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It may be our home country but that doesn't mean that we can't travel around the country and still struggle to find somewhere catering to a gluten free diet. However, plenty of great places exist so hopefully you'll find the right one for you here.

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Balincourt Hotel
Bournemouth, Dorset View On Map
We stayed in the Balincourt Hotel in Bournemouth (great location for the Boscombe Chine Mini Golf course), which can cater for Coeliacs for breakfast (and evening meals if required). There were gluten free cereals available and the full English breakfast was a great way to start the day.
Recommended By: @putting_gott / hamandeggerfiles.blogspot.com On: 2013-08-11

Natural Bourne Grillers
Bournemouth, Dorset View On Map
While in Boscombe, Dorset earlier this summer (for a Minigolf tournament at the great Boscombe Chine Mini Golf course) we'd found a number of suggestions for Gluten Free options from the Gluten Free Vegetarian UK blog that had lots of reviews and suggestions for restaurants and takeaways in the Bournemouth, Boscombe and Southbourne area. One of the restaurants we were most looking forward to visiting was Natural Bourne Grillers. The online menu had certainly whetted our appetites and it was the first place we dined on Thursday. So good was the food and service that we also booked a table for Friday night! Natural Bourne Grillers is a steakhouse and grill and all meals can be prepared gluten free! The chef told us that he has friends with coeliac disease so he makes a real effort to make sure the food at the restaurant is safe and tasty. It really was great and I can't recommend it highly enough. On both days I opted for the 10oz bacon cheeseburger! It was a massive burger (two 5oz steak mince patties in a good gluten free bun with plenty of cheese and nice bacon) and came with hand cut fries and a great coleslaw. On the Saturday we also went for the BBQ chicken wings which were very good. We will definitely be heading back again. There are plenty of other items on the menu and they have a number of daily specials and offers during the week. There is also no corkage fee when you take your own alcohol which is great. I'll definitely dine there again.
Recommended By: @putting_gott / hamandeggerfiles.blogspot.com On: 2013-08-11

Blue Dog Bar
Altrincham, Cheshire View On Map
Blue Dog Bar in Altrincham - great food, home made GF bread and willing to do what they can for GF people. Well worth it if in Altrincham
Recommended By: @helenfirebird On: 2013-08-05

The Robin Hood
Tring, Hertfordshire View On Map
Lovely pub with separate GF menu. Battered fish and chips to die for. Very knowledgeable owner happy to discuss requirements. Part of the Fullers chain.
Recommended By: Sheila On: 2013-07-30

Rufford Old Hall
Rufford, Lancashire View On Map
Rufford Old Hall is a National Trust Tudor building. Many National Trust properties supply Gluten Free food and Rufford Old Hall has a tea room offering Gluten Free sandwiches. I stopped here for a day out and had a Lancashire Cheese Gluten Free sandwich which was delicious.
Recommended By: @SophiesWorld42 On: 2013-07-27

Whitehouse Common Fish Bar
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands View On Map
Whitehouse Common Fish Bar offers Gluten Free batter on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with the food cooked in a separate pan. I have eaten Gluten Free fish and chips here a few times and the batter is delicious.
Recommended By: @SophiesWorld42 On: 2013-07-27

Kingfisher Fish & Chip Shop and Restaurant
Keswick, Cumbria View On Map
I spotted Kingfisher Fish & Chip Shop on your Kindle App whilst staying in Keswick. There's a takeaway and a restaurant but we decided to eat in the restaurant. There were several posters advertising Gluten Free fish & chips and these stated that they used rice flour rather than batter so people with a dairy intolerance could eat it as well. The fish had a light, crispy coating and was really tasty and the chips were really crispy. I would definitely eat there again.
Recommended By: @SophiesWorld42 On: 2013-07-25

The Pillars Tea Room
Keswick, Cumbria View On Map
I was looking for somewhere to have lunch in Keswick and decided to try The Pillars Tea Room as their board outside advertised a Gluten Free Menu. They offered Gluten Free sandwiches, toasted sandwiches, jacket potatoes and scones. I had a cheese and tomato toasted sandwich and it was delicious.
Recommended By: @SophiesWorld42 On: 2013-07-25

