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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.

London 100 GF_opt

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 2016.


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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

Coori Free From

Their large summer concession has closed, but they are still operating a smaller concession.

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400 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1A 1AB
www.coori.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.

Hemsley twitter pic Hemsley & Hemsley juice

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-4pm

Also see location in Islington, North London.

www.beyondbread.co.uk

SOHO W1

La Polenteria renamed to Leggaro (from 6 March 2017)

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Not surprisingly, dishes at this restaurant are based on polenta which is naturally gluten free and 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 are striving to rejuvenate traditional polenta dishes by giving them a cosmopolitan twist.

You will find a wide range of hearty meals as well as healthy salads that are all freshly home made.  Of course there are also pasta dishes, including ravioli.

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                        Beef ravioli

Below is stewed beef on a bed of polenta, but if you are vegetarian, La Polenteria also have plenty of vegan and vegetarian options.  The menu also highlights allergenic ingredients such as milk, egg, celery.

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Polenta based cakes and desserts are available if you are just after a snack.  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
Mon-Fri noon-11.30pm. Weekends 11am-11.30pm

www.lapolenteria.co.uk

 

Yorica!

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Photo credits: thesightseeingcoeliac

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.

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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/

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Covent Garden WC2

LabOrganic

Premium Organic Cold-Pressed Juice Store & Experimental Plant-Based Kitchen

Lab Organic shop_opt

Lab Organic juice_optThe LabOrganic team created their store to share their passion for a healthy lifestyle.   They make and serve the highest quality, most nutrient-rich, organic, cold-pressed fruit & veggie juices, superfood blends, dairy free nut mylks, cleanse programmes, “free-from” food, gluten free snacks & much more.

Pop in for breakfast, lunch, snacks or an early dinner.  Eat in or takeaway.

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You can also book in for evening events every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (7pm-9:30pm) where LabOrganic host the finest & nutritious plant-based dining experience full of surprising seasonal flavours, with recipes showcased by leading guest chefs and health industry professionals.

Photo credits:  Luis Veloso

58 Neal street, Covent Garden, London  WC2H 9PA

Mon-Fri 8am – 7pm (also special evenings, see above), Sat 10am – 7pm, Sun 10am – 6pm

www.laborganic.co.uk

Farmstand

All food is gluten & dairy free and no added sugar, available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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 and or course you don’t need to double check what is gluten free!

Farmstand Free From pic

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, 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

East End E1

Suzzle

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Run by a coeliac, you will find art alongside the gluten free cakes.  Stop for a weekend breakfast when wandering around Brick Lane!

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47 Brick Lane, London, E1 6PU   Phone:  07799 292709

www.suzzle.com

 

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

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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/

 

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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

 

Coori shop_opt

Tooting SW17

Coori

Completely gluten free stall at Broadway Market, with fridge and pantry supplies (pasta, flour etc), as well as freshly prepared food such as pizza, rolls, toasted sandwiches as well as sweet treats.  You can pre-order your food and drinks by texting your order and table reservation to 07484 074 794.
NOTE: Not seen activity on social media about this venue since Nov 2016 – make enquiries before making a special visit!

Coori pizza & rolls_opt Coori cake_opt

Coori also organise gluten free nights once a month at restaurants in Barnes and Wimbledon – check their Facebook page for more detail.

Broadway Market, Tooting High Street, Tooting

Mon-Wed, 12pm-6pm, Thurs-Sat 12pm-11pm

www.coori.co.uk

 

Battersea/Wandsworth SW11

Manna Dew

A 100% gluten free bakery and cafe specialising in french patisseries and mediterranean food.   Photos to come, but in the meantime, look at their Facebook page!

For a review click here.

 169 Battersea High Street, Wandsworth SW11 3JS  Phone:  020 7223 2288

mannadew.co.uk

Brixton SW9

WAG Free bakery

This unit in Brixton village has been a WAGfree outlet, then became Vozars restaurant is now back to being a WAGfree outlet.  These photos relate to the first version of WAGfree – please let me know of any changes if you have visited the second reincarnation!

Before visiting, you should check their Facebook page – there has been little activity on their Facebook page since Feb 2016.  I have seen on Twitter that they have reopened at the end of March 2017.   It is a cash only shop.

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The Wheat and Gluten (WAG) Free bakery are artisan bakers, making bread, pies, pastries and cakes and has been part of the Brixton market for several years.   They no longer bake on site, but their products are still sold here.

The shop front may have changed, but the photos still give you an idea of what it is like – there is some seating inside, as well as outside in a covered walkway. The original menu was fairly small, with a ham and bacon sandwich (below), toasties, pies and quiches and of course cake!

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Unit 26, Brixton Village, London, SW9 8PS   Phone: 020 7274 6267

 

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 LONDON – SOUTH EAST

Unfortunately there are no permanent listings in this area, but there are several market stalls.

 

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LONDON – NORTH

Islington N1

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

Romeo's hot choc_opt Romeo's pie_opt

This bakery and café opened at the end of March 2014 as a gluten free offshoot of Chez le Boulanger (also on Upper Street), after the owner recognized the demand for gluten free products and the need for a dedicated kitchen.  All food is gluten-free, but there is also sugar free, dairy free and egg free.

They make patisseries, cakes, sandwiches and savoury dishes (eg lasagne, goat’s cheese tart, pizza).    I visited when they had only been open a few weeks and there were many teething problems with service – hopefully this has been resolved now.

Romeo's menu 1_opt  

For a more recent review, please see the Coeliac on the road blog.

167 Upper Street (opposite Islington Town Hall), N1 1US   Phone:  020 7354 8945
Daily from 9.00am-7.00pm

www.artisanglutenfreebakery.co.uk

 

Beyond Bread Bakery

The second Beyond Bread store opened in mid 2016.  See the Fitzrovia entry for more details and for a review.

Beyond Bread cakes_opt Beyond Bread smoked salmon_opt

267 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 2UQ   Phone:  020 7183 3213
Mon-Fri 7.30am-7pm, Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 9am-6pm

www.beyondbread.co.uk

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

Camden Market NW1

For more options at Camden Market, please see the Camden Market gluten free post and the London street food & Markets post..

Cookies and Scream

Cookies and Scream is a vegan bakery at Camden Market, located within the Dingwalls gallery area of the market (conveniently close to Honest Burgers!).  Every product is dairy, egg, wheat and gluten free.   There is some bar style seating looking into the bakery. Tea and coffee available.

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Dingwalls gallery, The Market Hall, Camden Lock Place, Camden, NW1 8AF  Telephone: 07778 691519
Open from 10am – 6pm, 7 days a week.

www.cookiesandscream.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

 

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

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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. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. Caroline says:

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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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