choose to have a half a bottle of wine and as there were 4 of us, we got a bottle of red and a bottle of white. I asked the Sommelier if he wouldn't mind choosing the wine for us as he would know best what would go with our lunch - and his choices were excellent. It was a really nice relaxing lunch and at no time were did we feel hurried. The courses were nicely spaced out and before we knew it, we had spent a few hours at the restaurant. The waitstaff and Sommelier we very nice and you got the feeling that each person really enjoyed working at the restaurant. Alexis Gauthier (chef and owner) also found the time to pop out and say hello which was a really nice touch. I really enjoyed lunch at Gauthier Soho and I haven't been able to stop talking about it. If you are ever stuck for somewhere to eat in Soho, want to have a nice relaxing lunch or need to impress, I strongly recommend Gauthier Soho. I'm looking forward to returning soon!

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Added: 2012-01-25


Colmans Fish & Chip Shop

(South Shields, Tyne and Wear) - My wife spotted a Brown Tourist Sign in South Shields pointing to a Fish & Chip Shop, not just any Fish & Chip Shop, but an Award Winning one! When she visited she noticed that every last Saturday in the month "Colmans Award Winning Fish & Chip Shop" does Gluten Free Fish & Chips. Looking on their website it states that on the Coeliac's Gluten Free day all of their food is cooked in dedicated equipment to prevent cross contamination.

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Added: 2012-01-24 Ebury Wine Bar and Restaurant

(Westminster/Belgravia, London) - My wife and I visited the Ebury Wine Bar & Restaurant in Victoria, London on a Thursday evening and luckily we were able to get one of the last two remaining unreserved tables in the restaurant. The bar area was also full, so if visiting I would suggest booking in advance. We had found out about the Ebury before Christmas and had planned to give it a try then, but couldn't make it in the end. The menu that we had looked at online had made us really determined to visit and the choice of Gluten Free options was huge. With multiple options for starters, mains and puddings. On our visit there were nine starters available for GF, eight mains & four grills, seven sides/breads, six desserts and a cheeseboard! Upon ordering we were not disappointed as the food was excellent. Many of the 'normal' menu items are Gluten Free dishes too, for example my wife chose the Pork and green peppercorn terrine with red onion chutney, which when ordered Gluten Free came with GF bread. For my starter I chose the Spiced pigeon breast with oriental coleslaw which was very good. The spicing of the pigeon was not overly done and was flavoursome, while the coleslaw/salad had a nice strong flavour. An interesting way to serve pigeon. For the main course I had the Braised ox cheek with lardons, mushrooms, caramelised round shallots and creamed parsnips and Emily had the Roasted duck breast, orange sauce, potato dauphinoise and buttered curly kale. Both were excellent. I know this as we had specified everything to be GF so I could have a taste of it too. We were quite full after the two courses but couldn't resist trying the Chocolate and nut cake with praline cream for dessert. This rounded off the meal nicely as it was not too heavy a dessert. The service was excellent and the presentation and taste of the food was great. The prices were reasonable too considering the quality of the ingredients and care in preparing the menu. According to the website the a la carte menus are updated every six weeks, so there will always be something different to try! As well as a Gluten Free menu there is also a Dairy Free menu available. We would definitely return.

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Added: 2012-01-24 Galvin La Chapelle

(Nr Liverpool Street, London) - I was lucky enough to have my last work lunch of 2011 and the first work lunch of 2012 at Galvin La Chapelle. The restaurant interior is really special and the service is exceptional, however, given that the restaurant has a Michelin star these are things that you would expect of a restaurant of this calibre. The restaurant caters well for those on a gluten-free diet and they even have (get this!) gluten-free bread on offer! For both lunches I had as an entree the Jerusalem artichoke velouté and for the main Crisp fillet of sea bream, parsnips, samphire & red wine jus. I can't quite remember what I had for dessert the first time but for dessert the second time I had the iced praline parfait & honey roasted bananas.

All I can say is that it was all absolutely delicious! On both these occasions I ate from the prix-fix menu (which is a very reasonable lunch menu), I have previously eaten from the a la carte menu and the dishes on the prix-fix menu are of the same yummy standard as the a la carte menu.

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Added: 2012-01-18


Off The Wall

(Nr Liverpool Street, London) - I had made the booking online and had mentioned in my booking that I was allergic to gluten. As soon as we sat down (and without me asking) our very friendly waitress pointed out the gluten-free options from the menu (I was impressed!). I ordered from their set lunch menu and had as an entree, the yellow chicory, smoked chicken, tarragon & caramelised walnuts and as a main, the pan-fried fillet of farmed sea bass, crushed new potatoes & sun blush tomato. Both dishes were absolutely delicious!

The only downer was I felt like some dessert afterwards and the only gluten-free option they had at the time was fruit and, well, I was wasn't in the mood to be healthy so I just had a cappuccino instead. I will definitely be returning to Off the Wall!

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Added: 2012-01-18


The Saye & Sele Arms

(Broughton, Oxfordshire) - We heard about this restaurant from some friends who ate there recently and recommended it to us. Looking at the website and menus it looks like there are plenty of Gluten Free options, so we'll be checking it out when we are next in the area.

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Added: 2012-01-17 The Sharnbrook Hotel & VesuviO Restaurant

(Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire) - We visited VesuviO Restaurant along with some fellow members of the Beds & Mid Herts Coeliac UK Support Group for a Gluten Free meal. The Gluten Free menu at VesuviO is extensive and there were plenty of options for starters, main courses and desserts. We all chose Pizzas for main course and while the toppings were nice, the bases were a little too crispy, so you couldn't exactly pick them up to eat. My starter of Special Garlic Mushrooms (Garlic Mushrooms smothered in Napoletana sauce with mozzarella topping) was very good. The only complaint I would have is that when our starters were served the waitress brought out a basket of bread for us. However, she immediately noticed that this should not have been sent out for us. We didn't get served any Gluten Free bread as a substitute though. The restaurant is very reasonably priced and if I hadn't been so full from my starter and main course I would have had a pudding too.

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Added: 2012-01-17 El Piano

(York, Yorkshire) - I spent a couple of days in my home town, York. We were staying in a budget hotel and thought we could do a little better than their breakfast so decided to venture out. We went for brunch at El Piano. I'd always been slightly put off by the concept of El Piano - vegan - and so had never tried it whilst I lived in York. But it's also 100% gluten-free. As any coeliac will testify, it's just nice to eat somewhere where there's no doubt in the back of your mind and you don't have to check and double check with the waiting staff whether things are gluten-free. How would a brunch, without any trace of meat be? I'm used to writing about perfect pulled pork and amazing ribs, so I wasn't sure what to expect.

It certainly impressed. It's like walking in to a Spanish grotto. It was small but cosy and there was a hearty aroma which I didn't expect from vegan food. Bizarrely, it's a mini-chain - with two other restaurants, one in Malaga, the other in Granada. Although the food clearly has influences from around the world the way in which your order is similar to Spanish tapas. My girlfriend and I both opted for the selection of mini plates, where you get three dishes plus rice each for £12.95. We were maybe a little ambitious as they were generous portion sizes. The 'thai, thai' - a thai potato salad which had all the essential flavours of lemon grass, coconut and lime was fantastic. The corn fritters were probably my favourite, there was a kick of chilli and served with a cool salsa, they were a winning combination. The frijoles cubanos or black beans were probably the only let down - as there wasn't a whole lot going on. However, the dhal and falafels more than made up for that - both packed with flavour. The rice was also perfectly cooked and well balanced.

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Added: 2012-01-06


L'Assiette

(Bournemouth, Dorset) - Number 1 gluten free and special diet friendly restaurant in Bournemouth is L'Assiette in East Southbourne, not far from the beach. Full Review Here

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Added: 2012-01-04 The Edge

(Bournemouth, Dorset) - A very swanky place with beautiful views of the coast. When you book tell them about your dietary requirements and ask for a table with a view. Full Review Here

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Added: 2012-01-04 Guildhall Tavern Restaurant

(Poole, Dorset) - The Guildhall Tavern in the centre of the old town part of Poole near the quay is a well recommended restaurant serving French food and specialising in seafood/fish. However dishes that can be made gluten free, of which there are many, are clearly marked on the menu. Full Review Here

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Added: 2012-01-04 Oaks Tea Room

(Felixstowe, Suffolk) - On a return trip to the seaside resort of Felixstowe, Suffolk we popped into the excellent Oaks Tea Room for lunch. On our previous visit we had discovered that they could cater for Coeliacs with Gluten Free options. I remember having an excellent homemade chicken liver pate with toast, new potatoes and salad and was looking forward to eating there again. On this occasion I had the choice of Suffolk ham on the bone or Salmon fillet. I went for the Salmon fillet, which is supplied by the fishmongers next door but one to Oaks Tea Room. They had run out of new potatoes on our visit, no surprise as the Tea Room is always bustling, so I had a small jacket potato with it. The dish was served with an excellent homemade Tartare sauce. We also chose to have a Pudding and I could go for either a Pavlova or a Creme Brulee. I opted for the Creme Brulee, which was served with a fresh strawberry, strawberry sauce and two mini meringues. Well presented and very good. My non-Coeliac dining partners had excellent food too and one of them had a massive slice of a triple layered chocolate cake. They were both very pleased with the food and service too. Looking forward to our next visit in the summer.

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Added: 2011-12-20 Cox's of Letchworth

(Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire) - On a re-visit to Cox's of Letchworth I once again had a great portion of gluten free Fish & Chips. The shop was very very busy on the Friday evening we popped in and the gluten free options normally take about 10 minutes to cook, but despite the business the food was still cooked to perfection and in only 15 minutes. You can phone ahead to place your orders for convenience, but I like the anticipation of getting fish & chips so a wait is not a problem. Cox's also do Gluten Free Chicken and once again the food was great. I had however thought the chicken was going to be of the "Southern Fried" variety (it wasn't), but was a quarter or Roast Chicken. I therefore ended up with two pieces as I'd asked for two pieces! The portion size was very good (you only need a quarter of roast chicken and chips, not the "greedy" option I mistakenly ordered). The chicken was cooked nicely and was very tasty. The service was quick and friendly too.

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Added: 2011-12-20 Albert's Shed

(Castlefields, Manchester) - Ahead of our visit to Manchester I had contacted Albert's Shed to check if they could do Gluten Free food and had received a response saying that they could. We double checked that it would be OK on our arrival and the staff member we spoke to was aware of Gluten Free/Coeliac Disease so we decided to eat there. I chose the Roast Loin of Venison which is topped with Cropwell Bishop Stilton Cheese and served with Dauphinoise Potatoes and French Beans. I was unable to have the Port and Blackberry Jus as the waiter had informed the kitchen I needed to have the food Gluten Free and the Jus contained wheat. Despite not being able to have the accompanying sauce the dish was still very tasty. I liked the addition of the rich cheese to the meat, it really added to it and wasn't too melty, or too crumbly. My wife opted for the Pot Roast Beef which looked amazing and I'm told it was delicious. As we were eating quite late we didn't order a starter or dessert, but when we visit Manchester again we'd bear it in mind as a place to get some good Gluten Free food. The restaurant looks great, with a large patio area overlooking the canal, and is in the middle of the Castlefields area of Manchester. It's well worth a visit with plenty of historic spots to look around, museums and pubs to choose from too.

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Added: 2011-12-14 Metrodeco

(Brighton, East Sussex) - Metrodeco in Kemp Town are showcasing gorgeous mini Carrot Cakes, great for a treat or as a gift to the gluten free person in your life. Metrodeco are committed to stocking gluten free food there. There is a lot of demand in Brighton and only the usual two cakes are normally available and no savouries, things are selling well so I shall be there for the long term.

