After a brief hiatus Travel Tuesdays are back and here to stay. As many of you know I just returned from Copenhagen and London! Of course, I travelled with a pot, cutting board, food, etc. BUT, I also checked out a couple of restaurants in each city.
Today, we’re starting off with the fanciest restaurant, Indigo Restaurant at One Aldwych in London. While this is a typical restaurant for breakfast, so there is gluten in the kitchen, the dinner menu is completely gluten and dairy free. (This worked out for my non-celiac friends that are lactose intolerant.) They were very upfront with the fact that they serve gluten; however, they do clean down the kitchen between meals and were very conscious about my food allergies as well.
You’ll certainly rack up a bill here, but if you’re looking for a fancy night out, then I recommend it. Since the restaurant is in a hotel, the prices are a bit higher than normal, especially when it comes to alcohol. However, the most important bit is to see if the food suits your tastes, so here is what our table tried!
I loved my main course, the halibut, as you can see Indigo Restaurant uses plenty of fresh produce. Local shops such as Murray’s Fresh Fish deliver the morning’s catch each day and Yun Hidler’s brings wild vegetables and herbs. Yum!
As you can tell from the picture above, there is a delicate balance between fresh flavors and texture in the halibut dish. The olives perfectly compliment the acidity from the tomatoes, and made for my favorite course of the night.
While I didn’t have the gnocchi or the beef, my friends seemed to enjoy them. We did note that the gnocchi was a fairly small portion, but tasty nonetheless.
Desserts are always tricky for me with my additional food allergies, and here they tried to modify the Pineapple Carpaccio, but it was probably my least favorite dish of the night. However, if you are just gluten and dairy free they have some superb dessert options.
The following dish was the hit of the table. Everyone loved the blackberry pavlova, and fortunately for those who are lactose intolerant (or have trouble with lots of cream) this version is dairy free. Yum!
That’s about it! I had a great experience here. And, I cannot thank our friend Jane enough who both found this restaurant and took me there. I can’t wait to hear about your favorite gluten free finds in London as well, so let me know in the comments below!
Happy Travel Tuesday, and have a marvelous week!