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Eating out with coeliac disease

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Northernlurker Sun 28-Aug-16 21:39:20

My sister is visiting in a couple of weeks and I want to take her out for lunch. Where is best for gluten and dairy free? There's a giraffe, frankie and bennys, prezzo, eds diner, nandos. We could also easily get to a bella Italia. Any particularly a good idea?

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Northernlurker Mon 29-Aug-16 11:10:12

Any views?

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Bonnylassie Mon 29-Aug-16 11:13:28

My son is dairy and egg free so not the same but we find Nandos and giraffe's allergy menus really good. If you have a zizzis near you I would recommend them as well. I struggle with frankie and benny's, wouldn't go there again.

MerylPeril Mon 29-Aug-16 11:21:02

Not frankie and bennys.
I only know Bella italia and ed's in terms of GF but they are good.

Laselva Mon 29-Aug-16 22:23:49

My favourite from your list is Prezzo, they do good GF pizzas and pastas. Nandos is good as well, and Giraffe isn't too bad. My personal favourite chain is Pizza Express, they do most of their pizzas on a GF base and even do GF dough balls and beer!

Msqueen33 Mon 29-Aug-16 22:35:46

Our local bella gave us the speech that although gluten free they couldn't be sure on contamination. Two of my children have coeliac. Personally I'd pick your preferred And speak to the manager to see how they manage cross contamination.

Monkeyinshoes Mon 29-Aug-16 23:35:16

Frankie and Bennys have a separate gluten free menu but my word, it was bland.

It sounded good on paper. I ordered salmon fillet with rosemary new potatoes, veg and salsa verde. What arrived was a completely plain salmon fillet, a few peas and a plain (and very dry) jacket potato.

It was almost like they thought coeliac = adverse reactions to food with gluten and flavour. Needless to say, I wouldn't go there again.

megletthesecond Mon 29-Aug-16 23:38:56

Nandos are good, very on the ball with allergies. Mind you, I try to eat veggie so have only had their salad. Pizza Express seem to have a GF alternative for everything too.

Northernlurker Tue 30-Aug-16 08:40:25

Really helpful,thanks. We could do pizza express if needed. I'll see what she fancies - she's pregnant so likely to have a strong view!

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AMR123456 Tue 30-Aug-16 08:58:50

I am coeliac & dairy free. Pizza express good for pizza(I take my own cheese) bella Italia nice they have a few gluten free choices on their menu.
Which city you going out in?

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user1471537877 Tue 30-Aug-16 20:40:50

Bella are fabulous with coeliacs, there are 3 of us all severely affected and we've never been glutened

Their new garlic bread is yum so much so we have to order extra for the kids, we have had pasta and pizzas which have all been fine

BravoHopeful Tue 06-Sep-16 13:24:20

You might already have eaten out with your sister, but if not have a look at BarConvent in York - unique place and they can do a lot of gluten free stuff (sorry, don't know about dairy free). We find Wagamama excellent for gluten free as well (though haven't been in York).

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