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Added: 2011-12-08 Everly's Continental Cafe

(Yarm-on-Tees, Teesside) - While in Yarm-on-Tees we couldn't find anywhere that had a dedicated Gluten Free menu, but when I asked in the restaurant One-O-Four they sauid they could cater for Gluten Free options. I chose the Pork Belly with Root Vegetables and Apple Sauce. It was very nice, if a little on the small size portion-wise. A few more vegetables would have added to the dish. The menu offered a range of dishes and the service was very good. The other food served looked good and I am told it tasted great.

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Added: 2011-12-05 The Book Inn - The Book Cafe

(Leigh-on- Sea, Essex) - The Cafe at The Book Inn on Leigh-on-Sea, Essex offers a selection of Gluten Free cakes. On our trip to Leigh-on-Sea on Saturday, our first visit to the town, we were very pleased to see that "gluten free cake"was being advertised on the board outside the shop. I went for the Chocolate Cake and I also bought a Chocolate Brownie to have later in the afternoon after our nice long walk back to Southend-on-Sea. The cakes are well priced and if I'd had room, and time, I might have tried more! The Book Inn bookshop was well stocked too and the split between the bookshop and cafe is very well done. One of the walls of the Cafe was also being used as a display for a local photographer, David Shields, and showed his Football and Seaside montages. A very pleasant experience in all.

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Added: 2011-12-05 Parmo's Italian

(Middlesbrough, Teesside) - While up on Teesside we stayed at the Best Western Middlesbrough and asked when we checked in if the restaurant could do Gluten Free food. We were told they could, so booked a table. The choice for Coeliacs is very limited, but I did have a very nice Fillet Steak with seasonal vegetables. Even though I'd stated that I'd prefer the vegetables rather than the chips (which were not Gluten Free, and rarely are anywhere) I was still served a bowl of chips. When I mentioned this to the waitress she took them away and brought out the vegetables. The Parmo in the name of the restaurant is a nod to the famous Teesside dish of 'Parmo', unfortunately these are not Gluten Free so I'll be having a go at making one at home!

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Added: 2011-12-05 Churchills Chippy

(Southend-on-Sea, Essex) - While walking along the Eastern Esplanade in Southend-on-Sea we noticed that a new Fish & Chip shop had opened since our last visit. We had a look in the window and I noticed that a small sign showed that they could do Gluten Free batter. I asked the staff and they could do Gluten Free batter. Before I ordered I ask how the Fish was fried and if they used a separate fryer for the Gluten Free orders and was told that the didn't. Unfortunately I could not order. A shame that they were going to the effort of making up Gluten Free batter, only to then cross contaminate by using the same oil/fryer as regular orders.

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Added: 2011-12-05 Saf Restaurant

(Shoreditch, London) - I'd heard about Saf from a friend who did a raw food course earlier this year. Saf stands for "simple authentic food" and also means "pure" in Turkish. The theory behind the raw food movement is that raw foods are more nutritious than those which have been cooked and consequently lost their nutrients. Heating food is OK as long as the temperature stays below around 46C, on the Saf menu all items heated to over 48C are marked. The décor of Saf Shoreditch is clean and modern. The restaurant extended back some way and I could see a pleasant looking courtyard garden out at the rear. The waiter advised a new menu had been introduced the day before my visit. In 2010 Saf Shoreditch won the Evening Standard award for best vegetarian restaurant in London.There was a good range of starters, salads, sandwiches and main courses and the gluten free items (of which there were many) were clearly noted on the menu. I chose the Thai red curry which included butternut squash, aubergine, okra and tofu in a spiced coconut curry sauce served with black rice on the side.

Would I go back? Yes, the food was delicious. The atmosphere was friendly and relaxed; I felt totally at ease dining there alone. However next time I would choose something more filling and not go on a day when I needed fuel for a high impact aerobics class later that evening!

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Added: 2011-11-23


Cafe Andaluz

(2 Locations, Glasgow) - While in Glasgow I headed to the Spanish Tapas restaurant Cafe Andaluz in the city centre knowing that they were able to cater for Coeliacs and have Gluten Free options. I had eaten at the branch of Cafe Andaluz in Edinburgh in August and had a great meal. Our server was aware of Gluten Free option, and the menu has 'GF' denoting the many many Gluten Free dishes on offer. There are so many dishes to try it takes quite a while to whittle down the choices to just three or four tapas dishes. As my friends were sharing a Paella (all of the three on the menu are GF) and had Garlic Bread to start, I had Vierras con Serrano (Seared king scallops with basil creamed leeks & crisp Serrano ham) which was three larger scallops and a great choice to start and well recommended by my waitress. The three Tapas I had for 'main' were Patatas Bravas (Fried potatoes mixed in a spicy tomato sauce & alioli), Carne de Res Picante (Spicy beef on a bed of rocket with a Manchego cheese & chorizo dressing), and a Paella Valenciana (a combination of rice, chicken, pork, shellfish & seafood, flavoured with saffron) The Mayador Cider served was a nice accompaniment to the meal too. I definitely had no room left for any dessert which, oddly, is the only section on the menu with no Gluten Free options. There are three Cafe Andalaz restaurants (two in Glasgow and the Edinburgh branch). I can't wait to give the other Glasgow one a try next year.

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Added: 2011-11-22 PJ.s Bar And Grill

(Covent Garden, London) - I had a great meal at PJ's in Covent Garden on a recent revisit. The menu still has plenty of Gluten Free options, with at least one starter and one dessert too. I chose to go for a main and hope I'd have room for the Sticky Toffee Pudding dessert. The main course I chose was the Rump of Lamb served with Dauphinoise Potatoes and Spinach, a dish I've eaten there before and one that is very tasty. You get a very good portion too. I did manage to have room for dessert and it was a treat to be able to have a pudding like Sticky Toffee Pudding while dining out. As PJ's is in the West End they have entertained a lot of stars over the years, as you can see by the photos of them visiting dotted around the restaurant, as well as the many gold plaques lined up around the tables. On my visit I sat on the Su Pollard and Amanda Barrie table! If you're a Coeliac and heading to London then I suggest you make a visit to PJ's where the food and service are very good, at prices that are reasonable too.

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Added: 2011-11-16 Herbal, Floral & Victorian Delights

(Hoyland, South Yorkshire) - A lovely Tea Room in a Victorian Setting, as well as serving freshly made food, home made soups, Cakes and scones. you can get advice on Health matters From Sue Who has over 30 years experiance of Experience of complimentary remedies, stockist of Bioforce tinctures. A specialty is Gluten Free Apple pie and chocolate cake as well as cream tea & scones the proprietor has nearly 40 years of experience of catering for a Gluten Free diet, so you can be rest assured when they say it is Gluten Free they know what they are talking about. The tea room is very relaxing, while you are waiting for your food to be freshly prepared there is an abundance of gifts and small specialty furniture to browse! You wont be disappointed with the quality and friendly service so call in and say hello to Sue & Rhona.

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Added: 2011-11-15 Honest Burgers

(Brixton Village, London) - We arrived at Honest Burgers to find that as a result of a delayed delivery that they hadn't quite opened up. In retrospect, this was lucky for us since the tables would certainly have gone and we'd have joined the queue which, although moving, I never saw less than 10 people in it at any point. The menu is very straightforward. On offer was a choice of 5 burgers, including one vegetarian, plus a special. The burgers range in price from £6.50 to £9 (for that day's special) and this price includes a side of triple cooked rosemary salt chips.

The main reason why we chose to eat at Honest Burgers is that they serve their burgers in a gluten free bun from the WAGfree Bakery. Yep, this was one burger I didn't have to have with salad instead of the bun. The bad news was that the buns weren't ready when we arrived. The waitress said they'd be about 20 minutes and did we want to wait? If we did she'd put the ticket for the order on the side and would check back on how they were progressing. I looked at the queue, remembered the hour's walk I'd had to get there, thought about having a burger in a bun and decided to be a bit less British. Um, actually, yes please, I would like to wait for a gluten free bun. "No problem" said the waitress.


I went for the cheese burger with Stilton. So how did it taste? The burger patties are made from 35 day Ginger Pig chuck steak and are served medium rare. The burger was delicious, juicy and perfectly seasoned. The red onion relish was sweet and this complimented the Stilton which had melted on top of the burger perfectly. The triple cooked chips were equally amazing. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Cooked with rosemary and salt they were simply delicious. What about the WAGfree sesame bun? It was SO worth the wait! Light and sprinkled with sesame seeds, I was impressed with the texture as well as the taste of this gluten free bun. It did not crumble at all. This is definitely eating with your hands territory so what you don't need is a crumbly bun. The WAGfree sesame bun, however didn't suffer from any crumbling which is a common problem with gluten free bread. It was the perfect partner for my juicy burger. What I really liked about the Honest burger was that it was the perfect size. Not too big, not too small. I came away feeling satisfied but not stuffed. I should also say the service here was fantastic. Despite us wanting to wait for a gluten free bun and therefore taking up one of their precious tables in the process, they volunteered to take off the cost of our drinks from the bill. This was definitely not required by us, I was really grateful to have a burger in a gluten free bun.


The only drawback - and this is really a result of their popularity -was the large queue of people waiting for a table. I felt a little uneasy as we waited for the delivery of the gluten free buns from WAGfree with the eyes of 15 people in the queue checking out why our food was not being served! If (like me) you don't like queuing, come early. But make sure you do come. Honest Burgers is honestly brilliant.

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Added: 2011-10-27


Pollen Street Social

(Oxford Circus, London) - It was my birthday last week and this time last year I had my first taste of Michelin starred food at Maze, London, by Gordon Ramsay. I was instantly converted. The Head chef at the time, Jason Atherton, crafted some simply stunning dishes. One year on, I'm a year older and Jason Atherton has opened his own restaurant, Pollen Street Social. It's rapidly becoming one of London's hottest restaurants and just before we dined there, it was awarded a Michelin star within 6 months of opening.

We went on a Wednesday lunch time, the place was packed but had a real buzz and atmosphere. The service was impeccable from the moment we entered. I informed our waiter that I was gluten free and he ran through what options I could have and what they could adapt. We decided to go for the very reasonably priced lunch menu (£25 per head). For starter, I went for the pressed ham hock, coco bean, squid, piccalilli gel and wild watercress. The dish tasted as stunning as it looked.


Jason Atherton takes a lot of inspiration from Spanish cuisine and that was clear in my main course. I had roasted black bream on a bed of Catalan paella with sprouting brocolli and black olive. This dish was less about inventive cooking and more about sheer flavour.


I'm not normally much of a dessert person, but I need to save a few superlatives for this! Unfortunately, the two desserts on the lunch menu weren't gluten free, which gave me the rest of the menu to choose from! It was an easy choice, I love rice pudding and judging by the previous courses I knew this one would be something special. It all worked together brilliantly, easily one of the best desserts I've had.


You're given a little something to take away with you when you leave, but I don't want to spoil the surprise for anyone thinking of going! After only 6 months, Jason Atherton has created a very special place indeed, Pollen Street Social has a very bright future ahead.

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Added: 2011-10-25


Woktastic

(Paradise Place, Birmingham) - An excellent sushi bar which now has gluten free soy available for any Coeliac's who visit. They understand what is appropriate for this and other conditions and are very friendly.

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Added: 2011-10-25 The Seine Rigger

(Banstead, Surrey) - A nippy October evening found me in Banstead, Surrey in search of fish and chips. But just not any fish and chips, gluten free fish and chips. I'm not sure how long it is since I last had fish and chips but since I don't have a deep fat fryer at home, it must be a really long time. I had heard amazing reports of The Seine Rigger in Banstead and the high quality of their gluten free fish and chips.

The Seine Rigger operates a very successful take away fish and chip as well as a restaurant. As we approached the restaurant we were greeted with a huge queue of people waiting for their takeaway fish and chips. On a Thursday night, at 7pm. A very promising sight indeed. Peering into the restaurant we saw it was very busy and there were only 2 tables left free, one of which had thankfully been reserved for us. We settled at the table and I decided to go traditional. Cod, chips and shared portion of mushy peas. In order to provide truly gluten free fish and chips the Seine Rigger have recently bought a separate standalone fryer where all the gluten free fish can be cooked without any chance of cross contamination.


