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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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Aldi
, Nationwide View On Map
We've found Aldi supermarkets to be a stockist of loads of Gluten Free products. The great thing is that their ranges are so clearly marked as to what is 'Gluten Free' and also highlights other allergens. It makes it so easy to do a shop there, and very easy to spend on some tasty food and drink. If only other supermarkets cared enough about Coeliacs (and other groups with allergies/intolerances). But well done to Aldi for taking the step forward and offering a brilliant shopping experience for those on a Gluten Free diet. It's much appreciated.
Recommended By: @putting_gott / hamandeggerfiles.blogspot.com On: 2011-03-14

Plas Mawr
Machynlleth, Powys View On Map
When we decided to travel to West Wales and explore Aberystwyth, we quickly settled on Plas Mawr as a place to stay as it's location (whilst a few miles out of town) looked to be ideal. Once booked we were quickly in touch with Tina (the owner) to ensure that she could cater for a Gluten Free diet. She was very friendly and when she was unable to get hold of Gluten Free sausages, asked if we could bring our own whilst she would still provide other GF items.

On arrival we were met and shown to our lovely, spacious room. We arranged what time we wanted breakfast and the following morning headed down. They had managed to source a gluten free muesli that we had never seen in any stores near us and thanks to the good range of options, a heart breakfast was had. At the end of the holiday she was more than willing to let us take the cereal with us.

B&B's can sometimes be a bit hit or miss but we would definitely suggest Plas Mawr.
Recommended By: @TravGlutenFree On: 2011-03-14


Black Lion
Machynlleth, Powys View On Map
We were staying in a nearby B&B and were flicking through the information pack when we saw the menu for the Black Lion. We were immmediately drawn to it as throughout, all Gluten Free meals were made obvious.

We headed straight down there and on arrival we found a very pleasant pub with just one other couple there. We had read that we should try to book in adavance but chanced our arm and there was a table for us. However, by the time that we left then the pub was almost full, always a good sign!

Often when eating in a pub then options can be limited but at the Black Lion there were actually too many!!! Eventually we settled on a steak and duck in plum sauce, both of which were delicious meals. If staying in nearby Machynlleth or Aberystwyth I would really go out of your way to visit the Black Lion.
Recommended By: @TravGlutenFree On: 2011-03-11


London Bridge Hotel
London Bridge, London View On Map
This hotel is a nice business hotel in the centre of London. The rooms are modern, free WIFI and gym. When I explained that I would like to have a gluten-free breakfast, the front desk made sure that my needs were fulfilled. In fact, the breakfast was so good and abundant, I got up earlier, just to be able to enjoy the full experience!
Recommended By: Fre-79 On: 2011-03-08


Sainsbury's
, Nationwide View On Map
Sainsbury's are the second largest grocery retailer in the UK and in my opinion, the best of the larger supermarkets for Gluten Free choice. Whilst others are starting to ctach up, Sainbury's have generally led the way with a wider selection of foods in their Gluten Free range. In total there are over 850 stores across the country so you generally won't be too far from one and if you have the choice I would recomend heading their to stock up.
Recommended By: @TravGlutenFree On: 2011-03-07


Tesco
, Nationwide View On Map
Tesco is the largest grocery retailer in the UK with over 30% of the market. As such it is never too hard to find a store near to where you will be. Given their size they don't have the greatest selection of Gluten free goods but the range is improving and you can even get fresh bread in some stores now. If staying in the UK then Tesco will be a good starting point as should have the essentials although you may want to go elsewhere for a greater choice.
Recommended By: @TravGlutenFree On: 2011-03-06


Zizzi
, Chain View On Map
Zizzi's were always quite good at providing gluten free information on their menu's but we were pleasantly surprised to find that they now offer Dove's Gluten Free pasta. Couple this with risooto's etc. then there are plenty of choices!
Recommended By: @TravGlutenFree On: 2011-03-05


Cassons Restaurant
Chichester, West Sussex View On Map
We think it's worth the half hour drive from our home to eat at Cassons, as the food, welcome, and atmosphere are outstandingly good. I hadn't realised that Viv, the great talent in the kitchen, had previously cooked to Michelin standards, but on reflection, I'm not at all surprised. Presentation, menu design and balance, but more importantly, quality of ingredients are all of the highest standards. The owners are passionately interested in what they offer and our recent choice of suckling pig cooked three ways was so magnificent that on subsequent visits we asked for it again. The roast beef served for the Sunday lunch - what a deal for the quality - was exquisitely tender and tasty roast fillet, perfectly aged and beautifully cooked. I don't know how they do it for the price.

