Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Gluten Free Fish & Chips that we've found on our travels

Details of Gluten Free Fish & Chip Shops and Restaurants we've visited on our travels to date.

On our travels around the UK we're always on the look out for new places to eat out, and for (often elusive) Gluten Free Fish & Chip Shops!

Tucking into my first plate of Gluten Free Fish & Chips at Rossi's in Swansea in 2009

To date we've found Gluten Free Fish & Chips to be served in the following locations:
- Rossi's Fish & Chips - Swansea, Wales
- Rhos Harbour Bistro - Colwyn Bay, Wales
- The Paragon Fish & Chip Shop - Birchington, Kent
- Old Harbour Fish BarWeymouth, Dorset
- Baldock, Herts (Fish 'N' Chick'n') - GF served on the last Tuesday of the month
- Cox's of Letchworth - Letchworth Garden City, Herts - GF available daily
- Fairwater Fish & Chip Bar - Fairwater (Coed Eva), Cwmbran, Wales - GF available daily
- Deep Blue - Woburn Sands, Bucks
- The Big Fish - Milverton, Leamington Spa
- The Big Fish - Hockley Heath, Solihull - Update: September 2012 - Now called Nelson's and only serves GF on Wednesday's
- Merivale Tea Rooms - Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
- Kingfisher Chip Shop and Restaurant - Keswick
- Godfrey's Fish & Chips - Harpenden, Herts
- Ivan's Fish & Chips - Cradley Heath, West Midlands - serves Gluten Free Fish & Chips between 5pm and 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays
- Tomlin's Fish & Chips - Southbourne, Dorset
- Atlantic Fish Bar - Kingsbury (between Birmingham and Tamworth)
- The Truscott Arms - Maida Vale, London
- Quayside Fish & Chips - Whitby, North Yorkshire

On our trip to Southwold a couple of years ago we also noticed that once a month they serve Gluten Free Fish & Chips in the Restuarant on the Pier.

Churchills Chippy in Southend-on-Sea offer Gluten Free Fish & Chips, but on our visit we found out that while the batter mix is made to be GF, the food is still cooked in the same oil and fryer as Gluten containing foods.

On a trip to South Shields Emily spotted that Colmans Fish & Chips Shop does Gluten Free options every last Saturday of the month.

A recent tweet from Deep Blue Restaurants (a chain of Fish & Chip shops - of which Woburn Sands is one) told me that they have eight restaurants now serving Gluten Free. Great news.

I've heard via Facebook that Chamberlain's Quality Fish & Chips in Birmingham can do Gluten Free Fish & Chips every day apart from between 5.30pm and 8.30pm on Friday and Saturday evenings. I noticed that they sell Estrella Damm Duara beer there too!

I contribute reviews of any places that I find offering Gluten Free options/catering for Coeliacs to the Travel Gluten Free and Gluugle websites. I also tweet any that I find.

Please check out the comments below for other tips and recommendations of gluten free fish & chip shops.

- Blog Post - Great Gluten Free Tea Rooms
- Blog Post - Gluten Free Ales, Beers and Lagers
- Coeliac UK - The charity working for people with coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis (DH)


Ian said...

Outside the areas you seem to normally travel but the best gluten free fish and chips I've found are those at Westfield Fisheries in Yeadon, Leeds.

Richard Gottfried said...

Hello Ian.

Many thanks for the Gluten Free Fish & Chips tip. I've not been to Leeds (yet), but i'll check it out if and when I go there.



Richard Gottfried said...

Via the Celia Gluten Free Lager website I found out that Olley's Fish & Chip restaurant in South London does Gluten Free options every Tuesday. They also stock Celia Lager. I'll have to check it out.

Richard Gottfried said...

As I am always on the lookout for new places to eat out at Gluten Free I was very pleased to hear from the Beds & Mid Herts Coeliac Group that there are some new Fish & Chip shops offering Gluten Free options! They are:

- Godfrey's on Harpenden High Street - offering Gluten Free every Monday from the 18th February

- Mario's Fish & Chip Shop in Bedford - offering Gluten Free every Tuesday

- Fosters Fish and Chips in Alderley Edge, Cheshire - offering Gluten Free every Sunday

- Fish and Chips, at London Road, Enfield - offering Gluten Free every Monday

If you know of any Fish & Chip shops offering Gluten Free food suitable for Coeliacs do let me know via the comments on this blog post.

Richard Gottfried said...

I've also heard via Twitter that the Orange Tree Inn at Baldock can do Gluten Free Fish & Chips.

Richard Gottfried said...