When my gluten free fish and chips arrived I was impressed. And very glad that I'd barely eaten that day! The cod was chunky, fat and firm. The batter tasted to me just as I remembered regular batter tasting and it stayed crispy even when it took me a fair while to eat it as we were chatting so much.


Chef James later explained to us that their fish comes directly from Billingsgate and they always use fresh fish, never frozen. Given how busy the take away and restaurant was I assume their turnaround must be short on using the fish too. Chef James said he'd prefer people to let them know in advance if you'd like to order gluten free fish and chips so they can prepare the batter fresh. However this isn't essential and if you go there on a spur of the moment decision, providing gluten free batter won't be a problem.


For dessert, I didn't even need to look at the menu. I'd already heard they offered a gluten free pineapple fritter. Wow.cWhen the pineapple fritter was placed in front of me I could barely contain my excitement. It was, frankly, a taste sensation. The gluten free batter for the fritter was slightly different to that of the fish. It was more biscuit like in texture, I think from the sugar in the pineapple. The service was fun and friendly. I guess some restaurants would consider us to be the troublesome table. Three women all needing gluten free food. Despite our repeated questions, we were looked after fantastically well by Kim. For the record, the tartare sauce is gluten free and is made by the restaurant. The ketchup is made by Heinz and is gluten free. Really looking forward to the next time!

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Added: 2011-10-21


Abarbistro

(Portsmouth, Hampshire) - I went to this bistro last night and was amazed by the whole experience. Nice friendly staff who made sure I was able to eat gluten free food, good service and good food. As I live local to this eaterie I will definately going back as there were a few gluten free choices and I need to sample them! I highly recommend this place as there were no problems or hassles with my food.

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Added: 2011-10-21 The Post Office Tea Rooms

(St Leonards, East Sussex) - The Post Office Tea Rooms in St Leonards, East Sussex is one of the best places for Gluten Free options I have ever visited. The food, service and prices are great. We've visited Hastings on a number of occasions and always struggled to find many places to eat out Gluten Free, this has now changed with the discovery of the Post Office Tea Rooms. We were visiting the area for three days and we ate at the Tea Room on each of them as there was so much variety on offer. On my first lunchtime visit I opted for a dish from the Breakfast menu (served all day), this was the Scotch woodcock. I'd never heard of it before, but it was delicious. It consists of scrambled eggs on toast topped with anchovies and capers. It's a must try meal. I finished off with a dessert of the Lemon Sponge Cake. On our second visit I tried one of the special, the Lamb Hot Pot with Vegetables. My wife chose the Bubble & Squeak as we had seen a fellow diner order this the day before. The Hot Pot was a big portion full of lamb and potatoes and was very filling and very tasty. On our third visit I opted for the Bubble & Squeak, which comes topped with two fried eggs. Again it's a big portion of very tasty food, well prepared and at a great price. My wife chose the Cream Tea which looked very good. I also found out that GF Cheese Scones are always stocked so I'll be trying those next time too. The Post Office Tea Room run a number of events throughout the year, including Fondue Nights (Fridays), Knitting Nights (men welcome too) and special nights with food chosen from/inspired by a favourite/famous cook book. There is also a Christmas menu which can be Wheat and Gluten Free (including GF stuffing). I dined with my wife and friends who are not Coeliacs and they all said their food was great too. The fact that we were told that most of the dishes are made to be Gluten Free (e.g. no flour in the stews, and the dumplings can be made GF too) means that if you're dining there you'll be able to work your way through most of the menu. That's something I plan to do on my future visits. The Post Office Tea Rooms is not only a great example of a Tea Room from a bygone era, but is also a blueprint of how Coeliacs/Gluten Free can be catered for. I can't wait to go back again!

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Added: 2011-10-18 Salute @ The White Swan

(Rothwell, West Yorkshire) - Recommended by the Coeliac UK Society, Salute @ The White Swan in Rothwell is my go to restaurant for any occasion. I''ve been there for work lunches, to kick off nights out with friends, family meals, romantic meals... I'm not a coeliac myself but my sister-in-law is and their menu says they can provide any of their pasta dishes as a gluten free option (well worth the additional £2). The menu is MASSIVE and has so much more than pasta dishes...and they have a great wine selection too. I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone, and knowing that I can recommend it to coeliac sufferers too is a great bonus. Oh, and they do all this as takeaway too!

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Added: 2011-10-11 The Old Harbour Fish & Chip Shop

(Weymouth, Dorset) - The Old Harbour Fish & Chip Shop in Weymouth is a great place to get Gluten Free Fish & Chips. The food tastes great, the service excellent and very good prices. There's always a friendly welcome from the team there too. Coeliacs/Gluten Free diners can choose from Cod, Haddock, Plaice, Rock & Chips and they also serve Cod Roe! On our recent visit I pigged out and tried the Cod & Chips (with two Cod Roe on the side) and on our visit the following day I had the Cod & Chips, with the double serving of Cod Roe too - it's something I really miss from my pre-Coeliac days. We visit Old Harbour Fish & Chip Shop every time we're in Weymouth (more often than not for the town's annual Miniature Golf competition) as it's such a great Chippy. Well worth a visit.

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Added: 2011-10-11 The Plan Café

(City Centre, Cardiff) - A sign on its window indicated that, according to The Independent, it is one of the top 50 coffee shops in Britain. We peered inside. The tiny café was open for breakfast. Not only that, the menu included vegetarian, vegan, organic, and gluten-free options. Looking at the GF cakes and pastries on the counter, I started salivating. "It's really gluten free?" I asked the tattooed woman behind the counter. She nodded reassuringly. "And you can even have gluten-free 'eggs and soldiers,' if you'd like." "What's that?" I asked. "A popular English breakfast. It's toasted bread, cut into sticks that you dip into soft-boiled eggs. We can make it for you with gluten-free bread." I sighed happily. Away from home, I had come home. Actually, The Plan Café was better than home, since at home I don't buy gluten-free bread.

Soon I was greedily thrusting my crisp, buttery gluten-free "soldiers" into runny yellow organic egg yolks and washing it all down with excellent Fair Trade cappuccino. It turns out the "barista" has won numerous awards for the café's coffees. Gary's organic oatmeal porridge with seasonal fruit and specialty green tea were equally good. Contented, we promised our friendly server that we would return for lunch. And return we did, reveling in the vegetarian chili, homemade soup, and gluten-free sandwiches.

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Added: 2011-10-06


Llys Meddyg

(Newport, Pembrokeshire) - We treated ourselves to several dinners at Llys Meddyg. A three-course dinner cost about $50, but it was worth it for the ingenuity, flavor, and presentation. The food was not only delicious, it was also amusing. An appetizer of "smoked salmon" consisted of locally cured salmon served under a large glass bell filled with "smoke"; "duck served three ways" included crispy thin slivers of duck breast prosciutto contrasting with creamy duck-liver mousse and pressed duck-liver terrine, drizzled with raspberry vinaigrette. The main courses were invariably good, and the desserts were memorable.

For dessert one evening I chose the warm, gluten-free chocolate mousse with homemade passion fruit sorbet, sprinkled with tiny candies that exploded in my mouth like fireworks. I could hear them crackling and popping as I crushed the tiny confections between my teeth. Gary chose "mock poached egg on toast." It was impossible to tell that it wasn't a real egg by looking at it. You had to taste it to discover what it really was-and oh, what a delicious surprise! The "egg white" was warm coconut mousse, filled with a hidden globe of bright yellow mango custard "yolk"; the "poached egg" was placed on top of a caramelized slice of pan perdu and accompanied by a color-coordinated scoop of mango sorbet. This edible trompe d'oeil was served with a cup of half cold, half hot green tea. Using some alchemical secret, the chef had divided the contents of the cup vertically in half-and the contents stayed divided until Gary had finished drinking it.

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Added: 2011-10-06


Abarbistro

(Portsmouth, Hampshire) - On our second visit to Abarbistro in Southsea we were able to have a brilliant four-course Gluten Free meal. We had Houmous and Tabouleh dips with GF bread (in place of Pittas) as an appetiser, for a starter I had the Ham Hock Terrine, followed by Belly Pork for main and a Creme Brule for dessert. An absolutely great dining experience.

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Added: 2011-10-06 The White Horse Pub

(Southsea, Hampshire) - The White Horse Pub near Southsea common doesn't offer a Gluten Free menu, however as the town has a severe lack of places to dine Gluten Free we asked at the bar if they could make anything. The barmaid knew about Coeliac Disease/Gluten Free and was able to tell me what would be OK, upon ordering the fact it had to be GF was relayed to the kitchen too. I opted for the Ham, Egg with mash rather than chips, and it tasted good and was OK.

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Added: 2011-10-06 The Cherry Tree

(Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne) - We dined at The Cherry Tree with friend's as part of a birthday celebration. As there was a large group of us we were ordering from a set menu rather than the a la carte option which struck fear when received in case none of the options were Gluten Free. However, after a quick phone call prior, we were reassured that 2 out of the 3 starters, all of the mains (albeit one with a slight change) and 2 of the desserts would be safe. Not bad considering that our friends had chosen the items for the menu without considering GF requirements.

We started with a tomato salad served with peach and feta, an odd combination that tasted great. We then had beautifully cooked rump steak with a friend ducks egg and hand cut chips for main before an elderflower jelly for dessert. All in they charged £30 per person for the set menu.


I did have a quick look at the a la carte menu and it isn't immediately obvious what is/isn't GF but the staff were all knowledgeable and based on the success rate we had, I am sure there are plenty of safe items on the a la carte as well.

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Added: 2011-10-03


Nopi

(Soho, London) - Having recently experienced the seasonal deli delights of Ottolenghi's in Islington, I was very excited to hear about the opening of his more formal restaurant, though they call it a brassiere, Nopi.

I was presented with a gluten free menu, with that day's menu on. The menu changes with some frequency, as the the food is fresh seasonal fare. It's fantastic that somewhere that changes their menu regularly makes the effort to have a gluten free one that is up to date. I pretty much wanted to order every single thing on the menu.


When you are bored with all of the french and modern european fare, Nopi is a breath of fresh air. Totally inspired food. Asian and middle eastern influences, with fantastic ingredients and ingenious combinations. The silver mullet could not have been happier than beside a salad of green papaya, mint, mango and peanuts. The Presa iberica carpaccio with manouri and pine nuts was so pretty and colourful, and didn't need to be chewed, it melted in your mouth that easily. Clean and simple.


Seared prawns with fennel, white oregano and feta blew my mind - hearty yet delicate, such an exciting and addictive mix of flavours I could have licked the pan they were served in.


I'm not a big dessert fan but was tempted by my companion to share a palate cleansing sorbet - Melon and Elderflower. It positively sang and danced in my mouth making me shriek a little in delight. Totally my sort of dessert. Like all the food at Nopi, it was all about clear interesting flavours at their best.


I am now totally addicted and in love, and am plotting on how I can eat Ottolenghi's delights weekly without going broke. If you fancy taking me out to dinner there, let me know. That is, if I ever find my way out of the marvelous mirrored bathroom.

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Added: 2011-10-02


The Compass Bar

(Leith, Edinburgh) - The Compass Bar has been a favourite since I found it over a year ago. It's more of a restaurant than a bar, and has a variety of nuveau-Scottish dishes and friendly service. I've never been disappointed. They don't have a separate gluten-free menu, but many of their dishes are gluten-free, or can be made gluten-free. This itself is not unusual. But I was pleasantly surprised last week when the server came out with some gluten-free bread. That was a nice touch.

