More and more restaurants and brands are offering gluten free alternatives which is fantastic news for those who suffer from coeliac disease, gluten intolerance or tend to avoid having too much gluten included in their diet. Cornwall alone is full of places to enjoy gluten free goodies so we thought we would do a little round up to highlight some of the best. Many thanks to our loyal social media following for their fab suggestions!
Made Marion, Redruth
The Made Marion Gluten Free product range is a new venture for Portreath Bakery, a small family owned bakery based in Cornwall. Recognising the growing demand for Gluten Free products, Marion and her Husband Peter decided to develop a range of products, with the key focus on taste, quality, and assurance against cross-contamination. A two-year journey of learning, and developing the Gluten Free range with suppliers in Italy, the duo built a dedicated Gluten Free bakery, which was completed in 2017. Their new range is gaining rave customer reviews and even includes some tasty Christmas treats.
Courtyard Deli, Falmouth
Each day, Courtyard Deli prepare a selection of flavourful menu options for customers to enjoy each day in the deli or to take away, with vegetarian, gluten- and dairy-free choices regularly available. They freshly bake on-site a delicious selection of muffins, scones and cakes and prepare a range of seasonal salads, soups and sandwiches. One reviewer on Trip advisor says ‘adored the gluten free and normal menu – food was fresh, beautiful, thoughtful, delicious and a good sized serving.’They are fully-licensed so customers can also treat themselves to a glass of wine or a beer with their meal if they wish.
Café Cloud, Newquay
Café Cloud is just up from Newquay Harbour and has a vintage feel thanks for its interior and beautiful china. One reviewer on Trip Advior claims the café is ‘Gluten Free Heaven’ and plenty others praise them for their ‘amazing’ array of options. They offer all day breakfast and lunch menus, are wheel chair friendly and welcome well behaved dogs and people!
Twisted Current, Porthleven
The Twisted Currant is a traditional tea room in Porthleven, Cornwall, with a shabby chic feel (not a doily in sight), a bright fresh space and a cosy welcoming atmosphere. Their mission is to champion homemade food. Susan produces her own cakes, pastries and bread on site, having honed her skills as a baker for over six years at Trevarno Gardens, near Helston. Whether you are celiac, gluten intolerant, or just want to remove gluten from your diet, the Twisted Currant offers a full spectrum of gluten free meals including homemade soups and gluten free bread, quiche, chowder and pasta.
Restaurant Nathan Outlaw
Restaurant Nathan Outlaw is situated at the top of Port Isaac overlooking the rugged Cornish coastline. Exclusively serving a seafood tasting menu, they aim to highlight the finest sustainable seafood caught off the Cornish coast by small day boats. It’s Nathan’s simple and honest approach to seafood cookery coupled with the respect given to every tail and scale that enters their kitchen that provides a truly memorable dining experience. The restaurant often create alternative gluten free dishes for coeliac, which are very similar to the main menu, when given 48 hour’s notice of any special dietary requirements. Their first floor dining room is small and intimate, accommodating parties of up to 6 guests.
The Cornish Deli, St Ives
Located in the beautiful Town of St. Ives, the Cornish Deli offers fantastic quality local meats, cheeses, seafood, snacks and regional specialities. You are able to enjoy hot and cold drinks, brunches, lunches, afternoon tea, and evening meals. Their gluten free choices are highly regarded, with one reviewer on Trip Advisor writing ‘I decided to visit The Cornish Deli following a quick Google search for gluten free pasties in St Ives, and I’m so delighted that I did! The gluten free steak pasty I had was superb; crispy, properly cooked, well-seasoned and packed full of beef…just amazing.’
The Shore Restaurant, Penzance
The Shore Restaurant offers a small seafood menu crafted using the best ingredients available on a daily basis. Ethically sensitive produce help them create our dishes, from day boat fish to local growers and farmers. Most of all, they want to make you happy when you are their guests and always welcome feedback. If you have any special requests (such as allergies, vegetarian or meat options) you are welcome to contact Bruce at the restaurant to discuss how they can meet your needs. They have a special gluten free menu, including tasty, fresh bread.
Olive & Co, Liskeard
Olive & Co are an independent cafe with a focus on quality, serving delicious home-made food and gourmet tea and coffee in the heart of beautiful Liskeard. Their philosophy is simply to make the kind of food and drink that they love to have ourselves. Food is made by hand in their kitchen and as locally sourced as possible, while their coffee comes from small independent roasters. Reviewers on Trip Advisor praise them for their ‘delicious gluten-free cakes’!
Rest a While Tea Garden, Padstow
This is a highly recommend little tea garden on the coastal path looking over the bay. They serve truly wonderful cakes, sandwiches, homemade snacks, teas and coffee – all set in a little bit of heaven. They offer a fantastic gluten free cream tea with lashings of Cornish Jam and Cornish Cream and also gluten free crab sandwiches which are reported to be delicious!
Steins Fish & Chips, Padstow
We all know that batter has never been a gluten-free customer’s best friend. However, do not panic! At Stein’s Fish & Chips they offer you the chance to have your fish cooked in gluten-free batter. This means you are able to enjoy all of your classic fish dishes, worry-free. The only worry you will have is whether to add a second splashing of white wine gluten-free vinegar or not – go for it, they say!