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Stein's Fish & ChipsPadstow, Cornwall View On Map
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.
Recommended By: @GlutenFreeMrsD / glutenfreemrsd.com On: 2013-01-13
The Dolphin House Brazzerie
Plymouth, Devon View On Map
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.
Recommended By: @kgollop / gfreebythesea.me On: 2013-01-12
, Chain View On Map
Since going gluten-free, the thing I've missed most is proper pizza. I've tried to create my own gluten-free pizzas with varying degrees of success, and the supermarket-bought bases do the job but tend to be a little on the dry side - and tiny. What I really wanted was to go to a nice Italian restaurant, have a chilled glass of white wine and a decent, plate-sized, gluten-free pizza that's exactly the same as everyone else's "normal" pizzas.
Italian restaurants tend to have plenty on offer that's gluten/wheat-free anyway - risottos, meat dishes, salads - so I popped into Prezzo for lunch while out shopping recently. I opened up the menu ready to check out the risottos and let out an actual squeal of delight - ANY of their classic pizzas can be ordered with a GF base! No extra cost, no exceptions on toppings. After deliberating excitedly I went for the Quattro Stagioni (pepperoni sausage, prosciutto ham, artichoke, field mushrooms, capers, marinated olives, mozzarella, tomato) and it was delicious. You could tell from the taste that the base was gluten-free, but it was thin and not "cakey" like it becomes when I make it myself. My only complaint was that there could have been a little more mozzarella. But then, I'm a massive cheese fiend.
Recommended By: @Alice_Reeves / alicereeves.co.uk
Instow, Devon View On Map
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!
Recommended By: @GFBlogger / theglutenfreeblogger.com On: 2013-01-12
Pizza da Vinci
Battersea, London View On Map
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?
Recommended By: @itsgottobegf / itsgottobeglutenfree.wordpress.com On: 2013-01-12
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We were excited to recently hear that Domino's pizza are now offering gluten free options. So one night in the build up to Christmas and after a long day at work we decided to try it out. Currently you can only order a small pizza (not ideal for a tall man!) but you can have for any of their pizzas, just go to options and choose the GF crust. About half an hour later there was a knock on the door, a strange feeling to have a pizza delivery man there! The pizza was delicious although it went all too quickly. As it was delivered then I can't be sure on how well they deal with cross contamination but we have ordered a couple of times since and never had any issues. It is lovely being able to get a take out at the same price as a non-coeliac, would just be even better if we could get a larger size!
Recommended By: @TravGlutenFree On: 2013-01-12
Port & Starboard
St Columb, Cornwall View On Map
The best gluten free fish and chips I have ever tasted bar none!!
Recommended By: John On: 2013-01-12
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ASK Italian recently launched a gluten free pizza base across their restaurants and it was only right that I booked myself a table one night and tried it out. I've eaten at this restaurant numerous times, both pre and post coeliac diagnosis and I've only ever had good dining experiences there. The food is always wonderful and the staff friendly, helpful, and confidently knowledgeable about gluten free food. First off I was pleasantly surprised to see that gluten free dishes were now indicated on their menu with small GF icons.
There were a couple of gluten free starter options available but I was really craving rustic chips. They came with a more than ample pot of garlic mayonnaise which was really tasty. I was already pretty full by the time my Stromboli pizza was delivered! It came out on a quaint pizza dish with it's own cutter as well as the standard cutlery. At first glance it looked as good as the 'regular' pizza which my brother ordered. The base was really lovely and thin whilst still being nice and crispy around the edges. The quantity of topping was very generous in my opinion and I have to admit, I could not eat all of it, which was a shame as it was really good. I did try my best! I think this is currently my favourite gluten free pizza on the market. I like the bases to be thin and crispy at the edge and for the pizza not to be dripping in oil.
This is a definite recommendation for other coeliacs out there. Out of all the chains of restaurants in the UK I believe ASK is up there at the top end as one of the best when it comes to options, gluten free / coeliac awareness and understanding.
Recommended By: littlemissedgluten.wordpress.com On: 2013-01-06
Norwich, Norfolk View On Map
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.
Recommended By: @hungryboyfriend / hungryboyfriend.blogspot.com On: 2013-01-06
Barnstaple, Devon View On Map
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!!
Recommended By: @GFBlogger / theglutenfreeblogger.com On: 2013-01-06
Notting Hill, London View On Map
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.
Recommended By: @anaturalstate On: 2013-01-06
Twyford, Hampshire View On Map
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"
Recommended By: Tony On: 2012-11-27
The Ship Inn
Downham Market, Norfolk View On Map
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.
Recommended By: Nigel Ing On: 2012-11-27
Bishopston, Bristol View On Map
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.
Recommended By: @putting_gott / hamandeggerfiles.blogspot.com On: 2012-11-22
Cheddar, Somerset View On Map
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.
Recommended By: @putting_gott / hamandeggerfiles.blogspot.com On: 2012-11-22
The Mask of Venice
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset View On Map
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.
Recommended By: @putting_gott / hamandeggerfiles.blogspot.com On: 2012-11-22
Terra Nova Bistro
Lostwithiel, Cornwall View On Map
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.
Recommended By: Kate On: 2012-11-18
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire View On Map
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.
Recommended By: Rebecca Mayes On: 2012-11-11
Fish and Chips @ Weston Grove
Chester, Cheshire View On Map
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 :)
Recommended By: Fiona Bailiff On: 2012-11-11
The Royal Hotel
Ventor, Isle Of Wight View On Map
I'd called the Royal Hotel in advance to talk to them about catering gluten free. They must have made a note of this on our reservation because once the bread was brought for the rest of the table, I was asked if I'd like some gluten free bread. Yes, please! For my starter I chose the tian of avocado with Ventnor bay crab. I thoroughly enjoyed the light and refreshing flavours of this dish. However, the best was yet to come. I chose the pan fried sea bass, with fennel and a citrus quinoa. The zingy citrus quinoa served with the sea bass was the perfect choice for a summer lunchtime sitting outside in the beautiful gardens. What I particularly liked about this dish was that it got me excited about cooking an ingredient in a way I'd not thought about before. Even just looking at the photo now I recall how fresh and summery this tasted.
Recommended By: @GlutenFreeMrsD / glutenfreemrsd.com On: 2012-10-06