Gluten-free restaurants in London

Our round-up of the best restaurants for gluten-free diners in the capital

Updated on 18 September 2019

Eating out in London if you’re gluten intolerant or have coeliac disease can be a tricky business, and these days more and more of us are choosing to go gluten free as a lifestyle choice. We always want our readers to enjoy eating out in the capital with confidence, which is why we’ve compiled a list of the best gluten-free restaurants London has to offer.

Our picks below include restaurants that offer a gluten-free menu alongside its regular menus, restaurants that are blessed with clued-up staff who can direct you to a tasty range of gluten-free options, or are entirely gluten-free (and therefore one hundred per cent safe for coeliacs) spots. Most of the below also offer information on other allergens too, so if you follow a gluten- and dairy-free diet, you can still find somewhere great to eat.

We’ve tried to include a good mix of independent and chain restaurants to allow for variety and to ensure that most areas of London are covered, so whether you’re searching for a good gluten-free restaurant for a coeliac sufferer or a gluten-free restaurant menu in London, you’ve come to the right place.

Radio Alice Shoreditch

Radio Alice Shoreditch

16 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NT

The menu at Radio Alice isn’t totally gluten-free, but they do have a load of gluten-free dishes and very clear labelling, making it easy to identify what’s what. Its allergens chart details which dishes contain cereals with gluten, and which are suitable for coeliacs (along with a whole host of other information to benefit diners with allergies or special dietary requirements).

£30 - £49
Pizza
Granger & Co King

Granger & Co King's Cross

7 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG

Bill Granger’s laid-back café/restaurant offers plenty of gluten-free options which are clearly labelled on a bespoke ‘allergy menu’. Pretty much any allergen you can think of from celery to soya is marked so it’s easy to see which dishes contain gluten and which don’t. The whole of the BBQ section is currently off-limits, but there are plenty of breakfast items, big plates and salads that are safe for gluten-intolerant diners.

£30 - £49
International
Zia Lucia Holloway

Zia Lucia Holloway

157 Holloway Road, London, N7 8LX

This popular little outfit in north London serves up some cracking gluten-free pizzas in its authentic wood-fired oven, including the ‘Speck-tacular’ (mozzarella, gongorzola, pecorino and speck) and the inventive ‘Arianna’ (mozzarella, fresh sausage, Taleggio, pecorino and truffle honey). It’s worth noting that while the dough is definitely gluten-free, the kitchen can’t guarantee it won’t contain traces of gluten.

Under £30
Pizza
Italian
Dishoom Shoreditch

Dishoom Shoreditch

7 Boundary Street, London, E2 7JE

Dishoom’s ‘gluten-allergy’ menu, which is available across all of its sites, lists both dishes that don’t contain gluten and those that can be made without gluten on request. What’s more, its staff are on the ball when it comes to allergy sufferers, so just be sure to mention any gluten aversions or intolerances to your waiter and they’ll ensure you're looked after.

£30 - £49
Indian
Honest Burgers Liverpool Street

Honest Burgers Liverpool Street

12 Widegate Street, London, E1 7HP

With 35 restaurants (and counting), Honest Burgers is a great shout for gluten-free diners. Each location has a clear allergens list, which states which dishes contain gluten so you can order without any anxiety. What’s more, if you view the allergens menu online, you can filter out any dishes containing gluten by selecting the ‘gluten/wheat’ tab. And don’t worry – tons of the menu is gluten-friendly so you’re sure to find something you like the look of, honest.

Under £30
Burgers
Ceru South Kensington

Ceru South Kensington

7-9 Bute Street, London, SW7 3EY

This lovely Levantine restaurant’s all-day menu contains close to 100 ingredients and, aside from the Greek pita bread, is entirely gluten free! That means gluten-free diners can enjoy the likes of houmous, peach, feta and red onion salad, and a whole host of meat, fish and veggie dishes, plus dessert without any stress.

