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Cheltenham RSL & Bentleigh RSL gluten free menus

The bistros at both the Cheltenham RSL and Bentleigh RSL have been accredited by Coeliac Australia. The restaurant manager of both sites has a son with coeliac disease, so understands the need for safe practices in the kitchen and staff training.

Cheltenham RSL gluten free

50 Acres at Cheltenham RSL

These two Melbourne RSLs have a gluten free menu (with several pages of options!) and although the menus are similar, there are some variations between the sites. They both have ‘pub favourites’ like burgers and chicken parmigiana. You can check them online before you visit and there is also a seniors’ and kids’ section within the menu.

gluten free menu in bentleigh

At Cheltenham I chose the Nasi Goring which was a good size and had quite a bit of chilli which was nice and warming on a cold Melbourne day. My husband chose the bangers and mash which was a great winter warmer and a typical English pub meal which my English husband loved.

Cheltenham RSL coeliac australia accredited

At Bentleigh, I tried the gluten free burger as I knew lots of people would go for this. I really enjoyed the flavours of the egg and the sauce and the bun didn’t fall apart, which is pretty good for gluten free!

gluten free burger and chips Bentleigh

From the normal menu, my dad enjoyed the seafood risotto which was a generous size and had lots of seafood (there is a gap as he had already started eating when I remembered to take the photo).

One thing I noted at both sites, is that the salt and pepper on the tables had ‘may contain gluten’ statements on them.

Both sites have cake for dessert, most of which are gluten free. We have been too full to sample these, so might have to go for afternoon tea one day!

gluten free menu at Cheltenham RSL

When we visited  50 Acres for lunch on a weekend, it was very busy with families and couples.  I visited Bentleigh on a week day and it was still quite busy, so it is recommended to book for both sites.

As with all RSLs do you need to sign in or have your license scanned, so remember to take ID with you. I noticed a function room at Cheltenham that had its own bar, so that would be a good option if you have a big group for a celebration.

You may also be interested in the Box Hill RSL which also has many gluten free options.


Cheltenham RSL
289 Centre Dandenong Rd, Cheltenham VIC 3192
Opposite DFO Moorabbin
7 days – lunch 11.30am-2.30pm; dinner 5.30pm-9.00pm

Bentleigh RSL
538 Centre Rd, Bentleigh VIC 3204
7 days – lunch 11.30am-2.30pm; dinner 5.30pm-9.00pm


The RSLs also feature on the Coeliac Australia accredited venues page page.

Coeliac Australia accredited restaurants

For other Melbourne ideas, check out the Melbourne 100% gluten free page.

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About the Author: Caroline was diagnosed with Coeliac disease in 2006 and likes to share her gluten free finds around the UK, Australia and the rest of the world! See more on her in the 'About' page. .


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