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London 100% gluten free

If you are a coeliac, sometimes you wake up on the weekend and just want to have a safe gluten free treat or a meal without asking a million questions.  This listing was born out of my need for cake one weekend!

The criteria I use 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 visit.

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The listing has grown so much over the last two years, this list contains cafes, restaurants and bakeries with a fixed address.  There are nearly TWENTY  places for you to visit around London.  Enjoy!

For markets and street food that is 100% gluten free, please click here.london-100-gf-street-food-feature

If you are venturing out of London, the UK 100% gluten free page may also be of interest.

This post was last updated in November 2018.


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Use the headings below to jump to your preferred area.

LONDON – Central               LONDON – West  

LONDON – South West       LONDON – North  

LONDON – South East          LONDON – East

LONDON – Various (Street Food)

If you would prefer a printable list, please see the restaurant lists page.

 

LONDON – CENTRAL

Selfridges, Oxford Street W1

Beyond Bread

In the Food Hall you will find many of your Beyond Bread favourites!  Main store details in Fitzrovia below.

 

400 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1A 1AB
Mon-Sat 9.30am – 9.00pm, Sun 11.30am – 6.30pm
Also see locations in Fitzrovia and Islington, North London
www.beyondbread.co.uk

 

Hemsley & Hemsley

The dynamic sister duo have opened a cafe inside Selfridges.  It is healthy food free from gluten, refined grains, sugar & hydrogenated vegetable oils.

 

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Pictures above are sourced from their Twitter account, and please read more in the review by Forever Free From here.

400 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1A 1AB
Mon-Sat 9.30am-9pm, Sun midday-6pm

www.hemsleyandhemsley.com

 

 Fitzrovia W1

Beyond Bread Bakery

BeyondBread_shopBeyond Bread is a 100% gluten free bakery and café that opened in January 2015 to rave reviews.

Missing baguettes or pastries, or even just being able to have a sandwich for lunch?  Then, this is the place to visit!

 

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What is available changes regularly, but you are likely to find cakes, muffins, pop tarts, mince pies, pumpernickel bread, baguettes and scones.   The café serves lunch, snacks, hot drinks and juices.  Click here for a review with more detail.  Follow them on Facebook ‘Beyond Bread Bakery’ for more information and also see pictures of their creations!

2 Charlotte Place, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1SB   Phone:  020 7636 7055
Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm, Weekends 10am-5pm

Also see location in Islington, North London and Selfridges Food Hall, Oxford Street.

www.beyondbread.co.uk

SOHO W1

 Leggero 

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Leggero (previously known as La Polenteria) was certified 100% gluten free by Coeliac UK (2015) and is committed to the gluten free cause.  It is an Italian restaurant with Italian trained chefs who freshly make a range of small plates, main meals and desserts.

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Leggero has plenty of vegan and vegetarian options and the menu also highlights allergenic ingredients such as milk, egg, nuts. Gluten free beer is also available.

Look out for their pre-theatre menu and ‘business lunch treats’ for people working in the Soho area.

Read my review from September 2015 and also this review by Wandering Gluten Freely.

64 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4UQ   Phone:  020 7434 3617
7 days noon-10pm (Sat 10.30pm)

www.leggero-london.com

 

Yorica!

 

Yorica! launched in London in March 2016 and are serving ice creams, shakes, fro-yo, crepes and waffles that are all free from dairy, egg, nuts and gluten.  No animal products, so suitable for vegans. Advise of any allergies when ordering so they can take extra care in preparation.

Photo credits for all except store front: thesightseeingcoeliac

For a review by Forever Free From, click here.

130 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F 8ZN    Phone:  020 7434 4370

Mon – Wed 12 noon – 10pm, Thu – Sat noon – midnight, Sun 11am – 10pm

www.yorica.com/

 

Vantra Loungevity 

A vegan buffet style restaurant where the food is healthy and nutritious. Also has a live music area.

5 Wardour St, London W1D 6PB   Phone: 020 7287 5222
Tues-Sat 12pm -11pm, Sun-Mon & Bank Holidays 1pm – 8pm

www.vantra.co.uk/

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Covent Garden WC2

Wild Food Cafe

Located in the the iconic Neal’s Yard, Wild Food is a plant based vegan cafe where no gluten or wheat is used.  For a review by Forever Free From, click here.  A selection of meals, drinks and desserts can be delivered via Uber Eats.