£30 - £49
Mediterranean
Cinnamon Bazaar

Cinnamon Bazaar

28 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7JS

This Indian foodie hotspot in Covent Garden is Vivek Singh’s (of Cinnamon Collection fame) most casual format restaurant to date, thanks to its menu of snacks, chaats and small plates. Many of these dishes are gluten-free, including chilled lentil dumplings with spiced yoghurt and toasted cumin, and lamb Rogan josh shepherd’s pie, and are clearly marked as such, so you can order with confidence.

Under £30
Afternoon tea
Indian
Leggero

Leggero

64 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 4UQ

Leggero is London’s only entirely gluten-free Italian restaurant, making it the go-to spot for many coeliac sufferers. The gluten-free pasta and bread is made in-house with organic flours in a bid to promote healthiness, tastiness, lightness and sustainability, and the menu also lists every allergen dish by dish for those with other intolerances. With restaurants in Soho and Mercato Metropolitano in Elephant & Castle, it’s a great shout for groups with mixed dietary requirements.

Vegetarian
Vegan
Italian
Masala Zone Covent Garden

Masala Zone Covent Garden

48 Floral Street, London, WC2E 9DA

All branches of Masala Zone (including Covent Garden, Soho, Bayswater, Earls Court, Camden Town and Islington) have a selection of glute-free dishes, including its curry and rice plates, and a couple of street food items. These dishes are not identified separately on the menu, but if you inform your waiter that you are gluten intolerant, they will be happy to assist you in making your choice.

£30 - £49
Indian
Locanda Locatelli

Locanda Locatelli

8 Seymour Street, London, London, W1H 7JZ

Dining gluten free doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality, as evidenced by this Michelin-starred Italian restaurant in Marylebone that makes a number of gluten-free breads and pastas. Unfortunately, gluten-free dishes aren’t marked on the menu, but if you inform your waiter of your intolerance at the start of your meal, they will be able to advise on what is safe to order.

£50 - £79
Italian
One michelin star
Refuel at The Soho Hotel

Refuel at The Soho Hotel

The Soho Hotel, 4 Richmond Mews, Soho, London, W1D 3DH

A central location, comfy interiors and plenty of choice make Refuel at the Soho Hotel an excellent spot for gluten-free diners. Most of the starters and all of the mains are gluten-free, so it’s only dessert that lets the menu down with its sole gluten-free item. There are also a number of gluten-free options on the breakfast menu, including a very healthy-sounding kimchee and chickpea pancake.

£50 - £79
Modern European
Where The Pancakes Are

Where The Pancakes Are

85a Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 0NQ

Pancakes are great for a comforting, filling meal or snack any time of the day, so whether you want sweet or savoury, traditional or innovative, large or small, simply opt for this popular pancake house’s alternative 3-1 batter which is dairy free, wheat-free and vegan. Do keep in mind, though, that due to the small kitchen, it’s not able to guarantee 100% absence of gluten in any of its dishes.

Under £30
E&O

E&O

14 Blenheim Crescent, London, W11 1NN

Fashionable pan-Asian small plates and a terrific buzz make E&O a great place for dinner, whatever your dietary requirements. It’s true, there aren’t many options for gluten-free diners, but if the likes of chilli salt squid dim sum and roasted pumpkin, aubergine and lychee green curry sound good, then you’re in for a great experience.

£50 - £79
£30 - £49
Hemsley & Hemsley at Selfridges

Hemsley & Hemsley at Selfridges

Selfridges, London, London, W1A 1AB

Free from gluten, grains, refined sugar and hydrogenated vegetable oils, the dishes you’ll find on the menu at the Hemsley sisters’ first London café hail from their two wildly popular cookbooks, though there are some specials too. The seasonal menu is thoughtfully sourced and abundant in organic, biodynamic, sustainable and traditionally farmed produce, so you can feel extra good about yourself while tucking in.