On Monday evening Emily and I headed over to Godfrey's Fish & Chips in Harpenden, Hertfordshire as they offer Gluten Free Fish and Chips every Monday night. The portion of large cod and regular chips were both a very good size and tasted great. The Gluten Free options are prepared and cooked separately to avoid cross-contamination. It's also great that Godfrey's have non-brewed condiment available for those Coeliacs looking to avoid malt vinegar too.

There are plans for the fish & chip shop to also open a restaurant area in the near future.

Well worth a visit to this fairly new chippy if you're in the area (or passing through). We'll be back.

Links: Godfrey's website, Twitter and Facebook.

Richard Gottfried said...

Check out the National Federation of Fish Friers website for details of Gluten Free Fish & Chip Shops in the UK!

Richard Gottfried said...

While in East Anglia in August 2013 we found two places offering gluten free food, both of which served Fish & Chips on the menu.

I didn't try the Fish & Chips at either, but my reviews of The Brook Inn at Washbrook, near Ipswich, and The Singing Kettle in Walton on the Naze, Essex can be read on the Travel Gluten Free website.

Anonymous said...

Just got back from a holiday in Norfolk. Had gluten free fish & chips from the three cottages in north walsham, they were amazing!

Richard Gottfried said...

Brilliant :-)

Many thanks for your tip about The Three Cottages Fish Restaurant.

Nice to know they do gluten free options. Handy for our next trip to Norfolk. Hopefully other Coeliacs hear about it too.



Richard Gottfried said...

I heard through the September 2013 edition of the Coeliac UK Beds and Mid Herts group's newsletter that there is a Fish & Chip shop in Bedford, Bedfordshire that can cater for Coeliacs with Gluten Free food :-)

Mario's Fish and Chip Shop can now be found at 22-24 High Street (formerly at 99 High Street). They offer gluten free fish and chips all day every Tuesday.

Brilliant news and I can't wait to give them a try.

Richard Gottfried said...

One of the suppliers that proved incredibly popular at the 2013 Home Counties Gluten Free Food Fair in Biggleswade yesterday was The Happy Plaice mobile fish & chip van that was doing a roaring trade!

The Happy Plaice operates in Mid Beds, the West Midlands, Bracknell Forest & Hart and the Vale of White Horse, and takes Fish & Chips to villages without a local chippy!

Find out more on The Happy Plaice website.

Richard Gottfried said...

A friend of mine recently told me that Frackle Fryers Fish & Chip shop on Heath End Road in Flackwell Heath is now serving Gluten Free and Wheat Free fish and chips every Wednesday.

Hopefully I'll one day find myself in the Flackwell Heath area of High Wycombe so I can try some out :-)

sophie said...

Hello my name is sophie and I have just found a fish and chip shop in coventry that does gluten free menu I am just off to try them oh happy days

Richard Gottfried said...

Hello Sophie,

Thank you for your message and the tip off. Do let me know what the food was like and the name of the chippy.

All the best,


Richard Gottfried said...

I recently heard through the Beds & Mid Herts Coeliac Group that Fishy Biz fish & chip shop in Bishops Stortford does gluten free food.

Richard Gottfried said...

On a recent visit to Birmingham we headed to the Atlantic Fish Bar in Kingsbury (between Birmingham and Tamworth) where we'd heard they offer gluten and wheat free options.

The Atlantic Fish Bar specialises in gluten free on Monday's and has a very large menu catering for Coeliacs.

Our visit was on a Saturday, but the choice of food available was still very good. The welcome we received was warm too.

There is a separate counter and fryer for gluten free customers and orders and I asked what was available. I had the choice of Fish & Chips, Sausage, homemade Fish Cakes, homemade curry sauce, and mushy peas.

As I was feeling hungry I opted for battered Cod & Chips, a fish cake and a curry sauce - something I haven't had from a chippy in years!

The food and service was brilliant and I will definitely go back. Emily had a 'normal' Haddock and Chips (and I let her have some of my curry sauce as well). The meal was great. We ate-in at the counter by the window and were served on china plates. The fish bar was nicely busy during our visit with plenty of regulars popping in for their lunch.

The chips were really tasty and the gluten free batter was nice and crunchy. The curry sauce was a lovely addition - as was the provision of non-brewed condiment to splash on my lunch along with salt. This is something many fish & chip shops that provide gluten free options don't provide, instead leaving me to have just salt, as vinegar contains barley malt and is not suitable for all Coeliacs.

All in all it was a great meal and visit. I highly recommend the Atlantic Fish Bar.

Richard Gottfried said...

My friend Lucy just let me know that Chris's Fish Bar in Tiptree, Essex does gluten free Fish & Chips. But only on Tuesday's.

Link - Chris's Fish Bar on Facebook.

Richard Gottfried said...

