Acton and Sons

24 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns, Burgers, Cider, Dessert, Fish & Chips, Fries
Safety Rating
22 ratings

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17 Brunswick St
Belfast BT2 7GE, UK
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Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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Had a really lovely burger in a gluten free bun, with chips. The servers were very helpful and knowledgable, and they have a dedicated G/F preparation area. Acton’s was so good, we went back for their £10 lunch special another day. My wife had the sea bass (not G/F) and it was great too.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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I was amazed when I asked what on the children's menu was gluten free, and the response was everything but the pizza! I had to double check as I didn't believe it! One thing I will just warn you on - it sounded like everything on the menu actually was gluten free for everyone so I almost forgot to specify gluten free when we ordered (to a different waiter) but they do use different bread etc so make sure you say!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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We visited Acton and sons after reading reviews here and although I live over 3 hours away it is safe to say we'll be back.

My son is coeliac and I am recently gluten free myself so 2 out of 3 of our group requesting gluten free food.

As mentioned below, instead of being told what we could have we were told what we couldn't have, that in itself is amazing. The choice was huge. The kids menu was great too. I ordered a dish that contained an ingredient considered to be gluten free but was informed that it may contain incase I had an allergy..... that in itself is incredible.

The food was delicious. We had 3 quite different dishes and all were lovely, we also had 3 different deserts which were delicious. The food alone makes this place worth the visit.... the experience to go along with it.... well, hands down the best restaurant we've been to.

The servers were so welcoming, friendly and attentive. We felt safe eating there. The level of understanding for gluten free food is incredible. The information provided regarding kitchen prep areas etc wasn't even asked for but was provided.

I say we'll be back as this is the first experience of its kind that we have had anywhere in Ireland. I commend the staff for making this such an incredible and enjoyable experience.

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 2 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Reported to have dedicated kitchen space
  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Allergen List
  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Cider
  • Dessert
  • Fish & Chips
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • English/Irish
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly

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Fish (haddock) and chips with peas
Steak and chips with pepper sauce
Sea bass
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More Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Very knowledgeable about celiac and gluten free. Nice people and manager. Food was good. Large choice.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Ate here during lent so I couldn’t have meat (I’m catholic) and they had both lots of gluten free options and lots of plant-based options.

I had a delicious poke bowl with vegetables. The vegetables came out and were covered in a kind of batter, which I immediately flagged, but the waitress assured me that they purposefully use GF batter to make sure it’s safe. It was so tasty!

Definitely worth a try the next time you find yourself in Belfast.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Very knowledgeable regarding GF. Food was lovely and tasty. Highly recommend.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Have had three meals here in two days. This place is wonderful. Anytime the host says that it would be easier to tell you which contain gluten, that is a welcome sign.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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An amazing place for gluten free, extremely knowledgeable and they have a dedicated gluten free fryer. They can do gluten free battered fish and chips. It’s the best I’ve ever had!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Awesome food and drinks. Very knowledgeable and understanding of GF. Separate fryer, my wife had the best fish and chips in years! Super!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Food was excellent. First time I've been able to have fish and chips in quite some time. Menu is great.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Really safe. Staff were very well informed and knew off the bat about separate fryers (yes), cooking surfaces and utensils (yes), and what modifications might need to be made to a dish (eg no breadcrumbs). I was able to get the three course set menu like everyone else with minimal extra fuss.

Unlike some other reviewers I didn’t receive a gluten free menu; the server said they had recently pulled it and I’m not sure why, as all the items and precautions were still available.

Great for a family outing, would definitely recommend.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


This is a fab restaurant. The staff are really knowlegable about what is gf in the menu. Practically everything on the menu can be made gf. We had a lovely meal here. Would definately recommend it.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Server was amazing. Knew the options for celiac and dairy free plus they have an allergen list if they were unsure, Had a lot to choose from including a gluten free vegan dessert they had, not on menu but was so good! Was confident to eat here and would go back!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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I have visited this restaurant twice the first time I had the Acton burger with all the trimmings and on my second visit I went for the battered haddock with chunky chips, both times the food was lovely. This is a relaxing restaurant with great staff who r also knowledgeable when it comes to people on a gluten free diet. They also use a separate fryer when cooking the gluten free food

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Review


Best gluten free burger and chips I’ve ever had great staff loads of options even a desert with a option of vegan ice cream

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Lovely place, looking forward to going back. Good knowledge for coeliac - all cooked separately! I had a burger (double) and chips and it was nice