£30 - £49
British
Duck & Waffle

Duck & Waffle

110 Bishopsgate, London, London, EC2N 4AY

Rather than a ‘gluten-free’ menu, this high-rise City hotspot on the 40th floor of Heron Tower offers what it terms ‘gluten conscious’ options. These aren’t marked on menus online, but diners can speak to the chatty, knowledgeable staff on arrival to determine which dishes are available sans gluten on its international all-day menu.

£50 - £79
International
MOMMI

MOMMI

44-48 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London, SW4 7UR

Officially accredited by Coeliac UK, the entire menu at MOMMI is gluten free. That means from nibbles and starters including the likes of flash-fried padron peppers and beef tataki to mains such as miso-glazed salmon and braised sticky beef short rib, and a range of tempting mini desserts, you can order safe in the knowledge that nothing will contain gluten.

£30 - £49
Peruvian
South American
Japanese
Fusion
Ardiciocca

Ardiciocca

461-465 North End Road, London, SW6 1NZ

This Fulham trattoria and pizzeria promises traditional Italian cuisine, minus the gluten. Ardiciocca takes pride in its fastidious sourcing with a wine list featuring solely organic and biodynamic wines, and ingredients sourced exclusively from small farms and producers around the world. Starters include traditional Genovese delicacies, while mains consist of an excellent selection of home-made gluten-free pastas and rustic pizzas.

£30 - £49
Italian
Farmstand

Farmstand

42 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5AJ

Farmstand’s all-day menu is based on the diet its founder has followed since being diagnosed with cancer, so you can expect plenty of healthy fare here. And, while it doesn’t guarantee that any item is entirely free from allergenic ingredients, Farmstand does provide clear markings on its menu as to which dishes are gluten-free. These span the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, so whatever time of day you visit, you’re sure to find something that takes your fancy.

Under £30
British
Indigo at One Aldwych

Indigo at One Aldwych

1 Aldwych, Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BZ

An entirely dairy- and gluten-free menu makes Indigo at One Aldwych a top choice for gluten-free dining in the capital. The set pre-theatre menu, which comprises dishes such as pea velouté and fillet of Brixham hake, is full of healthy yet substantial dishes made from good-quality seasonal ingredients, and also offers great value. Gluten-free guests are well looked after at breakfast time too, thanks to its gluten-free breakfast options.

£50 - £79
British
Under £30
Niche Gluten-free Dining

Niche Gluten-free Dining

197-199 Rosebery Avenue, London, London, EC1R 4TJ

This Coeliac UK accredited casual dining restaurant in Angel serves up a completely gluten-free menu made up of seasonal ingredients that are sourced locally wherever possible. Here you can expect crowd pleasers with a modern twist, such as beef and ale pie and gnocchi caponata, safe in the knowledge that Niche’s  kitchen practices are 100% free from the risk of gluten cross-contamination.

£30 - £49
Modern European
British
Casita Andina

Casita Andina

31 Great Windmill Street, London, W1D 7LP

A predominantly gluten-free menu makes this vivacious Peruvian restaurant a solid choice for anyone with a gluten allergy or intolerance. The menu is packed with intriguing and delicious-sounding possibilities from corn fritters with amarillo mayo and corn nuts pesto to grilled octopus with a sweet chancaca glaze and butterbean and lúcuma purée. Dulce de leche or cinnamon ice creams make for a lovely gluten-free finish too.

£30 - £49
Peruvian
Farmacy

Farmacy

74-76 Westbourne Grove, London, W2 5SH

Known for its delicious plant-based dishes, free from dairy produce, refined sugars and additives, Farmacy is a top choice for healthy west London dining. And the good news is it also has plenty of gluten-free options, including all of its salads, all of its ‘earth bowls’ and all of its desserts. As with most restaurants though, it does advise that dishes are prepared in a kitchen where allergens are present throughout, so it can’t guarantee that any dishes or drinks will be free from trace ingredients.

£30 - £49
Vegetarian
Vegan

Our round-ups for special diets don't end here; check out our pick of London's best vegetarian-only restaurants and London's best vegan restaurants