Gluten Free Bristol

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Here will be a list and links from my Gluten Free Bristol mission of restaurants, cafes and businesses who have signed up to take part! This will be updated regularly. These are companies who have agreed to support gluten free offerings in their restaurant/cafes and businesses. Please do ask them any questions when ordering or purchasing food for peace of mind, i would personally recommend phoning in advance and having a quick chat when you book a table or in store. You can now click for google locations so it’s easier for you to plan your trip! 

Gluten Free Bristol Cafes

Arch House Deli (Deli and also a lovely cafe) Clifton Village

Caffe Clifton Clifton

Cafe Rhubarb – Horfield (Gluten Free cakes and breakfasts)

Cox and Baloney ( Cute vintage store Contact in Advance for Gluten Free Afternoon Tea) Cotham

The Farm (Good for tea and cake- usually one gluten free offering) Clifton Village 

Primrose Cafe (Great for gluten free breakfasts- currently serving gluten free bagels with most options- Get there early on a weekend for guaranteed seats!) Clifton Village

Margot May  Gluten free sandwiches and cakes. (they usually have GF bread to hand- phone ahead if you’re going for a special occasion!) This place is so pretty- great for taking your mum for afternoon tea! North Street. Bedminster

Mrs Browns Cafe Victoria Park

The Duchess of Totterdown Totterdown

Windmill Hill City Farm Bedminister (Very Coeliac friendly and aware- Breakfast, lunch)

Venue 365Westbury on Trym (Run by Coeliacs!, Their Gluten Free menu is here)

Gluten Free Bristol Local Businesses

Better Food Company (Excellent deli /shop supplying lots of gf products) Whiteladies Rd St Werburghs

Bristol Farm Shop Online

Bristol Bakehouse Online (Entirely gluten free bakehouse, supplying birthday cakes and all sorts! Dairy free, egg free and Vegan also available.)

Love Bristol Bakery sell, on Fridays and Saturdays, gluten free brownies and banana cake for £1. Stokes Croft (123 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3RZ)

Papadeli (Cakes and Salads) Alma Rd off of Whiteladies RoadRWA gallery cafe, Queen’s Rd.

180 Degrees C  (Cake Company!) Online

Treasure Island Sweets (GF, Dairy Free sweets& chocs, GF + DF Ice Cream & Sorbets) St Nich’s- City Centre

The Mall DeliClifton Village – Good for lunch and stocking up on gluten free foods!

Gluten Free Bristol Restaurants

Al Bacio – (Wonderful affordable Italian restaurant offering gluten free pasta and mains) Queens road, Clifton 

Atomic Burger (Retro themed gluten free burgers with buns!) Gloucester Road, Bishopston

Aquila – Italian with Gluten Free Pasta and many a la carte options! City Centre

The Burger Joint  (Gluten free burgers with buns!) Whiteladies Road

Bills (Good for brunch options, lunch and dinner- gluten free bread available) Queens Rd

Cafe Maitreya (Great vegetarian restaurant with gluten free options) Easton

Clifton Sausage (Notify day before for Gluten free sausages and gravy!) Clifton Village

Cowshed bar and grill  (Gluten Free displayed on menu clearly) Whiteladies Road 

Friska (Good for a quick lunch, Breakfast) Queen’s Rd, Bath Rd, Emersons Green, Victoria Street- City Centre

Cafe Grounded (Gluten free pizza on request) Redfield/ Bedminster/ Horfield/ Brislington/ Corsham

Hari Krishna’s Kitchen (Indian Cuisine with some gluten free breads!) Redland

Mission Burrito  Park Street

My Burrito Broad Quay- City Centre 

The Townhouse Bar and Restaurant Whiteladies Rd (next to burger joint)

Toro Noodle Bar Park Street  (Gluten Free Chinese and pan asian dishes cooked on request, just ask!)

The Old Bookshop Gluten free brunches and roasts! Bedminister

The Stable Harbourside City Centre (Gluten Free Pizzas!)

