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gluten-free In Bermuda?

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Anyone done the gluten-free thing in Bermuda....Im looking at condo type hotels so im not stuck eating out everday, also because it can get very very expensive if u eat out a lot.

Any info would be great.

Thanks =)

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My wife and I have been going to Bermuda for the last 20 years and we've stayed at the Reefs Hotel in Southampton for the last six. I was only diagnosed last April, so last year was my first visit since going on the gluten-free diet. The Reefs is a small hotel (only about 70 rooms) and the staff is terrific. We have breakfast and dinner at the hotel every day - the hotel restaurants are always rated very highly in the travel magazines - check out the Travel and Leisure magazine site.

I let them know about my diet ahead of time and they were really great. The maitre d' in each restaurant knew about my diet restrictions before we arrived. Basically, they let you know if something isn't gluten free when you order and if it isn't, you can make a substitution. They also cook to order if you want something specific. There's never a problem.

I hope that helps. Let me know if you need any other info.

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I too have only been to Bermuda pre dx but the good thing about it is that Brittain owns it and as they have tons of Celiacs there maybe this applys to Bermuda as well. That means when you do eat out you may not get those 'what are you an alien' looks from the server. I did notice eating in town for lunch fish and chips was a big seller but each place also had lovely salads. Take your own dressing packets and crackers and at least you can have a gluten-free lunch fairly easily. Also, someone told me to have omelets for lunch on vacation. You have to make sure they don't add flour to the eggs but so far I find that only US places seem to do this.

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I just came back from Bermuda and had read this before I left, so I wanted to add my experience for future travelers:

Silk Restaurant is right off the water, had a nice atmosphere, and a wonderful maitre d' who immediately knew what I was talking about when I said I had celiac. The chef came out to show me what I could eat, and there were several options. I had the panang seafood and it was wonderful. The flourless brownie unfortunately was not gluten free, but the banana soup (not really a soup, but a marvelous creamy, coconut concoction) was heavenly and gluten free. This was the BEST eating out experience I have had since finding out I had celiac.

H2O cafe has sit down and take out food that apparently has a gluten free option during the week, but I went on Saturday and was told they didn't do the gluten free thing on the weekends because they don't have as many people. So I had an omelet that was tasty and seemed fine.

House of India is apparently all gluten free. But one of our party was against Indian, so I didn't try it.

Harringtons apparently has a grocery store with gluten free products, but I didn't visit.

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