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CHOICE BITES: GLUTEN-FREE RESTAURANTS IN LONDON
We went straight to the source to get this hotlist: Coeliac UK shares their go-to gluten-free restaurants in London.
If you’re exploring London and need advice for for stress-free dining out, head for Coeliac UK accredited venues. They’ve been stringently audited to confirm they’re suitable for customers with coeliac disease. Look out for the Gluten Free symbol on menus and visit Coeliak UK for a full list. Here are some London favourites to try.
Just opposite 500-year-old Hampton Court Palace, this lovely old pub combines historical ambience with excellent contemporary British and European fare, including an array of gluten-free showstoppers. On the pudding menu it’s hard to go past gluten-free sticky toffee pudding and triple choc brownie, or the quintessential British lunch: a full roast.
With seven branches across London, this nationwide Italian restaurant group has been offering a gluten-free menu of popular Italian dishes since 2010. If you’re catching the Eurostar, look out for the Carluccio’s branch at St Pancras station. And there’s one at Wimbledon – handy for tennis fans.
French classics such as moules frites, beef bourguignon, cheese souffle and crème caramel are all gloriously gluten free in the 25-plus London branches of this French brasserie chain.
PIZZA EXPRESS AND PIZZA HUT
Pizza chains Pizza Express and Pizza Hut have branches all over London, and both offer a range of gluten-free dishes as well as gluten-free pizza bases. Pizza Hut’s gluten-free pizzas are rectangular for easy identification at a busy table, and Pizza Express outlets serve a gluten-free pilsner.
FOR A JUICY STEAK
This acclaimed nationwide steakhouse brand has developed an extensive gluten-free menu, including amazing gluten-free onion loaf and steak sauce recipes to ensure every element of a memorable steak dinner is gluten free.
From chocolate heaven to cookies ‘n’ cream to red velvet and lots more, the delectable gluten-free cupcakes in 23 Lola’s stores across London and England’s southeast will really add a treat to your trip. Made in a dedicated gluten-free bakery, they’re available in mixed boxes packed with amazing flavours.
This family-owned organic store and bakery in Crystal Palace, South London, is a great source of pantry basics if you’re self-catering. With natural, organic and gluten–free essentials as well as freshly baked gluten-free goodies, it’s well worth a visit.
Chow down on stacked burgers, juicy ribs, New York chicken, Frankie’s famous banana-split sundae and plenty more on one of the UK’s largest gluten-free menus, with 18 tasty dishes available at all branches.
IS IT APPROVED?
There’s so much for you to enjoy when you’re living a gluten-free lifestyle, but for more confidence when you’re dining out in the UK, look for Coeliac UK’s Gluten Free logo on menus, websites and at restaurants and cafes. This gives you peace of mind that the venue has been reviewed and meet the standards of the Coeliac UK Accreditation Scheme.
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