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When you have specific dietary needs, going on holiday can be a source of stress, as you may worry if there will be sufficient provisions available for your dietary requirements.
If you have coeliac disease or a gluten intolerance, you may be used to getting by on a jacket potato for lunch when trying to eat out in a café or restaurant that doesn’t provide a separate dietary menu. However, when you’re on holiday, you should be able to eat like a King!
Therefore, we are sharing only the best restaurants in Cornwall that offer dishes catered specifically to those who cannot eat gluten.
Truro Lounge is part of the Lounges chain but remains a quirky and unique spot within Truro city centre. Truro Lounge offers a separate gluten-free and vegan menu, and staff are happy to discuss your dietary requirements.
On the menu, you’ll find everything from brunch food to burgers, and even a delicious tapas offering. Truro Lounge also doubles as a cocktail bar, so why not indulge in a fancy beverage or two while you’re there?!
Penrose Kitchen is an award-winning restaurant that uses local and homegrown produce in their delicious dishes. The menu changes regularly to suit the seasonal ingredients available, but each dish is made to order so any and all dietary requirements can be met. Please call ahead to discuss your dietary needs with the chef.
Examples of dishes served here include a starter of seared scallops with honey parsnip puree, a main course of locally caught sea bass and a decadent chocolate ganache and sorbet pudding!
Boo Koos is an American-style diner serving up delicious burgers, fries and shakes. They have a full, separate gluten-free menu, as well as separate dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan menus, ensuring that all dietary requirements are met.
You can find a wide variety of burgers on their menu, from a classic hamburger to an all-day breakfast burger! You’ll also find an assortment of tasty sides including topped fries, tater tots and southern fried chicken.
A trip to Cornwall would not be complete without a hearty serving of fish and chips. As a coeliac, fish and chips can be tricky to find, as the fryers are often contaminated with gluten from the batter, meaning you often can’t even just order chips.
Luckily, Becks in Carbis Bay, St Ives offers a delicious portion of gluten-free fish and chips that is always prepared in a separate fryer in a designated area of their kitchen, meaning you do not need to worry about gluten contamination. They have a wide range on offer, including gluten-free scampi!
As well as this, they offer gluten-free vinegar, curry sauce and dips, allowing you to enjoy the full chippy experience! You can choose to dine in or take away and enjoy your fish supper with the breath-taking Cornish seaside in front of you!
Kahuna offers a Pan Asian inspired menu and is perfect for those who love experiencing new cuisine. Their menu is clearly labelled with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan icons, so you can request for dishes to be made to suit your requirements.
The food is cooked fresh to order, with dishes including Pad Thai, Singapore fried noodles and Thai red curry. You can eat their dishes within the restaurant or order as a takeaway to enjoy back at your luxury Cornish cottage.
The pasty is perhaps the most iconic symbol of Cornwall and being gluten-free should not hold you back from trying one of these Cornish treats. Oggy Oggy, the high street pasty store serves gluten-free pasties, either cheese or steak.
The pasties are frozen, so can either be taken away to cook at home or can be pre-ordered and collected after half an hour. If you choose to have it cooked at the pasty shop, then they will use a tray and tongs specifically dedicated to the gluten-free items.
There are Oggy Oggy stores in Falmouth, Truro, Newquay, Bodmin and Saltash.
The Stable is a pizza restaurant, where each delicious pizza is handmade with fresh dough and topped with locally sourced ingredients before being popped in their oven. While they don’t have a dedicated menu for coeliac, all of their pizzas can be made on a gluten-free base when requested.
There is more than the food to draw you into this restaurant too, as The Stable is set in a grade II listed building that overlooks the incredible Falmouth Harbour. Also packed into this characterful building is over 50 varieties of cider to try!
If you have any recommendations for gluten-free eateries in Cornwall, then let us know!