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Added: 2011-10-02 Chancellors Restaurant at The Gonville Hotel

(Cambridge, Cambridgeshire) - On a day out in Cambridge we decided to check if the restaurant in the Best Western Gonville Hotel could offer Gluten Free food. It could! The waitress just had to check with the kitchen staff and came back to inform us that the vast majority of the menu could be OK to eat, some with a few changes. I was also told that they had Gluten Free bread and rolls. The restaurant is only open on a Friday and Saturday, but there is also a Brasserie that is open from Sunday to Thursday (that I guess would be OK for Gluten Free dining). My wife and I both opted for the Duck Terrine to start. Mine came with a Gluten Free bread roll, while my wife's came with the Melba Toast. This was a great starter and very tasty indeed. For main course I ordered the Pork Shoulder with Sweet Potato Mash and a Pork Jus, my wife ordered the Lamb Leg Steak and both were delicious. As both dished were Gluten Free I was able to try some of the Lamb dish too, and as it was a big serving it didn't really make a dent ;-) We were too full to have a dessert, as is so often the case, but most of the items on offer were OK to eat. The service and food at the restaurant was great and we would visit again.

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Added: 2011-09-25 Otto Cafe Regent

(Cambridge, Cambridgeshire) - We noticed a blackboard sign outside the Otto Cafe Regent in Cambridge that showed it offered Gluten Free Meals. The menu shows a good selection of Gluten Free dishes. We didn't eat there as we were not that hungry at the time, but have noted it for our next visit to Cambridge.

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Added: 2011-09-25 1066 Cake Stand

(Hastings, East Sussex) - The Cake Stand stall is at Hastings Town Centre Market on Thursdays and sells a selection of Gluten Free Cakes and Savouries. They also do Vegan options and can make Egg and Diary Free Cakes too. I really loved the Kugel (German Potato Cake). Can't wait to buy some more on my next trip to Hastings. Very friendly and knowledgeable people and well worth visiting for some very tasty food. They haven't got a website, but you can find them on Facebook for more info.

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Added: 2011-09-17 Mezze at the Green Dragon

(Downend, Bristol) - A range of delicious vegetarian GF mezze dishes on their menu. Friendly service and delicious food. Not sure why there's no GF meat dishes though!! (but you could probably request them to be made).

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Added: 2011-09-16 Severnshed

(Harbour Side, Bristol) - A good selection of English/Mediterranean foods. Will make GF food on request. Glad to see more sea food back on the menu (considering harbour-side location). New soft furnishings mean there's no longer a warehouse feel to the place. Great cocktail bar.

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Added: 2011-09-16 Thali Cafe

(4 Locations, Bristol) - Authentic healthy fresh indian food (i.e. not the greasy imposter you normally get in English Indian restaurants). Dairy free Thali option. Ask for GF. Got a great BBC review for their re-fillable Tiffin takeaway service. Wonderful chutneys. Great atmosphere. Thoroughly recommended. Ooo and now they do cakes too.

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Added: 2011-09-16 Pizza Provencale

(Clifton, Bristol) - Lovely atmosphere. Home-made GF pizza bases and a range of GF topppings (although if you want low-lactose cheese like cheddar, you should ring in advance). Awesome BBQ chicken. Mmmmm. They also do takeaway service.

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Added: 2011-09-16 Poppy's

(Skegness, Lincolnshire) - If you are hungry and in the neighbourhood then this is a good place to stop off for some lunch. Food is home cooked, nothing fancy, the place is clean and the staff friendly. Most important, if like me you need to eat Gluten free food then Poppy's has a whole page of the menu dedicated to this with a wide choice including puddings. I believe the owner is Gluten Free.

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Added: 2011-08-30 La Fontana Ristorante Italiano

(New town, Edinburgh) - While having a wander around Edinburgh we had a look at the menu of La Fontana Italian restaurant on Howard Street. The menu offered Gluten Free options. We didn't eat there but have noted it for our next trip to the area.

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Added: 2011-08-25 Café Andaluz

(George Street, Edinburgh) - While in Edinburgh we managed to get a table at Café Andaluz in the city centre. We had tried to eat there on our first day in Edinburgh but as it was very busy for the festival we had to get a table on the Monday before we flew home. It was worth the wait. The Gluten Free options were extensive, the food was very tasty and there was very good service too. We chose seven different Tapas dishes and all of them were excellent. I could have quite happily stayed there for longer and tried every Gluten Free item on the menu (there is plenty of choice). For dessert I had the Creme brule which was the biggest I had ever soon, it's a seriously big version! The Mohitos were very good too.

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Added: 2011-08-25 The Quay Bar and Restaurant

(Musselburgh, East Lothian) - While promenading along the coast we popped into the Quay Bar and Restaurant in Musselburgh and noticed that they offered Gluten Free options (although the menu said 'Glutin'!?). The food was predominantly Indian, but there seemed to be some good options for Coeliacs dining there. We didn't eat there but have noted it for our next trip to the area.

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Added: 2011-08-25 Cooks Collection

(Ampthill, Bedfordshire) - While making a flying visit to Ampthill in Bedfordshire today I walked past the Cooks Collection cookware shop and noticed a sign in the window that said they served Gluten Free in their Tea Room. I headed inside and had a look on the menu/blackboard and a chat with the staff who showed me the Gluten Free Cupcakes, Cookies and Cake. They also have Gluten Free Rolls, and the soup was GF too :-) The Tea Room is open seven days a week too. I had a Cupcake which was very tasty indeed.

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Added: 2011-08-21 Wood Green Animal Shelter

(Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire) - We were visiting the Wood Green Animal Shelter for the Festival of Cards event and on visiting the canteen/restaurant noticed they sold Gluten Free products (we first spotted a sign saying 'Gluten Free Bread Available'). Unfortunately by the time we got to the restaurant all the sandwiches and cakes had sold out, but the member of staff said they normally do have a large selection. I noticed the site is also available for events, so may be worth noting for Coeliacs looking for a venue in the area.

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Added: 2011-08-16 Bamburgh Castle Inn

(Seahouses, Northumberland) - We have been going on holiday to nearby Beadnell for 6 years now but as we go self-catered, we had never really explored any of the local restaurants. Then shortly before we left this year I read about the Bamburgh Castle Inn on a message board and it seemed to good an opportunity to pass up.

We headed to the Inn for lunch as as there were five of us, took a table in the corner although there are some great views over Seahouses harbour. The menu is peppered with items marked 'GF' as they are either inherently Gluten free or they can offer a Gluten Free option. Between us we tried the Mussels in tarragon & hollandaise sauce, Kipper Pâté and Pork Loin served in a cider and honey mustard sauce. All of the meals were huge (the two fish dishes were technically starters but would easily pass as lunch!) and of good quality whilst of a good price also!


If you are in Northumberland then I would definitely check out this place for great, gluten free food with great views and on the assumption that we head there again next year, we'll definitely check out again!

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Added: 2011-08-13


Hamilton's Restaurant and Bar

(Lowestoft, Suffolk) - We visited Hamilton's Restaurant & Bar in Lowestoft, Suffolk for two evening meals while on a stay in the town for the annual UK Thumb Wrestling Championships. We had enquired in advance if they could cater for Coeliacs and offer Gluten Free options and had got a positive response. We had a great meal and I had an excellent meal of Rib Eye steak, served with sautéd red onions, a flat mushroom topped with a balsamic roasted tomato. I then followed this with Eton Mess for dessert, which was really tasty. We also returned on Saturday night and I once again opted for the same again. It was nice to know that the chef and staff had also checked further into what was/was not Gluten Free after my first visit as I was offered a wider-selection of desserts on the second visit. Well worth a visit for some nice, well cooked food, at very good prices.

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Added: 2011-08-13 Merrivale Tea Rooms

(Great Yarmouth, Norfolk) - While on a day trip to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk we went to the Old Penny Arcade Museum and Merrivale Model Village and noticed on the chalkboards and signs outside the Merrivale Tea Rooms that they offer a 'Large Gluten Free Menu'. And they do indeed. The menu itself shows lots of items marked 'GF' and when ordering we found out that other dishes could be adapted if necessary. The cakes, pies and pastries etc. were home made, and all of the cooking was done in separate cookers/fryers, meaning I was able to have Fish & Chips (which was also served with a good side-salad and lots of peas), it was a very big portion indeed. As there were so many GF options available I was greedy and also ordered the Mushroom, Potato, Tomato and Onion Pasty, which was very well made and very very tasty. After our food had settled we headed off for a paddle in the sea and a wander around the Pleasure Beach and then went back to Merrivale for a Cake. The choice again was huge and I opted for the Chocolate Cake. It made our trip to Great Yarmouth extra special to visit such a nice Tea Room, with excellent service and a wide-range of GF options! It was such a pleasant spot to have a nice lunch. The Merrivale Tea Rooms were established in 1903 and this year won the Tea Room of the Year Award! Well deserved.

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Added: 2011-08-13 The big Fish

(Hockley Heath, Warwickshire) - Had a brilliant portion of Gluten Free Fish & Chips from The big Fish in Hockley Heath, everything you should expect from Fish & Chips. Served with Salt and Non-Brewed Condiment too, very nice. I would visit again. I've also heard that all The big Fish shops have now installed specific separate fryers for GF Fish & Chips, great news

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Added: 2011-08-01 Tupiniquim

(Lauriston Place, Edinburgh) - Finding a quick gluten free lunch can be hard. Most places have some form of sandwich. If you're lucky, you can get a salad that isn't very filling, or a stuffed potato that will put you to sleep for the rest of the afternoon. If you're near Lauriston Place, there's the Tupiniquim Brazilian Kiosk.

The kiosk serves savory and sweet Brazilian-style crepes, made from their own blend of gluten-free flours from a mix of Doves Farm flours with rice and maize flour. You can get the crepes to take away, but there are tables to sit outside next to the kiosk, where you can get a salad with your crepes. They also have coffee. Student discounts are available.


The people who work at Tupiniquium are friendly, and it's enjoyable to watch them prepare the crepes fresh to order. I'm partial to savory foods in general, and am a fan of their "Release the chicken" crepe which has a spicy chicken with cheese, sweetcorn and palm hearts.


You can find Tupiniquim where Forest Road and Teviot Place meet Lauriston Place, across the street from the RBS.

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Added: 2011-07-25


Zulu Lounge

(Morningside, Edinburgh) - The Zulu Lounge is South African cafe, though a bit smaller - "cosy" is the word they use on their site. They'll make sandwiches using gluten-free bread and have gluten-free muffins. They also make red bush tea variants of espresso/americano/latte.

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Added: 2011-07-25 New Xi'an

(Morningside, Edinburgh) - For Chinese take way, there's the wonderful New Xi'an. The food is excellent for a carry out, and they explicitly highlight what items on the menu are or can be made gluten-free.

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Added: 2011-07-25 Cafe Blush

(Morningside, Edinburgh) - Cafe Blush is a new favourite. The shop serves omelettes, soups, sandwiches and pastries with gluten-free options for all of them. (The pastries apparently come from a place in Marchmont called Madame Bouvy's Tartes.) The shop is light, comfortable (though it can get crowded), and has free wifi. And the food is good, of course.

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Added: 2011-07-25 Giuliano's

(Union Place, Edinburgh) - Giuliano's has gluten-free pizzas, and is often open late.

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Added: 2011-07-24 La Favorita

(Leith, Edinburgh) - In Leith, there's La Favorita, an Italian restaurant with modern cuisine. They serve gluten-free pizzas and pastas. They also deliver. Their sister restaurant Vittoria also has some gluten-free options.

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Added: 2011-07-24 The Dogs

(New Town, Edinburgh) - In the New Town, there's The Dogs on Hanover Street. It features "nouveau Scottish" cuisine, and they have an alternate gluten-free menu (as well as dairy-free and vegetarian menus) if you ask.

