Gluten-Free Restaurants

We have recommendations from a number of towns and countries. To find restaurants in a particular area click on a name from the list:

Crawley
Gatwick Airport
Kingston upon Thames
Croydon
Horsham
Brighton
London
Epsom & Ewell
Richmond
Worthing
West Sussex
Kent
Spain
Germany
USA

Crawley Area

ZARI's Indian Restaurant, 214 Ifield Drive, Tel 01293.525107
Tthe head waiter will really look after you, it comes highly recommended by AJ www.zarirestaurant.co.uk

Third Saturday of each month, GF Fish & Chips at The Master Fryer, 4 The Parade, London Road, Felbridge, East Grinstead. Tel 01342.321065 

The Crawley Garden Centre, Copthorne Road, Pound Hill  Tel 01293 883311
If you fancy buying a few plants, or just browsing around, when you are finished pop into the restaurant, they now have a very good selection of Mrs Crimbles Gluten Free Cakes to eat with your coffee or tea. DT

The Wiremill Inn, a 15th Century Mill, found between East Grinstead and Lingfield RH7 6HJ, www.thewiremill.co.uk  it sits on the side of its own lake. JW. The menu is maked where the item is gluten free.

The Duke's Head, Crawley Down, Tel 01342.712431 www.thedukesheadcrawley.co.uk The menu is not marked, but the chef will provide alternative sauces and one of their waitresses is a Coeliac. JW

ASK 49/51 High Street, Crawley, you must take a GF Pizza base with you, then select your own topping, but please make sure with the chef, that he keeps your pizza well clear of other pizzas, which are containing gluten. Tel:01293 40286

Bella Italia, No.8 Crawley Leisure Park, Tel:01293.521974 a gluten free menu, with a large selection of pastas and pizzas all gluten free.A.J.

The Blue India, 47 High Street, Crawley see  www.blueindia.co.uk Tel 01293.446655
Speak to the Chef, the meal was good and gluten free.
They also have a restaurant in 18 The Broadway, Haywards Heath.

Chris White Family Butchers
15 Tilgate Parade, Crawley  Tel 01293.526050
Gluten free sausages on request, please call and order first.
Also in Horley and Horsham.

Coffee Republic Cafe, The Queensway, Central Crawley, you can have a coffee with Gluten Free cakes, more choice of cakes has been promised.

Cowdray Restaurant, Balcombe Road, Crawley, good gluten free meal, discuss with owners, recommended AS  www.thecowdray.co.uk

CUZINI Sri-Lankan Restaurant, 22 The Boulevard, Central Crawley. Tel:01293 533350, they are offering an extensive range of gluten free food.

Frankie & Benny’s somewhere in Crawley.
Again check with the Manager before you order, but a good GF meal.

Lambs Green Restaurant, Lambs Green Road, off Rusper Road, Crawley. The chef has a good understanding of gluten free, good choice, told it is ½ price on Monday evenings, you must check first. AS

The Master Fryer Fish & Chip Shop, 1 Pound Hill Parade, Worth Road, Crawley, West Sussex

On the first Saturday of each month, a full Gluten-Free Fry Up, with a full range of fish, pies, sausages, GF Rolls, all cooked separately in GF Batter and Oil, commenced on 4th July 2009.

M&S Crawley, meet a friend for shopping and have tea/coffee with GF Muffins and GF Cookies, in the M&S restaurant. Recommended by LR

TG Fridays at the centre of Crawley, in the Leisure Centre, it offers a good gluten free menu, great chips. S.P.

Three Bridges Railway Station, if you find yourself travelling to London from Platform 3 and you fancy a cup of tea with a GF Cake, well you can, the small café on Platform 3 sells Kates GF Cakes, all well sealed, drop in and try one. AJ

The Old House Restaurant http://www.oldhouserestaurant.co.uk Is set within an 18th Century cottage, their excellent menu offers a good selection, but it is best to advise them in advance, that you require GF meals. BA

Thai Restaurant, Orchard Street, Central Crawley, near St.Johns Church. Tel:01293.561758. We are informed that there is a good selection of Gluten-Free food. Just mention when ordering and the Chef will come over and go through the menu with you. Recommended by SE.

