The Thistle Kitchen

13 ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bagels, Baguettes, Beer, Bread/Buns, Breakfast Sandwiches, Brownies, Burgers, Cakes, Cheesecake, Cider, Cocktails, Fries, Pasta, Sandwiches, Scones, Wraps, Yorkshire Pudding
Safety Rating
13 ratings

As rated by the community

C/de la Palma, 7, 03501 Benidorm, Alicante, Spain
From the owner

We pride ourselves in offering a wide variety of ever expanding GF choices on our menu. Daily Specials available.

On safety—We have a dedicated prep area where we prepare GF Foods, store our GF cookware, we have a dedicated fryer and plancha. We also have dedicated Fridges and Freezers. All our pre made meals are labelled GF.

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Could not fault the Thistle. The staff are all really friendly and helpful. Fantastic home-cooked food, great prices and a great selection. Will definitely go back.

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

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Such a great find, home made gluten free food cooked from scratch. My husband is coeliac and he had no trouble whatsoever with anything from here. Friendly staff.

We had macaroni cheese, lasagne and Scottish breakfast.

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


Lovely owner couldn’t do enough best gluten free experience whilst in Benidorm, I would recommend highly!!! I had a gluten free breakfast best to date!!! :)

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 month ago read full review

Gluten-Free Features

  • Reported to have dedicated kitchen space
  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Bagels
  • Baguettes
  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Breakfast Sandwiches
  • Brownies
  • Burgers
  • Cakes
  • Cheesecake
  • Cider
  • Cocktails
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Sandwiches
  • Scones
  • Wraps
  • Yorkshire Pudding

Categories

  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Dog Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
Information contained in this listing is based on reports by the community. Please verify all information directly with the establishment.

Photos


Macaroni cheese
Lasagne
Taken from there site my camera is broken, but can ensure you that’s how I got my breakfast
Gluten-Free at The Thistle Kitchen
A small selection of our GF Beers.
Our Signature GF Home made Steak and GF Ale pie served with mashed potatoes , selection of veg and rich GF Gravy.
Home Made GF Thai fish cakes
Home made GF Jalapeno and lactose free cheese popper burger served in our Signature Home made GF Bun.
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More Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I’m a coeliac and solo traveler. Karen made me feel at home. Had great knowledge of coeliac and gluten-free as her husband suffers with the same thing! I’ve decided to eat here for the rest of my trip. The food is delicious recently price great portion and I know I’m not gonna get ill eating it. When ever I travel I find it hard with eating out for obvious reasons, mainly to do with the language barrier. Nice to find a place like this where I don’t have to worry about the food I’m eating. Highly recommended.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


What a fantastic place this is. Ideal for coeliacs and milk intolerant. Nothing is too much trouble. Gluten free menu. Tasty food. Owner is a coeliac.

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 1 month ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Had a wonderful full gluten free breakfast today (GF sausages, black pudding, bacon, fried egg took other options with there homemade potato scones,etc) staff were very knowledgeable as I was told the owner is coeliac. They have a separate gluten free fryer and preparation area. Will definitely be back to try from their extensive GF menu.

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

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 2 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


A gluten free restaurant in the old town, seperate gluten free fryers. Steak pie was absolutely amazing!

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?

— Some

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
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Had 2 meals here on my visit to Benidorm. Separate fryer for gluten free chips. Thoroughly recommend the beef stew very tasty.

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Sad atmosphere and tasteless food, it was a bit of a disappointment. Got sick afterwards, but not sure if it was the food or Just a bad day

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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


How do you get so much choice from such s small kitchen. Separate fryer for GF says it all about how seriously they take cross-contamination. Food is cooked to order, and is good quality. Friendly staff and excellent service. Highly recommended.

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 7 months ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Great find for gluten free. Fantastic menu with loads of choices for gluten free. Karen and Peter explained everything on menu and had a very clear understanding of cross contamination. I would highly recommend this place.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

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
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I was recommended to come here by somewhere else that did not accommodate to gluten free food. I have coeliac disease. The chef was really helpful he went through exactly what was and was not gluten free and the meal was really enjoyable. Yesterday I had macaroni cheese and today I had chilli con carne. He even came out to tell me that he wouldn’t suggest I have the chips today as it wouldn’t be in the gluten free specific fryer. They also have a few different gluten free lagers. The owner is also coeliac and therefore the service provided for coeliac is very high standards. Excellent service would 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?

— 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

Owner Response


Thank you for your kind review. We now have dedicated cooking facilities and preparation area and a full Menu clearly marked with our GF Options. Hopefully you will come back some day and give us a try. Once again Thank you for your review.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


The gluten free macaroni was amazing 👌 The owner's husband was recently diagnosed coeliac so she's very knowledgeable and planning a separate gluten free menu soon. A warm welcome and delicious food awaits all at the Thistle Kitchen. So glad I stopped by.

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating

Owner Response


Thank you for your kind review, we now have a full clearly marked menu with GF options. We hope to see you again.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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