Today was no exception, and we could tell from other tables that we were not alone in our appreciation. The wine list is excellent and there are half bottles, good house wines by the glass, which is very good for us at lunch and driving. Cassons has great individuality, and a personal touch, which we like very much. Their gluten free bread, the excellent sweets, we can't fault them. We were recently disappointed elsewhere and are so relieved to find Cassons always reliable. If on a budget, I would rather come here once than have two inferior meals elsewhere. As I come from a catering background, I am hard to please. And no relation to the owners!!
Recommended By: chrismorley.org On: 2011-03-01


The Mad Hatters
Launceston, Cornwall View On Map
In the weeks before our trip to Cornwall I spent a lot of time searching the internet for gluten free Cornish pasties. I even sent out a couple of requests on Twitter but to no avail. Eventually I happened upon the website for The Mad Hatters tea shop in Launceston.

We entered the very friendly tea shop which was filled with tea pots of every possibly type imaginable. The place was packed and lucky for us the only available table was in the window.

After a long drive (and the prospect of another 2 hours to go), opening the menu to see such a long list of gluten free options made me very happy! Of course, I went for a gluten free Cornish pasty. It came served with either baked beans or salad. I went for baked beans - they were Heinz and gluten free. How did it taste? Delicious and definitely worth driving 3 hours for! The gluten free pastry was very flavoursome and had herbs (maybe rosemary?) in it. The pasty filling was the traditional beef, potato, swede and onion combo.

The other thing I found really interesting about The Mad Hatters was the other patrons in the tea shop. Many people think eating gluten free is a lifestyle choice, and not a medical requirement or a necessity for a healthy life. A number of the other clients in the tea shop were in the more mature age range and I could hear at least one person on each table ordering a gluten free item. I'm fairly certain for my fellow diners, the need to eat gluten free was not a lifestyle choice. I'm amazed that gluten free pasties weren't more easily available in Cornwall. Based on how busy The Mad Hatters tea shop was, there is clearly a demand.

Launceston is located just off the main A30 going straight into Cornwall. If you're travelling down to Cornwall for a holiday, it really is an easy stop off. Why waste your time in motorway service stations when you can visit somewhere as fabulous as this? If you're en route to a self catering holiday cottage The Mad Hatters can also provide gluten free items to stock up on for your holiday to either freeze or eat straight away. Just pre order and then stop off to collect! No need to miss out on a Cornish pasty or scone just because you can't eat gluten.
Recommended By: @GlutenFreeMrsD / glutenfreemrsd.com On: 2011-02-27


Dolls House Restaurant
St Andrews, Fife View On Map
Just had a lovely meal at the Doll's House. Good service and delicious food. I've had great meals here before, but this was my first meal here since discovering that I'm wheat allergic. The waiter was very efficient at checking with the chefs and last night all the starters and mains were wheat free! Superb! Apparently they usually try to have at least two wheat free mains and starters. I will be back!
Recommended By: Lou_the_bass On: 2011-02-18


Gourmet Burger Kitchen
, Chain View On Map
I had a fantastic meal at the GBK at Cabot Circus in Bristol on Saturday night. The member of staff I spoke to there was brilliant and very knowledgeable. She made sure that my food was cooked and prepared to minimise the risk of cross-contamination. It was excellent to be able to have a main meal and a side order (the Grilled Halloumi Bites were very tasty).

