10 Of The Best Gluten-Free Restaurants In London Town
Whether you’re a coeliac, are gluten-intolerant or are just trying to cut gluten out of your diet, it can sometimes be challenging – especially when dining out. Luckily for you dear reader, we’ve decided to make it just that little bit easier for you. So without further ado, here’s a rundown of ten of the best gluten-free restaurants in London:
1. Mommi, Clapham
More than just a restaurant, the Japanese-Peruvian fusion joint Mommi is all about great sharing plates, top service, smashing cocktails and mixing cuisines in a very clever way. The menu features some incredible standout dishes, including the rare ahi tuna with whipped avocado, coriander, cucumber kimchi and a honey dressing and the roasted cauliflower steak with salt baked fennel and cauliflower puree, aji panca roasted chickpeas and chimichurri.
The best part of this Clapham spot though is that all the food here is gluten-free – and coeliac UK accredited we’ll have you know – and there are loads of dishes here for vegans too. Rumour has it that they also do a pretty damn fine bottomless brunch too and they’ve got a happy hour on Fridays and Saturdays from 10pm-12am. Margaritas for five quid? Hello…
You’ll find Mommi at 44-48 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7UR. Nearest station is Clapham North.
2. Niche, Clerkenwell
Next up on this roundup of the best gluten-free restaurants is Niche, an award-winning restaurant that whips up ‘seasonally-inspired crowd pleasers with a distinctly modern twist’. Just down the road from the Sadler’s Wells Theatre, everything here is 100% gluten-free, and it was in fact London’s first Coeliac UK accredited gluten-free restaurant.
Their menu is full of everything you’ve ever missed or craved from the world of gluten: pies, burgers, fried chicken, onion rings, sausage and mash, mac and cheese… the list goes on and on! They also do a pre-theatre and a low FODMAP menu too.
You’ll find Niche at 197-199 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TJ. Nearest station is Angel.
3. Farmacy, Notting Hill
This pretty, vegan-friendly spot is well worth a visit if you’re ever in Notting Hill. Everything on the menu at Farmacy is plant-based and free from dairy, refined sugars, additives and chemicals, and most of it is sourced from a biodynamic farm in Kent.
In terms of gluten-free options, you’re spoilt for choice here. The creamy coconut curry and loaded mushroom tacos are standouts, but the ‘got no beef’ burger really draws the eye. With the option to be gluten-free, it’s a mushroom, walnut and beetroot burger served with beetroot pickled onions, tomato, lettuce, goji berry ketchup and a ‘secret’ sauce. Sounds pretty good to us! Finish up with a chocolate brownie sundae and you’ve got one heck of a meal.
You’ll find Farmacy at 74-76 Westbourne Grove, London, W2 5SH. Nearest station is Bayswater.
4. The Good Life Eatery, Chelsea, St. John’s Wood and Marylebone
Inspired by New York City and Los Angeles café culture, The Good Life Eatery is all about ‘living the good life’, and it shows in their extensive menu. They do a mean selection of gluten-free breakfast food – the egg white frittata and chestnut and almond waffle we’re looking at you – and their wraps, superfood salads and gluten-free ‘juan burrito’ are all worth a punt.
For something a bit different, go for the *ahem* ‘man bowl’ – a healthy mix of shredded greens, roasted broccoli, teriyaki sauce, pickled chilli and sesame seeds with quinoa, brown rice or double greens. Add in salmon, poached eggs or chopped chicken and you’ve basically got yourself superfood in a bowl.
You’ll find The Good Life Eatery at three different locations in London. You can find out more here.
5. Honest Burger, various locations
So we already know that they make some pretty fab veggie burgers, but did you know that beloved burger maestros Honest Burger also offer all of their burgers with gluten-free buns too? So you can gorge yourself silly on some of their classics like the ‘tribute’ – a beef and bacon burger with American cheese, burger sauce, French’s mustard, pickles, onion and lettuce – or the veggie friendly ‘plant’ burger without worrying.