Wetherspoon, High Street, Crawley, request their allergy list and select gluten free

Langley Green, Crawley

We are pleased to announce a new Gluten Free, Fish & Chip Shop, Mr Chips, at 15 Langley Green Parade, RH11 7RS, Tel 01293.520790. Mort who is the owner, has agreed to offer strict GF Cooking, to start with once a month, on the last Saturday of each month, from 12noon till 5.30pm. As a special introductory offer, he is offering a large Fish and a small fish with chips for £7 and if it is successful he will do it on other days. D.T

The Plough at Ifield, next to St.Margaret's Church, offers a simple but good range of GF Options from their standard menu, reasonable prices and the Landlady is most helpful. D.P

Crawley Farmer's Market held on the second Sunday of each month, in Queen's Square, have a stall selling gluten free sausages, Lower Gages Farm. Cell 07889 924 168, Clive Tremayne, they also go to the Horsham Farmer's Market.

Gatwick Airport.

We have been requested by gluten sufferers from the UK and around the World to advise on eating GF Food at Gatwick Airport, these are the comments and advice we have received so far, by some of our members:-
1. Omelette and chips, not sure which restaurant, (probably Garfunkels). TGE
2. A few salads from M&S, Garfunkels provide an allergy list, but no GF. SE
3. Salads are available, I always take my own food.  JN
4. Fruit can be purchased and plain crisps (All Walkers crisps are GF). JB

If you  are in the North Terminal and lucky enough to go into the British Airways Executive Lounge, then remember to ask for a selection of their Gluten-Free food. They can provide you with a great selection of Mrs Crimbles cakes/snacks and crisps and of course being in their Eexcutive Lounge, it is all free.

Kingston upon Thames

The Bruschetta Italian Restaurant, 141 London Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 6NH Tel:020 8546 9328, friendly staff, highly recommended by FW. You can park next door in the Kwik Fit car park.

Cha Cha Jees Indian Restaurant, 36 High Street, good choice of GF dishes.

East India Restaurant, 1 Brighton Road, Kingston, choice of GF dishes.

Frankie & Bennys, Clarence Street, The Rotunda, Kingston, selection of GF pizzas.

Rozana Indian Restaurant, 6-8 Kingston Hill, Kingston on Thames, Indian food with a good selection of gluten free dishes.

Sesame Thai & Indian Restaurant, 216 Kingston Road, selection of GF dishes.

Croydon Area

Coney Island Mountain Range, 35 Croydon Road, gluten free pizzas, the fryers are cleaned daily, with fresh new oil, so chips are excellent.

La Tasca, 38-49 High Street, Croydon. Tel 0208 6803388, recommended by BAtt.

Horsham Area

The Sussex Oak at Warnham, 2 Church Street Tel 01403 265028 www.thesussexoak.co.uk  has a special Coeliac Menu, even includes GF bread and gravy, it is highly recommended. P.D.

The Black Horse Inn, Nuthurst Street, Nuthurst, This is a quaint old fashioned pub, excellent food with a gluten free selection, well worth a visit. Tel:01403 891272

The Black Jug, 31 North Street, Horsham, there is no parking, so you have to walk, but they do a brilliant GF Burger, which we are told “is to die for“, Tel: 01403 253526

Near Midhurst, West Sussex

The Foresters Arms, The Street, Graffham, West Sussex, GU28 0QA
Tel 01798 86202 The owner is a Coeliac also the Chef, so he realises exactly what Gluten-Free means.

Brighton Area

Pinocchio Restaurant, the food was great, there is only 1 gluten free pasta, but the staff will recommend which items on their menus are gluten free. Tel 01273 677676, we are at 22 New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF or see us on  www.pinocchio.cowww.pinocchio.co.uk

The Bosun's Cafe Tel 01903 535365 29 West Buildings, Worthing's West End, South of Crescent Road & Montague Street Junction. A 2 course gluten free meal will cost you £5.50, all chips are cooked to order, so is fish, with their own home made gluten free batter.

The Devil’s Dyke Pub Restaurant, Devils Dyke Road, Brighton. The staff helped us select a good mix & match from the 2 menus, so we had a good gluten free meal, at a reasonable price. A.S.

Food for Friends, 17 - 18 Prince Street, Brighton, in the Lanes, has a good selection of gluten free food. Tel: 01273 202310

Infinity Foods Café, this café is found within the North Lanes district of Brighton, 50 Gardner Street, offers a range of GF Food. Tel: 01273 670743

La Tasca, 165-169 North Street, Brighton. Tel:01273 737342, recommended by Batt.

