Full review – Gluten Free in Shoreham By Sea, Brighton, Worthing and Hove, Sussex,
My grandson (‘FG’,6 years old.) has now been diagnosed as a Coeliac, September 2016, so the primary emphasis has moved to include children’s needs, so the whole family is included.
I’m suggesting a virtual journey around our area, visiting restaurants in Italy, France, America, Mexico, Greece, India, Turkey, Bangladesh, Peru, England, Thailand, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Japan. Join us and join in the fun.
Italy, (ice cream was invented by the Romans.) Pizza Hut’s soft ice cream machine is GF. Serve yourself. 15th OCTOBER 2016. Beautiful Italian Ice Cream. FG’s verdict “Ten Yums”
Tom Foolery café, Shoreham High Street – good choice of coffees and some GF cake or pastry plus Marshfield Farm ice cream. Lack of knowledge so only choose Chocolate chip Mint flavour.20th Novemberr 2016. Location.
Macaris sea front Worthing…everything except cookies and cream are Gluten Free. 17th October 2016. Location.
Worthing Lido shop – GF Ice Cream in a tub. Marshfield September 2016. Location.
Worthing, Food Retaurant is very good. Location.
Tosca’s restaurant in Shoreham By Sea – ice cream with or without Chocolate Brownie, a sprig of mint and a chocolate finger! 25th September 2016. Location.
Theatre Royal Brighton provide Beechdean GF Ice Creams.
Brighton Beach Ice cream; through the tunnel at the end of West Street and first on the right. Huge selection. FG’s verdict on banana and chocolate, three YUMs. August 2016.
Beechdean Ice Creams are all Gluten Free, 25th October 2016
Marshfield Farm ice cream in tubs is all gluten free; four of the scoop tub ones are not, namely Raspberry Pavlova; Chocolate Fudge Brownie; Gingerbread in Clotted Cream; Cookies and Cream”
Cafés/ fast food
MacDonalds, Shoreham, Holmbush and Worthing – [America. Peru, West Africa.] Beef bruger or chicken and fries or hash browns with any of the sauces or dips, except sweet and sour plus Salad. Couple of choices for dessert. FRIES. FG’s verdict “Four YUMS” Location. Good coffee. 26th November 2016.
KOOKs Gardner Street, Brighton. Just when I needed a Chocolate Brownie and a glass of wine, they delivered. Good range of snacks. 10th October 2016, Location,
Ropetackle Café, Shoreham, GF jacket potatoes, toasted GF sandwiches, cake and coffee. 5th October 2016, . . Location.
Panissa Coffee Shop, |Southwick Square Café – Excellent Carrot Cake and cup of tea. 4th October 2016. Location.
Carats Cafe, Southwick, All-day Breakfast, your selection; eg bacon, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, baked beans, and SAUTE potatoes heated in an oven. Also Pipers Crisps (Yellow and blue packets are GF). August 2016. Location.
Brighton Beach Paddling Pool café, under the Arches; GF fruit bar and very good coffee;
Gardner Street Brighton (Komedia) café – toasted sandwich, cake, wine, October 2016. Also two cafés (Manor and the Larder)next door to each other owned by the same people so what one doesn’t have next door does, whether its wine or cake. (This time not so good, had to go to Kooks , two doors along. October 2016).
Dome Vintage Tea Room, Worthing, Toasted ham and cheese sandwich with crisps and salad…. and a glass of wine. Today choose your ingredients GF all day breakfast. Excellent. Location. 17 October 2106.
The Artisan café, Shoreham, chocolate brownie or taosted sandwiches, all-day breakfast, extensive cold salad choices. 17th October 2016. (with a glass of wine.)
The Plaice in the Square, Southwick, GF Fish and Chips, MTW only. They like twenty minutes warning to prepare the batter. Location and phone no.
Pubs / Bars
I shall shortly be checking out Wetherspoons as they are back onmy horizon. Their CF menu looks good and then there’s the apple crumble, bring it on. 8th January 2017.
GF Beer: The Cow Shed, Worthing sea front opp. the Pier, has GF Beer. 17th October 2016. Location.
GF Beer: The Evening Star, just down from Brighton Station serves gluten free lager/ beer, OK OK so it’s bottled but at least they have it and you can enjoy it. September 2015.Location.
GF Beer: The Duke of Wellington, Shoreham, serves gluten free lager/ beer, OK OK so it’s bottled but at least they have it and you can enjoy it. Plus GF ‘Real’ crisps. October 2016. Location.
The Bridge Hotel, Shoreham By Sea – Fish Pie with seasonal vegetables at the Bridge. Excellent pie and the Bridge has a garden overlooking the River Adur. Lovely staff, limited GF menu. Location.
The Rising Sun, Upper Beeding. It always seems high risk, but the chef checks with you personally and we always work out something that’s good and well priced. Location. , where the Henfield Road comes into Upper Beeding. It’s better for GF than the Kings Head. June 2016.
Wetherspoons (Brighton Marina, George St., Hove and Worthing) – used to be very good because they had CHIPS which these days are gone. They may do a GF Curry but I need to confirm this.
