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Six of the best gluten free restaurants from Yorkshire

PUBLISHED: 00:00 18 March 2015 | UPDATED: 19:52 12 February 2016

The Wetherby Whaler

The Wetherby Whaler

Tony Greenway seeks out 'free of' eateries that make life simpler for coeliac suffers

Many of us want to make sure that our food is ‘free’ of certain unwanted ingredients these days. Horse, mainly.
Although those of us who suffer from various allergies and intolerances also want to ensure that the food we’re eating is, for example, dairy free, wheat free and/or nut free. And now there’s a big push on gluten free. So what is gluten? Well, if you suffer from coeliac disease you’ll know exactly what it is. Not nice, is the answer.
Gluten is found in barley, wheat and rye and, for some, it can damage the lining of the small intestine.
Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease and not the same as wheat intolerance or IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), although it can be mistaken for it. It may give you unexplained gastrointestinal problems, tiredness and headaches, and any combination of iron, vitamin B12 or folic acid deficiency.
There are a lot more symptoms besides and it’s thought to affect one in every 100 of us — so checking out is a good place for help and advice.
Now, confession time; I don’t thankfully, have coeliac disease so don’t have to eat gluten free food although if it looks good, I don’t mind if I do… and these six establishments come highly recommended.

The Wetherby Whaler, Guiseley and Wakefield
Fish and chips were always something that coeliac sufferers had to avoid, worst luck; but there are some forward-thinking chippies catering for the increasing numbers of people with food intolerances. The Wetherby Whaler is one of them. It’s using gluten free batter and cooking food in separate pans to ensure no contamination takes place.

Filmore and Union, York, Wetherby & Harrogate
F&M deli and café have several locations across Yorkshire which boast a wide choice of gluten free lunch options, 100% gluten free cakes and 100% gluten free evening menu. Plus, in York, the F&M deli has a first floor restaurant with a rather fine view over the Minster.

Forsters Bistro & Deli, Bradford
Forster’s  has created various training opportunities for budding catering students and the interior is ultra-cool and contemporary. Not all the dishes on the menu are gluten free, but they do have a wide range of gluten free options, so you won’t be disappointed (the head chef’s signature dish is Yorkshire Dales 21 day aged beef fillet steak, wild mushrooms, foie gras, and red wine jus — and gluten free, for example). We ate from the express lunch menu but you can pop in to buy something from the takeaway deli. Plus it looks over the fountains on Centenary Square, so on a sunny day, it’s glorious.

Carluccio’s, Leeds & Sheffield Meadowhall
We love a trip to Carluccio’s in our house. Apart from the ‘shop’ part of the restaurant where we stock up with bagfuls of Italian goodies, the food is always sublime and the children are thoroughly spoiled by the staff. There’s also an entire gluten free menu so you can have, say, sliced Italian sausage on Umbrian lentils with carrot and cabbage, or pasta alle vongole in bianco. What a good idea.

Bar Convent, York
The Bar Convent in York is home to a religious order of nuns — but it’s also a guest house, meeting and function rooms plus a café which serves up some rather wonderful gluten free sandwiches and cakes. No wonder the Bar Convent holds regular food fairs organised by Coeliac UK.

Golcar Lily Public House and Restaurant, Golcar, Huddersfield
Proper delicious gluten free dishes served here including supreme of chicken filled with cranberry and Wensleydale cheese, braised lamb shank, sautéed sweet chilli mushrooms and even sticky toffee pudding for dessert; the menu is a coeliac’s paradise, if there is such a thing.

The view from twitter
@Yorkshire_Life Would highly recommend @2oxfordplace as it is 100% #glutenfree. 
@Yorkshire_Life 2 more recommendations Ramblers Rest tea room in Millington and @babaganoushyork Private Dining Fab for #glutenfree

If you would like to recommend a Gluten-Free (or Wheat Free) eaterie in Yorkshire - leave a comment below or send us a tweet @Yorkshire_Life


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