The Square Clifton Clifton

The Thali Cafe (Gf options displayed on menu) Clifton, Easton, Montpelier, Southville, Totterdown

Clifton Cocina (Las Iguanas- Whiteladies Road)

Kensington Arms (Lovely Gastro Pub, will make options gluten free on request) Redland

Lovely Tart (Good for Breakfast, cakes, full gf afternoon tea, lunch and dinner) Gloucester Road Bishopston

Nomu ( Japanese Restaurant. Full gluten free menu- just ask!) Whiteladies Road

The Ox – The Best Steak! Notify in advance, very aware of CC. Many options. City Centre

Poco (Fantastic Ethical restaurant: Also good for brunch, lunch as well as dinner) Stokes Croft

Pony and TrapChew Magna (Gluten Free Menu on request)

Planet Pizza Gloucester Road Bishopston, Cotham

Plantation Caribbean Restaurant Cotham (Gluten Free Menu)

Pizza Express (Gluten Free Pizzas) Harbourside, Clifton

Prosecco (own Gluten Free Menu) Clifton Village

Racks Bar & Kitchen Clifton

River Grille  Harbourside -City Centre

Riverstation – Harbourside – City Centre

Spotted Cow – One of my favourite Gluten free sunday lunch destinations, my local. Serving wonderful veggie options too. Phone in advance and they’ll look after you very well! North Street. Bedminster

Wahaca – Gluten free mexican – Gluten Free menu and lots of choice! Clifton

Wilks Restaurant (Fine Dining- let them know in advance) Redland

A Bit Further Out…

Ethicurean For a special treat, The Ethicurean is a beautiful place with beautiful food. Phone in advance.

The Plough at Wrington–  Very well labelled menu.

The Pig Hotel nr Bath (Hunstrete House) Beyond amazing Gluten Free Service-  for anyone wanting a trip out into some country. Phone and let them know in advance.

The Swan at Wedmore

Salt and Malt – Gluten Free Fish and Chips in a lovely setting on Chew Valley lake- great for walking the dog and taking a pit stop!


59 thoughts on “Gluten Free Bristol

  1. Pingback: Gluten Free Mission part one: Gluten Free Bristol | Wuthering Bites

  2. This is a brilliant list! Thank you, we’ll be watching this with interest as we regularly visit Bristol. We’re looking for somewhere nice for our anniversary so will try one of the above.

  3. Great list. Thanks, I’ll be keeping an eye on this list and I’ll be trying prosecco! I’ve also found that Bauhinia in Clifton has a lovely gluten free menu and thali cafe is great too.

  4. This is fantastic – thank you so much! We’ve a ten yr old who’s addicted to baking and has just been diagnosed as coeliac. I’m so glad I’ve discovered your site. And we can eat out safely, too! I’ll definitely be back…:)

  5. Really handy list, thanks! Wild Oats just behind the Tesco express on Whiteladies Road also has a wide selection of GF products.

    • Mayflower in Bristol are very good at accommodate to gluten free, the communication from the kitchen is fantastic (chef came out to speak to me) and they use tamari sauce wherever possible. Phone in advance and notify them of your allergy.

  6. *sighs a huge sigh of relief* My dad’s been bugging me to go out for a meal with him recently, and the thought of being stuck in the corner feeling sorry for myself with some salad and a bit of chicken… well, it doesn’t appeal to me!
    A few months ago I googled the same thing, with a ridiculously s**t result. You are an absolute angel!
    A decent night out with family is on the cards I think! :) xx

    • Hi Amy,

      Thank you so much for your comment, i am so glad that this blog has helped you find somewhere to go out to eat- all of these places deal with gluten free very seriously and for peace of mind it’s always best to have a chat with them before you eat anyway :)
      I’ll be adding a couple more places to the list very soon, it is ever expanding so always check back in the future!
      Have a lovely meal, Sarah x

  7. Thank you so much. my daughter is 5, diagnosed at 3 and VERY sensitive. We tried eating out, but despite extensive questioning and assurances, she was wildly ill and clearly glutened. Am keen to try again but was looking for recommendations by those ‘that know’. Thanks for this… any in particular you would recommend… she had asked for pizza. Huge thanks again. X

    • Hi Mary,
      thanks for commenting! Hope you find this list useful :)
      Places that i would recommend most are Windmill City Farm- the chef there has just changed and they are very supportive of coeliac disease and really know the inns and outs, wonderful flatbreads and tasty lunches there! For Pizza- have you tried Pizza Express? I know it’s a chain but they have been through strict testing with coeliac uk to ensure they get approval of their gluten free base. For an independent pizza place try Pizza Provencale in Clifton Village- they have been offering gluten free pizzas for many years now and even tie up with Bristol Zoo so you can get special discounts on kids pizzas. If your daughter is at all adventurous and likes a bit of spice – thali cafe has a wonderful gluten free menu and a kids menu, most ingredients in the kitchen are naturally gluten free which is a huge positive. I hope this helps and do let me know if you have any other questions,
      All the best