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Added: 2011-07-24 Waiting Room

(Morningside, Edinburgh) - I've recently tried the Waiting Room. It's an American-style sports bar/restaurant (think TGI Fridays without the flair, or Applebees), but they have a large menu with many gluten-free options.

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Added: 2011-07-24 The Barge Inn

(Seend Cleeve, Wiltshire) - We stopped off at The Barge Inn in the village of Seend Cleeve on a Friday night and found the bar and restaurant to be nice and busy. The pub is situated on a canal so gets lots of passing trade. There was a very good menu with lots of Gluten Free Options. I had the GF version of the Chicken and Tarragon Pie, which came with home made Chips! It was very nice indeed to be able to eat chips that were \'safe\' for a change, rather than having to have boiled or mashed potatoes. For dessert I had the very tasty Flourless Chocolate Cake. We would definitely return.

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Added: 2011-07-19 The Grove Bistro

(Weston Super Mare, Somerset) - We had a great Gluten Free Sunday Roast Dinner at The Grove Bistro. Good service and good food too. Nice portion sizes and tasty. Great prices too. I would go back again. It would be good if they had more GF options for dessert though.

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Added: 2011-07-19 Fairwater Fish and Chip Bar

(Cwmbran, Gwent) - We returned to the Fairwater Fish & Chip shop having previously visited last August. The shop still does great Gluten Free Fish & Chips. There is a separate counter and serving area for Gluten Free and the shop owner is very knowledgeable. Great service, great food and very good prices indeed. We will be back again on our next visit to Wales :-)

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Added: 2011-07-19 Jack Sprats

(Heaton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne) - Best GF cake around!! was impressed by their ability to make anything on the menu GF. I went for the gluten free pizza which was incredible value and filled me up so much i had to take my cake home. I will definately be back as I am keen to try the GF pie, their range of paninis, toasties and sandwiches as well as the whole range of cakes they had on offer :-)

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Added: 2011-07-18 Angel Foods

(Amble, Northumberland) - A new business in Amble, the owner has had coeliac disease for nearly 30 years so decided to open their own cofee house. They make cakes, scones, crepes, currys, quiches, toasties and pasta dishes, all gluten free! They do cater for everyone, but know and have a great understanding of the impotance of careful prep and cross contamination. I hope that this will encourage people to visit this lovely little Town, there are plent beautiful walks and the restaurant is five minutes from the harbour and beach and a mile away from Warkworth castle.

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Added: 2011-07-15 The Mask of Venice

(Weston Super Mare, Somerset) - When I started dating my husband I thought I had given up on eating out. Then one evening we stepped into the Mask of Venice, and yes, they do cater for coeliacs, and yes, the food is delicious, we even had a pizza that has clearly been made from scratch what more could you ask for?

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Added: 2011-07-15 Figs Restaurant

(Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire) - Figs Restaurant had a number of Gluten Free marked options on their menu. They were also able to adapt other dishes to make them GF. I had the Pork Loin, with the Eton Mess to follow. Very tasty. Great service too.

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Added: 2011-06-04 Milkshake Magic

(Skegness, Lincolnshire) - Milkshake Magic highlight what is/is not Gluten Free on their menu. I had a great milkshake and excellent service on our visit.

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Added: 2011-06-04 Steak n Stuff

(Skegness, Lincolnshire) - Great steak restaurant that were able to provide a Gluten Free meal when asked. Excellent service and close to the seafront. I would return.

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Added: 2011-06-04 Spring Fields Tavern

(Spalding, Lincolnshire) - We were visiting Spalding and the Springfields shopping village and noticed on the menus at the Spring Fields Tavern that they offer Gluten Free Options (one or two at lunchtime), but more in the evening. I had a lovely Rib Eye Steak meal.

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Added: 2011-06-04 The Sea Tree

(Cambridge, Cambridgeshire) - Last weekend my daughter and I had some time to kill. While on nearby Mill Road, I remembered that The Sea Tree always offers gluten free fish and chips. We ducked in for an impromptu mother-daughter lunch. My fussy daughter was not interested in the breaded fish, but did gobble up the fries and tartar sauce. While fish and chips always makes me a little sick (who can handle so much fried food in one sitting?), it was quite tasty and the fish was extremely fresh. They sell seasonal, fresh fish which you can also buy raw from the counter to take home.

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Added: 2011-06-01 The Cock and Bull

(Balmedie, Aberdeenshire) - Had dinner here on Saturday night. Arrived slightly late but all no problem, and attending staff were very decent and accomodating. Had informed the restaurant that I was coeliac (no wheat, gluten, barley etc) on telephone when booking. When ordering food I was guided through what I could and couldnt eat, but better than that I was told that the chef would accomodate anything that was unsuitable with a gluten free alternative. Therefore pretty much the whole menu opened up, which as a coeliac was a joy. Even better, I was informed that my bread (gluten free bread) had been ordered specially and would be available to me when bread was brought for others. This was a small touch but one that I was deeply respectful of. This takes some consideration and it is these little touches that make a restaurant different.

Starter was a beef, olive and fritatta platter, which was excellent. Main course was a superb fillet steak with a garlic butter sauce and home cooked fries and vegetables. All of which had been prepared away from any other gluten or wheat foodstuffs.


Yes, the food doesnt come instantly, but if you want fast food, goto McDonalds. If you want decent properly prepared food, then the Cock and Bull delivers. And the service, in my opinion, was excellent as they went out their way to accomodate me. We'll be back. In fact, I'd go so far as to say we would choose this restaurant over any other in Aberdeen.

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Added: 2011-05-31


Pomodoro e Mozzarella

(Eastbourne, East Sussex) - Casually perusing the town for places we could eat gluten free, when we ambled along Cornfield Terrace, and realised we had hit the mother lode! Someone here obviously understands the needs of coeliacs, and there is a special gluten free menu in a Pizza and Pasta place - and not a silly token menu either. It is a set menu with several courses that are excellent, So good that some of them are even more attractive than the regular menu. Even the non-coeliac eat from it! We were both marvellously pleased. Yum Yum Yum.

As an example: Grilled Goat's Cheese with Polenta; Pizza; dessert. The service was perfect, attentive, courteous, quick. The place was heaving, including large parties, but they still were able to seat us without a reservation.


If it wasn't so far I'd go to Eastbourne just to eat here again.

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Added: 2011-05-31


Harris Tapas Bar/Restaurant

(Hastings, East Sussex) - I went into Harris Tapas bar during the lunch time services and asked if they could cater for Coeliacs and without hesitation the waitress said they could, and also said that they have a Gluten Free dessert on the menu. We went for dinner there that day. Great service, great food and very good prices :-) We had about 7 or 8 tapas dishes and each one was very tasty indeed. The restaurant doesn't advertise the fact it serves Gluten Free, but when you ask they have plenty of choices :-)

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Added: 2011-05-17 The Black Pearl

(Hastings, East Sussex) - I went into The Black Pearl and asked if they could cater for Coeliacs and once I explained it meant the food must be Gluten and Wheat Free they said they could, so we went for dinner there. The service was OK (one of the waitresses was very knowledgeable), and the food was good. I ordered a Duck Breast Salad to start, which was very nice. I also ordered the Ribeye Steak for the main course, and specifically asked for it wiothout any sauce - it was then served with the sauce!? When I questioned this the waiter seemed put out, he checked with the kitchen to ensure it was Gluten Free, which they said it was, as it was a 'reduction' sauce. But they didn't seem keen to change it :-( I was also only half way through my Mohito Cocktail when the waiter started clearing the glasses!? A bit over eager to get more drinks sold perhaps. The restaurant doesn't advertise the fact it serves Gluten Free, but when you ask they do have some choices. It's worth giving the place a try. I probably won't go back again though.

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Added: 2011-05-17 Webbe's

(Hastings, East Sussex) - I went into Webbes and asked if they could cater for Coeliacs and without hesitation the waitress said they could, so I went for dinner there that day. The service was OK (one of the waitresses was very knowledgeable), but the food was not good at all. I ordered Oysters to start and they were a very mixed bag, one was very small, one looked off, and the other was OK! I was served the wrong starter (Salmon instead of Pork!?), but the main - Slow Roasted Ox Cheek - was good. But oddly I was asked 'how would I like the beef cooked'!? The restaurant doesn't advertise the fact it serves Gluten Free, but when you ask they have choices. The good waitress also offered the information that all of the sauces were made with cornflour so would be Gluten Free. It might be worth giving the place a try, but I wouldn't go back after my experience - yes, they served Gluten Free food, but not very well!

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Added: 2011-05-17 Liming

(Worthing, West Sussex) - We revisited Worthing while doing a bit of a south coast seaside and Crazy Golf tour and found Liming Mexican Restaurant to once again be excellent for Gluten Free diners. Good service, great food (nice and spicy!) and very nice prices :-) I had the Hot Cheese Sauce (and Nachos) followed by a very good Jambalaya. The restaurant doesn't advertise the fact it serves Gluten Free, but when you ask they have a menu prepared and plenty of choice :-)

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Added: 2011-05-17 Pho

(Soho, London) - When my friend suggested we eat at Pho, a Vietnamese street food cafe in Soho, I scanned through their menu online and was impressed. Most, if not all, of their dishes are based around 100% rice noodles, making it a million times easier for me to find something sans gluten.

I arrived on time, so I took the opportunity to get a table, relieved that I could ask the waitress a few questions about the menu without having to feel embarrassed. I know I shouldn't feel embarrassed, as it's a medical condition I can't do anything about, but I just hate making a fuss of myself. The waitress assured me that all the main dishes were gluten-free, apart from those with ginger soy sauce in them. Feeling happier, I ordered a homemade lemonade with vodka and mint, and took my time deciding what to eat.


I settled on the Pho Xao Thit Ga - pan-fried flat rice noodles with chicken and prawn. It was delicious. Yeah, this dish isn't exactly suitable for peanut allergy sufferers. But it was flavoursome and fresh and not too heavy. I had room for dessert! I asked the waitress to check if the banana fritters were gluten-free (they weren't), so I picked the strawberry and basil sorbet. According to the menu, it had at least 55% real fruit in it, and I suspect they added sugar because it was quite sweet. But having said that, it was still delicious, although there could have been more basil in it.


Overall, it was a very pleasant dining experience. The interior of the restaurant is cosy and warm, and the serving staff are very helpful. Coeliacs can eat almost everything on the menu. There are 4 branches in London, and one in Brighton, so I would suggest you check out their website to find the most convenient one for you! Highly recommended!

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Added: 2011-05-11


Namaaste Kitchen

(Camden, London) - Namaaste Kitchen isn't your typical Indian restaurant. Located in Camden on the quiet street Parkway, Namaaste Kitchen has a modern elegant interior, and just as modern and elegant food. The menu is packed with new and intriguing dishes - anyone for a Mungalore Dorset Crab curry?

I've been several times, and I'm really please to say that they now have a gluten free menu! Even though most Indian dishes are safe, sometimes it's hard to know for sure what flours are being used in what dishes, and whether there is any cross contamination. So it's a great help when you get a gluten free menu and learn that they will make a Soft Shell Crab for you gluten free (with a rice flour tempura flour especially!)


The food is served in a more European style of set courses, rather than several dishes in the middle of the table. Good if you don't want to be overly stuffed! I adored the flavours of the Coriander and Lime Chicken Tikka, and the surprisingly delicious fusion of marinated portobello mushroom stuffed with figs green chilli and cashews with a curry leaf dressing. The Spicy Soft Shell crab was fantastic - the sauce it was served with complementing it perfectly.


The choices for main courses are many - practically all are gluten free actually. I tried the Chettinad Chicken From Tamil Nadu - a dark rich coconut curry with coconut rice - totally delicious. My friends had the monkfish (delicate and juicy) and the lamb (moorish!), it's a great place for both a group of friends or for an intimate dinner for two.


The service is excellent; attentive and not intrusive, just as you would hope from a fine dining restaurant. The prices are very reasonable. I'd recently been to michelin starred Benares, and found Namaaste to be just as good at half the price! For your next Indian craving get thee to Camden pronto!

