Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Eating Out gluten-free In Glasgow, Scotland
0

7 posts in this topic

Hey,

 

Just after my diagnosis I began emailing around my favourite restaurants here in the West End of Glasgow asking them whether they could still accommodate me. I thought it might be useful to post their replies (I asked about gluten free options and the steps the kitchen takes to prevent CC) to help anyone else in the area (and maybe save them a little legwork :)) I'll update the post when I've tried the ones whose answers I liked :) 

The Oran Mor, Byres Road:

"Dear Katie,
Thank you for taking the time to write to us to inform us of your recent diagnosis. Please rest assured that our chefs here at Òran Mór can cater for all kinds of dietary restrictions. Should you wish to make a reservation in the future please mention that you suffer from Coeliac Disease, we shall make note of it in our diaries so that your server & our kitchen is aware of it on the night.
We very much look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Kind Regards"
 
The Richmond Brasserie, Gibson Street:
"Hi Katie
 
Thank you for getting in touch- we're glad to hear you like The Richmond so much and would love to try and accommodate your new dietary requirements.
 
As I'm sure you've noticed, we're quite a small place and there isn't much demand for gluten free products so we don't routinely have them, but if you gave us a little bit of notice we'd be more than happy to get them in for you (gluten free bread, pasta etc). Otherwise, our chefs are very flexible and so we could modify most of our dishes to suit your needs. 
 
In terms of cross contamination, the chef has said that he would do everything he could in terms of making sure utensils, the preparation area, the grill etc are thoroughly cleaned before preparing your food, and using fresh butter and things to avoid the spread of crumbs (again, it would be ideal if you were able to call ahead, so that the kitchen could have utensils etc ready, otherwise your food might take a little longer to prepare than usual). However, we only have one fryer and wouldn't really be able to change the oil during service which would obviously rule out fried foods for you. 
 
I hope this is of some use to you, don't hesitate to get back in touch if you have any further questions."
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

(Also, fellow Glaswegians, please do add your experiences!) 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No recommendations but just a note to say I LOVE SCOTLAND!!!! My husband and I have been there six times and my sister lived in Glasgow so she was sort of a temporary foreign Glaswegian! :-)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No recommendations but just a note to say I LOVE SCOTLAND!!!! My husband and I have been there six times and my sister lived in Glasgow so she was sort of a temporary foreign Glaswegian! :-)

Aha good to hear! I love it here. Sadly the national dish ;) of deep friend Mars Bars is off limits now. 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Aha good to hear! I love it here. Sadly the national dish ;) of deep friend Mars Bars is off limits now.

I know...sigh...
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




An update! Last night my Dad and I went for dinner at the Oran Mor on Byres Road. I was really impressed with both the food and the amount of effort the waitress went to to make absolutely sure of everything for me. As well as telling the chefs that I was Coeliac and checking that the dish I'd ordered (Thai vegetable curry) was gluten free she checked for any other food intolerances. All of this was done with a smile and nothing was too much trouble. It was a great evening and today I feel good.

I've also had a reply to my standard email from Wudon on Great Western Road:
Hi Katie

I am not sure if you had received an email from me already regarding 
your enquiry as my internet has been playing up.

Just incase you haven't received my reply. We can amend our dishes to 
suit your allergy. We use Tamari soy that is wheat and gluten free and 
we can swap the noodle dishes i.e ramen or udon to a Ho fun noodle 
that is made of rice.

So there should still be plenty of options for you as long as you ask 
a member of staff before ordering and we will help you choose the 
dishes that we can amend to suit you.

Kind regards
Jennie

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More updates... Ironically I seem to be eating out more than usual since I've been diagnosed :/ This was not the plan!!

I had an impromptu lunch at the Hillhead Bookclub on Byres Road on Thursday. Usually I wouldn't go somewhere without checking first but ... Anyway, I asked the waitress if the soup was gluten free (it was, and I watched her asking the chef about it) Then when a different staff member brought the soup out he made a point of it being 'the gluten free soup without bread' - they hadn't needed reminding. And I feel fine! 

My Mum took me to the Richmond last weekend. The waiting staff were attentive and careful and the chef was happy to alter a dish for me - they do a really good mushroom arancini so instead of the arancini I just had the risotto before it was friend. 

Finally, as the secretary of a sports club at Uni it falls to me to organise our Christmas dinner night out. We are going to the Griffin, on Bath Street and this was the manager's reply to my email: 

"Hi Katie,

Yes we have catered for Coeliacs and nut allergy sufferers previously.

Would it be possible for you to call me, Robert,  on 0141 331 5170 to discuss your potential booking?