Marshall's Fish & Chips in Tynemouth aka "The Fryery by the Priory" has a Gluten Free Thursday Night for Coeliacs and Gluten Intolerants.

Good news indeed.

The Fish and Chips are cooked in a separate dedicated fryer and are available between 5 and 8pm.

Interestingly the Marshall's website says the gluten free food is available on "alternate Thursdays", but doesn't clarify which Thursday it starts on - I'll take a punt on it being GF day on the first Thursday of the month, then not the next one and then GF on the next and so on and so forth...

Richard Gottfried said...

You can get great gluten free Fish and Chips (served with pea puree and tartare sauce) at The Truscott Arms pub in Maida Vale, London.

I had them at the Gluugle launch party last night and very tasty they were.

Richard Gottfried said...

I've heard via Twitter that the Olympic Fish Bar in Wellingborough serves gluten free options six days a week.

Great news!

Looking on the Olympic Fish Bar's website you can see they take serving Coeliac customers very seriously as they have a dedicated fryer for cooking the gluten free battered fish and chips. They also serve GF Onion Rings!

I look forward to giving it a try sometime.

- Olympic Fish Bar

Richard Gottfried said...

While in Harrogate yesterday we spotted that Olivers Fish & Chip Shop does gluten free options on Mondays. I popped in and asked the man if they have a separate fryer for the gluten free food and he said they do. Good news indeed.

As well as fish and chips, the sign in the shop also said they do gluten free fishcakes and onion rings.

You can find Olivers Fish and Chips restaurant and takeaway at 34 Cold Bath Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 0NA.

- Olivers Fish and Chips

Richard Gottfried said...

My colleague James Allen let me know that Coeliacs are well catered for at Brockley's Rock Fish and Chip Shop in Brockley, London.

Looking at the website for the restaurant and takeaway there are a lot of gluten free options, as well as details of how they make sure the food is safe for Coeliac customers.

- Brockley's Rock

Richard Gottfried said...

We had some great gluten free fish and chips at the Quayside restaurant in Whitby, North Yorkshire while on a recent road-trip.

Richard Gottfried said...

The Magpie Cafe in Whitby, North Yorkshire has gluten free options on the menu, including gluten free fish and chips.

Richard Gottfried said...

I've heard via Yvette Johnson on Twitter that Zan Fish Bar in Derby can cater for gluten free diets.

Gluten Free fish and chips are available on Mondays and Saturdays at the Zan Fish Bar's Heatherton site.

Link: Zan Fish Bar website

Richard Gottfried said...

Over on Travel Gluten Free I've seen that St Johns Fish Bar in Warwick does gluten free fish & chips on Tuesday nights.

- Travel Gluten Free
- St Johns Fish Bar

Anonymous said...

Rhos Harbour Bistro had closed down..but Hickery Smokery can help GF.

Richard Gottfried said...

Check out my blog post about the excellent gluten free fish and chips available at The Fish Factory restaurants in Littlehampton and Worthing.

Richard Gottfried said...

My friend Lucy has spotted another fish and chip shop serving gluten free - this one is in Diss, Suffolk and is called Market Place Fish & Chips.

Richard Gottfried said...

I heard about three more Fish and Chip shops offering gluten free in the latest Beds and Mid Herts Coeliac Group newsletter.

Sheff’s Fish and Chips
30 Sun St
SG18 0BP
Offers gluten free daily, but suggest calling before visiting just to double check.

New Quay Road
YO21 1DH

Beshoff Brothers in and around Dublin, Ireland offer gluten free at their Mespil Road shop (75 Mespil Road, Dublin 4). The gluten and wheat free menu can be seen on their website.

Richard Gottfried said...

My fellow Coeliac and gluten free blogger Kevin Gollop has put together a blog post about the Kingfisher Fish & Chip shop in Plymouth and the range of gluten free items they have on the menu.

Check out the post at "Kingfisher Fish & Chips Gluten-free Menu". It also lists some other fish and chip shops in the Plymouth area that offer gluten free.

The Kingfisher sounds like a great chippy and its brilliant they are doing things properly with no cross-contamination. And they have GF Vinegar on offer as well (something I have found to be lacking in many chip shops I've been to, which is a real shame).

Its good to know they are keen to expand the range of gluten free items too. Looking forward to a visit to Plymouth in the future.

Richard Gottfried said...

I recently found out that The Village Fish Bar in Gilwern, Abergavenny, Wales cooks gluten free fish & chips.

I haven't eaten there. Yet.

Visit The Village Fish bar website.

Richard Gottfried said...

Coeliac UK, the charity for people with Coeliac Disease, has produced some great information material for fish and chip shops looking to cater for the strict gluten free diet.

You can find the information at "Guidance for fish and chip shops serving gluten-free food."