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Added: 2011-05-05


Bee in the Butterfly

(Hexham, Northumberland) - A great little café, run by Deborah Sisterton, who really understands coeliac. Good range of sandwiches, toasties, simple hot meals, drinks, cakes (always at least one gluten free cake) etc. Good for other dietary needs too - veggie, lactose free etc - and serves fair trade tea/coffee. We eat there about once a month and have never yet been disappointed.

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Added: 2011-05-05 Bouchon Bistrot

(Hexham, Northumberland) - Outstanding (and reasonably priced!) French restaurant, where everything is cooked from scratch. They know precisely what is in every dish, and most are gluten free. Greg is exceptionally helpful (oh, and he and his staff really are French!) We go there whenever we want a special evening meal out, or a lunchtime special - and have never had a problem yet. Voted best local French restaurant in the UK on Gordon Ramsey's "The F Word" - but success hasn't gone to their heads ... or their prices!

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Added: 2011-05-05 Kitsons

(Abingdon, Oxfordshire) - One of the best restaurants I have ever eaten in (Gluten Free or Otherwise). We visited on a Saturday evening, just after attending the town of Abingdon's traditional Royal Bun Throwing event. We enquired whether the restaurant could cater for a Gluten Free/Coeliac diet and without hesitation the waitress knew exactly what we were talking about and assured us that dining there would not be a problem. The menu outside does not mention anything about dietary requirements, however there is a "real chef" cooking there, always a good sign. I ordered the Scallops to Start (GF), my wife ordered the Assiette of Fish. Both were brilliant and very tasty. For mains my wife had the duo of Lamb while I opted for the Belly Pork (GF). This was one of the best dishes I have ever seen. Great presentation (a feast for the eyes) and it tasted lovely. For Dessert I had the Creme Brule (GF) which was served in a unique style! My wife had the Raspberry Pavlova. It was brilliant to be able to have a three-course meal with no problems, or stress. The food and service was perfect. The restaurant is located on the first floor above some shops on the High Street, and despite it being open for over four years I hadn't spotted it on my previous visits back to Abingdon. Highly recommended whether you are a Coeliac or not. Kitsons offer excellent food, fantastic service and a very nice dining atmosphere. We will definitely be back for more in the future.

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Added: 2011-05-03 Kentish Town Canteen

(Kentish Town, London) - The Kentish Town Canteen offers Gluten Free options, and can also cater for some other dietary requirements. I had the Haddock and Chips meal - but asked for the Skinny Chips to be replaced with another Potato option, this was fine and I got some new potatoes instead. A very nice lunchtime meal, pleasant atmosphere and a good price (£10 including a free soft drink). I would visit again.

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Added: 2011-05-03 Rajpoot

(Bath, Somerset) - This is an award winning Indian restaurant set in the beautiful city of Bath. The restaurant has won a string of awards over many years and the food I had was delicious. Nearly everything is Gluten free and the menu marks the few products containing gluten with a 'G'. The actual restaurant is 2 floors below the pavement level and would be a good place during the Blitz and you won't get any phone reception down there. The decor is what I would call 'traditional 70' Indian restaurant'. The food however and the service is excellent, well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Added: 2011-04-14 Riccardo's Italian Restaurant

(Chelsea, London) - This is an Italian restaurant with wonderful service and great food. GF pasta but can fix nearly everything you ask for. Let them know you are a coeliac when you book a table, which you need to do on Fri-Saturdays in order to get a table.

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Added: 2011-04-14 Da Mario

(Covent Garden, London) - This a cozy little Italian restaurant with wonderful GF pasta. Can turn many dishes into GF.

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Added: 2011-04-14 PJ.s Bar And Grill

(Covent Garden, London) - One of my absolute favorites! Lots of great food with GF markings on the menu, starters, main courses and desserts. A wonderful atmosphere on Wednesday and Saturday evenings with live jazz. Make sure to book your table Friday/Saturday. They also serve a great Brunch.

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Added: 2011-04-14 Bruschetta

(Kingston Upon Thames, London) - In the lovely town of Kingston upon Thames lays this wonderful GF Italian restaurant. The owner and chef Julia, is herself a coeliac and has created the "food paradise", where it is a pleasure for a coeliac just to read the menu. You can get there by train, approx. 30 min. from Waterloo Station

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Added: 2011-04-14 Locale - Cucina Italiana

(Multiple Locations, London) - This extremely nice Italian restaurant (which you can find in various locations in south London) has a GF menu that is just wonderful. In here you can really enjoy your meal in a nice setting with great service. Don't forget to check out their nice selection of wines.

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Added: 2011-04-14 Aragosta

(Palmers Green, London) - Absolutely wonderful! An Italian restaurant that specializes in GF food. And with that I don't just mean pasta and pizza but everything. Just check in the menu. You will hardly believe your eyes! The restaurant is a bit "off the beaten track" but you can easily get there in 30 min. Train from Moorgate Station (next to Liverpool Street St) to Palmers Green.

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Added: 2011-04-14 Mela

(Shaftesbury Avenue, London) - A lovely Indian restaurant where nearly everything on the menu is GF. They even have a GF sign on the door and have a great insight on what it is to be GF. Also a great place for vegetarians!

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Added: 2011-04-14 Rainforest Cafe

(Shaftesbury Avenue, London) - Bit of an unusual setting and some of a "tourist trap" but has got really tasty food. Lots of GF meals on the menu. Great place to take kids and young teenagers.

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Added: 2011-04-14 Imli

(Soho, London) - One of my favorites! Indian tapas restaurant with wonderful food and really great service. Lots of GF food on the menu and not to forget, they serve GF vegetarian food.

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Added: 2011-04-14 Stingray Cafe

(Tuffnell Park, London) - If you are on your way to Emirates Stadium or just walking around Hampstead Heath whilst in northern London, Tufnell Park is a nice place to stop. They serve homemade pasta and pizzas that are really nice. Not a gourmet place but really nice staff/service, great food and it's cheap.

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Added: 2011-04-14 Al Duca

(Westminster, London) - An Italian in fashionable surroundings! Has GF pasta on the menu but can without any hesitation turn most of the menu into GF. A wonderful tasting session...

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Added: 2011-04-14 Passage To India

(Norwich, Norfolk) - Found a fanstastic Indian restaurant in Norwich over the weekend which really catered for gluten free. It shouldn't really be that difficult, as most Indian food uses little flour, and where it does, this tends to be gram flour (made from chickpeas) or coconut flour, both of which are gluten free, but you need to be certain. The first restaurant I phoned was far from certain and when I asked if they catered for gluten free, I was just given a response of 'We do Indian food", which wasn't hugely helpful. However, I then phoned Passage to India, where I was informed that most things on the menu were gluten free and they would be able to let me know if not.

We went early on Saturday evening and were the first people in. The decor and crockery were a little dated, and the food was equally as traditional but tasted fantastic. It was great value for money too, we had popadoms and a pickle tray, Chicken Tikka Massala, a Dopiaza, Saag Paneer, Pilau rice and drinks all for under £25. The Saag Paneer was really well spiced and the Tikka and Dopiaza distinctive and full of homemade flavour. The service was attentive and welcoming. Quite comfortably the best Indian I've had in Norwich so far!

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Added: 2011-04-12


Ditto Restaurant

(Whitby, North Yorkshire) - We cannot say enough about this super little understated jewel in Whitby! Our evening was made by the wonderful delights on offer at this restaurant and the fixed price menu. Greeted by wholesome bread and delightful olive tapenade for me and for my husband who is a coeliac they provided delicious gluten free rolls to accompany his tapenade. We telephoned in advance, as we always do, to ask if coeliacs were catered for. The menu is mouthwatering! This is simply how food should be presented. This restaurant cooks with fresh ingredients and the menu glows with tantalising choice. Our starters were delicious and the mains were wonderful and accompanied with amazing vegetables. The duck was tender and cooked to taste, the sea bream enjoyed by my husband was stunning. We finished with the sensational palate tickler being the rhubarb and ginger compote topped by a melt in your mouth creme brulee..... to die for! The service at this restaurant was impeccable, no rushing you here and the atmoshere something to treasure. Please go and enjoy this little jewel.... you will not be disappointed!

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Added: 2011-03-28 Ebury Wine Bar and Restaurant

(Westminster/Belgravia, London) - We had dinner there with my inlaws. My mother in law is coeliac which we didn't advise them when we booked but we were pleased when they showed a gluten free menu. To the delight of my mother in law, they even had gluten free bread
The food was very good and there was an honest, very well balanced menu, and a very good, not too extensive wine list.

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Added: 2011-03-25 Lunya

(Liverpool, Merseyside) - On a weekend away in Liverpool we were walking past Lunya (near the Liverpool ONE shopping centre) and spotted on the menu that a number of dishes were marked with a 'W' - this stood for 'Food made with Wheat' and 'Not Suitable for Coeliacs'. We decided to give it a try. Unfortunately the Lunchtime menu did not use the 'W' symbol and our waiter seemed unsure of what was/was not Gluten Free. He said he could ask the chef once we had made our choices. All of the sandwiches could be made with Genius GF bread, but we opted for the 3 course tapas (with bread) - I asked for the Chef to prepare any 3 GF dishes for me to try. Our order came out in a bit of a haphazard way. The non-GF food was tasty (according to Emily) and the GF food was very nice. However, neither of us got any bread (GF or otherwise). I was also served Battered Calamari at first, until the waitress noticed the mistake - I was served a batterless version a little later, but didn't touch it as I was wary. It was a shame that the meal didn't live up to initial expectations - some staff seemed to know what was OK, while others were very unsure. I had no ill effects (hopefully), but the restaurant could do better in our opinion. We would go again, and think it's worth giving a go. It'd be interesting to see how other Coeliacs got on there.

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Added: 2011-03-21 The James Munro

(Liverpool, Merseyside) - We headed to The James Munro Gastropub in Liverpool as we'd heard they could cater for Coeliacs. We found the staff to be very helpful and they had a prepared a Gluten Free menu with options for Coeliacs. Dishes with sauces could be amended to have a GF sauce instead and those off-limits were clearly marked. We managed to have a brilliant four-course(!) meal and would gladly eat there again. The service was excellent and food very tasty. The Monkfish was especially nice. The fourth course, after the Cherry and Chocolate Mousse was a nice Cheeseboard. Eating out Gluten Free at The James Monro was a pleasure and felt 'normal', with no major concerns over what was going to be served up :-)

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Added: 2011-03-21 Black Lion

(Machynlleth, Powys) - We were staying in a nearby B&B and were flicking through the information pack when we saw the menu for the Black Lion. We were immmediately drawn to it as throughout, all Gluten Free meals were made obvious.

We headed straight down there and on arrival we found a very pleasant pub with just one other couple there. We had read that we should try to book in adavance but chanced our arm and there was a table for us. However, by the time that we left then the pub was almost full, always a good sign!


Often when eating in a pub then options can be limited but at the Black Lion there were actually too many!!! Eventually we settled on a steak and duck in plum sauce, both of which were delicious meals. If staying in nearby Machynlleth or Aberystwyth I would really go out of your way to visit the Black Lion.

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Added: 2011-03-11


Cassons Restaurant

(Chichester, West Sussex) - We think it's worth the half hour drive from our home to eat at Cassons, as the food, welcome, and atmosphere are outstandingly good. I hadn't realised that Viv, the great talent in the kitchen, had previously cooked to Michelin standards, but on reflection, I'm not at all surprised. Presentation, menu design and balance, but more importantly, quality of ingredients are all of the highest standards. The owners are passionately interested in what they offer and our recent choice of suckling pig cooked three ways was so magnificent that on subsequent visits we asked for it again. The roast beef served for the Sunday lunch - what a deal for the quality - was exquisitely tender and tasty roast fillet, perfectly aged and beautifully cooked. I don't know how they do it for the price.