Neal's Yard gluten free

Source: Wild Food Facebook

1st Floor, 14 Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden WC2H 9DP

7 days from 11.30am, closing times vary but open for dinner most nights.

www.wildfoodcafe.com

 

Indigo at One Aldwych

This is a lovey place for a meal, and is great for pre-theatre.  The entire menu is gluten free and diary free, however please note that the kitchen is not 100% gluten free due to it being used for other hotel cooking. Click here for a review.

 

Indigo at hotel One Aldwych, 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B 4BZ  Tel: 020 7300 0400
Open 7 days for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Tube:  Temple is closest, but not far from Covent Garden, Embankment and Charing Cross.

 

Clerkenwell EC1

Niche

Please see the details in the section LONDON – North.

 

Apres Food Co.

Aprés offer delicious meals that satisfy whilst being nutritionally great for you. All homemade, organic where possible, limited cow’s dairy and completely gluten and refined sugar free, this really is the best food for your body.
   
Catherine is a fully qualified and accredited Nutritional Therapist in Functional Nutritional Medicine. Co-founders Catherine and Danny have created a menu (all available to takeaway), underpinned with the principals of functional nutritional medicine, to make you feel alive 9 to 5.
     

Opening at 8am for breakfast, lunch from 12 and afternoon treats until 6pm. Their bright yet tranquil ambience also provides the ideal haven for a brainstorming breakfast meeting or a catch up with coffee and cake.

72 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London. EC1M 4DT   Phone: 0207 6868 888

Mon – Fri:  7:30am – 6pm, Sat: 10am – 2pm

Shoreditch EC2

Essence Cuisine

Their website states “always ‘free-from’ (meat, dairy, gluten and refined sugar) and with a full menu from breakfast over lunch to dinner, Essence caters to all dietary requirements any time of the day.”

This plant based, vegan (and often raw) eatery offers casual eat-in at their modern cafe or order for delivery.  Some menu items notes ‘may contain celery & mustard’, so this shows that they are allergen aware. They also do event catering.

For more information, see this article.

94 Leonard Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 4RH

Mon 8am-5pm, Tues-Fri 8am-9pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun closed.

www.essence-cuisine.com

 

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LONDON – WEST

Notting Hill W10

Pearl & Groove Bakery

A gluten free, flourless bakery and cake shop.  Some products are also sugar free or dairy free.

Source: Pearl & Groove Facebook

Now they have their own store the kitchen is gluten free and they are planning to organise testing of their products to prove it!

Deliveries also available in London.

341 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, W10 5SA  T: 020 3601 3316
Mon-Fri 9.30am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm

www.pearlandgroove.com/

 

Yorica

See details under Soho W1.

196 Kensington Park Road W11 2E2 (Westway end)

www.yorica.com/

 

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LONDON – SOUTH WEST

Victoria SW1

M RAW

A fine dining experience, the “RAW” part of the restaurant is 100% gluten free and has a separate kitchen to the grill area to prevent cross contamination.

For a review, click here.

Cardinal Place Zig Zag Building, 70 Victoria St, London, SW1E 6SQ
Mon-Sat early until late

mrestaurants.co.uk/victoria

Clapham SW4

Mommi

Mommi is a Nikkei (Japanese-Peruvian fusion) restaurant and bar in Clapham: small plate dining, contemporary cocktails, boutique Latin wine list and craft beers, with Miami styling and bespoke art insignia. Add on a compulsion for authenticity of execution, a passion for prettiness and a dedication to effortlessly healthy deliciousness – and there we have it. A recipe for a good time.

 

Open kitchen “cheffing” with a Japanese Fire Robata Chargrill, a beautifully intricate Raw Bar and a flaming Hot Tempura Kitchen adds a sense of foodie voyeurism to those dining in booths – safe in the knowledge that all the food is “officially” gluten free – as accredited by Coeliac UK.  The food is designed to share and gluten free beer is available.  

With a tagline of  “Gluten Free & Flavour Full – and one heck of a party” you won’t be surprised that there is late night live music at weekend, and for the morning after, you can have a stand-out power-ballad bottomless brunch!  In the warmer weather you can enjoy the outdoor terrace.