The Baguette Box
Bicester, Oxfordshire View On Map
Called in on the off chance that they may serve GF food. The place is run by a lady called Sonia who could not have been more helpful. She was able to offer GF rolls with a range of GF fillings, and GF cookies. Very helpful lady, very attentive staff, please visit if you have the misfortune to go to Bicester Village - there's more to the town than just a designer outlet centre.
Recommended By: Dan L On: 2013-07-16

Art Café
Oxford, Oxfordshire View On Map
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!
Recommended By: @sydgfadventures / glutenfreezones.com On: 2013-06-15

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Out of chance I stumbled across abokado the other day. I was looking for a small (cheap) snack to last me until I got home from my morning of sightseeing and so thought I'd go in and check the place out. Well imagine my surprise when I realised that items that were gluten free were labelled with 'gf' and at least 50% of the products were labelled so! Even better were the prices, Shwrap's (basically a sushi roll) were £1.49-£1.68 and you could get a meal (e.g. rice paper rolls with edamame salad) for about £5. Whilst it wasn't as good as getting fresh sushi it definitely satisfied me and at those prices I will be back.
Recommended By: @sydgfadventures / glutenfreezones.com On: 2013-06-15

Black Horse Pub
Amberley, Gloucestershire View On Map
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!
Recommended By: Sarah On: 2013-06-14

Grill On The Square
Leicester Square, London View On Map
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!
Recommended By: @theGutGazette / thegutgazette.com On: 2013-06-12

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Had a wonderful curry here tonight. The menu made it very clear what was Gluten Free and what wasn't and the staff were really accommodating to my dietary needs. The food was delicious, very tasty and there was lots of choice for the gluten free - would highly recommend it!
Recommended By: Mrs @TravGlutenFree On: 2013-06-10

Coast to Coast
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Loads of my friends have been raving about Coast to Coast and when it comes to food, I'm always more than happy to take recommendations. Especially where steak is concerned. Coast to Coast are a UK chain of American-style restaurants, and the Brighton branch is located on the boardwalk at Brighton Marina. Last week, I went along with a group of friends for dinner to see what gluten-free dining options they had on offer. The allergy information is easy to locate and download from their website - I saved it to my phone as a PDF ready to reference when I got there. They make a point of asking you to tell your server whether you have any allergies or intolerances when you arrive, so I mentioned to the waitress right away that I couldn't eat gluten and she said that was no problem at all.

Armed with my allergy info I went in for a full-on meat-fest right from the start. I chose the slow-baked ribs as my appetiser, a half portion of BBQ sauce-slathered ribs served with homemade coleslaw. For the main I ordered the 8oz Casterbridge steak, described as "the best steak we do" served with fresh rocket, tomatoes on the vine, homemade slaw and sweet potato chips. The ribs were absolutely to die for. The meat fell right off the bone and the BBQ sauce was fruity and sticky and I licked every last little bit off my fingers. Classy. Then the steak came out. Wow. I've never had a cut of rump that's as lean, thick, juicy, and melt-in-the-mouth as this was. What's more, I asked for it rare and it came out absolutely perfect. Top marks for that. The sweet potato chips were crunchy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside - they had a gorgeous flavour and made a really nice change to the usual skinny potato fries you tend to get with a steak.

I was hugely impressed with Coast to Coast. For a chain restaurant the atmosphere was great, the service was fantastic and I'd go as far as to say that my food was faultless. I cannot wait for my next visit - I've got to get another fix of that steak soon.
Recommended By: @GFDining / gfdining.co.uk On: 2013-06-10

Brighton, East Sussex View On Map
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.
Recommended By: @GFDining / gfdining.co.uk On: 2013-06-10

Sabai Thai
Brighton, East Sussex View On Map
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.
Recommended By: @GFDining / gfdining.co.uk On: 2013-06-10

Fremington Quay Cafe
Fremington, Devon View On Map
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.
Recommended By: @GFBlogger / theglutenfreeblogger.com On: 2013-06-09

Pizza Express
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It's been a while but Pizza Express have this week given me an excuse to write about (and of course eat!) gluten free pizza once more. Pizza Express have been working closely with Coeliac UK for a number of years to get this right, and have managed to get NGCI accreditation for their efforts. Feedback from the launch event was that they were taking cross contamination extremely seriously, to the extent that Pizza Express have switched from wheat flour to gluten free flour to stretch out the dough for the regular pizzas. This obviously drastically reduces any cross contamination risk and is an extremely impressive measure that they have taken.

