Full disclosure: I was invited to try this gluten free afternoon tea for the purposes of this review. All opinions on how fit it is are my own (and Lizzie’s) If there’s three things on a weekend that I love, it’s a day out in Liverpool, a cheeky gin & tonic and on an ideal… Read More
Thursday 13th September is internationally recognised as Coeliac Awareness Day – we had an awareness week back in May but hey, the more conversation around all things gluten free awareness the better, right?
As always I have to mention that little disclaimer that I am not coeliac, but even since beginning this blog my tolerance for cross-contamination is lessening the longer I am gluten free.
I’m going to be celebrating the day this evening meeting up with some other gluten free instagrammers for a delicious gluten free Chinese in Manchester, however my post for today will focus on my closest city – Liverpool!
I’ve blogged about a few of these places already and will link to the relevant reviews, but there are a few I only recently found out about!
Find Cosy Club at 37c Paradise St, Liverpool L1 3EU | Visit their website
Cosy Club is one of my go to places for eating gluten free in Liverpool One, for its great menu, brilliant cocktails, quirky decor and buzzy atmosphere.
Great for a chilled brunch or dinner and drinks – I love their Cosy Eggs for brunch and their Thai Green Chicken Curry is amazing! Check out my full review here.
Mowgli Street Food
Find Mowgli Street Food at 3 Water St, Liverpool L2 0RD and 69 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4EZ | Visit their website
I first encountered this place at their Manchester branch and loved it. Indian food is known for generally being very adaptable to be gluten free and Mowgli Street Food is no exception.
They’ve got an impressive range of gluten free options – I loved the tiffin concept where it’s the chef’s choice what you end up with! Check out my review of the Manchester branch here.
Find The Florist at 24 Hardman St, Liverpool L1 9AX | Visit their website
I was lucky enough to be invited to the opening weekend of The Florist and I’ve been wanting to go back ever since. It’s such a gorgeous place to enjoy drinks or a meal, and they’ve got a good range of non-gluten containing dishes. Check out my review here.
The Italian Club Fish
Find Italian Club Fish at 128 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4JA and its sister restaurant a few doors along. | Visit their website
This small authentic Italian became a favourite as soon as we stepped in. The seafood dishes taste, smell and look like absolute heaven and the staff are super friendly. All their pasta dishes are available with gluten free pasta. Check out my review here.
Find Chilli Banana at 2 Lark Ln, Liverpool L17 8US | Visit their website
I was invited to Chilli Banana as part of a bloggers evening and was spoilt rotten – I’ve never felt so full in my life and there was such a fantastic range of gluten free options on offer. This is a must for a gluten free Thai in Liverpool! Check out my review here.
Find Silk Rd at Beetham Plaza, 25 The Strand, Liverpool L2 0XJ | Visit their website
My most recent review to go up is of this tapas and meze
Find Trattoria 51 at 25-31 Old Hall St, Liverpool L3 9BS | Visit their website
This is one I haven’t been to but have heard lots about! God bless Italian food and it’s
The Old Hall Street restaurant provides coeliac-safe options for a variety of classic dishes including the likes of Bruschetta, Pasta, Pizza, Risotto and Burgers which can be perfectly paired with gluten-free Peroni – one of my favourites!
Fun fact, having built on 15 years of food intolerance research, Trattoria 51 was the first to partner with the
Find Deli Fonseca at 12 Stanley St, Liverpool L1 6AF and their Dockside branch at Brunswick Way, Liverpool L3 4BN | View their website
I’d heard of this place but shame on me, didn’t realise they had gluten free options!
Over half of the restaurant’s blackboard menu, for coeliac diners with options such as Cumbrian Lamb Rump marinated with Chilli Lemon &
Delifonseca Dockside’s much-loved Food Hall also stock a variety of gluten-free produce for those looking to indulge in a Coeliac-safe treat or cook up a delicious dinner at home.
Dishes not already on the gluten free menu can apparently be adapted to accommodate coeliac dietary requirements, and staff are fully trained on the disease with measures in place to avoid cross-contamination – definitely one I’ll be trying.
Suites Hotel & Spa
Find Suites Hotel outside the city centre at Ribblers Ln, Liverpool, Knowsley, Prescot L34 9HA | View their website
Suites Hotel & Spa in Knowsley is putting on a variety of gluten-free menu options as part of Coeliac Awareness Day.
Handley’s Brasserie serves up an assortment of contemporary gluten free dishes including starters such as Goats Cheese with Roasted Fig & Beetroot Puree or Asparagus served with Leek & Bacon White Pudding, Hollandaise Sauce & Quail Eggs. Main course options include Pan-Fried Hake Fillet served with Butternut Squash Fondant or Oven-Baked Chicken Supreme with Lentils á la Francaise & Roasted Root Vegetables to name just a few.
Suites Hotel & Spa is also offering a gluten-free alternative to its much-loved Afternoon Tea which includes an assortment of freshly prepared Finger Sandwiches, Scones and elegant Cakes & Fancies – you need to order this 24 hours in advance though.
Find The Brink at 21 Parr St, Liverpool L1 4JN | Visit their website
Liverpool’s award-winning dry bar and café, The Brink, is serving up a flavoursome gluten-free selection ahead of Coeliac Awareness Day.
The popular Parr Street venue, owned by Action on Addiction, provides a wide range of breakfast, lunch and dinner options that have been devised with coeliac customers in mind.
Dishes include Frittata with House Salad, Beetroot & Feta Salad and Soup of the Day to name a few, alongside a selection of cakes and daily dessert specials.
Gluten-free Afternoon Tea, burgers, sandwiches and wraps are also available for advance orders.
Find Leasowe Castle on the Wirral peninsula at Leasowe Road, Moreton CH46 3RF | View their website
Leasowe Castle is serving up a delicious selection of gluten-free dishes ahead of Coeliac Awareness Day.
Located within the 16th century venue, Brasserie 1593 offers a diverse menu that includes a variety offree-from options to cater for its coeliac diners.
Gluten-free menu highlights include Pan-fried Chicken Breast, Sweet Potato Mash, Soy & Ginger Greens, Pan-fried Fillet of Cod, Sweetcorn & Chilli Salsa, Braised Fennel & Basil Pesto and Feta Cheese, Watermelon Salad, Pomegranate & Pumpkin Dressing to name a few.
The Castle also offers a gluten-free alternative to its Afternoon Tea offering, with a selection of sandwiches and cakes available.
Tiger Rock Hawker
Find Tiger Rock Hawker at 26 N John St, Liverpool L2 9RU | View their website
Tiger Rock Hawker offers an inclusive taste of East Asia with a variety of continentally inspired gluten-free dishes ahead of Coeliac Awareness Day.
With small plates and bowls on offer, those opting for gluten-free menu items can mix and match a range of culinary delights from the restaurant’s gluten-free menu including the likes of BBQ Chicken Satay Skewers, Thai Green Curry and Grilled Seabass Fillet with Tamarind Chilli Sauce.
Sweet toothed diners can enjoy ice cream in exotic flavours such as coconut or a traditional Asian dessert in the form of Mango Sticky Rice. A number of Tiger Rock Hawker’s dishes can be made without gluten on request.