Living and travelling gluten free in the UK, Australia & around the world!

Restaurant Reviews (UK)

100% gluten free UK – updates May 2017

100% gluten free UK – updates May 2017

This post keeps you up to date with new entries to the 100% gluten free listings from around the UK (excluding London which is updated separately).  There are over 70 venues around the UK! The links to the main post for each area is provided under the heading where you will find more information, including websites […]

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100% gluten free London – updates March 2017

100% gluten free London – updates March 2017

Keep up to date with what is going on in the London 100% gluten free world, with these five additions to the listings and also advice of La Polenteria’s name change. Note:  the London 100% GF lists are now split in two – London 100% GF – fixed venues and London 100% GF – street food and market stalls. Connect […]

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100% gluten free UK – updates Oct 2016

100% gluten free UK – updates Oct 2016

The following lists recent updates to 100% gluten free listings from around the UK (excluding London which is updated separately).  Research is continually being undertaken to improve the listings and there are currently many businesses that are being reviewed for inclusion. SCOTLAND The Edinburgh listing was published in August 2016.  For more information, go to […]

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Restaurant Reviews (AUS)

Finiky – 100% gluten free Brisbane

Finiky – 100% gluten free Brisbane

Finiky is a 100% gluten free cafe in a inner city suburb of Brisbane called West End. This area is on the other side of the river to the CBD and is walkable on a nice day (around 35 minutes from the Botanical Gardens). As well as being gluten free, they also want people with […]

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Beehive Hotel – Hawthorn gluten free

Beehive Hotel – Hawthorn gluten free

By on October 31, 2017 in Restaurant Review Aus with 0 Comments

The Beehive Hotel is a rare thing for Australian pubs – a pub without a room full of pokies!  The Beehive has some character and another big tick is that their menu is largely gluten free (excluding pizzas, although GF bases available) which makes them a Hawthorn gluten free gem.        The bistro […]

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Jo Jo’s Gluten Free Goodies – 100% gluten free Melbourne

Jo Jo’s Gluten Free Goodies – 100% gluten free Melbourne

Jo Jo’s Gluten Free Goodies is a 100% gluten free kitchen producing delicious savoury items (pies, sausage rolls, quiche), bread, slices and cakes which are available at markets around outer Melbourne. You can buy the savoury items warm to eat straight away, or cold to take home.  You can also order in advance for family […]

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Travel reviews

Charley Noble gluten free Wellington

Charley Noble gluten free Wellington

Charley Noble is a warehouse style bistro/restaurant close to the waterfront in Wellington city centre.  I was very keen to try it as it is one of a small number of venues accredited by Coeliac New Zealand. We hadn’t made a booking (but you should if you fit the bookings policy) and it was absolutely buzzing […]

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2016 – what a great year for gluten free!

2016 – what a great year for gluten free!

By on December 31, 2016 in Travel Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

This post summarises all the great options I found around the world for gluten free in 2016.  The 100% gluten free series has continued to grow, now listing over 70 venues around England and there is an increasing 100% gluten free scene in Australia, with Melbourne and Victoria covered here. Click the headings to go […]

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Rome gluten free – Buon appetito!

Rome gluten free – Buon appetito!

By on October 30, 2016 in Travel Restaurant Reviews with 8 Comments

Are you looking forward to your trip to Rome, but worried about how you will eat gluten free?  Even though it is the home of pizza and pasta, Italy is surprisingly gluten free friendly. As a coeliac in Rome you will not miss out on any traditional Italian food if you know where to look. […]

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100% gluten free (UK & AUS)

Finiky – 100% gluten free Brisbane

Finiky – 100% gluten free Brisbane

Finiky is a 100% gluten free cafe in a inner city suburb of Brisbane called West End. This area is on the other side of the river to the CBD and is walkable on a nice day (around 35 minutes from the Botanical Gardens). As well as being gluten free, they also want people with […]

