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Japanese Meets Peruvian at Chotto Matte, Soho

Chotto Matte is a Japanese restaurant, grill and sushi bar fusing traditional clean lines with a grungy Tokyo style. Sounds weird, right? But go with it. It’s good. The Soho restaurant is causing a bit of a stir at the moment, meaning it’s near impossible to get a table unless you want to eat really early (like a child) or really late (like an alcoholic). However, if you’re lucky and turn up on a whim mid-week you might be able to squeeze in at the sushi bar or take a pew beside the robata grill, where you can watch the masterful chefs at work. We headed to Chotto Matte for an after-work dinner and were really pleased with the huge selection of gluten-free dishes on offer. Not only that, the waiters were incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, so we were assured that almost any dish could be tweaked to make it gluten-free. Full marks. Now the food is expensive, we’ve got to admit, but it’s definitely worth the hefty price tag. We tucked into the …


Michelin-Starred Gluten Free Menu at Bath Priory Hotel

We were lucky enough to go on a little jaunt to Bath last weekend, staying in the rather plush Bath Priory Hotel. Not only is this a luxurious place to rest one’s head, the Bath Priory Hotel is also a sort of gluten free wonder hotel.   One of the things that makes this hotel really great is its restaurant. Alongside the more casual Pantry dining room is a Michelin-starred restaurant under the direction of Michelin-starred Executive Chef, Sam Moody.   We decided to try out Sam Moody’s seven course tasting menu, as our server informed us it would be easily adapted to make it gluten free. Music to our ears.   When we arrived for our table we were seated in the hotel’s lounge for a pre-dinner cocktail. Imagine being in Downton Abbey. It’s like that. There are huge squidgy sofas to sink into, the walls are covered in old paintings of fancy folk from times gone by and there’s a roaring log fire to warm your toes by. It’s relaxing as relaxing can …

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Gluten Free Steak at Hawksmoor, Air Street

Hawksmoor is a proper British steakhouse. The food is to die for (many cows have, in fact), the interior is super plush and the service is quick, friendly and efficient. We will not beat about the bush here; we are obsessed with steak. And steak doesn’t get much better than Hawksmoor’s 400g ribeye of wonderment and glory. It’s an experience. A good one. We visited the Air Street (just off Regent Street) Hawksmoor of a winter’s evening, and what awaited us did shock and amaze. Upon arrival we were guided upstairs by a waitress who seemed determined to escape us. She quickly did this, depositing us with another lady entirely, whose job it was to show us to the table. We then walked for about 18 miles through the gigantic restaurant, the aromas of all the world’s meat filling our brains with a sort of happy steak-fog. Having been seated and presented with wine, we made the correct decision of ribeye, times two, with chips and béarnaise sauce. Not long after, a life changing plate …

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Unbeatable Gluten Free Dining at Nopi, Piccadilly

Nopi is allegedly named after its location, just North of Piccadilly. It’s the latest (and maybe greatest) restaurant from the now fairly famous Israeli Chef Yotam Ottolenghi, a chap known for the vibrancy of his food, and big, bold flavours. But he should also be known for how gluten-free friendly his restaurant is… it’s just brilliant.


Gillray’s Steakhouse, Southbank

The Southbank’s Marriott County Hall is home to Gillray’s – a rather swish steakhouse with some of the most impressive views you’re likely to find in London Town. The prices are eye-watering to say the least, but they offer a set menu which gives you three courses for £29 and a gin cocktail from their adjacent bar – where you’ll find an incredible variety of gins and some totally delicious cocktails. These are also eye-wateringly expensive, though, so please dear god do NOT get drunk here (unless you’re loaded, then you can do as you please). The main restaurant is cloaked in wood pannelling and marble floors, I presume this is an attempt to warn unsuspecting tourists that dinner here will cost you an arm and a leg, giving them one last chance to run for their lives. The wine list isn’t even a real wine list… it’s AN IPAD. Also the waiters wear bow ties – important fact. The menu is nice, but the set menu as usual doesn’t offer a lot of choice, …