      • Hi
        All comments SO useful. Thanks everyone.
        I had a conversation with the Thali cafe in Clifton who said they now had a separate deep fat fryer for poppadoms so they can be gluten free..not contaminated by oil that may have had gluten in it. Their tiffin (you need to buy a Tiffin and they fill it) take away is GF too and great value., enough for 2 (chicken curry, dahl, veg curry and rice) all for about £10. They are aware of contamination issues with GF. This conversation was a while ago, so check for yourself too.

  8. Thank you. May well try pizza express and windmill city farm another time (as it’s not so close to where we will be in the city this time). appreciate your time, and yes, she is begining to like spice – she has to really, indian food is by far the best for naturally gluten free stuff (minus all the bread of course!)

  9. We have just returned from Thali Cafe at Southville. We had a great evening,delicious gluten free food, lovely atmosphere and excellent service. It was so refreshing and felt so normal to look at a menu with confidence, knowing which food was gluten free and then to discover that it all tasted so good! Please open a Thali Cafe in West Kent!

  10. Hi, my husband is coeliac. Last week (Dec 2013) we visited the newly opened Cafe Rhubarb on Gloucester Rd, Bristol. He really enjoyed the totally gluten free full English breakfast -including toast. The owner was very knowledgable about gluten intolerances and nice and friendly. They also sold lots of gluten free meals and sandwiches, all the cakes are gluten free as well. It’s nearer the top of Gloucester Rd opposite Grounded Cafe. It’s really worth a visit.

  11. I’ve just rung the pony and trap for a meal reservation, I asked about Gluten Free and they said they could provide a fluten free menu.

  12. Hi

    Great to have this info collected. Just gone GF and learned about no cross contamination – are the places here signed up to that too.

    I was in IKEA for a baked potato lunch and the server went and fetched a clean cutting board and knife when I told her I was gluten free- very helpful.

    • Hi Linda,

      All the places on this list are highly aware of how to avoid cross contamination, i haven’t personally had any issues after eating in these restaurants and on speaking to the chef’s and staff they are very clued up. I would always check anyway before you order and ask to specifically notify the chef before you arrive. Well done IKEA! that is always good to know:)

      WB X

    • Unfortunately everytime i have tried the Lounges menu, – in particular The Lounge bar on North Street i have always had inconsistent gluten free offerings- hashbrowns on one breakfast order and not on the next. I have felt ill twice from dining there but i hope you’ve had good experiences at the other branches.

      • Oh, that’s no good, I’ve only tried the one on the Well’s road so far.

        I’ve found Grounded to be quite good, they’ll do gluten free pizzas on request. The one in Lawrence hill is much better than the one on Sandy Park road tho’.

  13. Hi,

    Love the list. With a wife who is GF and a son who is dairy, soya, egg, honey and GF eating anywhere is a mission but these help to narrow options down. Nandos each time can be a bit repititive? Just a word on The Burger Joint, it looks amazing there but they mention on their site that there is a risk gluten will be found on the chips as they fry them in the same oil as their veggie burgers (which aren’t GF). Haven’t spoken to them yet though but it’s good that they mention it so that people don’t get issues.

    Out of interest do you know where you get the Genius Puff Pastry, the supermarkets no longer sell it (sad smilee)?

    Thanks for the list again, this is a great help.


  14. the sportsman does 2 for 1 gluten free pizzas eat in or takeaway mondAY- friday £10. other days £12.99 must say they are amazing and huge.

  15. looking the take the other half out for valnetines day,well the 13th evening but shes celiac (if thats how you spell it) so need to find somewhere truly gluten free for a nice date out? any suggestions? thanks in advance :)

  16. I went to The Duchess of Totterdown for valentines day (I told them I was allergic to gluten and dairy when I booked) and the food and service was amazing, I definitely recommend it. I had the most amazing brownie and was given another one to take away :) I was asked to give notice of my dietry requirements when booking so they could prepare food for me.

