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Gluten free fish and chips in Camberwell – Kings & Queens

By on March 12, 2018 in Restaurant Review Aus with 0 Comments

Gluten free fish and chips in Camberwell, Melbourne

Kings & Queens is no ordinary fish and chip shop, both in the appearance of the shop and the quality of the food.  Add to that the fact that the menu is 95% gluten free and we are onto a winner!

This family run business has been open since mid 2017 and they have been getting great reviews (see their Facebook page to see their five star rating).  The owner has a background in catering and could see the demand for special diets and when opening Kings & Queens was looking to cater for these.  They also ensure there is no added sugar in the food.  They make their food with love and want customers to feel like royalty when visiting and I have always felt welcomed and looked after when I have visited.

The shop itself has a luxe feel about it, with dark walls and one wall covered with framed pictures of famous people.  It is small, but there are a couple of bench style tables if you would like to eat in (with proper plates and cutlery).

camberwell fish and chips

There is a display cabinet filled with a good variety of sides – delicious salads all made on the premises and the chips/sweet potato chips, dim sims and potato cakes and potato gems (the potato cakes & gems are the only non gluten free items, which have a separate fryer).  You have a choice of freshly caught fish which can be grilled or battered and all battered fish is gluten free.  The batter is light and fluffy and tastes great!

The menu has a sense of fun with ‘Royalty packs’ such as ‘Fit for a King’  or ‘Pearl Clutch’ – these are worth checking out as it can save you some money.  For example the ‘Pearl Clutch’ is your choice of fish and small chips and small salad for $15, which would cost $21 ordered individually.  For coeliacs, note that the packs mostly contain potato cakes so are not gluten free. There are four or five salads on offer and I regularly have ‘King Kale’ and ‘Prismatic Prince’ salads.  Don’t be put off by the kale if you are not into ‘superfoods’ – it goes extremely well with the sweet potato, pumpkin and pesto! The Prismatic Prince is a colourful medly of vegetables and is one of their best sellers.

The chips are always cooked well and I love the option for sweet potato fries ($2 extra).  For the coeliacs and vegetarians a lot of care is taken to prevent cross contamination.  They check labels for ‘may contain gluten’ statements and have fryers for:

  • gluten free vegetarian (e.g. chips)
  • gluten free red meat (e.g. dim sims)
  • gluten free fish (all fish)
  • non gluten free (e.g. potato cakes and potato gems)

The potato cakes are salted in a separate bowl and have separate coloured tongs to ensure they are kept separate from the gluten free items.  My burning question was why make everything gluten free except for these?   The answer was they haven’t found a good quality commercial potato cake and they haven’t got the time to make the quantity needed – so if anyone knows where to get gf potato cakes, please let them know!

When you take your box home, you unwrap it like a present. If you are eating off your lap in the car or taking it to the park, it also makes it a bit more sturdy than just being wrapped in paper.

For those living in the Boroondara area or just passing through, having tasty gluten free fish and chips in Camberwell is such a treat – thank you Kings & Queens!


1/555 Riversdale Road. Camberwell, VIC 3124  Tel: 03 9813 1013
(opposite Safeway petrol station, just past the junction)

Open 6 days (closed Wednesday) midday – 7.30pm (8pm on Fri/Sat)


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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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