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2 Oxford Place - Leeds
'I'm not surprised it won in its category last year; I'm sure it was a worthy winner, and it's hard to fault it. The restaurant was packed with people of all ages. It was very welcoming and homely, and discreetly gluten free (no big parade made about it). Ideal for a coeliac to go out in a group with non-coeliac friends.
Fisher's Restaurant - Bristol
'This is a lovely small restaurant, with an intimate cosy feel and nothing seemed to be too much bother. All of the staff dealing with us were fully aware of our allergy requirements, what all their dishes contained and knew which of us needed which dishes. They were friendly and able to offer good advice on how dishes could be adapted to suit our needs
Knife & Fork – Banbury
'Tanya LIVES for what she does, and LOVES it. Everything is made with allergens in mind, and of the highest quality with minute attention to detail. The flavour of every dish was exquisite. It looked amazing, the presentation was perfect, everything was cooked to perfection, with a variety of textures, colours and flavours that complimented each other perfectly. The entire meal was a feast to the eyes. And this applies to breakfast as well as dinner.
'It is clear from visiting Percys that the owners have a passion for serving food that everyone can enjoy. The gf and df dishes were accomplished and extremely tasty. This is the first time I have enjoyed a full 5 course set menu since having to eat gf and df.
The Rainbow Café and Restaurant - Cambridge
'We were made to feel very welcome. Explaining our allergies was met with helpful advice, that made us feel we were no problem and they were used to dealing with such issues – even my capsicum allergy! As a vegetarian restaurant, the menu also had a range of vegan choices. It could cater for a combination of milk, egg, soya AND gluten free on several of the menu choices. The day I went, four of the puddings were free from all four of these allergens – and not one of them was fruit!
The Willow - Kingston upon Thames
'I have rarely felt more safe and relaxed whilst eating out. When gluten is not allowed through the door that makes it easy. However, if I had other allergens to avoid, the professionalism and knowledge demonstrated by staff would have given me confidence and comfort.
'Center Parcs were really great considering that I have multiple allergies. When I phoned to book they asked me not only what I could not eat but also what I like to eat. They then asked for email confirmation from me to clarify things AND we had a long phone conversation.
La Polenteria - Central London
'The gluten free diner has an excellent choice (everything is gluten free!) but choice was more limited for those with other allergies. However the staff were both knowledgeable and helpful. The food was beautifully presented and delicious – my polenta with gorgonzola cheese, cream and walnut was scrumptious – the addition of walnuts in the polenta gave it a crunchy texture and the combination of the cheese with the polenta was tantalising.
Niche Food & Drink - Central London
'A good selection of starters and desserts, all gluten free. They will advise on any allergy and they were well informed on all the dishes. As a 100% Gluten Free restaurant they are very proud to discuss the individual ingredients of all dishes but not a great deal on offer for those with a wider range of allergies.
Filmore & Union across Yorkshire
'The reception was pleasant. The menu choice is vast and menus are clearly marked as ..Gluten free..Paleo..Contains nuts..Vegetarian..Vegan. Obscure allergies, maybe not quite so well covered? A really, trendy lifestyle place with some excellent food.'
Pho across UK
'I felt very welcome. Not just as a customer but as a Coeliac customer. I very much liked the manner in which they took time to explain that a sauce was not GF and stated that they would prefer not to bring it to the table. They clearly understood the issues re Coeliac Disease and have a strong understanding of their menu and ingredients. I felt quite comfortable (esp. food wise). Main courses were excellent – the curry dish one the best I have ever had although the dessert was a little disappointing.'
The Clink Restaurants across UK
'Very welcoming and reassuring that they understood about our allergies. However, while we were told 'any item' could be made gluten free this did not turn out to be the case and as a gluten-free vegetarian I had a very limited choice. My guest who is allergic to celery was fine and had an excellent meal.
The Rainforest Café - Central London
'Initial reception was good - welcoming and they had our allergies listed. Our 'safari guide' was friendly and warm, the kids were totally fascinated by the rainforest theme and my son loved it as it is pretty well unheard of for him, with egg, nut, peanut, sesame and lentil allergies, to be able to have either macaroni cheese or an ice cream sundae when out. That was lovely for him.