The meal out was hassle-free - a big change to many experiences of eating out as a Coeliac - and added to the enjoyment of a great weekend away in Bristol :-)

I recommend GBK not just to Coeliacs - but to 'normal' people too ;-) I hope I am able to eat at other branches of both in the future too. We have conformed that all GBK can cater for Gluten Free.
Recommended By: @putting_gott / hamandeggerfiles.blogspot.com On: 2011-02-15


Luna and Simone Hotel
Pimlico, London View On Map
Just had a second, two day stay here - I love this hotel and everything about it. It is great value for money in a lovely area of London. An English cooked breakfast is included in room price, they were also able to provide me with gluten free cereal and bread on request which was a big plus.

The rooms are small - but you would expect this at the price - and they are very clean and cosy with modern bathrooms and comfortable beds, as well as tea/coffee making facility and flat screen TV in the room. This is a family run hotel and it shows, as nothing is too much trouble for the owners, Peter and his brother, who are always extremely friendly and helpful.

Pimlico is a great area in which to stay - quiet and attractive, yet within easy walking distance of Westminster and the South Bank - alternatively a bus stops right outside the hotel, and Pimlico and Victoria tube stations are five to ten minutes walk away, as well as Victoria main line station and Bus Station.

All in all another very lovely stay and would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.
Recommended By: AnnaOxford On: 2011-02-13


The Soho Hotel
Soho, London View On Map
We all know how difficult travelling gluten free can be. When you find a hotel that can cater for you it can make all of the difference to your experience. Imagine being able to go downstairs at breakfast to find a big buffet of GF muffins and cakes, gluten free muesli on the menu, and fresh GF toast to spread butter and jam on. Or perhaps even calling room service at 1am for the Club sandwich you were craving?

Well, all these gluten free fantasies and more await you at The Soho Hotel.

I've been to the funky and glamourous five star Soho Hotel a dozen or so times since it's opening in 2004, mainly to the screening rooms downstairs or to perch at the bar when I fancied a decadent and delicious late night cocktail.

I was totally unaware of of all of their gluten free offerings. Upon a friend mentioning to me gluten free items at breakfast I booked myself in to investigate further. It was a gluten free treasure trove. Once I started asking questions the excellent staff explained the wealth of products on offer; from GF pasta at lunch to three different (and delicious) types of gluten free bread from artisan baker Droppa and Droppa. Sundried tomato and basil bread anyone?

The executive chef Robin Read is incredibly knowledgeable about the gluten free diet. They've made it their mission to cater for all kinds of different diets - whether you are a gluten free vegan or lactose intolerant and on the atkin's diet - it's no problem. A lot of energy goes into training the staff. They understand that being gluten free doesn't mean that you are carb-free or any of the other diets that other staff often get confused by (how many times have you had an earnest waiter tell you they can serve you something without the potatoes? No no, I can have those! What does a lady have to to for some carbohydrates around here?) The staff clarity is fantastic and you feel able to trust them completely. This is one of the reasons they don't have GF marked on the menus (apart from the gluten free breakfast), the staff are trained to pick up on details and ask. I must say that I wouldn't even think to ask for GF pasta if I didn't see some indication on the menu. But, what the hey, if every wish can be catered for then hooray for that. Just remember to be vocal.

They are also very aware of cross-contamination issues and are even working to create a separate gluten free prep section.

My breakfast was excellent. I couldn't get enough of the savory spinach and goat's cheese muffin. Really moist and flavoursome. The poppy seed toast was flawless, far better than most I've tried. Light but not dried out at all. As part of the gluten free breakfast I had a gluten free muesli complete with fresh apple and almond shavings, topped with blueberries, which was light and refreshing. The breakfast came with a healthy smoothie and fruit pot of apricots and prunes. I must say I felt very smug for being so nutritious, but I was eyeing someone else's egg's benedict with envy, it would be great on gf toast! Next time, that's why there's always a next time.

We all know that hotel dining isn't cheap, but you are paying for a first class service. If you are coming to London for business and want the perfect Gluten Free luxury hotel - The Soho Hotel has to be it. It's definitely on my list for breakfast meetings in the future. Also to note, the bar menu is fantastic and price accessible- if I'm there for some after work drinks and get peckish I'll be having a £7 bacon and egg sandwich, or a £8.50 Croque Monsieur. There is also a gluten free afternoon tea, with all the wonderful little cakes and sandwiches everyone else gets and an innovative "fruit tea" that's gluten free too. I'm sure I'll get around to trying that and their dinner menu in the near future.

