Stalactites Restaurant

36 recent ratings
$$ • Greek Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns, Fries, Pita
Safety Rating
35 ratings

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177/183 Lonsdale St
Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


Came here twice in a 3 day trip. The mixed grill platter was delicious as was the souvlaki. Food came out with a coeliac Australia marked plate so felt very safe. Very busy restaurant.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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 week ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Very extensive choice. Had a delicious (very big) chicken giros souvlaki which had one of the best gluten free pitas I’ve had. Also came with a coeliac accredited sticker which was very reassuring.

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 month ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Food was great and as a veggie coeliac I was very happy with the choice.

They have a big queue outside in the evenings so they rush you in and out. We were asked if we were ready to order 30 seconds after we had sat down, as were others around us. I was still chewing my last mouthful when they started clearing plates. If you don't mind that then go for it!!

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

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
  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pita

Categories

  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Greek
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Gluten-Free at Stalactites Restaurant
Gluten-Free at Stalactites Restaurant
Mixed Yiros (clearly marked)!
Stalactites Restaurant gluten-free menu
Gluten-Free at Stalactites Restaurant
Gluten-Free at Stalactites Restaurant
Gluten free gemista, horta & chips
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Tips


Celiac

Don't come in the evenings, because it gets crowded, and you can stand in line for a long time. The best is to arrive around 2.00 pm.

1 year ago

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Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Been a couple of times and always been safe, have had no reactions and the food is just incredible! My non coeliac partner and family love this place !

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 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Awesome Greek restaurant with a good understanding of Coeliac disease, always serve large portions and very quick

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

Overall Rating

Review


Amazing gluten free souvlakis!!

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 4 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


An amazing dining experience. Most of the menu is GF. Knowledgeable staff and they reassured me it was GF when putting it in front of me. I ate lamb lemonata and chicken kebabs and fries, Greek salad and had zero reaction.

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 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Had a Lamb Souvlaki and it was SO NICE! So many options on the menu.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious Greek food!! Safe place for celiacs

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 5 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Was surprised there was a queue at 5pm on a Tueaday night but it moved quickly. Just be aware to get there a bit earlier. Food was 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?

— Good

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Really delicious and coeliac safe. Totally recommend.

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 6 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Best Greek food in Australia and portions are massive! They’re Coeliac Australia backed too, so you can feel safe eating here.

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 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Amazing food, bustling atmosphere. Accredited by Coeliac Australia, so no issues with cross contamination.

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
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I was at a work function nearby (darts and games) and the food was your typical canapé style with no commitment to managing cross-contamination - THANK GOODNESS FOR STALACTITES! I opened this app, saw what was nearby, popped down here, ordered a takeaway mixed yiros and went back to my event. It was INCREDIBLE and everyone else wish they’d done the same! Accredited by Coeliac Australia, the team were very knowledgeable about the requirements and labeled the product clearly as gluten free! Love it here!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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 takeout
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I always have dinner at Stalactites whenever I’m in Melbourne. The GF souvlaki bread is amazing. Get in early, as it’s always full.

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 10 months ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Magnificent food! I questioned the GF pizza was actually gluten free because it was so good! Cater extremely well for coeliacs, and meals come out on different coloured plates to ensure no mistakes are made. Would absolutely return here!

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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


staff had amazing knowledge about celiac, it’s Celiac certified by some australia Coeliac, and the food was actually tasty.

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
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Overall Rating

Review


Celiac Australia accredited. Great little restuarant serving Greek food. Can get very busy

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


One word awesome

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

Overall Rating

Review


I enjoyed the food here and didn’t get sick, but as a vegetarian with celiac, I don’t think I’d return to eat here, especially given the long line. My non vegetarian and non celiac friends loved the pita (said to skip the homemade bread though) and lamb skewers. Staff was knowledgeable, informing me of items my party ordered that weren’t gluten free, and my meal came with a sticker indicating that it was celiac safe.

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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Amazing food! I asked for a GF pita for my daughter and was asked 'is she coeliac?' Gave me a lot of confidence in their ability to cater for her. Her pita was also wrapped with a coeliac Australia sticker on it. Daughter also enjoyed the GF fries. Tip if you have young kids of time poor- order take away (ready in 5-10mins). We got there at dinner time and was very busy so ordered take away and then sat on their outside tables (much quicker then waiting for a table and then waiting on table service). Will be returning!

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
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


One of the most popular restaurants in Melbourne that’s also certified by the celiac association of Australia. My first gyro as a celiac and it was incredible!! My gluten eating friend loved it too. The line was around the corner on Friday night so plan ahead. I highly recommend!!

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

Overall Rating

Review


WOW that was great food and the staff are great. Coeliac Australia certified :)

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

Overall Rating

Review


Food was absolutely delicious and i staff made me feel confident and safe eating there. I haven’t had a souvlaki since being diagnosed and I was thrilled to be able to have one again!

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Starters were my favourite and really enjoyed the GF pita bread with dips Was too stuffed to eat much of my main!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Excellent service, need to state food is for celiac. Food is delicious, lots of GF options

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

Overall Rating

Review


Amazing food! Had lamb souvlaki & chips for the first time in years. If only I lived in Melbourne.......

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


Delicious gyros, and so filling! Staff were all over cross contamination, and our meals came out so fast. Will definitely be eating here again in the future :)

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

Asymptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


So fun to have a gf gyros

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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Trustworthy gluten free, but the food was not the best. We had gf and non gf meals in our little group. The receipt clearly stated coeliac on it, the restaurant is an acknowlidged gf venue. The meals were OK, but neither of us felt the that we had a great meal. The prices were high, compared to the quality of the food. Not worth it.

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?

— 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?

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Fantastic experience! Delicious food, fast service, all coeliac options were so tasty, it felt normal to eat out again. Busy place so book a table if you can, and otherwise wait around until you can get in if you don’t mind that. Definitely a winner!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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 dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


WOW, What a find! Stalactites is a Coeliac Australia accredited Greek restaurant and takeaway. They have a large selection of gluten free food and a dedicated separate fryer. Their souvlaki and fries were filling and delicious.

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
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Overall Rating

Review


Good gf food. They know their stuff. Delicious.

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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Ugghh utter perfection! The absolute best GF pita bread! The souvlakis are amazing as well as the tzatziki and hummus dips, chips and more. It’s coeliac accredited so you can eat in here really confidently or takeaway! They always put a gf sticker on your takeaway souvlaki if you’re buying takeout with gluten eating friends 👌🏽

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

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Great Greek food, celiac Australia approved. Nice soft pita bread

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

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?

— Some

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

Review


Superb choice ! We absolutely loved this restaurant and had the most delicious and safe meal here. Delicious, authentic and coeliac accredited ! Absolutely great Dolmades and Souvlaki!

One hundred percent safe ! And excellent

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Loved it! So nice to have a pita bread option!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Such amazing food and a wonderful coeliac selection. Would come back any day!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was great! Accredited by Coeliac Australia I was happy I didn't have to stress about cross contamination. Gemista and horta was good, and the chips from here and Hella Good are absolutely to die for! 😋

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Brilliant, amazing food! Love the hommus and GF pita. Very friendly, helpful and accomodating staff! Keen to go back next year.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Updated 4 years ago read full review

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A Melbourne institution and now offering gluten free and accredited by Coeliac Australia, so coeliacs can eat there with no stress. Souvlaki and chips were so good, also offer a lot of mains.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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