Quick Guide – Gluten Free Reviews Part 2.
The ‘Quick Guide - Gluten Free Reviews’ segment is a quick reference guide for people looking for restaurants that cater for coeliacs or people who cannot tolerate Gluten. For regular readers of the blog, you will know my brother (Keith) has coeliac disease and he and his partner Lisa have shared their Adelaide restaurant reviews with us in the past. Now they will be providing us with tips on where to eat out for coeliacs in Adelaide in this quick and easy reference guide.
Name: Eggless dessert café
Where: 162A Goodwood Road, Goodwood SA 5034 (08) 8272 0777
Describe the restaurant: If you love sweets you should definitely give this place a try as Eggless is not your typical dessert cafe. Their menu caters for vegans and coeliac’s – but don’t let the word vegan fool you into thinking the food is healthy or bland. As well as the main menu they also have a list of traditional Asian desserts that are gluten free and vegan also. The menu changes each month so you won’t be stuck eating the same thing over and over again and it’s a nice excuse to keep going back. Eggless only open from 8pm onwards therefore it is a ideal place for dessert after a meal elsewhere or for a date night! Bookings are essential for a group of 6 or more but for less than 6 they don’t take bookings so be prepared to wait.
Your experience: We love everything about Eggless and it is great to go to a place where you can order straight off the menu and not question the ingredients and whether the dish can be made gluten free. Eggless is cosy and small therefore be aware you might be quite close to other tables which is a small issue if you want some privacy. Other than that we can’t fault the menu or the atmosphere. Must try: Asian desserts such as Black Sticky Rice with sundae (GF & V) and Bubor Cha Cha (traditional Malaysian desert with coconut milk – V & GF).
Gluten Free Rating out of 5: 3.5
Overall rating out of 5: 4
Name: Assaggio Ristorante
Where: 92-94 King William Road, Hyde Park SA (08) 8272 4748
Describe the restaurant: AMAZING!!! This restaurant is one of the best in town. The food, service, decor, wine and desserts all are amazing. If you want awesome food and to be looked after, Assaggio is the must try place. My partner and I have been there on many occasions for the past 3 years - our first date, anniversaries, birthdays and not one time we left the restaurant feeling unsatisfied.
Your experience: Assaggio’s sets the standard for other restaurants catering for coeliac sufferers as the restaurant has their own gluten free menu. They even have a special gluten free bread roll with separate balsamic and olive oil dipping bowl so coeliacs do not have to miss out at all. They have a extensive list of pasta dishes for coelicas to choose from also – fusilli, spiralli, macaroncini and gnocchi, giving coeliacs variety which is often a problem when dining out. This is why Assaggio is the best gluten free restaurant as most restaurants or cafes may advertise themselves as catering for coeliacs but none can offer a pasta dish like Assaggio.
Must Try: Spiralli Allo Zafferano E Polpa Di Granchio (spiralli with South Australian Blue Swimmer Crab and roasted tomato and shellfish sauce)
Must Try:Vitello ‘Sciue, Sciue’ Con Frutti Di Mare (Char grilled slices of veal dressed with prawns, scallops & shellfish braise with tomato and basil sugo). This dish is unreal especially when you can mop up the juices and eat with the gluten free bread.
Must Try: You should definitely try their Tartufo Bianco for dessert – this has a special kick to it!
Gluten Free Rating out of 5: 5
Overall rating out of 5: 5
Name: Crema on Jetty Rd
Where:10 Jetty Road, Glenelg, 08 8294 1431
Describe the restaurant: This is the only cafe in Glenelg that has their own gluten free menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We love this place for a lazy Sunday breakfast. They use gluten free bread for toast on the breakfast menu plus have gluten free sandwiches available for lunch. Crema also have gluten free pasta and pizzas so it is a great place for a quick and cheap meal when your are down the Bay.
Your experience: We always have wonderful meals at Crema, I have their gluten free pasta Granchio (crab meat with a rose sauce) each time I am there and it is fabulous. They also serve gluten free beers which makes it a great place to dine down the bay with friends without coeliacs missing out on all the fun. Crema can get quite busy on the weekend so bookings are essential.
Gluten Free Rating out of 5: 4
Overall rating out of 5: 4