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Pantry 15 – Cairns 100% gluten free

Pantry 15 – Cairns 100% gluten free

By on August 31, 2017 in 100% GF Reviews with 0 Comments

 Pantry 15  is a trendy Cairns gluten free cafe located in the heart of the city centre.  Their Facebook page says “We are 100% gluten free and cater for all types of lifestyles and dietary requirements”, so if you are more complicated than “just” gluten free, you will be looked after here.  Paleo, gluten free, […]

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Jo Jo’s Gluten Free Goodies – 100% gluten free Melbourne

Jo Jo’s Gluten Free Goodies – 100% gluten free Melbourne

Jo Jo’s Gluten Free Goodies is a 100% gluten free kitchen producing delicious savoury items (pies, sausage rolls, quiche), bread, slices and cakes which are available at markets around outer Melbourne. You can buy the savoury items warm to eat straight away, or cold to take home.  You can also order in advance for family […]

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Markets (UK)

100% gluten free London – updates March 2017

100% gluten free London – updates March 2017

Keep up to date with what is going on in the London 100% gluten free world, with these five additions to the listings and also advice of La Polenteria’s name change. Note:  the London 100% GF lists are now split in two – London 100% GF – fixed venues and London 100% GF – street food and market stalls. Connect […]

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London 100% gluten free street food & market stalls

London 100% gluten free street food & market stalls

There are nearly twenty 100% gluten free street food stalls and market stalls around London, so as a coeliac you are able to eat whilst enjoying the market atmosphere! The criteria for inclusion is that the food has to be 100% gluten free (ensuring no cross contamination risk) and have its own outlet that you can […]

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Camden Market London – gluten free

Camden Market London – gluten free

By on April 30, 2015 in UK markets & venues with 0 Comments

Camden Lock Market in North West London has become a bit of a gluten free foodie heaven. It is well worth a visit for the food and also to wander around the interesting market stalls – you could spend all day there!  Several of the food stalls feature in the 100% gluten free London street food […]

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Transport Hubs (UK & AUS)

Qantas gluten free meals – domestic flights

Qantas gluten free meals – domestic flights

By on October 1, 2017 in Transport Hubs with 0 Comments

Travelling with coeliac disease can present extra challenges, but Qantas have always provided me something gluten free on a domestic flight, even if it is just an apple or a cookie for a short trip. You make your special meal request under ‘manage your booking’ – please see the notes at the bottom of the […]

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Sydney airport gluten free (domestic)

Sydney airport gluten free (domestic)

Sydney airport has two domestic terminals, T2 and T3.  The post lists the most likely places to find gluten free options, but please make your own enquiries regarding cross contamination.  You can find maps and store lists on the Sydney Airport website and you can also check store opening hours there. Terminal 2 serves Virgin, […]

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York station gluten free

York station gluten free

By on September 27, 2015 in Transport Hubs with 0 Comments

York is a great place for gluten free (see York post here) and now the train station also has some really good gluten free options. You don’t need a ticket to get onto the platforms where the best gluten free food is waiting for you! This post was last updated in November 2016. Filmore & […]

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Coeliac Life

A gluten free & low FODMAP Christmas

A gluten free & low FODMAP Christmas

By on December 18, 2016 in Coeliac Life with 0 Comments

Are you planning a gluten free Christmas that also needs to be low FODMAP?   In my family I am gluten free and my brother is low FODMAP, so quite a bit of thought has to go into making a safe meal! This is for an Australian summer meal, so if you are in the Northern […]

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British Airways gluten free plane food

British Airways gluten free plane food

Travelling long haul is a big deal for a coeliac as there is always concern about getting a gluten free meal and it is a common query on Coeliac support groups I am involved in. I’ve been lucky enough to travel Business Class a couple of times with British Airways.  I know for most people […]

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Gluten free travelling – emergency food supplies from Oz

