A gluten-free diet isn’t always a choice and can make dining out a bit of a nightmare. Coeliac (pronounced Cee-lee-ack) is an autoimmune disease which affects one in every 100 people. This serious illness is caused by a reaction of the immune system to gluten, a type of protein found in wheat, barley and rye.
If ingested, Coeliac sufferers experience damage to the lining of the stomach, resulting in distressing symptoms such as bloating, diarrhoea, nausea, tiredness, mouth ulcers, sudden or unexpected weight loss and anaemia.
Avoiding these flair up symptoms is a full time occupation for Coeliac sufferers and so dining out can be tricky. However, with more Liverpool restaurants, cafes and bars offering gluten-free options, fuss-free brunch, lunches with the girls and dinner dates are now firmly on the menu.
The lovely staff at Heritage, Castle Street can switch up any of the dishes on their menu with gluten free bread so you can breakfast in the business district, worry free. We love the look of this open flat bread. Menus here.
Just because wheat is out to get you, it doesn’t mean you can’t devour a loaded pizza slice or three when you get the craving. American Pizza Slice, Bold Street offers gluten free options and the toppings are divine. More info here.
Cosy Club at Liverpool ONE is a Coeliac dream hang out. Offering a specific gluten free menu for brunch, mains and desserts, but also tapas, sharing boards and burgers too. Gluten free buns all round! Menus here.
When it comes to great value dining, we recommend Love Thy Neighbour, Bold Street. Tuck into dishes such as spiced falafel, Peruvian marinated chicken breast, kale crisps, chick pea pancakes and more, all coeliac diet friendly. All the menus here.
Trattoria 51 offers gluten-free variations of 95% of its menu, making it the ideal venue for lovers of authentic Italian cuisine. Alongside coeliac-safe pasta, pizza, risotto and burgers, there’s also gluten-free Peroni on offer too! Menus here.
Over half of the Delifonseca’s blackboard menu is catered for coeliac diners with options such as Cumbrian Lamb Rump marinated with Chilli Lemon & Mint served with a Pea Hummus, roughed Aubergine, Red Cabbage and more. Pick your favourite here.
Liverpool’s award-winning dry bar and café, The Brink, is serving up a flavoursome gluten-free afternoon tea alongside tasty dishes such as frittata, fresh salads, soups and generous wedges of coeliac-safe cake too. Check out the menus here.
If you’re a huge fan of Asian food, Tiger Rock Hawker is the place to be. With small plates and bowls on offer, those opting for gluten-free menu items can mix and match from the restaurant’s gluten-free menu including the likes of BBQ Chicken Satay Skewers, Thai Green Curry and Grilled Seabass Fillet with Tamarind Chilli Sauce. More here.
The Georgian Quarter is easily one of the most beautiful settings in which to dine in Liverpool and Free State Kitchen offer a great garden space to enjoy your gluten free lunch or dinner too. Oder yourself a whopping burger or hot dog and chilli fries, stress and gluten free. Menus here.
Packing a flavour punch straight from mainland Spain, La Tasca offers all its breads, garlic laded or otherwise, and paellas gluten-free so you can mop up that rice pan after a delicious meal on the Queen Square terrace. Who needs Spain! La Tasca menus here.
The great thing about Maray is that a lot of the menu is naturally gluten free, so a night out for dinner with family or friends wont single you out when ordering your meal. The Maray website lists all foodstuffs they serve which contain gluten, allowing you to avoid them with ease. Small plates and desserts are a gluten-free winner! Menus here.
Brasserie 1593 at Leasowe Castle, Wirral, offers a diverse menu that includes a variety of free-from options to cater for its coeliac diners. Gluten-free menu highlights include Pan-fried Chicken Breast, Sweet Potato Mash, Soy & Ginger Greens, Pan-fried Fillet of Cod, Sweetcorn & Chilli Salsa, Braised Fennel & Basil Pesto and Feta Cheese, Watermelon Salad, Pomegranate & Pumpkin Dressing to name a few, drooling? You should be, book your table here.
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