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Serenity CafeMarple, Cheshire View On Map
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!Recommended By: @mrsgreeny / mrsgreeny.wordpress.com On: 2013-02-07
Portland Street, Manchester View On Map
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!
Recommended By: @SineadFoy / portaltothepages.wordpress.com On: 2013-02-07
St Neots, Cambridgeshire View On Map
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.
Recommended By: Bex On: 2013-02-07
Bird In Hand
Knowl Hill, Berkshire View On Map
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!
Recommended By: @berksallergysho On: 2013-01-24
The Little Fryer
Southampton, Hampshire View On Map
Does gluten free fish and chips
Recommended By: theeney1 On: 2013-01-17
Haywards Heath, West Sussex View On Map
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.
Recommended By: Emma Mihill On: 2013-01-17
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I'd rung ahead to make sure the restaurant we were visiting had the gluten free bases. I had previously read that the salad bar was a bit of a cross contamination risk, so we avoided that and headed straight for the pizza. Like we were there for the salad anyway!
We were told all toppings were gluten free, but being the sceptic that I am I also asked to see the allergy list so we could check our order. We both chose the Americano, which consisted off chicken, bacon, sweetcorn and BBQ sauce. Could you really ask for a better combination! The pizza was a nine inch square pizza. It looked kind of small when it arrived, but I have to say it was very filling and I was very full by the time I finished. The pizza itself is square to make it stand out, and gives you confidence that you've actually been given the correct pizza. The gluten free pizzas are baked on their own square trays to minimise cross contamination risks, and a clean pizza cutter is delivered with your un-sliced pizza again to cut out another risk from the kitchen. The base itself was very nice. It wasn't very crispy if this is how you like it, but this suited me. The balance between topping and base was spot on and we both really enjoyed the pizza. I remember Pizza Hut being very greasy when I used to be able to eat there, but there was no hint of grease on this pizza at all.
The staff seemed very keen to help and I have seen this mentioned a few times by other people. There seemed to be genuine interest on what we thought of the pizza, and they were keen to tell us about good feedback they'd received from other customers about it. There seemed to be some genuine interest/excitement from the staff about the new option. They were happy to take us through the allergy list, and I even troubled them to show us the dessert options even though we'd already told them we weren't having any. Pretty slim pickings in that respect.
I would definitely go back for another go, and it is great to have another readily available option when out and about.
Recommended By: @kgollop / gfreebythesea.me On: 2013-01-17
Plymouth, Devon View On Map
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.
Recommended By: @kgollop / gfreebythesea.me On: 2013-01-13
Stein's Fish & Chips
Padstow, 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
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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