London

The Lanesborough  Hyde Park Corner  www.lanesborough.com.

For a great gluten free afternoon tea, it is expensive and you must tell the chef first, he will then cook you fresh cakes and scones all gluten free, highly recommended. 

The POD Restaurant in King William Street, London EC4, good gluten free selection. www.podfood.co.uk  Recommended by Lobelia Lawson

Leon Restaurants, they are all over London, www.leonrestaurants.co.uk
We have selected just two, Carnaby Street, Tel 0207 437 5280 and     
275 Regent Street, Tel 0207 495 1514, you will be spoilt for choice. Recommended by Lobelia Lawson

Cotto Restaurant, on Westminster Bridge Road, opposite Lambeth North Station, they have a special gluten free menu. www.italiancotto.co.uk Recommended by Lobelia Lawson

Tortilla Restaurant, opposite the Angel Underground Station, at 13 Islington High Street, Tel 0207 833 3103. www.tortilla.co.uk  Recommended by Colin Doeg and Lobelia Lawson

Inspiral, 250 Camden High Street, NW1 8QS, lots of lovely gluten free food, see travel section.

Epsom & Ewell area

The Dom Pedro Restaurant, 58 The Broadway, Stoneleigh, Epsom, good selection of GF food.

Richmond Surrey area

Nando’s Portugese Restaurant, 2-6 Hill Rise, Richmond, Surrey, this restaurant is part of a large chain of Nando’s restaurants. Good choice of GF food.

Worthing

The Rose & Crown Pub/Restaurant, at 169/173 Montague Street, Worthing, BN11 3DA, Tel:01903 201623 www.theroseandcrownworthing.com/
A great Gluten Free Menu is on offer, probably the best in the area, well worth a visit,  you will get a great welcome. DT

West Sussex

West Sussex, South Coast, Pevensey Bay
Just outside the Pevensey Castle, on the High Street in Pevensey, is a small teashop, which serves delicious gluten free scones and cakes, it is highly recommended, so drop in. C.E.

Union Jack Farm Shop, Henfield Road, Cowfold, West Sussex, RH13 8DU
Tel: 01403 865386 for Gluten Freedom products.

Sussex Farm Foods, Bury Gate, Bury, Pulborough, West Sussex, Rh20 1NL
Tel:01798 8311985 for many Gluten Freedom products, also a full range of ready made GF meals, see www.sussexfarmfoods.co.uk

The Sussex Larder.  7 St.Marys Walk, High Street, Hailsham, BN27 1AF
Gluten Free meals, and lots of tasties.  Tel:01323.442031  www.sussexlarder.co.uk

Kent

If you visit the Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent, then a visit to Leon’s Restaurant will offer you a good choice of gluten free meals, all clearly indicated on their extensive menu, to see the menu then click onto www.leonsrestaurant.co.uk  AJ

Spain, Madrid

One of our members has just returned from visiting Madrid and would like to include the following restaurants, all offering a good choice of gluten free meals. Zoe.

Pizzasana, in Calle del Clavel, 7 their extensive menu is all gluten free and includes pizzas, salads, and sweets. The pizzas are presented with a Sin Gluten flag.

Nebraska group of restaurants see www.gruponebraska.com

El Arrozal Restaurante, Calle Segovia, 13  www.elarrozal.com

Germany, Garmish-Partenkirchen  (In the Alps)

This is a Gluten-Free hotel, the owner and chef is a Coeliac (Brit), they offer great daily GF Menus and even have GF Beer!. www.glutenfreehotel.co.uk

USA

Members who have just returned from visiting Disney World in Florida, say if you email specialdiets@disneyworld.com tell them you are gluten free or a Celiac (US spelling), they will email you back all the food you can eat, including ice cream. A.J.

In the USA there is also a great chain restaurant group, called Uno Chicago Grill, they have lots of gluten free options, pizzas and beer. A.J.

Also the Publix supermarket chain, all over Florida, if you go onto their web site you can download an allergy list. They sell GF bread, pastas and their own brands of GF food. A.J.

These restaurants have been recommended to us by our members, but be vigilant at all times, make sure the chef understands, Gluten-Free means Gluten-Free.