Harvester has given me a mixed view. Near Marlow and the M40 junction they were excellent after a momentary panic. In Brighton it was not a happy experience though the food was indeed GF. Similarly with the Worthing one. So no clear recommendation.
All the Wadsworth’s pubs and restaurants in the South West upto Hampshire and Gloucestershire.
Chambers Restaurant, High Street Shoreham, very smart, and the chef knows what he’s doing. Great food, an excellent lunch menu and good wine. Now with a gluten- free menu. January 2017. Location.
Liming, Mexican restaurant in Worthing, extensive GF choice including kids. 7th Jan 20`7. FG awarded Ten YUMs plus a plus five YUMs for the nachos. Ice cream was excellent particularly with the caramel sauce. Location.
India / Bangladesh. The Indian Cottage, High Street, Shoreham, they use gram flour – avoid the nan bread and chappatis, and you can ask for a small portion and also with no or low sugar. Pappadums are made with urlich flour and rice flour. LJ’s verdict “Ten YUMs” 26th October 2016. Location.
Thailand, Thai Street Food, Bath Place, Worthing. The team, particularly the chef knows her business. The soy problem and the noodles. Yellow mild curry was delicious. 24th October 2016. Location. ]A second visit later, was even more popular with everyone. FG Three YUMS, LJ Four YUMS.]
Italy. Tosca’s in Shoreham By Sea – GF garlic bread, Beef Stroganoff (GF version) a great family lunch. Normally GF penne supplied with a wide range of GF sauces. Also very good GF pizzas. with GF pepperoni.Smart restaurant. 14th October 2016. Location.
Italy. Pizza at Pizza Hut, near Churchill Square;, always have extra tomatoes – great for children…and there’s Italian Ice Cream. May 2016. .Location. FG’s verdict – “Pizza 3 Yums, Pizza with tomato, cheese, ham and chicken.Ice cream with chocolate sauce “10 Yums.” (by the way colours of tomato, Mozarello cheese and Basil are the colours of their national flag!)
Bankers Express, Hov – GF Fish and chips, with mushy peas, on Mondays and Tuesdays. Beautiful piece of cod. FRIES. August 2016. Location.
France. Steak Frites at Cote , Brighton – FRIES. “Straight from France”. C’est magnifique.” Also chicken and fries. Plus apple sorbet with Calvados. August 2015. Location. Link to main web site to find and book a table anywhere. I’ve visited one in Birmingham and also the one near Victoria station – just brilliant.
Italy. Carluccio’s, Brighton; – always good and good wine, I usually have GF Pasta or the Goat’s Cheese salad… and there’s a Tesco round the corner to get some chocolate. July 2016. . . Location.
Fish Factory; Worthing, no chips. The food is beautiful. July 2016. Location.
“Food” Worthing, including real burger and real chips. very good and the ice cream is good too, 5th December 2016. Location.
February 2016. Royal George carvery, Shoreham – every thing except the gravy and cauliflower cheese. Very popular prices, excellent if you’re really hungry! Location,
2015. We also had a superb family meal at the Arun View in Littlehampton, overlooking the River Adur…. with a west facing terrace and a superb meal. Location.
The Toll Gate, Bramber – carvery and cold table, excellent food, and a huge choice of desserts, (Best of all) knowledgeable staff, Location.
Italy. Zizzi’s, Brighton, location. Zizzi’s are good whatever town you visit. So looking for a restaurant in a new place then it’s easier. Link to main site for finding and booking a table anywhere.
Zizzi’s, Cote, Carluchio’s and Cafe Rouge are all great choices. Plus Pizza Hut, Pizza Express and Domino’s are all great.
Crab Shack, Worthing, I’ll keep it simple. I won’t go there again. 30th November 2016
AND the new ones
Spain, Aguadulce Brighton.Various GF dishes.
Brazil, Touro, Brighton
Poland, Lavenda, Worthing.
Bangladesh. Mahan Worthing, almost everything OK even the pappadoms, though not the chapatis and naan bread. !7th October 2016.
Greece. Fat Greek Taverna, Worthing. Proper Greek food should be great.
Fish Factory in Littlehampton.
India. Chaula’s Indian Restaurant Little East Street Brighton. Dosa possibly.
AND if you’re starving:-
Jacket or boiled potatoes with omelette and salad and then you start creating something they can do, but no grated cheese. Remember all ingredients have to be shown on every package even for caterers.
Bounty bars; YorkieBars,
Tesco’s (Holmbush) gluten free section is 36ft long and seven shelves high, lots of choice. Plus Tesco’s own label chocolate 85%. Plus bag of mixed nuts in ‘greengrocery section’ and sultanas in ‘home baking.;
Selected Dates, Quinoa and molasses I get from Infinity Foods.
BAD NEWS: wheat, barley, rye, oars, spelt, semolina, couscous, malt, noodles, (rice noodles are v good) North African cuisine (Couscous)
Mayonnaise. Coleslaw. Mint sauce. Soy sauce. Check them each time.
These are my opinions because company policy can change, chefs can change, ingredients can change and then there’s the kitchen staff and their utensils. So you’ll be pleased to know that I am extremely sensitive to gluten and that I’d come with you t any of these.