197-199 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TJ
Gold Winner 2018
Judges comments - September 2018
'What a friendly welcome, especially for my little girl. The waiter who showed us to our table and looked after us throughout was so attentive and helpful, as well as ready with colouring book and crayons which I hadn't expected from a more 'adult' venue. I explained about our milk & egg free requirements in addition to coeliac and he not only pointed out the already suitable items but checked with the chef on adaptations that could be made to other dishes too.
The menu is not only entirely gluten free, but they have put real thought into catering for other dietary requirements. All top 14 allergens were marked on the menu where appropriate, as well as dairy free and vegan items with special logos. As for the variety - they have really upped their game since I last visited when they were newly opened. A really appetising menu with a great deal of variety to suit all kinds of palettes - from interesting twists on British classics, to lighter and more nutritious options. We found more than one choice for each of our dietary requirements, and the allergen labelling on the main menu saved a lot of 'back and forth'. I see on the website that there is a children’s menu, but we were not offered it.
A very reasonable price, all things considered - nice layout and decor, good location, friendly staff, & generous portions.
I would not hesitate to return - this place had the full package, not just for gluten free, but an accessible and inclusive restaurant for a variety of dietary requirements. A real gem; and so lovely to see them buzzing and busy on a cold, wet afternoon.'