On top of all this, their onion rings and fresh rosemary chips are also gluten-free, as is their Two Tribes Powerplant beer, so you’ve got a right feast on your hands here.
You’ll find Honest Burger at various different locations in London. You can find out more here.
6. Indigo at One Aldwych, Covent Garden
Next up on this list of gluten-free restaurants in London is ‘Covent Garden’s neighbourhood restaurant’ – Indigo at One Aldwych. All the food served here is sourced from the best independent producers, and better yet, it’s all gluten-free and dairy-free too.
Chef Dominic Teague champions the best of British with a twist, and it shows with his innovative menu. Mouthwatering dishes include the spiced Cornish monkfish – which is cooked over charcoal with fennel and minted couscous – and the warm truffle and celeriac terrine with smoked potato, mushroom ketchup, grilled baby leeks and broad beans. We’re practically salivating at the thought…
You’ll find Indigo at One Aldwych at 1 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BZ. Nearest stations are Covent Garden and Temple.
7. Island Poké, various locations
Another great contender for gluten-free restaurants in London here. Island Poké is all about their fresh and sustainable poké – a traditional and tasty Hawaiian dish of cubed, marinated fish. It’s fresh and healthy, and the team here whip up their poké with a rice or slaw, which is also topped off with seaweeds, fruit salsas, pickles and flavoursome garnishes.
Most of the stuff here is gluten-free, and they’ve got a whole host of different flavours including spicy ahi tuna, miso aubergine, chimichurri steak, teriyaki tofu and chicken too. They’re dotted all about London, so wherever in town you’ll be able to find a yummy and gluten-free meal.
You’ll find Island Poké at various different locations in London. You can find out more here.
8. LARDO, Hackney
One of Hackney’s coolest spots, LARDO is a great little Italian joint where they serve antipasti, pizza, pasta, natural wines and all around good vibes. While not completely gluten-free per se, they offer all of their pizzas here with an optional, gluten-free base, and flavours include zucchini, tomato, chilli, mint, salsa verde and braised leek, with mozzarella, romesco and almond.
Best part of all, all their pizzas are cooked in a mirror ball encrusted pizza oven – so they really are bringing the party vibes at this one. Choose a bottle of vino from their extensive wine list and get the night started!
You’ll find LARDO at 197-201 Richmond Road, London, E8 3NJ. Nearest station is Hackney Central.
9. Duck & Waffle, Liverpool Street
It’s the restaurant in the sky that everyone wants to go to, with that breakfast view that’s been Instagrammed countless times. But did you know that the Duck & Waffle – way up on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower in Bishopsgate – also has its own menu completely dedicated to those that are gluten-free?
Besides their signature ‘duck and waffle’, you can also tuck into a roasted rack of salt marsh lamb, roasted scallops with creamed cauliflower and guanciale and a lemon meringue waffle with lemon curd, Italian meringue, lemon sorbet and dill. So on top of the sunset view, you’ll also bag yourself some pretty bloody fantastic gluten-free grub. What’s not to like?
You’ll find Duck & Waffle at 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY. Nearest station is Liverpool Street.
10. Station 26, Brixton
Rounding off this list of the best gluten-free restaurants in London is Station 26. One of Brixton’s hidden gems, it’s situated in foodie hotspot Brixton Village and is entirely gluten-free, serving up a whole host of delectable fusion cuisine.
Open for brunch, lunch and dinner, they’ve got everything here from crab cake salad and Cyprian halloumi burgers to eggs benedict and chorizo and white bean bruschetta – and it’s all bloomin’ delicious. They’ve also got two gluten-free beers in store – win, win!
You’ll find Station 26 at Unit 26 Brixton Village Market, Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8PR. Nearest station is Brixton.
So there you have it, a rundown of the best gluten-free restaurants in London. So no more excuses – get out there and get wining and dining!
Also published on Medium.