I just hope my new found discovery of someone willing to make me gf tempura batter isn't going to lead me to one to many cocktails!
Recommended By: @gffoodie / glutenfreefoodie.co.uk On: 2011-02-10


Carnaby Burger Company
Carnaby, London View On Map
While in London yesterday we walked past the Carnaby Burger Co and noticed that they had Gluten Free Options on the menu.

Later that day we headed back for dinner and I ordered the very good 'Plain & Simple' Burgers - two Burgers and Salad. Very tasty they were too (as was the Mai Tai Cocktail).

I will be back for more in the future :-)
Recommended By: @putting_gott / hamandeggerfiles.blogspot.com On: 2011-02-09


Brooks Guesthouse
Bath, Somerset View On Map
We come to Bath every year for the Christmas Market, however this was the first time that we extended our trip and booked a Hotel. We chose Brookhouse initially for the location and were pleasantly surprised to find that it was a 5-10 minute walk into the town centre. My partner and I arrived early and were given a Permit straightaway along with details of the best areas to park, although we were early our Room was ready within 10-15 minutes and we waited by the log fire until we could go to our room. I am a coeliac and they had ordered in Gluten-free bread for breakfast which was a nicesurprise, not many hotels I have stayed at have done this. We would definitely stay here again in the future.
Recommended By: Cardiff027 On: 2011-02-08


Bella Italia
, Chain View On Map
We stopped by Bella Italia recently after I remembered reading somewhere online that they now served gluten free food. When we received the menu it said to speak to your server about what they could offer gluten free and after a slight confusion as she thought I was asking about a promotion on the same page, we were informed that they could do all pastas and pizzas gluten free. We would have to wait a little longer but given that we can't remember the last time we ate a pizza in a restaurant we were willing to wait. The base wasn't freshly made but was still very tasty and it was great being able to eat a pizza with fresh, quality ingredients baked in a proper oven, something we can never quite crack at home!
Recommended By: @TravGlutenFree On: 2011-01-25


The Spotted Cow
Belper, Derbyshire View On Map
Had a lovely meal last night at the Spotted Cow in Belper. They advertise as Gluten Free and when we arrived they checked to see who was Gluten Free and went through the menu to tell me what I could and could not have. The service was excellent and the food really nice. Had lovely GF Fish and Chips with mushy peas. Would recommend if you in the area to check it out.
Recommended By: @ianhrp On: 2011-01-25


Infinity Foods Cafe
Gardner Street, Brighton View On Map
At the Infinity Foods Cafe on Gardner Street, everything they sell is vegetarian and marked as to whether it's gluten-free or vegan. Although slightly pricier for lunch, what makes this one of my favourite cafes are their fantastic dairy-free and gluten-free cakes - my personal favourites are their incredible date and apricot flapjacks (vegan and wheat-free) and their gorgeous vegan and gluten-free organic carrot cake.
Recommended By: @Alice_Reeves / alicereeves.co.uk On: 2011-01-11


Iydea
Kensington Gardens, Brighton View On Map
One of the best places for a gluten-free lunch in Brighton is Iydea, a vegetarian cafe on Kensington Gardens. They have a great choice of hot foods, all clearly marked as either vegan or gluten-free and it's also fantastic value for money (between £4 and £7) for a delicious, filling lunchtime meal. They also have a mix 'n' match salad bar which is just so yummy you forget that what you're eating is actually good for you.
Recommended By: @Alice_Reeves / alicereeves.co.uk On: 2011-01-11


Famous Moes
Southover Street, Brighton View On Map
Famous Moes offer their small-sized pizzas with gluten-free bases for the same price and in the same deals as the 'normal' pizzas - great for soaking up a bit too much alcohol after a night out or as a Friday night guilty pleasure. Availability can be limited though, so best to ring up and ask in advance if they have the gluten-free bases in.
Recommended By: @Alice_Reeves / alicereeves.co.uk On: 2011-01-11


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