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Great experience! Lots of options! Including GF garlic bread! Not sure if dedicated fryer. Waitress seemed knowledgeable, helpful with ordering.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The Sizzling Prawns, although on the small side, had great flavour as did the cheesy garlic bread. Decent selection of Gluten Free. Be sure to make a reservation if going at dinner time as the restaurant fills up.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This is a great place with warm, friendly staff and many gluten free options clearly indicated on the menu. They informed me that they use separate fryer for the gluten free menu items!! Actual gluten free fish and chips!! Glute. free salmon and even a gluten free bread basket! All this in a nice atmosphere in a part of the city that is great to explore.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Most of the menu was gluten free or had the option of being made gluten free. Waitstaff was knowledgeable and specified that my food was gluten free when serving it. Everything was so delicious !

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The food was delicious. The staff well versed in gluten free. Several menu items and very well marked. Awesome fish and chips and the shrimp appetizer.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Closed on Mondays! So many gf options. We had the mussels, cheesy garlic bread and the battered haddock. My husband had the dirty fries (I don’t think they are gf). He said it was the best food he’d eaten since being in Ireland. Sad I don’t live nearby.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Loved this restaurant. They had many GF options. It was our first real meal after traveling. They had GF garlic cheese bread for a starter that was amazing. Whole meall was wonderful and staff was very attentive. Great service! Highly recommend this restaurant .

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good vegan options
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Extensive GF menu with approachable and knowledgeable staff.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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One of the best meals I've ever had. They also have GF beer.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Service was excellent and they cook all gluten free food in a dedicated fryer and i got the chips and fish and it was so lovely !

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Whilst staying in Belfast taking my daughter to Uni,we found Actons resturant. Amazing place for great choice of GF food and that was with reduced menu. Staff were great and very welcoming. Good knowledge of my requirements. Will definitely be back.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I had a beautiful meal, so impressed, not often I can go somewhere were theres so much gluten free options and I can enjoy a menu as much as my partner does! Good Vegan options too but not GF unfortunately.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great menu and staff very knowledgeable about coeliac disease

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very good food and the staff was knowledgeable. Zero reaction!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The menu was extensive with gluten free options. The staff were knowledgeable about coeliac disease and nothing was too much trouble. Adults and children’s options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Amazing that everything on menu is GF and staff is so knowledgeable and accommodating. Glad to get fish and chips, creamy peas, and even delish onion rings. Will be back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Lovely restaurant. Live music was playing on my visit. I had the gluten free garlic bread and prawns appetizers, along with the Foxes Rock lager. All were delicious. I got the fruit tart as dessert to go, it was more like a slice of pie but yummy.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Dedicated kitchen space and fryer. Lots of GF items and items able to be adapted. Offer GF batter, flour, bread, and breadcrumbs.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Staff were very knowledgeable and accommodating. Many Gluten and Dairy Free options. Food was very good. Would highly recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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This place is wonderful. Very knowledgeable staff and a very clearly marked menu. The food tastes great with lots of flavor

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ate here twice during our two day visit to Belfast. Got the gluten free fish and chips both times. Extremely good!! The non-celiacs in the group enjoyed them too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Loads of gf options and friendly staff.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was friendly, service was great!! Gluten free fish and chips!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The staff were so inviting and so understanding. Very clear menu with gluten free options, but all staff also willing to adapt any meal and make its gluten free. I felt listened to by informed staff. Very safe. Will be going back soon to try some of the other interesting dishes.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Well-informed servers, lots of good variety and options, GF (and also V) clearly marked on menus and ability/willingness to alter dishes to make GF when possible. Big bar selection, nice atmosphere with outdoor seating as well as ability to handle larger groups. Service a bit slow but very friendly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had the best GF fish & chips here! Black & white Ice for dessert to top it off! I love fried mushrooms so I had to try those as well & was not disappointed! GF knowledgeable, for Americans the service can be considered slow but the Irish are in no hurry so no worries! Highly recommend for future travelers.😊

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Wonderful fish and chips. Many options.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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The menu lists gluten-free and "gluten-free available" options very clearly. There are lots of options! The garlic bread is really good, and the fish and chips are amazing - they do not taste gluten-free at all. They apparently have a dedicated fryer because they use both wheat-based and gluten-free batters on their fried items. (I asked a waiter if it was safe to try my boyfriend's fried side dish, and he said no, but he could bring me an order with gluten-free batter.) The waitstaff is very knowledgeable about celiac disease and what's safe. Highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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