Coeliacs and gluten-free diners rejoice; if you’re heading to London and are on a quest to find restaurants sin gluten, you’ve come to the right place. Heaps of places in the city cater to those following a diet without gluten, from high-end Michelin-star restaurants to casual takeaway fried chicken joints. Here’s our guide to the top gluten-free restaurants in London.
(WA = Wheelchair Accessible)
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The Good Life Eatery
First up on our rundown of the top gluten-free friendly restaurants in London is The Good Life Eatery. The menu at The Good Life Eatery encourages a healthier approach to eating, focusing on tasty, wholesome food made with high-quality ingredients. They serve an extensive menu suitable for breakfast, lunch and dinner, which is particularly good for those following a gluten-free diet, as much of its menu can cater to all dietary requirements. Enjoy things like the homemade açai bowls with granola, banana, blueberries and raw coconut flakes or opt for the jerk chicken burrito with brown rice, black beans, sweetcorn, tomato, kale, avocado and mixed greens with jalapeño and coriander dressing.
The Good Life Eatery | Chelsea, St. John’s Wood and Marylebone | ££ – £££
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This Clapham hot spot serves a menu of Peruvian Japanese fusion dishes in a chic, contemporary space. All the food on their menu is officially accredited by Coeliac UK, meaning it’s suitable for those following a gluten-free diet. Enjoy mouthwatering dishes like pan-fried king prawns in spiced garlic yuzu butter with caramelised courgette and Peruvian giant corn, or opt for something like the flame-seared courgette and mushroom with emulsified lemon dressing. Their drinks menu is just as impressive, chock full of various zingy cocktails, beer and wine.
Mommi | Clapham | ££ – £££ | WA
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This independent restaurant specialises in seasonal dishes with a contemporary twist. After founder Marc was diagnosed as coeliac, he decided to turn Niche into London’s first totally 100% gluten-free restaurant. He committed to continue serving top-quality food in a fun and uplifting living environment whilst living by the motto ‘gluten-free, but you wouldn’t know it’. Now Niche is proud to be London’s first Coeliac UK accredited 100% gluten-free restaurant, with everything made on-site using fresh, seasonal ingredients and plenty of vegan and dairy-free dishes. It’s an excellent spot for gluten-free diners in London to celebrate a special occasion.
Niche | Clerkenwell | ££ – £££ | WA
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It’s all about plant-based, seasonal produce at Pharmacy in Notting Hill, where most of their ingredients are sourced locally or grown on Farmacy’s biodynamic farm in Kent. All dishes on the menu are made using plant-based, 100% organic ingredients, and there are heaps of gluten-free options. Some highlights include hand-rolled GF flatbreads and the mushroom, walnut and beetroot burger served with pickled onions, homemade Thousand Island dressing and goji berry ketchup served in a gluten-free bun upon request.
Farmacy | Notting Hill | ££ – £££ | WA
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One of our all-time favourite restaurants and one of the top gluten-free friendly restaurants in London is Dishoom, where they have an entire menu dedicated to food that is naturally suitable for guests intolerant to gluten. There’s a wide variety available to enjoy, meaning you don’t have to miss out on many of their delicious dishes if you’re following the GF diet, from their crispy gunpowder potatoes and fragrant chicken ruby to the charred masala prawns and cold and crunchy puffed bhel. Sweet tooth-ers are in luck; they also have a range of desserts suitable for those following a gluten-free diet and a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to wash it down with.
Dishoom | Multiple Locations | ££ – £££
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Feast on fresh pasta made by hand daily at Bancone, a stylish Michelin Bib Gourmand 2022 restaurant, perfect for an intimate catch-up with a friend or a casual date night. They serve a range of starters like whipped cod roe with lemon alongside a list of pasta dishes which can all be served with gluten-free pasta upon request. Their silk handkerchiefs with walnut butter and confit egg yolk has garnered much attention over the years, best served with heaps of Parmesan and black pepper.
Bancone | Covent Garden and Soho (WA) | ££ – £££
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Last up on our list of the top gluten-free restaurants in London is Ceviche, a lively Peruvian restaurant and pisco bar in Soho, serving delicious seafood dishes, traditional Peruvian dishes and salads, most of which are totally gluten-free. Enjoy fresh dishes like Peruvian bao buns with tempura sea bass and Amarillo chilli, crispy pork rolls with rocoto chilli jam and beef heart skewers with chilli marinade. It’s a cool, trendy spot with wooden tables and chairs and a bar where you can sit and enjoy zingy pisco sours while you wait for your food.
Ceviche | Soho | ££ – £££