My Top Restaurants for Gluten Free

Eating out can be hard with Coeliac Disease or a food intolerance, so find the best restaurants for gluten free here!

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There’s been a lot of talk on TV and in the media recently about restaurants and cafes not being up to scratch when it comes to catering for allergies, so I thought I’d share with you some restaurants I’ve actually had good gluten free meals at!

Pizza Express

Pizza Express came out as one of the more trustworthy restaurants in Watchdog’s recent investigation and I can back this up from personal experience because they’re so good every time!

There’s so many options for gluten free eaters at Pizza Express including starters, pizzas, pastas and puddings, so you really feel you’ve got the pick of the menu which isn’t something we get at a lot of restaurants!

My Favourite: Gluten Free Dough Balls, Gluten Free Pepperoni Pizza with Vegan Cheese and Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie 

Miller & Carter 

I love steak, so I was thrilled that Miller & Carter catered for gluten free diners so well!

They have a really extensive gluten free menu with lots of options for starters, mains and desserts and I’ve dined with them a few times now and never had any problems!

In my experience, the staff always have a really good knowledge of allergens and are always happy to help!

My Favourite: Fillet Steak with Jacket Potato and Beef Dripping Sauce and Creme Brulee

TGI Fridays 

Another reliable restaurant for gluten free food is TGI Fridays.

One of the best parts about this restaurant is that we can have chips there which is something we can’t have at a lot of places, so I love visiting here!

I’ve been so many times since being Coeliac and I never suffer with symptoms of being glutened afterwards. The staff are so knowledgeable and always get a manager to serve you, so you know you’re being well looked after.

My Favourite: Cheese Burger with Fries and Toffee Popcorn Sundae 

Domino’s Pizza

Some people don’t recommend Domino’s for gluten free but I’ve never had an issue with them.

I’ve never had any problems after eating takeaway Domino’s pizzas and I find the staff are always very careful when preparing my food.

It always arrives un-sliced to avoid cross contamination and tastes just as good as the normal ones.

My Favourite: Create Your Own Pizza with Gluten Free Base, Pepperoni, Bacon and Sweetcorn

So, that’s where I’ve had good experiences but just as a word of warning, I have had bad experiences with Pizza Hut takeaway, Zizzi and Piccolino, so I personally won’t be revisiting them.

What are your favourite gluten free restaurants? Share in the comments!

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My Top ‘Gluten Free Friendly’ Restaurants

I’ve recently been tested for coeliacs, and my results are looking like that could be the case, and I’m looking at further testing, and although it had been a long time coming, it still took me back a few steps.

I’ve decided I want to make it one of the focuses of my blog and talk about it, because I’m always searching for blogs and channels that have a gluten free focus, and for me, I especially want to see ones that are UK based.

I was initially nervous about eating out, even though I’d already been exploring some of the gluten free menus that my local restaurants had to offer, I did have a tendency to deviate back to the normal menu if I fancied something I thought would be ok. However, I’ve braved it and tried a few more, and I wanted to share them.

Pizza Express

This is probably one of my top choices, and the restaurant I visit the most! Pizza express can make any of their classic or ‘romana’ pizzas on gluten free bases, and they’re actually really tasty!

They also do their famous dough balls in a gluten free version which means I can have a starter too, they’re also really tasty!

None of their gluten free food is anymore expensive than the classic versions, the portion sizes are just slightly smaller.

Chiquito

I loved Chiquito before I had to eat GF, so I was so glad when I found out they did a really great gluten free menu.

There is so much choice so I really never feel like I’m missing out on anything.

My usual order there was always a cheese burger, but I didn’t like bread anyway so I used to have it ‘naked’, so when I saw they actually have ‘naked burgers’ on the GF menu, I was really happy. I had the cheese burger and it was as good as I remember.

You can’t eat the chips if you have a gluten allergy here, but you can have sweet potato wedges.

Chef and Brewer

This is more of a ‘pub lunch’ recommendation, but I really like the chef and brewer chain. I am biased, as I used to work for one of their pubs, but the food is genuinely good, and they have a decent gluten free menu.

Again, no chips for the gluten intolerant, but I had a rump steak and mash as it was really nice, their mashed potato is so good!

I also really like that their brownies are gluten free!

TGI Fridays

This is another restaurant I’ve always liked, and their gluten free menu is really good!

The staff’s care and attention to me when I went in was amazing, the manager took care of my table due to me being gluten free and they were really attentive to anything I needed.

There’s plenty of choice on their GF menu, but once again I went for a cheese burger, and it was really tasty!

Big thumbs up to TGIs as well, as anyone with a gluten intolerance can have chips!

So, they’re my top 4 restaurants for gluten free eating at the moment, I’m still getting into trying all the specialised menus but I love eating out so I’ll be sure to report back if I have any new finds!

As I said, I want to share plenty of coeliac/gluten free living content, so if you have any ideas or requests of what you’d like to see, be sure to let me know and I’ll be happy to give them a go!