Review of The Gilbert Scott

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The Gilbert Scott  is the stunning restaurant inside of the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel  and I recently got taken here for lunch by my very kind relatives who were visiting London.I can see why they chose here, its beautiful inside the hotel and being led to the restaurant felt abit like walking through Hogwarts, the dining area is equally as grand.

The meal started off well, after explaining about my gluten allergy they promptly brought me my own portion of gluten free bread and butter, which I always think is a nice touch so you don’t feel left out when the rest of the table can dig into Continue reading

Burger and Lobster

 

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Burger and Lobster has been on my London ‘bucket list’ for a while now. Part of the expanding list of London’s new concept restaurants, this does exactly what it says on the tin; burgers and lobsters. Initially I thought there is no way there would be gluten free given that one half of the menu is a burger however I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the lobster, fries and others sides/sauces are in fact gluten free! Also the burger can be made GF (or Californian style as they say here) by removing the bun and replacing with lettuce. Being a big seafood fan I went for the lobster which came with skinny fries, salad (minus the croutons) and a garlic butter to smother over the lobster. Our waitress had excellent GF knowledge and allergy awareness however I just wish the food would have lived up to the great service! I wanted to love it, when it arrived on a large silver platter it looked quite spectacular. Continue reading

Beautiful Dubrovnik

 

I have just arrived back from a wonderful week in Dubrovnik, Croatia and I can’t begin to describe how beautiful this city is and how amazing the food was! My other half and I both love eating out but doing this in a foreign country can sometimes lead to stressful times; I have been living with a gluten allergy for over 4 years with Anthony (my OH) being a wheat eater and GF supporter. I needn’t have worried though, Dubrovnik is an excellent place to visit with its main cuisine being naturally gluten free anyway. To make the trip even more perfect, on arrival to our accommodation Hotel Ariston I discovered (unbeknown to me) that they had a wide range of gluten free foods available and gluten free symbols on their lunch and dinner menu in Restaurant Zoe. I decided this should have its own blog post so please click here if you would like to read more!

Gluten free bread and pasta dishes available at Hotel Ariston

Gluten free bread and pasta dishes available at Hotel Ariston

If you are worried about eating gluten free in Dubrovnik, don’t be! When I researched about gluten free eating in Croatia before I went I found this article giving advice to coeliac tourists visiting Croatia which says Continue reading

Gourmet Gluten Free at Social Eating House

Curried hake with baby squid and cauliflour velouté

Curried hake with baby squid and cauliflower cheese

It was my birthday recently and my sister took me out for a meal as a birthday treat. In London we are lucky to be spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants offering gluten free food or even a dedicated gluten free menu, but my sister was looking for somewhere that was extra special. After researching online she found Social Eating House in Soho, London. When she spoke to them they were more than happy to tell her they had lots of meals that were or could be made gluten free and said they would make sure a waiter had a full list on arrival for me. It has been a popular place since it opened and a recent review by the Guardian described it as “quintessentially Soho, with warm, assured service and wonderful food. You should all go.” Continue reading