Today was no exception, and we could tell from other tables that we were not alone in our appreciation. The wine list is excellent and there are half bottles, good house wines by the glass, which is very good for us at lunch and driving. Cassons has great individuality, and a personal touch, which we like very much. Their gluten free bread, the excellent sweets, we can't fault them. We were recently disappointed elsewhere and are so relieved to find Cassons always reliable. If on a budget, I would rather come here once than have two inferior meals elsewhere. As I come from a catering background, I am hard to please. And no relation to the owners!!

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Added: 2011-03-01


The Mad Hatters

(Launceston, Cornwall) - In the weeks before our trip to Cornwall I spent a lot of time searching the internet for gluten free Cornish pasties. I even sent out a couple of requests on Twitter but to no avail. Eventually I happened upon the website for The Mad Hatters tea shop in Launceston.

We entered the very friendly tea shop which was filled with tea pots of every possibly type imaginable. The place was packed and lucky for us the only available table was in the window.


After a long drive (and the prospect of another 2 hours to go), opening the menu to see such a long list of gluten free options made me very happy! Of course, I went for a gluten free Cornish pasty. It came served with either baked beans or salad. I went for baked beans - they were Heinz and gluten free. How did it taste? Delicious and definitely worth driving 3 hours for! The gluten free pastry was very flavoursome and had herbs (maybe rosemary?) in it. The pasty filling was the traditional beef, potato, swede and onion combo.


The other thing I found really interesting about The Mad Hatters was the other patrons in the tea shop. Many people think eating gluten free is a lifestyle choice, and not a medical requirement or a necessity for a healthy life. A number of the other clients in the tea shop were in the more mature age range and I could hear at least one person on each table ordering a gluten free item. I'm fairly certain for my fellow diners, the need to eat gluten free was not a lifestyle choice. I'm amazed that gluten free pasties weren't more easily available in Cornwall. Based on how busy The Mad Hatters tea shop was, there is clearly a demand.


Launceston is located just off the main A30 going straight into Cornwall. If you're travelling down to Cornwall for a holiday, it really is an easy stop off. Why waste your time in motorway service stations when you can visit somewhere as fabulous as this? If you're en route to a self catering holiday cottage The Mad Hatters can also provide gluten free items to stock up on for your holiday to either freeze or eat straight away. Just pre order and then stop off to collect! No need to miss out on a Cornish pasty or scone just because you can't eat gluten.

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Added: 2011-02-27


Dolls House Restaurant

(St Andrews, Fife) - Just had a lovely meal at the Doll's House. Good service and delicious food. I've had great meals here before, but this was my first meal here since discovering that I'm wheat allergic. The waiter was very efficient at checking with the chefs and last night all the starters and mains were wheat free! Superb! Apparently they usually try to have at least two wheat free mains and starters. I will be back!

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Added: 2011-02-18 Carnaby Burger Company

(Carnaby, London) - While in London yesterday we walked past the Carnaby Burger Co and noticed that they had Gluten Free Options on the menu.

Later that day we headed back for dinner and I ordered the very good 'Plain & Simple' Burgers - two Burgers and Salad. Very tasty they were too (as was the Mai Tai Cocktail).


I will be back for more in the future :-)

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Added: 2011-02-09


The Spotted Cow

(Belper, Derbyshire) - Had a lovely meal last night at the Spotted Cow in Belper. They advertise as Gluten Free and when we arrived they checked to see who was Gluten Free and went through the menu to tell me what I could and could not have. The service was excellent and the food really nice. Had lovely GF Fish and Chips with mushy peas.
Would recommend if you in the area to check it out.

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Added: 2011-01-25 Infinity Foods Cafe

(Gardner Street, Brighton) - At the Infinity Foods Cafe on Gardner Street, everything they sell is vegetarian and marked as to whether it's gluten-free or vegan. Although slightly pricier for lunch, what makes this one of my favourite cafes are their fantastic dairy-free and gluten-free cakes - my personal favourites are their incredible date and apricot flapjacks (vegan and wheat-free) and their gorgeous vegan and gluten-free organic carrot cake.

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Added: 2011-01-11 Iydea

(Kensington Gardens, Brighton) - One of the best places for a gluten-free lunch in Brighton is Iydea, a vegetarian cafe on Kensington Gardens. They have a great choice of hot foods, all clearly marked as either vegan or gluten-free and it's also fantastic value for money (between £4 and £7) for a delicious, filling lunchtime meal. They also have a mix 'n' match salad bar which is just so yummy you forget that what you're eating is actually good for you.

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Added: 2011-01-11 Famous Moes

(Southover Street, Brighton) - Famous Moes offer their small-sized pizzas with gluten-free bases for the same price and in the same deals as the 'normal' pizzas - great for soaking up a bit too much alcohol after a night out or as a Friday night guilty pleasure. Availability can be limited though, so best to ring up and ask in advance if they have the gluten-free bases in.

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Added: 2011-01-11 The Golden Fleece Pub and Dining Rooms

(Braughing, Hertfordshire) - On our way back from Ipswich on Sunday night we stopped off for some food at The Golden Fleece Pub and Dining Rooms in Braughing, Hertfordshire.

We'd heard that the pub could cater for Coeliacs (as the owners used to run The George & Dragon Pub in Watton-at-Stone) and that they offer a huge Gluten Free menu. I opted for the 3-course Christmas Dinner - and very good it was too (even the Brussels Sprouts!). If I hadn't been driving I would have definitely had a Gluten Free Beer or two too! They sell bottles of Hambleton's GFA and GFL.


The Golden Fleece is located off the A10 between Ware and Buntingford. Well worth a visit (whether you're a Coeliac or not).

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Added: 2011-01-08


The White Swan Inn

(Dinnington, Newcastle-upon-Tyne) - We visited The White Swan Inn near Newcastle Airport where the staff have a good knowledge of coeliacs and gluten free food. They even have a special Gluten Free menu with pleasant food on it.

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Added: 2011-01-07 Greens Cafe and Bistro

(Grasmere, Lake District (Cumbria)) - Great cafe, wonderful menu and all dishes labelled. Extensive gluten free options from sandwiches, hot dishes and cakes. Must visit for coeliacs

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Added: 2010-12-31 Tweedies Bar

(Grasmere, Lake District (Cumbria)) - Scrumpcious food with coeliac diet catered for with no problems. Great friendly service, recommend to all. You have to pay for the veg side dishes but they are enormous and good value for money.

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Added: 2010-12-31 Abarbistro

(Posrtmouth, Hampshire) - After wandering around closed Crazy Golf courses and playing the arcades in Portsmouth and Southsea we headed to Abarbistro for dinner as we'd heard they could cater for Coeliacs with Gluten Free options.

The menu and service was very good. With plenty of Gluten Free options. There were at least four or five options for 'Nibbles', 'Starters' and 'Mains', and two 'Dessert' choices.


The Mezze was fantastic and the Gluten Free bread served was great. I followed with the Christmas Salad (Goats Cheese and Cranberry Dressing) and the Salmon and Watercress.


Well worth a visit, whether you're a Coeliac or on a 'normal' diet.

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Added: 2010-12-31


Church's Bistro And Bar

(Ipswich, Suffolk) - In Ipswich we went to Church's Bistro and Bar for lunch. They have a dedicated Gluten Free menu and a huge range of options. I chose the Ham Hock Terrine followed by the 100% Beef Burger. Both were magnificent.

If you're a Coeliac and in the Ipswich area you must visit. And even if you're not, the 'normal' food was great too.

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Added: 2010-12-10


Cox's Of Letchworth

(Letchworth, Hertfordshire) - I had some excellent Gluten Free Fish and Chips today from Cox's Of Letchworth. The staff are very knowledgeable and the great thing is, the Gluten Free options are served every day! Cox's Of Letchworth also do Gluten Free Chicken. Can't wait for my next visit.

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Added: 2010-12-10 Indaba

(Tollcross/Bruntsfield , Edinburgh) - There are a quite a few good and unusual restaurants in the Tollcross and Bruntsfield area but Indaba definitely stands out with a unique mix of cuisines on the menu. We loved the arrepas, which are like do it yourself sandwiches made with cornmeal flour and offer something delicious and different for the gluten-free diner. The multicultural tapas were a tasty way to start off the meal.

The service is excellent and all the staff are obviously passionate about their food. Unfortunately, the interior is still a bit spartan but no doubt cosiness will come. Get in quickly, this place is bound to get busy.

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Added: 2010-12-01


Wahaca

(Covent Garden, London) - We can recommend Wahaca in Central London. It's street style mexican food, relatively inexpensive and they have lots that is GF. The staff are really knowledgeable and very helpful and we like the zany decor. It's a busy bustling type of place and they are really kid friendly too. We had for pudding a delicious flan (creme caramel) and also a really yummy jelly- mango and hibiscus- so interesting food, and great for adults too.

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Added: 2010-11-27 Murray's

(St Aubin, Jersey) - I was only in Jersey for 6 days and I discovered Murrays and what a wonderful delight to find that they made gluten free pizzas. It has been 5 years since I have been able to eat freshly made pizza and I couldnt have told the difference between ordinary pizza and thegluten free. Such a delight to go somewhere I wasnt made to feel different because of my diet. The desserts were so scrummy as well. The staff were brilliant and welcoming and efficient especially when I made a special trip before my flight to Sheffield and managed to have one last pizza with only half an hour to spare. I will definitly make a special trip to Jersey to have some more of your wonderfully yummy salivating beautiful pizza - I still have cravings for it what a shame you dont deliver! Once I discovered Murrays on my 2nd day I didnt go anywhere else for lunch during my stay in Jersey.

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Added: 2010-11-26 Doddington Hall Farm Shop and Cafe

(Doddington, Lincolnshire) - Stopped here and had a delicious GF Cream tea, they also do GF cakes. All menu items are cooked from scratch so if you fancy something more satisfying they should be able to tell you what's in it. Well worth a visit!

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Added: 2010-11-18 El Pirata Detapas

(Notting Hill, London) - Along bustling Westbourne Grove, you will find the gem that is El Pirata de Tapas. Don't let the prices put you off - the food is damn good and, if you ask nicely, they can give you a menu which highlights all gluten free meals. I had the Tortilla, which really was something special, and a cod in tomato sauce dish, which I can't see on their online menu. Friendly service and a great selection of wines. My advice is that you book in advance, especially if going on a Saturday night - it was packed! The only thing they don't have is gluten free bread, but I guess it's only a matter of time.

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Added: 2010-11-18 Natural Bourne Grillers

(Bournemouth, Dorset) - Tried and tested! The food there is INCREDIBLE. I've eaten in a lot of places that do gf food over the last few years and this is one of the few that I would give an absolute 10 out of 10 to!

I had a cheese omelette with homemade chips, hot chocolate with whipped cream and the chocolate sundae. (That's the diet shot to pieces then). My sister had a rather large gluten free cheeseburger, homemade chips and a slice of raspberry and ginger cheesecake (SOOO good!). My hubbie had a bacon cheeseburger with homemade chips and the warm chocolate brownie with ice cream.


The prices were very reasonable, service was great (very friendly, quick and everything was piping hot). The portions were also very good and I was particularly impressed that my side salad was served with gluten free croutons!! There's something you don't expect.


Frankly, it was a brilliant dining experience and I thoroughly recommend that anyone who gets the chance gives it a go. ALL of the desserts are gf and they make their ice cream on the premises, which I particularly like. Eggs and meat are locally sourced and the chef really is extremely good.

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Added: 2010-11-15


Mr JDs New Titanic Restaurant

(East Belfast, Belfast) - This honest-to-goodness chippy, near East Belfast's shipyard and Titanic mural, has embraced the maritime theme with old photos, newspaper cuttings, Titanic models and other memorabilia. Maritime souvenirs including prints, t-shirts and postcards are also available to buy with profits going to the Nomadic Preservation Society. Seating for 60, a gluten free range and five-star ratings confirm its status and popularity amongst those in the know. Their Gluten free chips, fish and chicken nuggets are a big favorite with the young and not so young gluten free folk.

