The best places to eat gluten-free in Cornwall
There is no denying that Cornwall is home to incredible produce, shown through the delicious dishes found throughout the variety of restaurants, cafes, and other eateries in this part of the UK. However, when considering specific gluten-free dietary requirements, you can sometimes feel like you are missing out when exploring a new location’s cuisine.
Although, in recent years, food vendors have become more aware of specific allergies and dietary requirements, finding a hearty meal or delicious snack can still seem like a task. We have compiled a guide for the best places to enjoy incredible gluten-free food when you are visiting Cornwall.
The best places to eat gluten-free in Cornwall
- Sarah’s Pasty Shop
- Welcome Stranger
- Cellar Bistro
- Bufala Fowey
- The Mariners Public House
- Smugglers Cott
Sarah’s Pasty Shop, Looe
Located in the heart of the beautiful fishing harbour of Looe, near our Looe caravan park, you will find one of the top-rated pasty shops in Cornwall – Sarah’s Pasty Shop. With queues often out the door, it is easy to see why due to their incredible menu and some great gluten-free options for those who want to experience a real taste of Cornwall.
Alongside their famous pasty shop, they also have another shop which sells several sweet treats such as cakes, traybake slices and more.
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Welcome Stranger, Bodmin
A visit to a county famed for its incredible coastline and exquisite fresh seafood would only be complete with a portion of fish and chips, a British staple. With many takeaways becoming more accommodating to those who require a gluten-free option, no one has to miss out.
Welcome Stranger, a fish and chip shop in Bodmin, has an extensive gluten-free menu where you can choose sit-in or takeaway. From the classic cod and chips to succulent burgers and loaded chips, they have really taken the time to ensure that no one feels excluded when enjoying a British classic.
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Cellar Bistro, St Ives
St Ives is famed for its beautiful harbour, independent shops and some fantastic places to eat; with the smell of freshly baked pastries, and cakes filling the streets, it’s hard not to be tempted when this town has such a vibrant food scene.
For those seeking a sit-down evening meal, visiting the Cellar Bistro should be at the top of your list. With a mouthwatering menu comprised of fresh produce and hearty dishes, you will not be disappointed! Of course, many of the dishes on their menu are gluten-free, making this restaurant well worth a visit on your travels. Louise and Tony, the owners of the Cellar Bistro, let us know why they have created an extensive gluten-free menu:
“Over the last few years, we have had an increasing amount of customers requesting gluten-free dishes, so we made a decision to adapt quite a lot of our menu to accommodate these requests.
“We use mostly Gluten free flour now, which also makes the chef’s life a bit easier and less stressful without having to worry as much about cross-contamination. Our customers get very excited to be able to enjoy calamari gluten-free, which I am told is a rare treat. Most of our main courses are gluten-free along with our chocolate brownie and shortbread, and it definitely doesn’t compromise on flavour.”
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Bufala Fowey, Fowey
Fowey is everything you would imagine when thinking about Cornwall. With a sheltered beach, independent shops down small narrow streets and some wonderful places to grab a bite to eat.
Bufala Fowey brings a taste of Italy to Cornwall with its simple yet delicious menu. With an array of mouthwatering pizzas that can come on a gluten-free base, you will be able to enjoy a fantastic meal whilst enjoying views across the River Fowey from their terrace.
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Edies, St Austell
The old market town of St Austell isn’t precisely renowned for being overrun with tourists. However, it can be the perfect base to explore some of Cornwall’s top attractions, like The Lost Gardens of Heligan and The Eden Project. Much like other places in Cornwall, St Austell’s food scene shouldn’t be underestimated.
With their menu consisting of delicious locally caught fish and produce, Edies is a popular place to dine amongst locals and visitors alike. Of course, many of their dishes can be adapted to a gluten-free option, so there is plenty for you to choose; you will probably be spoiled for choice. Kelly from Eddies stresses the importance of everyone being able to enjoy eating out by saying:
“We think that all dietary restrictions can be a minefield when eating out. We change our menus often and always try to incorporate gluten-free options; everyone should be able to enjoy restaurant food no matter what!
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The Mariners Public House, Rock
Even though Rock attracts crowds throughout the year, it has always retained its Cornish charm. This coastal village has a sandy beach, views of the sea, and delicious food like many of the places on this list.
Only a few restaurants have a whole menu dedicated to those who require gluten-free food; however, The Marinas Public House has an extensive separate menu. From the classic fish and chips to Cornish shepherd’s pie, you can tell that there is so much thought and passion behind each dish on the menu.
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Smugglers Cott, Looe
Looe has been a destination that tourists have loved for hundreds of years due to its traditional Cornish fishing town atmosphere. The bustling streets are full of independent shops and places to grab a bite to each.
The Smugglers Cott pays homage to the smuggling history that Cornwall is so famous for with its interesting interior. This place is not to be missed with fresh Cornish scallops, Cornish muscles straight from St Austell Bay, and various other homely meals and the freshest ingredients.
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These are just a handful of some of Cornwall’s best places that offer incredible gluten-free food. However, with more restaurants being more accommodating to dietary requirements, you will be able to enjoy anything from a classic Cornish Pasty to a delicious meal made from the freshest produce available. For more information on places to visit during your holiday to Cornwall, check out the rest of our blog.