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

Restaurant Reviews (UK)

100% gluten free London – updates

100% gluten free London – updates

There are now over seventy 100% gluten free venues in the series of posts covering all of England.  This has been an amazing growth over the last few years! This summary covers ten additions to the London gluten free listing.  Research continues to improve the existing lists, and Edinburgh will be the next in the […]

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London gluten free restaurant list updates – July 2016

London gluten free restaurant list updates – July 2016

Regular visitors to The Coeliac Plate will be aware of the central London Gluten Free Restaurant List available on the Restaurant Lists page. This post is a quick summary of additions to the above listing, which includes address, website, closest tube stop etc.   I have not been to all of them, but I keep […]

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Roast restaurant – gluten free meal at Borough Market

Roast restaurant – gluten free meal at Borough Market

By on June 13, 2016 in UK Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

Roast Restaurant at Borough Market is a lovely restaurant not far from London Bridge station and the Shard.  If you are a tourist, the food market itself is well worth a visit just for the atmosphere, but it also has gluten free options.  Please see the Borough Market post for more details of the market […]

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Restaurant Reviews (AUS)

Evie’s Cafe – Gippsland gluten free (VIC)

Evie’s Cafe – Gippsland gluten free (VIC)

Evie’s Cafe in Trafalgar, Gippsland is a great stop off if you are a coeliac, but also for those with other dietary requirements.  It is 100% gluten free and caters for vegetarian, dairy free, low FODMAP and more! If you are not familiar with Victoria, Trafalgar is in West Gippsland, 120km east of Melbourne.  It […]

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Caffe Strada Ivanhoe – 100% gluten free Melbourne

Caffe Strada Ivanhoe – 100% gluten free Melbourne

If you are looking for great tasting gluten free bread, this café and bakery has a great reputation among Melbourne coeliacs.  This is particularly good if your family or friends don’t like gluten free bread, as it tastes almost “normal”! If you are not from Melbourne, Ivanhoe is around 10km north east of the city […]

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Warrnambool gluten free along the Great Ocean Road

Warrnambool gluten free along the Great Ocean Road

Caffetopia is a 100% gluten free cafe in Warrnambool, a coastal town in Victoria often visited at the end of a driving trip along the Great Ocean Road (around 5 1/2 hours from Melbourne).   This area is also known as the Shipwreck Coast, so it is best to arrive by road!  There are plenty of […]

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Travel reviews

Hong Kong gluten free

Hong Kong gluten free

Hong Kong gluten free Hong Kong is an amazing city, and despite my concerns about finding gluten free food, I found that there are actually many more options than I expected. Due to my concerns, I literally researched for days as I didn’t really know the locations that we would be visiting.  You will find […]

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Paris gluten free

Paris gluten free

As a young Melbourne school girl studying French, I always dreamed of going to Paris and indulging in an authentic pain au chocolate and my all time favourite food, crêpes :-). Fast forward many years and I have been lucky enough to visit Paris quite a few times, but my coeliac disease diagnosis has made […]

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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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100% gluten free (UK & AUS)

Evie’s Cafe – Gippsland gluten free (VIC)

Evie’s Cafe – Gippsland gluten free (VIC)

Evie’s Cafe in Trafalgar, Gippsland is a great stop off if you are a coeliac, but also for those with other dietary requirements.  It is 100% gluten free and caters for vegetarian, dairy free, low FODMAP and more! If you are not familiar with Victoria, Trafalgar is in West Gippsland, 120km east of Melbourne.  It […]

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100% gluten free London – updates

100% gluten free London – updates

There are now over seventy 100% gluten free venues in the series of posts covering all of England.  This has been an amazing growth over the last few years! This summary covers ten additions to the London gluten free listing.  Research continues to improve the existing lists, and Edinburgh will be the next in the […]

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Caffe Strada Ivanhoe – 100% gluten free Melbourne

Caffe Strada Ivanhoe – 100% gluten free Melbourne

If you are looking for great tasting gluten free bread, this café and bakery has a great reputation among Melbourne coeliacs.  This is particularly good if your family or friends don’t like gluten free bread, as it tastes almost “normal”! If you are not from Melbourne, Ivanhoe is around 10km north east of the city […]

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Markets (UK)

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 post, but […]

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Borough Market gluten free – lunch AND cake!

Borough Market gluten free – lunch AND cake!

By on May 31, 2014 in UK markets & venues with 0 Comments

Borough Market is London’s oldest and busiest food markets, just off London Bridge on the southbank and is surrounded by pubs and restaurants. The full market is open Wednesday to Saturday, and also for lunch Monday and Tuesday.  There are also a number of restaurants surrounding the market that can cater for gluten free  – […]

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Borough market gluten free – restaurants

Borough market gluten free – restaurants

By on May 30, 2014 in UK markets & venues with 0 Comments

There are several restaurants at Borough Market that have gluten free options – this post is separate to the market stalls as it is an entirely different experience (and price tag).  Please see the Borough Market post for details of options within the market itself. Roast I have been lucky enough to eat at Roast […]

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Transport Hubs (UK & AUS)

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! Filmore & Union, which has a great restaurant in town, […]

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Tullamarine Melbourne airport gluten free

Tullamarine Melbourne airport gluten free

Airports are traditionally a difficult place for coeliacs to eat, but there are some good options at Melbourne airport, particularly now Hudsons Coffee are offering gluten free sandwiches. Melbourne airport has 4 terminals which are all joined together, so you can walk through to different terminals (domestic and international) before you go through security.  This […]

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London airports – Heathrow and Gatwick gluten free

London airports – Heathrow and Gatwick gluten free

By on February 28, 2014 in Transport Hubs with 4 Comments

As a coeliac, we all know airports can be very difficult to find gluten free food.  This is a gluten free guide to the two large airports serving London – Heathrow and Gatwick (last updated June 2016). I’ve travelled regularly from Terminal 5 at Heathrow and it has several options for gluten free.  My favourite […]

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Coeliac Life

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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Gluten free translation cards – a travel essential

Gluten free translation cards – a travel essential

By on May 31, 2015 in Coeliac Life with 0 Comments

Travelling to a foreign country as a coeliac can be a bit daunting, but gluten free translation cards make explaining your requirements a little bit easier. A gluten free translation card is a brief explanation of what the gluten free diet entails in the language of the country you are visiting. You know how easily […]

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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 10 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)

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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Quorn gluten free products for vegetarians

Quorn gluten free products for vegetarians

By on November 18, 2015 in Product Reviews with 0 Comments

This is a guest post by Wendy Hollands, a good friend of The Coeliac Plate, who happens to be a vegetarian.  Wendy lives in France, but frequently buys Quorn products from the UK.  For more details on Wendy, see her bio at the end of the post. Quorn have built their reputation on providing tasty, […]

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NO.G – gluten free savoury products

NO.G – gluten free savoury products

By on December 27, 2014 in Product Reviews with 0 Comments

In 2014 NO.G – too good to be gluten free appeared on the UK market.  Their website proudly states ‘bring back pastry’ and they aim to fill the gap in the market of fresh free from savoury items.  I think they have succeeded, as they won the ‘Best New Idea Winner 2014’ at the UK’s […]

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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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