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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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The Plan Café
City Centre, Cardiff View On Map
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.
Recommended By: Elyn Aviva On: 2011-10-06

Llys Meddyg
Newport, Pembrokeshire View On Map
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.
Recommended By: Elyn Aviva On: 2011-10-06

The Beachcroft Hotel
Felpham, near Bognor Regis, Hampshire View On Map
The restaurant at the Beachcroft Hotel (a Best Western) in Felpham, next to Bognor Regis, offers a good range of very tasty Gluten free food. I had Garlic Chicken to start, followed by the Lamb Cutles for a main course. They also had Gluten Free bread available, which is always a nice touch. Unfortunately they didn't have any Gluten Free desserts on offer. Good prices, great serivce and good food.
Recommended By: @putting_gott / hamandeggerfiles.blogspot.com On: 2011-10-06

Portsmouth, Hampshire View On Map
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.
Recommended By: @putting_gott / hamandeggerfiles.blogspot.com On: 2011-10-06

The White Horse Pub
Southsea, Hampshire View On Map
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.
Recommended By: @putting_gott / hamandeggerfiles.blogspot.com On: 2011-10-06

The Cherry Tree
Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne View On Map
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.
Recommended By: @TravGlutenFree On: 2011-10-03

Soho, London View On Map
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.
Recommended By: @gffoodie / glutenfreefoodie.co.uk On: 2011-10-02

The Compass Bar
Leith, Edinburgh View On Map
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.
Recommended By: gfree-ed.blogspot.com On: 2011-10-02

Chancellors Restaurant at The Gonville Hotel
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire View On Map
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.
Recommended By: @putting_gott / hamandeggerfiles.blogspot.com On: 2011-09-25

Otto Cafe Regent
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire View On Map
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.
Recommended By: @putting_gott / hamandeggerfiles.blogspot.com On: 2011-09-25

1066 Cake Stand
Hastings, East Sussex View On Map
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.
Recommended By: @putting_gott / hamandeggerfiles.blogspot.com On: 2011-09-17

Mezze at the Green Dragon
Downend, Bristol View On Map
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).
Recommended By: gluten-freedairy-freemamauk.blogspot.com On: 2011-09-16

Harbour Side, Bristol View On Map
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.
Recommended By: gluten-freedairy-freemamauk.blogspot.com On: 2011-09-16

Thali Cafe
4 Locations, Bristol View On Map
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.
Recommended By: gluten-freedairy-freemamauk.blogspot.com On: 2011-09-16

Pizza Provencale
Clifton, Bristol View On Map
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.
Recommended By: gluten-freedairy-freemamauk.blogspot.com On: 2011-09-16

Cafe Rouge
, Chain View On Map
Ask for GF menu. They do salads, steaks, and lovely french fries that are suitable.
Recommended By: gluten-freedairy-freemamauk.blogspot.com On: 2011-09-15

Las Iguanas
, Chain View On Map
Have GF food labelled on their menu. Limited choice of carbs as their potato dishes and fries are not GF, but the peri chicken is tasty and the Quinoa, orange and beetroot salad sounds nice.
Recommended By: gluten-freedairy-freemamauk.blogspot.com On: 2011-09-15

Skegness, Lincolnshire View On Map
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.
Recommended By: @CanalViewBnB / Website On: 2011-08-30

Best Western Kings Manor Hotel
City East, Edinburgh View On Map
We booked into the Kings Manor Hotel as they could offer Gluten Free food in their restaurant. We checked in quite late and while we were doing so the manager mentioned that the restaurant also had Gluten Free rolls that we could request with our meal. A nice touch. An even nicer touch was found when we got to our room, as a box of Gluten Free Chocolate Biscuits were waiting for me, along with a letter explaining that the restaurant could offer Gluten Free items, what they were, and also the items available at breakfast. It was very pleasing indeed to see the effort the Kings Manor went to make our stay there comfortable. We had two meals in Lauders Restaurant at the Kings Manor Hotel. The menu has a 'c' next to any dishes which are 'Coeliac Friendly'. As I am always as careful as can be when taking the risk of dining out I asked a few questions, stated clearly I was a Coeliac and checked the items listed. On the first night of our stay I had the KMH BBQ Ribs to start, followed by a huge Rib Eye Steak. I chose the Mash Option as it was marked GF on the sides option. The 'c' marked menu says the Steak would be served with fries, but on the sides menu fries were not marked as 'c'. After the big meal I was too stuffed to get a dessert too. On our second visit I again had the BBQ Ribs, which were once again excellent. I then opted for the Coq au Vin which was marked as 'c' on the menu, but the waiter came back after taking the order to inform me that he had checked and the gravy/sauce had flour in it. I changed my order to the baked cod, and chose mashed potatoes to accompany it. Once again the meal was very tasty. This time I was able to fit in a dessert and chose the Creme brule. This was not marked with a 'c' but I guessed that was because it was served with handmade cookies. I checked with the waiter and the kitchen confirmed the Creme brule was Gluten Free and that they could serve it with Gluten Free biscuits instead. A very tasty dessert indeed and very filling, especially with the biscuit! Perhaps the restaurant could rework the menu to make it simpler for Coeliacs to order, often a separate Gluten Free menu works very well. A few GF options clearly listed and done well is better than lots of options listed unclearly and done less well. All in all our stay at the Kings Manor Hotel was very pleasant. It's only 7 minutes by train to Waverly Station in Edinburgh City Centre, plus it's just a twenty minute or so walk to 'Edinburgh's seaside' of Portobello & Joppa and a little further on to Musselburgh. The hotel also has a very good Leisure facility with a Pool, Sauna, Steam Room and Gym.
Recommended By: @putting_gott / hamandeggerfiles.blogspot.com On: 2011-08-25

La Fontana Ristorante Italiano
New town, Edinburgh View On Map
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.
Recommended By: @putting_gott / hamandeggerfiles.blogspot.com On: 2011-08-25