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Are there any low carb restaurants?

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Destinysdaughter Mon 22-Feb-16 18:41:16

And if not, why not, since low carb has now been proven to be a v effective weight loss technique? It can be hard eating out on a low carb diet, so surprised that no one has thought about doing this, or at least offering low carb options in restaurants

rosebiggs Mon 22-Feb-16 18:43:44

Nandos! Have chicken and macho peas.

Destinysdaughter Mon 22-Feb-16 18:45:58

Macho peas??

Onsera3 Mon 22-Feb-16 18:47:20

At GBK you can ask for your burger to be naked- no bun and extra salad.

rosebiggs Mon 22-Feb-16 18:53:59

Macho peas are one of their side dishes. Peas with mint etc - they are bloody lovely. You can buy a serving of grilled chicken and then choose your sides, so it's a good option for low carbers.

VimFuego101 Mon 22-Feb-16 18:55:05

You can usually ask for burgers to be bun-less, switch out chips/potatoes for lower-carb veg etc. I would love to go to a low-carb restaurant though.

rosebiggs Mon 22-Feb-16 18:55:13

They also do burgers made with beans and lentils etc if you like that type of thing.

ouryve Mon 22-Feb-16 18:55:20

Cafe, rather than restaurant, but pret do low carb salads.

Xmasbaby11 Mon 22-Feb-16 18:57:13

In a lot of Italian restaurants you order a fish or meat dish and it comes with some veg but no or not much potato.

Last time I went out I had a mushroom starter with spinach and ricotta, and the main was 3 sea bass fillets in sauce with veg. Only one tiny new potato in the veg mix.

I don't know of any chains though.

Xmasbaby11 Mon 22-Feb-16 18:58:54

I think a low carb restaurant would have to be high end - most meals are padded out with carbs as they are cheap. And it's unlikely everyone eating would want low carb.

ProfYaffle Mon 22-Feb-16 19:21:29

I don't have a major problem eating out low carb. Places like coffee shops and tea rooms are a big no no but most restaurants/pubs will have steaks, salads and the like. Many main courses can be served with salad or veg instead of potatoes too.

Destinysdaughter Mon 22-Feb-16 19:22:04

I have seen cauliflower rice in a salad at Eat, but not seen many options in restaurants, think they're missing a trick tbh.

ProfYaffle Mon 22-Feb-16 19:34:12

I've honestly found eating out lc to be way easier than it ever was on slimming world and the like. I very often have to ask to swap the chips etc for something else but I've never had anywhere refuse.

HortonWho Mon 22-Feb-16 19:38:46

I can't think of a restaurant that doesn't have a low carb option! Where are you found difficult? Even marks do a boiled egg on a bed of spinach, should you need a quick something instead of a sandwich and don't want to worry about the carbs in a salad dressing.

BorisJohnsonsHair Mon 22-Feb-16 19:45:40

Can't you just not have potatoes/rice/pasta but have the meat, fish and veg? Seems quite easy to me.

Destinysdaughter Mon 22-Feb-16 21:46:28

I know that you can find low carb options in restaurants but since there's even a cafe that just serves cereals ( in London ), wondered if there were any actual low carb restaurants in existence.

HortonWho Tue 23-Feb-16 08:21:35

I think the point we're all making is that there isn't a market for one, as most low carbers can still visit their regular places with their non-low carb friends and find plenty they can eat.

Maybe you wan to look at a more restrictive diet like paleo, where people can't find options as easily.

www.standard.co.uk/goingout/restaurants/londons-best-paleo-restaurants-10099818.html

Palomb Tue 23-Feb-16 08:23:59

Nandos is great but not the macho peas (which are not strictly LC!) I had the Mediterranean salad with half a hot chicken and some haloumi smile

I might have that for tea actually!

Onsera3 Tue 23-Feb-16 13:40:22

Pizza Express is my worst. Even when you order a main it comes with hardly any protein and loads of bread sticks. Cheap cheap.

StuntNun Wed 24-Feb-16 13:51:53

I've heard that Leon are good for low carb.

Destinysdaughter Wed 24-Feb-16 14:48:05

Yes Leons are brilliant for that and so delicious too!

Fourarmsv2 Mon 07-Mar-16 07:00:05

Bella Italia do vegetable spaghetti as a pasta alternative.

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