Gluten free travelling – emergency food supplies from Oz

As anyone with a special diet knows, travelling presents extra challenges, so I always have a stash of gluten free food in my hand luggage.  As I learned in Girl Guides – always ‘be prepared’! I am a regular traveller between the UK and Australia and this is a sample of food I take on […]

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Retail Food Shops (UK)

Marks & Spencer gluten free range

Marks & Spencer gluten free range

By on August 6, 2015 in Retail Food Shops with 13 Comments

Many Brits hold a soft spot in their heart for Marks & Spencer (M&S) and M&S food is one of my favourite food stores in the UK.  For gluten free or ‘normal’ food, they are known for good quality.  The M&S gluten free range is called ‘Made Without Wheat’, but they have also made many […]

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The Gluten Free Shop – Norfolk

The Gluten Free Shop – Norfolk

The Gluten Free Shop in Norwich, Norfolk, opened nearly a year ago and is dedicated to gluten free products, but also catering for other ‘free from’ requirements such as egg free and dairy free. There is no equivalent store in London, so when I was visiting Norwich I popped in to see it.  It is […]

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Selfridges gluten free – sweet & savoury in the Food Hall

Selfridges gluten free – sweet & savoury in the Food Hall

By on April 8, 2014 in Retail Food Shops with 0 Comments

I was surprised and delighted to find a very good range of gluten free goodies at Selfridges Food Hall.  As Oxford Street mainly has small branches of supermarkets, finding ‘free from’ food in this area is fairly restricted.  This would be perfect for people working in the area, or for London tourists to pick up […]

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Product Reviews (UK)

Gluten free pasties around the UK

Gluten free pasties around the UK

What could be more English than a pastie?   As it is a pastry, you would think it would be quite hard to find gluten free pasties, but this list gives you fourteen different ways to find a gluten free pasty.  You will find them in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and even up North! Scroll down for […]

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5pm panic recipe – chilli pesto pasta with broccoli

5pm panic recipe – chilli pesto pasta with broccoli

By on August 31, 2016 in Product Reviews with 0 Comments

Many of you may be readers of the Healthy Food Guide magazine which is published in both the UK and Australia. They do a fantastic series of recipes called ‘5pm panic’ which, as you can imagine, are designed to pick up a few ingredients after work and prepare a relatively quick meal.  If you are […]

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Book review:  Gluten Attack: Is gluten waging war on our health?

Book review: Gluten Attack: Is gluten waging war on our health?

The author of this new book on Gluten is Professor David Sanders who has an impressive resume in the coeliac world. He is a Professor of Gastroenterology and is the chair of the Coeliac UK Health Advisory Council among other notable appointments. Who is this book for?  It is for anyone who thinks gluten may […]

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Venues (UK)

Royal Yacht Britannia – all aboard for gluten free!

Royal Yacht Britannia – all aboard for gluten free!

By on December 26, 2014 in UK Restaurant Reviews, UK Venues with 0 Comments

If you are visiting Edinburgh, I really recommend a visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia, the floating home of the royal family for over 40 years.   It is a fascinating insight into the life of the royals, but even if you are not a fan, it is still really interesting as a floating home.  It […]

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Gluten free at Wimbledon tennis championships

Gluten free at Wimbledon tennis championships

By on June 24, 2014 in UK Venues with 2 Comments

Yesterday a dream came true for me  – I not only got to visit the Wimbledon tennis championships, but also had Centre Court tickets!   Below (bottom right) is the 2013 champion, Andy Murray. Not only did I get to see Andy Murray and Novak Djokavic play, but I also managed to safely eat gluten free. […]

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The O2 Stadium – Greenwich

The O2 Stadium – Greenwich

On a recent visit to the Etihad cable car, I had a quick look around the O2 stadium as I hadn’t been there since it was “the Millenium Dome experience”. If you have an event to go to there, there are plenty of restaurants that offer gluten free at O2 arena: Wagamanas Las Iguanas Nando’s […]

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