London is a dream for Coeliacs. No matter where you are staying, you are not far from an entirely gluten free restaurant. That might be a pleasant shock if you are from a a less gluten friendly country. The existence of 100% gluten free restaurants means that you are likely to find types of food that you thought you were never going to eat again or at least never going to find in the supermarket. Pies, onion rings, fried chicken, waffles, tortellini, schnitzel are just some of my favourite finds in London - check out below for some restaurant suggestions.
And click here for my Gluten Free London Bakery Guide!
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Niche is a 100% gluten free restaurant serving all sorts of gluten free goodies. They regularly switch up their menu but always keep they famous NFC 'Niche Fried Chicken' - a must try if you ever go. This restaurant also has plenty of dairy free and vegetarian meals - and even offer a low FODMAP menu for those with IBS. Everytime we go, we always finish off with the brownie of the moment of which our all time favourite was the Hazelnut. We ordered two because it was so tasty! As it's a popular restaurant, booking is recommended.
Mon-Sat lunch 12pm-2:30pm, dinner 5pm-10pm. Sundays 12pm-5pm.
Indigo One Aldwych
Aldwych, Central London
Indigo is a classy restaurant in the One Aldwych hotel at the top of the Strand. This restaurant is completely gluten and dairy free but still has a sizeable menu. The also offer 2, 3 or 5 course set menus, and is located in the West End - so a great option for a pre-theatre meal. I have written a blog post about my most recent visit on my birthday - so please have a look here for my recommendations!
Indigo also host regular high teas - usually with a theme. So if you are looking for something classy and a bit delicious, make sure to check that out too.
Open: Wed-Fri 5:30pm- 9:30pm, Sat 12:30–3pm, 5:30–9:30pm, Sun 12:30–3pm
This Japanese/Peruvian fusion restaurant is an absolute gem. They are fully accredited by Coeliac UK with 100% of their menu being gluten free/gluten free adaptable. The food here is amazing, Japanese/Peruvian fusion might seem like an odd mix but you end up with miso-glazed salmon and quinoa, or crisp fried pork belly bites. Mommi also holds themed nights/days - like vegan Saturdays, 30% off Mondays, or bottomless brunches.
Open Mon-Fri 6pm-Late, Sat 12:30pm-2am, Sun 11am-11pm.
Brixton, South London
Station 26 is a cosy restaurant in the heart of Brixton Village. It only seats about 10 inside so it's a great idea to book if you are able (they take bookings for the evenings only). The food is home cooked goodness, big plates and very affordable. I recently had the chicken schnitzel and it was amazing. They also offer daily desserts, like tarts and brownies.
Open Wed 11:30am-5pm, Thurs-Sat 11:30-10pm. Sun 11am-5pm.
Utter Waffle is an absolute must visit when you are in London. Even if you are no where near the south west, the journey is worth it. This lovely little restaurant specialises in - you guessed it - waffles! Every single waffle, bar one (which contains biscoff) is gluten free. You don't need to worry about cross contamination either as all the waffles are made with a gluten free batter.
Recommendation: The Vege Fried Chicken Waffle + Fried Halloumi
Open: Sun-Thurs 8am-4pm, Fri-Sat 8am-10pm
Other places I'm yet to try....
Naturally Chinese - A Chinese restaurant in Surbiton with a large gluten free menu.
Open Wed-Monday. Closed Tuesdays.