Oscar and Bentleys, Canterbury

My new favourite 100% gluten free cafe! Not only was everything gluten free (even the chips), they do spectacular onion rings to share, plus a great selection of gluten free beers and desserts for afters. I thoroughly enjoyed my pulled pork bap with apple sauce and chips, washed down with a Celia lager, and the other half had a halloumi burger and a gluten free ale which tasted great! A little gem in the city centre near Debenhams, really reasonably priced and brilliant, friendly staff. I would go there again tomorrow, if it was more local! This is definitely the kind of place you want in your town, you’d probably never want to go anywhere else!  

http://www.oscar-bentleys.co.uk

 

Truscott Arms, Maida Vale

Popped in here for a really speedy dinner before going to see my friend’s comedy show nearby. Really impressed by the menu choices as this pub is predominantly gluten free! We had a couple of delicious burgers and chips, a rarity, and gluten free beer, and certainly left with smiles on our faces and a desire to go back and take our time! Worth the trip if you are in London, beautiful pub too! http://www.thetruscottarms.com

 

Italfresco Gluten free Polenta

Trying this for dinner tonight, you can fry it, bake it, grill it, microwave it…. I’m going to try frying it in slices. Picked it up in Morrisons for less than £2, hopefully it will taste great! It’s a good substitute for potatoes or chips.  

   

Provena Taste Test

I was contacted by Provena and asked to taste test some of their yummy gluten free oat products! So far I have tried the muesli, which was really tasty, sweet enough with the dates and no raisins (thank goodness!) and really a tasty start to the day. I would definitely buy this again. Also tried the jumbo oats and made a flapjack, again it was lovely, and the oats themselves large, firm and tasty. I’m planning on making some pasty/tarts with the oat flour, and will be stashing the porridge sachets for the Autumn! If you are gluten free and can tolerate oats, these guys know their stuff!