Richard Gottfried said...

We returned to the Atlantic Fish Bar in Kingsbury, near Tamworth for some gluten free fish and chips at the weekend.

The food and service was great - I had cod and chips, with Emily having the GF haddock and chips. We also shared some mushy peas and a good sized portion of battered onion rings. The onion rings were delicious and something I haven't eaten in ages!

Looking forward to returning.

- Atlantic Fish Bar
- Gluten Free Fish & Chips that we've found on our travels
- Review of the Atlantic Fish Bar after our Jan 2014 visit

Richard Gottfried said...

While in Cwmbran at the weekend I noticed a sign outside Page's Fish & Chip shop that they serve gluten free food in their restaurant and takeaway every Monday.

Link: Page's Fish and Chips

Richard Gottfried said...

I heard via a post in the Gluten free fish and chips shops in the UK Facebook group that The Wigmore Fish & Chip Restaurant and Takeaway in Luton was going to start offering gluten free options!

Each Monday from today (12 January 2015) they will be selling gluten free fish and chips.

Checking the Wigmore Fish & Chip shop's Facebook page I saw that they had let people know that the gluten free fish & chips served there will be prepared and cooked in a separate area to avoid cross-contamination. That's great to know.

I look forward to trying out the Fish & Chips there.

- The Wigmore Fish & Chip Restaurant and Takeaway website
- The Wigmore Fish & Chip Restaurant and Takeaway Facebook
- The Wigmore Fish & Chip Restaurant and Takeaway Twitter

Richard Gottfried said...

Ahead of an upcoming road trip to Stourbridge my friend Brad Shepherd found that the Oldswinford Fish & Chips in the town does gluten free fish and chips each Saturday lunch time between 12 and 2pm.

Looking at the gluten free section on the website it states they are suitable for coeliacs as they have measures in place to avoid cross-contamination measures. Great to know.

I'm looking forward to giving the gluten free food at Oldswinford Fish & Chips a try on my visit to Stourbridge.

You can find Oldswinford Fish & Chips at 140 Hagley Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 2JD.

- Oldswinford Fish & Chips
- Oldswinford Fish & Chips gluten free information
- Oldswinford Fish & Chips on Twitter
- Oldswinford Fish & Chips on Facebook

Richard Gottfried said...

This year Chip Week is taking place between 16 and 22 February.

Check out my blog post Gluten free chips for Chip Week 2015 for more info.

Richard Gottfried said...

With a trip to Gravesend planned I checked online to see if there was anywhere gluten free in the town.

I found out that the Reliance Fish Restaurant at 4 Queen Street does gluten free on Thursdays.

I double checked with them that it is gluten free and suitable for Coeliacs and received a quick and confident reply.

Great to know of another fish and chip shop serving gluten free food.

- Reliance Fish Restaurant website

Richard Gottfried said...

Farrows Fish & Chips in Totterdown, Bristol does gluten free all day every day!

You can get gluten free fish and chips, as well as gf sausages, fritters, beans, pineapple, mushy peas and curry sauce. And they have gluten free vinegar too.

I can't wait to have a gluten free feast there!

Check out the Farrows Fish & Chips website and Twitter for more info.

Richard Gottfried said...

I had some delicious gluten free fish & chips on a visit to Stourbridge.

Read more on my blog post at Gluten free at Oldswinford Fish and Chips.

Richard Gottfried said...

I was in Harpenden, Hertfordshire this evening and while walking back to the station I noticed a sign in the window of Jack's Fish and Chip Takeaway saying 'Gluten free served Monday - Thursday'.

I popped in and asked some questions about food preparation and cooking and was told that they use gluten free batter and cook the fish and chips in a separate fryer.

I didn't have time to order this time, but it's great to know of another gluten free option for Fish & Chips in future. I look forward to giving them a try.

Richard Gottfried said...

A post in the excellent GLUTEN FREE FISH AND CHIP SHOPS IN THE UK! group on Facebook highlighted that the Vegas Fish Bar / South Beach Vegas restaurant in Hunstanton, Norfolk does gluten free Fish & Chips every day. Great news.

Emily and I had a brilliant time at the 'East Coast Resort That Faces West' in 2011. In fact we played Crazy Golf in the amusement arcade right next door to the chippy!

I'm looking forward to a future visit for more seaside fun, minigolf and gluten free fish & chips.

Richard Gottfried said...

I had some great gluten free fish & chips at 2 Oxford Place in Leeds on Friday. A brilliant meal all round.

2 Oxford Place is a 100% gluten free restaurant and is well worth a visit.

- 2 Oxford Place website

Unknown said...

Colman’s Fish and Chips in South Shields no longer sell gluten free food of any kind regardless of the day.