  17. Love, love, love you for this listing! I’ll be spending a holiday in Bristol and this’ll make life so much easier! Thank you!

  18. where would you recommend if you could only pick 2 places? we are staying in bristol for 2 nights. Thank you!!

  19. Haven’t had time to read all the comments here but someone asked about GF Chinese restaurants. If it hasn’t already been mentioned, Henry’s at The George, High Street Chipping Sodbury is a brilliant GF Chinese Restaurant. They do GF & std chinese food so you do need to ask but Henry is very aware of the need to use separate cooking pans etc and when we have visited he has done the GF food for us himself (We have a daughter and 2 grand daughters who are Coeliacs & very sensitive to Gluten but they adore a special treat to Henry’s)

  20. Went to The Wellington in Horfield, a Bath Ales pub. My wife Is Coeliac and was really impressed with the range on the menu and that the majority of desserts were gluten free and delicious. Certainly worth a visit and recommended.

  21. Sarah. What a brilliant site. So helpful, especially to ‘out of towners’
    I wanted to surprise my wife for our 34th wedding anniversary. I got a good deal at the Marriott City Centre (excellent staff and very supportive with GF requests). After I booked the hotel I thought that I would not get many brownie points if i didn’t sort out some good GF meals. I found your site on good old google and started working through the highlighted restaurants. I booked for Saturday evening at the River Grille and Sunday lunch at the Clifton Sausage.
    We arrived early afternoon and walked around the dock area. Her ladyship was feeling a little peckish (cardboard cornflakes at breakfast and that was it!) so out with the trusty Samsung to look up your your site and discover that we were fairly close to Stable. We wandered over and asked about GF and were told we could have everything on the main list but on a GF base (which they advised would be a little smaller than the norm). Wow what a pizza. We shared it and I never even noticed it was GF. I asked herself what she had been moaning about with other pizzas. (I was soon advised of the danger to my short term future!!).
    That evening we went to the River Grille and I surprised her by inviting our best man (a Bristolian for nearly 30 years). The service was excellent, the atmosphere brilliant, the GF options superb (Best GF sweet her ladyship has ever had!!), the wine flowed and we were the last ones to leave the restaurant and I had a large hole in the plastic!!
    Lunch at the Clifton Sausage was really good with GF starter and Sunday roast.

    I got 10 out of 10 for the surprise anniversary trip and lots of brownie points to lose idc.

    None of this would have been possible without your superb website.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    We’ll be back to try out the rest of your restaurant list!!

  22. Well done on an excellent list! Am coeliac and really love the Pizza rova Gloucester Road pizzas. DEFINITELY the best GF pizza in Bristol. Also fish and chip Soul Fish, next to the Sainsbo’s bottom of Glouc Road do great gf fish and chips, but only on Mondays at the mo. Glouc Old Spot pub Kellaway Ave do great burgers (yes, with gf buns).

  23. My coeliac guest and I chose the Cowshed on Whiteladies Road from your list, but despite telling them on booking and ordering that we had a coeliac member of the group they still brought yorkshire puddings (with wheat) on the same plate, and suggested we just push them aside. They were defensive and ill-humoured about swapping the food, and I would suggest that they don’t understand how serious the impact of gluten on a coeliac could be, calling it an ‘allergy’. It’s a shame – the food was delicious when it was put right, but the experience was upsetting and not at all friendly.

    • Thanks for letting me know Suzi that doesn’t sound like a great experience at all :( , did you manage to speak to a manager there at all? I did have a really good experience the last time i went. Think it’ll be worth talking to them directly and ensuring that all staff are fully educated.

  24. I did speak to the manager on duty, but it may be worth me going back when it’s less busy. I hugely appreciate your wonderful site, though.

  25. We have recently been to The Town House (just south of Clifton Down shopping centre on opposite side of Whiteladies Road). Really excellent quality food both normal and GF dishes ordered. We have been there twice since Christmas and will readily go there again (just give us the excuse! ) :-) 3 courses all with delicious GF options and we all had a great time there. Staff were very much ‘on the ball’ when we came to order and knew without referring to other staff exactly which items were GF (most of it was anyway). John Harding, 61 Jubilee Crescent, Mangotsfield, Bristol
    Well done ‘The Town House’

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