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Chevapi Grill, South Melbourne gluten free

By on March 11, 2020 in Melbourne with 0 Comments

South Melbourne gluten free

This casual eatery in Clarendon Street, South Melbourne, is Coeliac Australia accredited and owned by another local accredited restaurant, Mediterraneo.

It is a Balkan grill, which means there are a variety of meats and sausages (with or without a bread roll), fermented foods, traditional dishes like goulash, as well as salads and desserts.  

The menu

The menu is available online and is marked up for gluten free, dairy free, egg free and nut free. 

The best thing for those of us with coeliac disease, is that the main kitchen is gluten free and the non gluten free foods are prepared separately!  If you are meat free, there is a vegan and vegetarian bun/burger option and various sides that are suitable. 

There are two gluten free desserts, a chocolate cake and sticky date pudding!

The meals

Pictured below (right) is the steak sandwich with gluten free bread ($2 extra), which was on the specials board.  I enjoyed it and there was certainly no skimping on the meat! Pictured below (right) is a naked angus beef burger, stuffed with kackavalj cheese, with the biggest serve of cabbage I have ever seen for one person! The burger was delicious with the roasted red pepper paste (ajvar) and the cabbage. It usually comes with onion and of course you can have a bun if you would like one.

I have seen that they do gluten free sausage rolls on social media, so check for those in the front cabinet (limited supply made daily).

My Dad liked the chargrilled pork skewers with shopska salad and chips, which is another gluten free option. The pork was very tender and had a nice basting.

gluten free chips south melbourne

Yes, the chips are gluten free! If your meal doesn’t come with chips, a bowl of chips was enough for three to share with main courses. They also do polenta chips, but I haven’t tried those yet.

The two burgers below are on normal buns. On the left is the cevapcici (skinless sausage) and on the right is the chicken fillet with roasted vegetables.

So far, no-one has had room for the gluten free sticky date pudding for dessert, but I’m keen to try it! It is pictured below (top right).

Everyone has enjoyed their meals at Chevapi Grill and liked the fact that the meals were a bit ‘different’.

There are a number of tables for two down the side of the shop with a larger table down the back. There are also a couple of large tables on the footpath if you want to sit outside.

If you can’t make it there, they do have a local delivery service, which is available on weekdays only.

It is so great to have another option for gluten free in South Melbourne and I recommend you give them a try!


283 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205
96 tram from Bourke Street
Mon-Thurs – 8.30pm, Fri 11am – 9.30pm, Sat 12pm – 9.30pm,  Sun 12pm – 8.30pm


Chevapi Grill is also included in the Coeliac Australia Accredited venues listing:

Coeliac Australia accredited restaurants

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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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