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Added: 2010-11-05 The Black Pearl

(Hastings, East Sussex) - On Friday, we had a great meal at The Black Pearl Restaurant in Hastings Old Town. They were able to cater for Gluten and Wheat Free diets and I had a great starter of Scallops and Duck Breast with an Orange Sauce, followed by the Whole Plaice and New Potatoes.

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Added: 2010-11-03 Deedar

(Blyth, Northumberland) - Just back from a weekend in Newcastle we visited a traditional indian restraunt in Blyth called Deedar that had been recommended to us.

I had a cocktail tikka masalla which was a mix of loads of different meats include Shish and Kofta which I'd assume in normal restraunts are not GF but was told that all their currys are gluten free. Meal was brilliant and not any side effects not even from the cream which i assume was in the curry.

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Added: 2010-11-01


Aragosta

(Palmers Green, London) - For anyone in the North London area, head to Aragosta in Palmers Green. The majority of their pasta and pizza dishes are available with a GF option and a lot of their meat and veggie dishes are also gluten free. Unfortunately, none of their desserts are gf, but if you ask nicely then they will make you a lovely pancake! Gluten free dishes take a while longer to be delivered to your table, especially since the pizza bases are made from scratch, but every item is worth the wait. Particular favourites of mine are the Pollo Vesuvio and Pizza Dino. Lovely staff, great wine list and the offer of a free liquor after the meal make this a very worthwhile place to stop.

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Added: 2010-10-23 Blue Chicago Grill

(Dundonald, Northern Ireland) - Had a fantastic meal with my wife and friends on Sunday. Great food, massive portions, great service. It's brilliant you offer Gluten Free options too. I will be back for more!

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Added: 2010-10-22 Chicago Rib Shack

(Knightsbridge, London) - They have Gluten Free options (spelled 'Gluton') on the menu. Our server was very knowledgeable about Special Dietary requirements. I had a huge T-Bone Steak, along with some enoyable Cocktails, including a Mohito and an Old Fashioned (if anyone knows the recipe do let me know?).

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Added: 2010-10-22 Signor Valentino

(Quayside, Cardiff) - A gold star goes to Signor Valentino in Cardiff Bay, as despite having an unavoidably gluten filled menu - a given in an Italian restaurant - their staff are incredibly knowledgeable on the suitability of their dishes for allergy sufferers, they didn't make me feel awkward for asking and there was plenty to choose from - their swordfish is fantastic!

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Added: 2010-10-17 Brasserie Caprice

(Whitley Bay, North Tyneside) - Brasserie Caprice in Whitley Bay do fantastic food and Gluten Free options :-) When I visited I had Confit Duck and Eton mess for pudding. All very tasty and good service too.

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Added: 2010-09-27 Barnacles

(Llandudno, Conwy) - We went to Barnacles in Llandudno on two occasions last week as they do gf fish and chips,they have other gf things too on the menu, pies sausage the lot, we ate in, the staff were all clued up even bringing Bill the gf vinegar, if all eating houses were all so easy being a coeliac would be so much easier to live with. It was lovely seeing Bill enjoying fish and chips. Very easy to find down the main street.

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Recommended By: Julie (Bills wife)

Added: 2010-09-12 French Connection

(Stourbridge, West Midlands) - If you are looking for a Coeliac friendly place to eat in the West Midlands then the French Connection is a good place to go for a quick lunch, or a full meal. They are fully up to speed with our needs and will make as much of the menu as is reasonably possible suitable. Today I had a lovely chicken with garlic mushrooms with salad and a gluten free roll (I was given the choice of bread or a roll).

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Added: 2010-09-11 The Alasia

(Weston Super Mare, Somerset) - Went to the Alasia Restaurant, in West Street, Grove Village, opposite the Playhouse Theatre. The lovely friendly owner Michaela is a coeliac and it was great to be able to choose anything from the menu. Everything is gluten free.

Had a lovely meal of battered fish and chips with homemade tartare sauce and minty mushy peas - the batter was so light. Followed this with chocolate nemesis - a very rich dark chocolate baked cheesecake.


Didn't need any more all day. Would love to go there again some time when in the area.

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Added: 2010-09-11


The Little Cupcake Cafe

(City Centre, Belfast) - The Little Cupcake Cafe is "Belfast's first cupcake cafe" and it is in the style of the growing, ever popular American style cupcake cafe. They sell a wide variety of cupcake flavors as well as cupcake towers, giant cupcakes, cake toppers, and a few other things. They rotate one different flavor of gluten free cupcakes every day, but you can order any kind you want in advance. They also rotate one different vegan cupcake every day. It is located right in the center of the city, right near city hall - very easy to find. However, I was never lucky enough to actually HAVE one. I was staying over a weekend and a bank holiday; businesses had strange hours and I couldn't make it in to get a cupcake because I had lectures all day. From what I hear though, they are good; plus they are centrally located and affordable.

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Added: 2010-09-09 Cotto

(Waterloo, London) - I would particularly mention Cotto, a pizza and pasta restaurant in London. The owner is a coeliac and several members of his family also work in the restaurant - including one of his sons who is the chef - so everyone is very aware of the needs of coeliacs. The restaurant has a separate kitchen for the preparation of gluten-free food and just about every item on the menu is or can be gluten-free. It is the only restaurant in London where I feel completely confident in eating a meal. The easiest way to find Cotto's is to take the Bakerloo line to Lambeth North station. When you come out of the station you can see the restaurant on the other side of the road. Cotto's is near the Imperial War Museum, the London Eye, Waterloo main line and tube station and St Thomas' hospital.

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Added: 2010-08-30 Old Town Restaurant

(Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire) - We chose this restaurant after finding it on a coeliac friendly website and were not disappointed. We hadn't booked and they were quite busy but gave us a table (telling us we may have to wait a wee bit longer than normal) My husband asked what was gluten free, was given a menu and also had all the specials explained.

The food was delicious when it arrived and we didn't have to wait too long at all. The portions were good - local produce was used - and presentation was lovely. 2 of us had 2 courses, one just 1, then lovely coffees to finish. The staff were very friendly and helpful and our 12 year old felt very welcome.


The surroundings are cosy - low ceilings and lots of nooks and crannies, doors and corners.

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Added: 2010-08-27


Quayside

(Whitby, North Yorkshire) - After reading a previous review we took our mother-in-law here specially for the Gluten-free fish as it's been years since she had any, having never enjoyed or been successful in making her own batter from gluten-free flour. It was a resounding success. We now take her to Quayside on each visit to Whitby just for the fish alone! There's no need to book specially for gluten free fish; you can just walk in and order it at the table like any normal customer. Out of season though, we have to remember that the restaurant closes after lunch and doesn't open again till 5:00.

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Added: 2010-08-26 Atlantic Fast Food

(Coatbridge, Glasgow) - Winner of UK Chip shop of the Year 2010, this excellent takeaway runs a gluten free menu once a month. If this coincides with your trip, it is worth getting there to try one of the UK's favourite foods, fish and chips. Check website for exact dates and times. Please note some items are very popular and can sell out so phone in your order on your way to be sure of getting your fast food fix!

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Added: 2010-08-24 Sammy Jo's Pizza

(Devizes, Wiltshire) - Its a takeaway but they make their own gluten free dough in house and you can have any pizza off the menu in any size fresh for you - they are the best pizzas I have eaten since being diagnosed by a long way (I can get them delivered to the door!!!) They do gluten free kebabs too if thats your thing.

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Recommended By: Coeliac Mum, Daughter & Me

Added: 2010-08-24 The Mousetrap

(Dorchster, Dorset) - They are licensed and there is a public car park a short walk from there.
They can also offer vegetarian GF by request, best to book first.
I have been going there for many years, always good, they are very aware of gluten free diet.

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Added: 2010-08-24 The Bistro

(Little Brittox Devizes, Wiltshire) - Food is lovely and all cooked in house by 'a chef who has been on the telly' who is very friendly and goes out of his way for gluten free. I have eaten there several times including a christmas lunch with work and get my own bread, stuffing, desert - all lovely.

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Added: 2010-08-24 Dakhin

(Merchant City, Glasgow) - This Indian restaurant specialises in authentic South Indian cuisine. Almost everything on the menu is gluten free, including a whole variety of rice breads. Staff are very helpful, and will help you pick dishes that go well together. If you go with a group, it is great to pick a whole variety of dishes and selection of breads you can all share.

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Added: 2010-08-24 Mamma's Pizza

(Nr Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh) - Situated near to the Royal Mile on Edinburgh's grassmarket, this restaurant always has great Gluten Free pizzas on the menu. In fact, it makes a change to be able to order from a menu which marks which items are not gluten free instead of the other way round! Gluten free beer and deserts also available.

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Added: 2010-08-24 Jaspers Tea Rooms

(Llandaff, Cardiff) - A cafe with nooks, crannies, low beams, a courtyard garden and window seats - so yes, that's character aplenty. The atmosphere is very fitting considering the cafe's location nestled in Llandaff High Street, just a stone's throw from the village's famous cathedral - and close to the setting for many a 'Doctor Who' scene! Gluten free diners can opt for the savoury choice of jacket potatoes with a range of fillings, but the highlight is definitely dessert with a changing choice of freshly baked gluten free cakes, some of which are also nut free for the double ingredient dodgers like me! My favourites to date have been the gooey mint chocolate chip brownie and the zingy lime and courgette cake. Order with a pot of tea, take along a book, and you're all set for a peaceful sweet-fuelled afternoon.

6-8 High Street, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2DZ


Telephone: 029 2056 6602 / enquiries@jasperstearooms.com

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Recommended By: Lisa Derrick / lisaderrick.blogspot.com / @lisajderrick

Added: 2010-08-23


The Pot Cafe

(Roath, Cardiff) - The food, drink, and decor of this quirky licensed cafe are influenced by a combination of 1950's Americana and French cafe culture, resulting in an assorted ambience of faded glamour and cosy kitchen dining. Your treats will be served up using a mish mash of lovely multi coloured china, and as you wait there's wall art to peruse, a great soundtrack of alternative music to listen to, and free wi-fi available for customers. With this kind of encouragement you may find yourself visiting for a few hours to sample several of the delights on offer, something which is indeed suggested on the cafe's website with an invite to bring studies or work along. The staff are very accommodating and friendly, providing me with extra smoked salmon instead of a toast accompaniment to scrambled eggs, thus making my breakfast gluten free, and I overheard lots of menu adjustments being readily provided by 'The Pot' for other customers. Popular for a wide range of breakfasts, the cafe also serves many lunch options, milkshakes, stacks of hot drink choices and gluten free cakes. The menu option of a gluten free eclair has to be both applauded and indulged in!

38 Crwys Road, Cardiff, CF24 4NR


Telephone: 02920 251246 | email. info@thepotcafe.co.uk

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Recommended By: Lisa Derrick / lisaderrick.blogspot.com / @lisajderrick

Added: 2010-08-23


Pani's Restaurant

(High Bridge, Newcastle-upon-Tyne) - A lovely, busy Italian restaurant in the city centre which makes its own gluten free pasta which is available most of the time. It is wise to check when you are making a booking or when you first arrive in the restaurant.

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Added: 2010-08-21 Fratelli Restaurant

(Ponteland, Newcastle-upon-Tyne) - The menu is varied and very good but improved immensely when I discovered that their sauces are thickened with cornflour and they offer gluten free pasta. If you take your own gluten free pizza base they will add their topping.

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Added: 2010-08-21

Source: http://www.travelglutenfree.co.uk/Europe/UK/Restaurants.php?=;loc=Art+Caf%26%23233

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