London Restaurants

Here is a list of all the restaurants I have visited and reviewed or have heard about but not visited yet and are on my wishlist.

My reviews represent my personal thoughts when visiting these restaurants, but your experience might be different. Always make sure that you are happy with the understanding of gluten-free and cross-contamination from the staff serving you, as it might not be the same at all branches of a restaurant or even in the same restaurant at different times.

Busaba Eathai
http://www.busaba.com/
Type: Thai
Dedicated menu: No, all gluten free and vegetarian options are marked on the main menu
Address: 4 Riverside Walk, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1QN
Many other locations across London: Shoreditch, The O2, Hoxton Square, Soho, Bloomsbury, Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Stratford, Chelsea
Review: Jun 2015
http://flourlessinlondon.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/busaba-eathai-part-2.html

Barrafina
http://barrafina.co.uk/
Tube: Charing Cross for Covent Garden, Leicester Square for Soho
Type: Modern Tapas cooked in an open kitchen
Dedicated menu: No, but very knowledgeable staff and they are happy to adapt dishes too
Review: May 2015
http://flourlessinlondon.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/barrafina.html

Cotto
http://www.italiancotto.co.uk/
Tube: Waterloo or Lambeth North
Type: Family run Italian
Dedicated menu: Yes, same options as general menu
Review: April 2014
http://flourlessinlondon.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/gluten-free-eating-in-london.html

Camdem Lock Market
http://www.camdenlockmarket.com/food-drink/vegan-veggie-gluten-dairy-free-paleo/
There are several stalls and restaurants in the market that sell gluten free, paleo and veggie food, check the link above if you are in the area

Elliot's at Borough Market
http://www.elliotscafe.com/
Tube: London Bridge (Borough market exit)
Type: Food made using fresh ingredients from the market, great to combine with a visit to Borough Market
Dedicated menu: No, but many naturally gluten free dishes, easy to eat without gluten
Review: October 2014
http://flourlessinlondon.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/elliots-borough-market.html

GBK – Gourmet Burger Kitchen
http://www.gbk.co.uk/
Tube: many branches in London, check their website for further details.
Type: Burgers (GF & non GF)
Dedicated menu: Yes
Review: April 2014
http://flourlessinlondon.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/gbk-gourmet-burger-kitchen-new-gluten.html

Honest Burgers
http://honestburgers.co.uk/
Tube: Brixton, Leicester Sq, Camdem Town, Notting Hill Gate, Kings Cross, Oxford Circus, Tooting Broadway (and expanding!)
Type: Burgers (GF & non GF) They also offer brunch at some of their branches, although not everyday or everybranch. Check their website if you are after this option.
Dedicated menu: Same options as general menu, just choose GF bun (+£1)
Review: August 2014
http://flourlessinlondon.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/honest-burgers-camdem.html

Hummus Bros
http://www.hbros.co.uk/new/home.php
Tube: Leicester Square (Soho), Holborn, St Pauls, Farringdon (Exmouth market)
Type: Hummus
Dedicated menu: GF options marked on main menu (&available online)
Review: on wishlist

Kimchee
http://www.kimchee.uk.com/
Tube: Holborn
Address: 71 High Holborn, London WC1V 6EA
Type: Korean
Dedicated menu: Yes
Review: June 2014
http://flourlessinlondon.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/kimchee-korean-restaurant-gluten-free.html

Leggero (previously La Polenteria)
http://www.leggero-london.com/
Tube: Covent Garden / Leicester Square
Address: 64 Old Compton Street, W1D 4UQ
Type: Still 100% gluten free restaurant by the same team who run la Polenteria. Their menu has changed to include more variety of dishes. Brunch served at weekends too!
Dedicated menu: 100% gluten free
Review: coming soon

Lu-Ma Cafe
http://lu-ma.co.uk/
Tube: Wimbledon
Address: Justin James Hotel, 43 Worple Road, Wimbledon SW19 4JZ
Type: Healthy cafe
Dedicated menu: GF options marked on main menu (&available online)
Opening times: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 6.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 10.30am to 6.30pm
Review: October 2014
http://flourlessinlondon.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/lu-ma-wimbledon.html

Maddys Fish Bar CLOSED
http://maddysfishbar.com/
Tube: New Cross
Type: Fish and Chips
Dedicated menu: Separate fryer for GF and GF batter available everyday 
Review: September 2014
http://flourlessinlondon.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/gluten-free-greenwich-and-new-cross.html

Nandos
http://www.nandos.co.uk/
Tube: many branches in London, check their website for further details.
Type: Portuguese
Dedicated menu: No, check with the manager to ensure no cross-contamination
October 2016 update: They have added a gluten containing burger to their menu for Christmas, which seems to be cooked in the same grill as the chicken. Be careful to ask for your food to be cooked separately to be safe (thanks twitter folk for the warning!)
Review: January 2015
http://flourlessinlondon.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/two-coeliacs-and-lactose-intolerant.html

Naturally Chinese Restaurant
http://www.naturallychineserestaurant.co.uk/
Tube: Surbiton rail
Address: 59-63 Brighton Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 5LR
Type: Chinese restaurant with many gluten free options including Dim Sum
Dedicated menu: Yes, launched in November 2014
Review: November 2014 (plus a few more visits beforehand)
http://flourlessinlondon.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/naturally-chinese-new-gluten-free-menu.html

Pho Vietnamese
http://www.phocafe.co.uk/
Tube: many branches in London, check their website for further details.
Type: Vietnamese
Dedicated menu: No, but 95% of the dishes are naturally gluten free, so there is very little chance for cross contamination
Review: Not yet, but I've been a few times without problems, I love the rice paper rolls!

Pizza Express
http://www.pizzaexpress.com/
Tube: many branches in London, check their website for further details.
Type: Italian
Dedicated menu: Yes
Review: December 2013
http://flourlessinlondon.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/pizza-express-gluten-free-pizza.html

Pod
http://www.podfood.co.uk/
Tube: many branches in London, check their website for further details.
Type: Fresh healthy food
Dedicated menu: GF options marked on their main menu
Review: April 2014
http://flourlessinlondon.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/gluten-free-eating-in-london.html

Pure Taste CLOSED
http://puretasterestaurant.com/
Tube: Notting Hill Gate/Bayswater
Type: 100% gluten free and paleo, with options for most diets, see further details on their website
Dedicated menu: 100% gluten free. Opened in Dec 2014
Review: On wishlist

The Truscott Arms CLOSED
http://www.thetruscottarms.com/
Tube: Warwick Avenue
Address: 55 Shirland Road, Maida Vale, W9 2JD
Type: Pub food including sausage and mash and fish and chips from their bar menu
Dedicated menu: GF options marked on their main menu available online
Review: September 2014
http://flourlessinlondon.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/the-truscott-arms-very-gluten-free.html


Wahaca
http://www.wahaca.co.uk/
Tube: many branches in London, check their website for further details.
Type: Mexican
Dedicated menu: Yes
Review: April 2014
http://flourlessinlondon.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/wahaca.html




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