   

Can’t get there?  Ordering via Deliveroo is available!

For a review by GlutenFreeAlex, click here.

44-48 Clapham High St, Clapham SW4 7UR

www.wearemommi.com

 

Fulham SW6

Ardiciocca

This traditional Italian trattoria and pizzeria is all naturally gluten-free, serving regional and seasonal Italian fare.gluten free pizza Fulham

Choose from old favourites like mozzarella and tomato salad and pizza Napoli, a traditional stew or extend your boundaries by trying the breaded fried brain!

 

461-465 North End Road, Fulham SW6 1NZ   T:020 3848 6830
Open 7 days for lunch and dinner

www.ardiciocca.com/

 

Richmond TW10

Coori

A lovely cafe in Richmond serving up pizzas and other gluten free goodies. BYO Alcohol.  You can also buy their products (pasta, biscuits, pannetone etc.).

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Source: Coori Facebook

 

84 Hill Rise, Richmond TW10 6UB
Tues-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 10am-6pm.

www.coori.co.uk

 

Brixton SW9

Station 26

This unit in Brixton village has had several gluten free reincarnations and is now Station 26.

The menu is available online and includes light meals (eg bruschetta, salad) and main meals such as burgers, chicken schnitzel, tuna and quinoa.  There is some seating inside, as well as outside in a covered walkway.  It is a cash only shop.

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Click here for a review by Gluten, Interrupted.

Unit 26, Brixton Village, London, SW9 8PS   Phone: 020 7274 6267
Check website for opening hours.  Closed Mon/Tue.

www.station26.co.uk/

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Kingston Upon Thames KT1

The Willow 

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The Willow Health Restaurant and Bar in Kingston is a ‘Food as Medicine’ style restaurant serving 100% gluten free lunch and dinner dishes – even the award-winning draught beers are gluten free!

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Photo credits: Lauren McLean

Locally sourced real food that uses cooking methods that maintain nutritional integrity. As a coeliac himself, head chef Paul Smith understands the struggles of dining out and struggling to find dishes that won’t cause harm. He says “Blending my love of great food and striving for a healthier, gluten-free lifestyle has allowed me to follow my real passion – creating great dishes that create great memories, real foods that use nature’s medicine cabinet with locally sourced, sustainable produce”.

I don’t think you can feel more comfortable as a coeliac you are safe dining at Willow, with a coeliac chef and also accredited by Coeliac UK!

Click link for a review by Forever Free From.

The Willow, 16 The Triangle, Norbiton, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey KT1 3RT    Phone: 020 3034 2424

Mon-Sat 7am-11pm, Sun 9am-10.30pm

Facebook/yourwillow    Twitter @your_willow   Instagram your_willow
www.yourwillow.co.uk

 

Glutopia 

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A 100% gluten free artisan bakery, offering an array of freshly baked cakes, brownies, loaves, savoury food, juices and coffee.  All created fresh everyday on site.

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41 Market Place, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey  KT1 1JQ  Phone:  020 8974 5444
Mon noon-7pm, Tue-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 9.30am-8pm, Sun 10.30am- 6.30pm

www.glutopiabakery.com

 

 LONDON – SOUTH EAST

East Dulwich SE22 

FC Wellbeing

A cafe and yoga store. Gluten free & healthy eating offering superfood salads, pies, tarts, cakes and smoothies.

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28A Gove Vale, East Dulwich SE22 8EF
Mon-Fri 7.30am-5pm, Sat-Sun 8am-5pm.

www.facebook.com/fcwellbeingcafe

 

 

Also see the Street Food listing for  several market stalls around the South East.

 

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LONDON – NORTH

Islington N1 

Beyond Bread Bakery

A sister to the flagship Fitzrovia store.   During the day you will find the same options as Fitzrovia and Selfridges, but they also have a garden area and an evening menu!

In the evening, you can have a glass of wine or gluten free beer along with pizza and mini sliders.

See here for a review of the Fitzrovia store.

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267 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 2UQ   Phone:  020 7183 3213
Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat -Sun 9am-5pm

www.beyondbread.co.uk

 

Romeo’s Sugar Free Bakery (formerly Romeo’s Gluten Free Bakery and Artisan Gluten Free Bakery)

This bakery and café has had a couple of reincarnations and is open daily for breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and events.