The menu was clearly labelled with an NGCI symbol next to the gluten free choices. I thought the menu was less clear though when it came to the pizza section. It clearly stated a GF base was available and that most toppings were gluten free, though I had to query which ones I couldn't have. With regards cross contamination, Coeliac UK had this to say about Pizza Express in this month's eXG email "They have been stringent in their approach to safety, introducing a rigorous training programme for team members, new equipment and even gluten-free flour in their restaurants, which will be used to stretch their regular bases."

I'd phoned in advance to ensure that the gluten free bases were available, and the staff member I spoke to was fully aware of the new menu options and keen to tell me that they also offered gluten free brownie now. When we arrived at the restaurant I was also pleased to see they had made a note that I needed to eat gluten free next to the booking. Upon being seated the first thing I noticed was the gluten free brownie being advertised loud and clear, it gave a clear impression Pizza Express were proud of the changes and were not hiding it away in small print as I have seen others do. First order of business was of course to get my hands on a gluten free beer! Hats off to Pizza Express for providing this option, and it is good to see this attention to detail. The beer itself was a pilsner from Greens, which was light and refreshing. It is the first time I have seen the option of a gluten free beer with a meal in Plymouth so a big thumbs up. I have to admit though I think I am a fully converted cider drinker now! It was great to have the option though, and a nice novelty to have a beer.

On to the main event, and the pizza. Nearly all the toppings are gluten free, the exceptions being meatballs, spicy beef and Gruyere and parmesan sauce. I went for the American Hot with jalapeno peppers. I was not disappointed. The base itself was thin and crispy. The taste and texture of the base were good and I was very pleased with my topping choices, full of flavour and a nice spicy kick from the peppers. Overall very impressed.

Whilst ordering I was made to feel very normal, like gluten free was no problem at all, and this is always a good experience. The staff seemed genuinely interested in my thoughts and enquired a couple of times on my opinion of the food. I was happy to report that I was thoroughly impressed with the whole meal and I would definitely go back for another go.
Recommended By: @kgollop / gfreebythesea.me On: 2013-05-29

Las Iguanas
, Chain View On Map
I was keen to get out for a meal for Gut Feeling week, and I've also been keen to try out Las Iguanas since it opened in Royal William Yard in Plymouth recently. So when my wife mentioned her friend had invited us to Las Iguanas for her birthday meal I was more than a little excited! I have always been a fan of Mexican so was keen to try out the "authentic South American food, made with passion, love and lots of Latin magic."

The good news is that they offer a separate gluten free menu. I had previously visited one of the Bristol branches and whilst the menus were clearly labelled with the gluten free options, I'd never been offered the separate menu before, so I wasn't sure if it existed other than on-line. However, when we arrived we mentioned to the waitress that we needed to eat gluten free we were immediately presented with the GF menu.

On this occasion I decided to go straight for the main, and I had been eyeing up a certain dish all week. The Feijoada de Puerco is apparently the proud national dish of Brazil. I have to say my dish was absolutely amazing. So much flavour and I loved every mouthful, I'd definitely have it again. The dishes were always confirmed as gluten free as they were served without us needing to ask and that gave a level of confidence. I am happy to say I suffered no reaction either. Unfortunately anything fried was not on the gluten free menu which meant salad instead of chips with some of the dishes. One disappointment was that the tortilla chips were not GF so there were no chips and dips to nibble on at the beginning of the meal. They appeared to be made on-site so presumably this was a cross contamination issue in the way they were prepared.
Recommended By: @kgollop / gfreebythesea.me On: 2013-05-29