Gluten-free in London

Little Venice

Little Venice, near the Truscott Arms

I recently spent 2.5 days in London and ate all the gluten-free things! London was great for gluten-free.  I did a little research before I left (always recommended) and I had an amazing time eating my way across the city. I found great options everywhere I went, even at the airport. We also spent some time in Preston and Manchester where I also didn’t have a problem finding things to eat.

Honest Burger

We stayed near Portobello Road so we had lunch at Honest Burger.  This was a great find as all the burgers could be made gluten-free. The staff were friendly and our meals were delicious. I highly recommend having a burger here. It had been a really long time since I had a chicken burger, maybe 12 years! They also had a great drink menu and we sat looking out onto the market.


Gluten-free chicken burger with fries


Gluten-free beer!


People watching from the table on Portobello Road


We then had dinner at Dishoom and it was amazing. I had heard about this Indian restaurant a few times and decided we had to try it. They had a gluten-free menu and all the choices my table wanted to order were gluten-free. There are really long waits, but we waited 30 minutes outside and then another 30 at the bar but it was really worth it. There are 4 locations in London and we visited the one near King’s Cross.



Raita & dahl


We shared a bunch of dishes…


The gluten-free dessert & drink menu at Dishoom

Borough Market

The next day we had brunch at Roast, right in Borough market. The location was great but the food was so-so, not worth the price at all. You are better off getting a pie or some cupcakes in the market the Free From Bakehouse. Everything we tried from this stand was delicious.




Borough Market


The Free From Bakehouse in Borough Market


The Free From Bakehouse

Corner Room

For dinner we went to the Corner Room with some friends of my partner. We had a delicious dinner and most of the dishes could be made gluten-free. My main was amazing.


Tomato Starter at Corner Room




Dessert at Corner Room


Corner Room’s version of Eton Mess


The next day we walked through the Columbia Road Flower Market and went to the Spitalfields Ottolenghi location for lunch. We each had a main with a choice of two delicious salads and most of the options were gluten-free already. We also took home some delicious meringues for dessert.


Columbia Road Flower Market



An assortment of gf salads at Ottolenghi


Gluten-free lunch at Ottolenghi

Truscott Arms

For dinner we went to the Truscott Arms and I had amazing gluten-free fish and chips. It was such a treat to be able to have flaky and delicious fish and chips. After most of the plate and two ciders I was very full and happy despite my sadness over ending our 3 week vacation. My partner had the Sunday Roast with all the fixings.  We had a great time at this pub near Little Venice and recommend it if you are in the area and craving fish and chips.


Cider & gluten-free fish & chips at the Truscott Arms


2 thoughts on “Gluten-free in London

  1. Laura Wiltshire says:

    I almost skipped this post, as were not planning to visit England any time soon. Thankfully I did not! Your photographs and descriptions are captivating and made me feel as if I’d had a little taste of being there! Thank you 😀

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