They make patisseries, cakes, bread, crepes and savoury dishes (eg quiche). All food is sugar free and gluten free, but there are also dairy free and egg free (vegan) options.  You will also find a range of drinks, including wine!   Delivery available by Deliveroo.

Also see their sister bakery in Walthamstow, called Juliet Gluten Free Bakery.

 

178 Upper Street, N1 1RG   Phone:  07398 047 525
Daily from 9.00/9.30am until late

romeossfbakery.com

 

Clerkenwell/Islington EC1

Niche

This restaurant is at the northern end of central London and as the closest tube is Angel, it is included in the North London section.

In 2015 this restaurant became 100% gluten free (certified by Coeliac UK), offering a daytime menu, pre-theatre menu and dinner menu. It is very close to Sadler Wells theatre, so handy if you are seeing a show there.

Niche restaurant

You have a lot of choice – pop in for a bakery item or a drink, a light meal or a main meal. Think salads, burgers, pie, quiche, fish, steaks and much more.  Click here for a review.

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197-199 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TJ 
Monday to Saturday 10am-late, Sunday 11am-4pm*
(*also open for dinner on Sunday night if there is a show on at Sadler Wells)

nichefoodanddrink.com

Highbury East  N7

Cookies and Scream

Cookies and Scream is a vegan bakery – every product is dairy, egg, wheat and gluten free.

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(Note: the store photo is from the old Camden Market store)

 

130 Holloway Rd, Highbury East, London N7 8JE  Phone: 07778 691519
Mon–Thu 10am–8pm, Fri–Sat 10am–9pm, Sun 10am–8pm.

NOTE:  Camden market outlet is permanently closed.

www.cookiesandscream.com

 

Muswell Hill  N10

Pure Nest Cafe

Completely gluten free and dairy free café providing breakfast and light lunches, run by a naturopath. “We provide healthier treats for people with food allergies and those aware of how specific foods affect their bodies.”

Source: Pure Nest Instagram

176-178 Fortis Green Road, Muswell Hill N10 3DU  Phone:  020 3774 4269
Tues-Sun – 9am to 4.30pm. Closed Mon.

www.purenestcafe.com/

 

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LONDON – EAST

Walthamstow E17

Juliet Gluten Free Bakery 

Gluten free and vegan bakery and café (a sister bakery to Romeo’s in Islington).  You will find bread, pastries, cakes, pizza, salads and more!

Keep up to date on Twitter @julietgfbakery

787 Lea Bridge Road, Walthamstow E17 9DZ
7 days 9am-5pm

www.e17glutenfree.com/

 

Also see the street food post for an East London market stall.

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LONDON – NEARLY ALL GLUTEN FREE!

Farmstand

All food is gluten free except for rye bread.  Also dairy free and no added sugar.

If you are aware of Leon, it is a similar concept with healthy options and takeaway boxes available.  You can choose a particular menu item, or you can mix and match for your own tastes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Source: Farmstand website

There is a small amount of seating available.  Please note not all drinks are gluten free, but gluten free beer is available.

For a review by Forever Free From (when it was 100% GF), click here.

42 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5AJ   Phone: 020 7240 3866

Mon-Fri 7:30am – 9pm, Sat 9am – 9pm, Sun Closed

www.farmstand.co.uk

 

Photos and logos are either author’s own, or used with permission.

 

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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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  1. Kirsty says:

    Hi,
    Me and my mum are looking to eat out in London on Friday.
    Possibly near the covent garden/Oxford Street area, although doesn’t have to be quite there.
    She is coeliac so was wondering if there is any recommendations of places that aren’t too expensive that do good seafood close to there at all.

    • The Coeliac Plate says:

      Hi Kirsty
      Sorry I missed your query in time. I wouldn’t have been much help on the seafood front anyway, but I hope you found something suitable?

  2. Sally says:

    Hi Caroline,
    Only just come across your website, it is brilliant. One of my best friends has recently discovered she’s coeliac and is really struggling to eat out, as a lot of places that claim to be GF don’t think about cross contamination in the kitchen. She’s coming to visit me in London next weekend and I can’t wait to take her to a couple of the places you’ve listed. All sound delicious! Thank you.