There's various menu changes in December and I want to nail exactly what your looking for.

Kind Regards Robert
ps No dancing on the bar!!!!" 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      103,891
    • Total Posts
      919,518
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • I'm actually scared to go to the doctor and could use some advice
      I finally found out my gluten issues right after I left a very stressful job and could no longer function I was so ill. Symptoms had gone on for decades before, but it took a moment of stress to bring it to a head. I had anxiety gerd and the irregular heartbeat and I had a nasty bout of shingles when I was 20 which I've subsequently realised was due to my compromised immune system.  Shingles follows a particular nerve  around the body which is probably why Cristiana's dr suspected it. I had it from the front right of torso moving around to my back. The pain you describe is similar to how shingles felt before the blisters arrived, it starts with the skin feeling very tender as if it's been burnt. Maybe you're getting the forerunner to it and your body is successfully stopping it progressing? Ah, enough amateur doctoring from me! I hope you get the answers you need and are soon on the way to recovery. Sending you best wishes.
    • Amaranth and Quinoa: Pseudo-cereal Super Foods
      My latest obsession is creating new quinoa recipes, since my eight year old daughter absolutely loves it! Her favorite is warm quinoa with crumbled turkey sausage, broccoli, and lots of cumin. She also loves it with oil and balsamic vinegar. I like it cold with chopped veggies, garlic, and fresh squeezed lemon juice. View the full article
    • Easy Soy-Mirin Glazed Salmon (Gluten-Free)
      If you're looking for and easy yet exotic way to serve fish, look no further than this soy and mirin glazed salmon. It's easy to make and offers a delicious departure from standard fare. View the full article
    • Mexican?
      Chipotle is one of my favorite places to eat, but it is a 50/50 chance of having a reaction due to cross-contamination.  Yes, they graciously make an effort to be gluten-free and will change gloves.  BUT, before that they used gloves and handled flour tortillas and then used same gloves to reach into the lettuce and cheese--voila--cross-contaminated food.  Changing gloves for you does not avoid this cross-contamination problem.  I started having reactions and my daughter advised me to avoid all the corn products there because of what she read on their website about allergens--so no more chips, or crispy taco shells, or corn.  I also avoid the green salsa and the pico de gallo--not that I am aware of cross contamination but she never eats that there and she has been successful at not having reactions, so that is what I do now and have had much success. Here is what I get:   burrito bowl with either white or brown cilantro lime rice, grilled veggies, black beans, barbacoa, red salsa, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and lettuce on top.  So GOOD! and so far, safe for me.
    • I'm actually scared to go to the doctor and could use some advice
      Hi Elle.   To be honest, to this day I am not sure if I actually had zoster sine herpete.  It was one of several suggestions by bewildered doctors.  What I can tell you is that I had to have MRIs  because one doctor thought I might have trapped nerve in my spine and I thought it would reveal something dreadful being the sort of person who gets weird nerve sensations - and it didn't reveal a thing.   It was unsettling to have symptoms like that for so long but what made me think my brother in law might have been right was because the worst of the symptoms lasted a year which I gather is pretty typical (but don't panic, because they can go a lot faster!)   My nutritionalist told me that if we get run down we are more prone to shingles so that is something to watch. Easy to say (and I'm speaking to myself here!) try not to spend too much time by yourself worrying about these things because anxiety never helps with nerve pain. I found that rest was very beneficial so I would recommend you try to get as much of that as you can.  Also, someone suggested a warm bath for 20 minutes with some Epsom salts.  That helped too. As I say, just one reason you might be getting this pain but I would continue with the investigations and perhaps mention the pain to your doctor and ask if it could be shingles.      
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Jmg  »  admin

      Hello Admin!
      I don't know whether this is of interest to post on your articles feed:
      http://pratt.duke.edu/about/news/window-guts-brain
      Kind Regards,
      Matt
      · 2 replies
    • celiac sharon  »  cyclinglady

      Hello cycling lady, have you noticed my picture is showing up as you?  Have no idea why but it's rather disconcerting to see my picture and your words 😉  Do you know how to fix it?  You seem to have far more experience with this board than I do
      · 1 reply
    • Larry Gessner  »  cyclinglady

      Hi There, I don't know if there is a place for videos in the forum. I just watched "The Truth About Gluten" I think it is a good video. I would like to share it somewhere but don't know where it should go. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
      Here is the link if you have never watched it.
      https://youtu.be/IU6jVEwpjnE Thank You,
      Larry
      · 2 replies
  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      60,937
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    ckrlink1
    Joined