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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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Covent Garden, London View On Map
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!
Recommended By: @hungryboyfriend / hungryboyfriend.blogspot.com On: 2012-02-01

, Chain View On Map
I visited Chiquito for an impromptu dinner with a friend at the O2 . It is a Mexican food chain and luckily there are a number of items that are gluten-free on the menu. I had the chilli beef enchiladas with rice and they were quite tasty. The evening we were there the restaurant was quite busy as there was a show on at the O2. I would return to this chain of restaurants.
Recommended By: @glutenfree_city / glutenfreeinthecity.co.uk On: 2011-01-25

Gauthier Soho
Soho, London View On Map
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!
Recommended By: @glutenfree_city / glutenfreeinthecity.co.uk On: 2012-01-25

Colmans Fish & Chip Shop
South Shields, Tyne and Wear View On Map
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.
Recommended By: @putting_gott / hamandeggerfiles.blogspot.com On: 2012-01-24

Ebury Wine Bar and Restaurant
Westminster/Belgravia, London View On Map
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.
Recommended By: @putting_gott / hamandeggerfiles.blogspot.com On: 2012-01-24

Galvin La Chapelle
Nr Liverpool Street, London View On Map
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.
Recommended By: @glutenfree_city / glutenfreeinthecity.co.uk On: 2012-01-18

Off The Wall
Nr Liverpool Street, London View On Map
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!
Recommended By: @glutenfree_city / glutenfreeinthecity.co.uk On: 2012-01-18

The Saye & Sele Arms
Broughton, Oxfordshire View On Map
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.
Recommended By: @putting_gott / hamandeggerfiles.blogspot.com On: 2012-01-17

The Sharnbrook Hotel & VesuviO Restaurant
Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire View On Map
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.
Recommended By: @putting_gott / hamandeggerfiles.blogspot.com On: 2012-01-17

El Piano
York, Yorkshire View On Map
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.
Recommended By: @hungryboyfriend / hungryboyfriend.blogspot.com On: 2012-01-06

Bournemouth, Dorset View On Map
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
Recommended By: @FlyMe2VSpoon / hungryglutenfreevegetarian.wordpress.com On: 2012-01-04

The Edge
Bournemouth, Dorset View On Map
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
Recommended By: @FlyMe2VSpoon / hungryglutenfreevegetarian.wordpress.com On: 2012-01-04

Guildhall Tavern Restaurant
Poole, Dorset View On Map
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
Recommended By: @FlyMe2VSpoon / hungryglutenfreevegetarian.wordpress.com On: 2012-01-04

, Chain View On Map
When I worked for a few months in Canary Wharf, I went to Leon sometimes for lunch to pick up a gluten free salad. That branch was always crazy busy and there were never any seats free so I didn't have the chance to eat in the restaurant. I always kind of wished I could eat in though, so one day when I was having a cultural afteroon at the Tate Modern I decided to nip to the Leon branch tucked behind the gallery on Bankside for lunch.

I was impressed with the menu boards over the counter which clearly displayed the allergy information for each menu option. The menu itself contained many gluten free options for lunch. There was also a separate kids menu. On the counter in front of me were a number of sweet treats including a brownie and pecan pie which were labelled gluten free. These were not individually wrapped so you might want to check if they have wrapped versions of these if you are concerned about cross contamination.

The only downside for me was that I couldn't actually see what any of the dishes looked like before choosing. You order from the Leon menu over the counter, pay and then your food arrives. Being a bit of a 'visual' person this proved a bit difficult for me. Undeterred, I chose the BBQ Chicken. I rarely find BBQ sauce which is gluten free and it was for this reason I chose the dish. The Leon website is really informative and lists every item contained in each dish. Check out the BBQ Chicken, for example.

So how did it taste? All of the dish's ingredients tasted fresh and flavoursome. The BBQ sauce was deliciously smoky. I was really happy to find a little smattering of gherkins. How tastes change, eh? I can remember picking gherkins out of burgers as a kid but now I love them! I chose the BBQ Chicken as part of a Leon meal deal which included a fresh lemonade and a side of corn off the cob.

When I got home I spent some time reading Leon's excellent website. I was particularly interested and impressed with the information on the Sustainability page.
Recommended By: @GlutenFreeMrsD / glutenfreemrsd.com On: 2011-12-30

, East Anglia View On Map
Proctor's Deli in Ipswich Town Centre sell a number of Gluten Free items and has a wide-range of great Gluten Free sausages. They are all on display in separate bowls, with separate scissors used to cut them etc. We picked out some Merguez, Chorizo, Chicken & Mushroom and Bratwurst Sausages. All were very tasty.
Recommended By: @putting_gott / hamandeggerfiles.blogspot.com On: 2011-12-20

Oaks Tea Room
Felixstowe, Suffolk View On Map
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.
Recommended By: @putting_gott / hamandeggerfiles.blogspot.com On: 2011-12-20

Grove Guest House
Ipswich, Suffolk View On Map
On a return visit to Ipswich we once again stayed at the Grove Guest House. It offers great rooms, parking, is a short walk into the town centre and best of all caters for Coeliacs. The rooms have fridges which are very well stocked with fruit juices, milk, cheese, butter, spreads etc. and if you notify them in advance they will make sure there are Gluten Free products available. This includes bread, cake bars/muesli bars and cereal. The owners really do make great efforts to make you feel at home. It's one of the most comfortable, friendly and hospitable guest houses we've stayed in. When we visit Ipswich we wouldn't stay anywhere else now.
Recommended By: @putting_gott / hamandeggerfiles.blogspot.com On: 2011-12-20

Cox's of Letchworth
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire View On Map
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.
Recommended By: @putting_gott / hamandeggerfiles.blogspot.com On: 2011-12-20

, Manchester View On Map
While visiting Manchester we had a wander around the Christmas Markets. On the Clowbeck's stall we spotted that some of the dishes were Gluten Free, including a Gluten Free Cumberland Sausage. Unfortunately the invention known as "Mr Holden's Manchester Egg" was not Gluten Free, but sounds intriguing and I may have to try to make one myself using Gluten Free Black Pudding!
Recommended By: @putting_gott / hamandeggerfiles.blogspot.com On: 2011-12-15

Findlays of Portobello
, Edinburgh View On Map
Findlays Butchers in Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland offer wide-range of Gluten Free products that are also available to order online. I ordered a Gluten Free Haggis (yet to try it) and two Gluten Free Black Puddings (one down, one to go). The Black Puddings are very tasty and although they contain Oatmeal Findlays have made sure that the ingredients going into their products are uncontaminated and as safe for Coeliacs as possible. We also ordered a Bone-In Beef Rib Roast and this piece of meat was one of the best we have ever tasted. Findlays have a wide-range of Gluten Free specialist products and plenty of other meats to choose from too. It's easy to order and they have good packaging and delivery. I would use again.
Recommended By: @putting_gott / hamandeggerfiles.blogspot.com On: 2011-12-15