Eating out in and around Birmingham
Owners and restaurants can change at any time. We recommend you contact any venue first to ensure they will cater for the diet.
Here is a summary of the recommendations from Members in our group. All comments from person recommending place to eat.
For further information on eating out gluten-free visit the Coeliac UK venue guide.
Birmingham City Centre:
Bella Italia, Birmingham City Centre
102 New Street, Birmingham, B2 4HS
Tel: 0121 6431 548
A great Italian restaurant with its own gluten free menu including pasta and pizzas!
Del villagio Birmingham Bullring.
Del villagio also do boxes to take home as their portions are big
Jam House, Birmingham
I called prior to visiting and they informed me that catering for Coeliacs would be no problem, and just to let them know on arrival. They also said that I could take a roll so I could have bread with the soup. As my group were meeting elsewhere first I handed the bread roll in at the door so I didn't have to carry it around with me. When we finally arrived at the Jam House to eat, our waiter asked which of the group required the gluten free menu and produced one of their normal menus on which had been handwritten which dish was suitable. Even better was the fact that I had quite a varied choice! The food was really lovely and the bread roll was even delivered warm. It was a really lovely experience to find a restaurant that was so accommodating and as I am really quite sensitive to cross-contamination, it was even nicer to be symptom free after the meal.
Las Iguanas, Arcadian Centre
Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 4TD
Tel: 0121 622 4466
Brilliant chain Latin American restaurant with an impressive Gluten free menu!
Lost and Found, Bennetts Hill, Birmingham
Ask for Gluten free menu
The Mail Box Estilo bar/restaurant
Tel: 0121643 3443
Overlooking the canal they serve a fantastic variety of gluten free food not too expensive. Good selection of gluten free meat dishes, it is well worth a visit especially for special occasions or a huge treat. They also have restaurants in Middlesex and two in Surrey.
T.G.I.Fridays, Hagley Road, Birmingham
180 Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 9NY
Tel: 0844 692 0225
An American style restaurant with its own gluten free menu!
Wagamama, Bull Ring, Birmingham
The Bullring, Edgbaston Street, Birmingham, B5 4QL
A Pan-Asian inspired noodle restaurant
Woktastic, Paradise forum, by the Central Library (Approaching from Symphony Hall it is on the right just after crossing the bridge over the road)
Japanese noodle and sushi bar. They do rice noodles and GF soy sauce. This means many of their dishes can be made in a GF way, though I do not think their fusion buffet is GF.
Zizis - an Italian chain and they have gf pasta
Toby Carvery do GF menu
Bella Italia, Star City
Watson Road East, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5SB
Tel: 0121 3289696
Jyotis, Stratford Road, Hall Green
Suitable for Vegetarian, diabetic and coeliac and you can eat practically everything on the menu. (parking next to the CoOp) Apart from Samosas, pretty well everything is edible and CHEAP!!
Plenty of choice and advice; I didn't feel conspicuous or inconvenient.
The Lasan Eatery, Hall Green
Indian Restaurant. Owners are quite knowledgeable regarding advice on the content of their meals.
They are extremely helpful and they cater for many dietary conditions, coeliac being one of them. They came to our table and sat with us and went through a folder of information, they checked with the appropriate chart, to make sure what was available for my son, before we ordered our meal and the meal was very good too.
Blackroot Bistro, Sutton Park
www.blackrootbistro.co.uk . Gluten free cakes for sale. Usually the soup is gluten free - ask for details
Brittons Café, New Oscott, Sutton Coldfield
Chocolate cake, lemon drizzle and cup cakes all gluten free.
You can have a high tea at Brittons gf if you let them know in advance. They do sandwhiches and scones also.
Healthy Heart Eating Cafe
Richmond Road, Olton, Birmingham B92
Chung Ying Garden
17 Thorp Street, Birmingham, B5 4AT
0121 666 662
Mare Pool (Wetherspoons chain)
Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield, B74 2UG
Tel: 0121 323 1070
GF Apple crumble and custard. Great food and a nice atmosphere. Menu marked Gluten free.
Most Wetherspoon pubs now have the GF crumble on their menu- delicious.
The Veroda Lounge, Yenton, Chester Road, Sutton Coldfield
New tapas bar offering 10 gluten free options. Very nice and excellent service. No hesitation in offering gluten free options. Pudding available too!
T.G.I.Fridays Sutton Coldfield
Lower Queen Street, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1RT
Tel: 0844 692 0269
Gluten free market stall – Tamworth, Staffs
Market Stall in St George's Market Hall, 45 Church Street, Tamworth, Staffs B79 7DE (opposite St Editha's Church)
Selling gluten free and wheat free foods ranging from breads and cakes to pork pies, sausages and a selection of frozen goods. Run by a coeliac, Andrew Green, since May 2011. Open every day except Sunday from 9am - 5pm and 3pm on Wednesday.
Places local to Birmingham:
Simply Delicious, Aldridge
18 High Street, Aldridge WS9 8LZ
Tel: 01922 456999
Gluten free sandwiches
Warwickshire County Cricket club
A bit more expensive but if you love cricket; £9 for chicken, chips and gF gravy followed by a bowl of fruit salad when a match is on. The chef was brill. No x contamination in the preparation...
Playwrights Cafe Bar & Bistro, Coventry
4-6 Hay Lane, Cathedral Quarter, Coventry, CV1 5RF
Tel: 02476 231441, Fax: 02476 550150 E-mail: email@example.com
A very nice cafe bistro in Coventry, nice place, nice food. The owner is very knowledgeable about gluten free, and the local branch of Coeliac UK go there for a meal from time to time.
Ego, Bird St, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6PW
Tel: 01543 258234.
They have a very comprehensive separate gluten free menu and a set price two course meal. BUT most importantly - are very knowledgeable and the food is lovely.
http://www.egorestaurants.co.uk/ ( egorestaurants.co.uk)
I like to spread the word when you can dine out without being felt like a freak!
Netherstowe House, Lichfield.
A smart restaurant in Lichfield, which is good for gluten free. They ask when you book about dietary needs and are always careful about having some good GF options on the menu.
Stratford Road, Shirley
Gluten Free Lager
Telford Wine,.Stafford1 industrial estate, Telford.
Tel 01952 291129
They sell boxes of Daura Estrella Beer for about £1.45 per bottle if you buy a box of 30
City Bar International Café Bar & Bistro, Wolverhampton
2-3 King Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1ST
Menu marked gluten free. A great place to get gluten free food! It even does vegetarian gluten free food, including things with batter. It’s priced the same as a normal restaurant so doesn't cost a fortune either.