    • The Coeliac Plate says:

      What a good friend you are to do the research for a safe place to eat! If she is missing bread, try to get to Beyond Bread 🙂

  3. lock Azul says:

    Excellent Collection

  4. Dona Rita says:

    I love this list. Being a coeliac myself, I’ve recently started a food company selling Gluten Free Pão de Queijo (Brazilian cheese bread) in London. I’d be happy to send you some to try 🙂 Thanks for this inspiring list. And please feel free to take a look at our product http://donarita.co.uk xxx

    • The Coeliac Plate says:

      Hi Pedro, I actually had you on my list to contact and I would love to add your pop ups to the Street Food listing. I will be in touch! Caroline

  5. Joanne says:

    We are staying at the Double Tree Hilton in Westminster. Are any of the restaurants you list for people with celiac disease in that vicinity?

    • The Coeliac Plate says:

      Hi Joanne, not in easy walking distance, but London has fantastic public transport with buses and tube, so you can easily get to the central London options. For example if you walk to Westminster tube, in two stops you can get off at Bond Street and be very close to Selfridges on Oxford St. As a tourist you are likely to visit Covent Garden and you can change after one stop from Westminster to the Piccadilly line to get there. Also have a look at Cotto which is on the other side of the river, not too far from your hotel. http://thecoeliacplate.com/cotto-gluten-free-italian/
      The concierge at the hotel will be able to help you with directions to all the places on the list – there may be direct bus routes as well!

  6. karina van der Leeuw says:

    Thank you for your great article. Cant wait to try out a few places for our next visit. During our last visit I came across a great Fish Restaurant where they serve the best GF Fish and Chips! Its just off Portobello Market and its called http://www.Chippingforecast.com
    They also serve GF beer from the tap! The owner explained how the daughter of a good friend had been diagnosed with coeliac disease which inspired him to learn all about it and to now offer GF options in his restaurant. Beautiful fish and chips and really lovely place. I can highly recommend it!

  7. Sandra says:

    Hello, thank you so much for sharing all these information! I love going to the markets in London, but I refrained from doing so as it’s usually quite difficult to find delicious pastries that are both gluten free and refined sugar free. Thanks again for this post!
    By the way, I would like to add a fantastic raw cake maker, Mr. Prempy’s, at Stoke Newington farmers market. All of their cakes are free from dairy, gluten, refined sugar and eggs, and they taste absolutely heavenly! Just to clarify, I don’t work for them, it’s just it wasn’t everyday that I get to find something that ticks all the boxes of my dietary requirements and still tastes so wonderful. Hope you would find this information helpful. 🙂
    http://www.mrprempys.com/

    • The Coeliac Plate says:

      Hi Sandra
      Thanks for the tip, I will get in touch with them regarding going onto the London list!
      Regards
      Caroline

      • The Coeliac Plate says:

        Hi Sandra
        Just to let you know Mr Prempy’s have now been added to the list! Thanks for letting me know about them 🙂
        Regards
        Caroline

  8. Caroline says:

    Some great tips and recommendations. Will need to visit these!

  9. Leroy says:

    Hello. I am coming to a meeting in London from California for work. I have been gluten-free since my Coeliac diagnosis in 2007, but this is the first time I have tried to travel so far, and for so long, since being diagnosed with several other autoimmune diseases in 2013. I am more than a little anxious trying this. I can’t eat any gluten, oats, corn, eggs, chicken, dairy, shrimp, sulfites/sulfates, or any nightshades (tomatoes, chili peppers, eggplant, etc.). Cross-contamination on food preparation surfaces and from deep fry oil, etc., would be a problem for me. It seems like the chances of getting sick while eating out for a week would be very high. And a week is too long to fast. Traveling back home while sick could really be a challenge. I am wondering, if anyone could recommend some markets in or near south bank, or Charing cross/Piccadilly Circus areas, where I could get suitable food to take back to my hotel or something.

  10. Anne says:

    Thank you for sharing! As a celiac patient traveling can be difficult, this has easier my mind! Can’t wait to visit next year and try some of these!

    • The Coeliac Plate says:

      Hi Anne, yes, finding 100% safe places while travelling myself just made me feel so much more relaxed, thus the list was born!

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