Cafe Andaluz West End

Gluten free Glasgow Cafe Andaluz

GLASGOW WEST END

Cafe Andaluz is located on the corner of Cresswell Street and Cresswell Lane in the heart Glasgow’s vibrant and fashionable West End Close to Hillhead SPT subway station on Byres Road, Cafe Andaluz is tucked away in one of the West End’s famous ‘lanes’. We love it here. Just Step through the door and down the stairs and you are transported straight into sundrenched Andalucía with their Spanish Tapaz, treats. A feast awaits you!

At GFG we love sharing plates! Although at the moment my pregnancy cravings are making me not want to share so much! After a rougher start to our pregnancy hyperemis has been persistent. But at x16 weeks I am now finally ready to make up the lost calories of my first trimester. Give me food, is the war cry atm!

So Cafe Andaluz was the perfect introduction to gf mini dishes I was comfortable to try, without over indulging and making my sickness worse. Their sharing starter plate was amazing. I was limited due to not having a gf tortilla, but enjoyed the salsa & Serrano ham. Here’s a GF friendly list to look at pre visit also of u live locally and fancy a takeout here’s how. https://deliveroo.co.uk/menu/glasgow/byres-road/cafe-andaluz-glasgow

We had PLATO COMBINADO ESPAÑOL

A mixed platter of Spanish treats including  Spanish tortilla served with pixto salsa, tostada di Sobrassada, ensalada Andaluza, Manchego cheese and Serrano ham.

Next up was MENU DEL DIA

This specially created set menu is available all day and at all times and provides you and your friends and family with a great fixed-price option. This option is for 2 persons or more and is perfect for larger bookings. We

Started off with a sharing platter of cold cuts and other Spanish treats accompanied with a basket of bread for Michael , olives and olive oil with balsamic vinegar you then move onto a carefully chosen selection of 5 tapas dishes between two. A great deal with 2 options to choose from: Menu Del Dia | £22.95 or Menu Del Dia Reserva | £25.95, priced person and served to share. Or they have a pre theatre lunch menu to choose from with three tapas dishes. From £16.95 which is great!

Our chosen Meat Dishes were

Michael had Spiced pork and beef meatballs in a rich tomato sauce. I chose chorizo al vino GF. Michael had Tortilla Española (v)

Albóndigas Chorizo Al Vino & a Pollo Marinado which is Pan fried, sliced chicken breast marinated in paprika, lemon and coriander, served with chilli yoghurt.

I loved the Patatas Gratinadas (v)

Layers of sliced potato baked with garlic cream and mozzarella cheese

Patatas Bravas (v)

Skin-on halved new potatoes in a spicy tomato sauce and alioli

Solomillo Con Setas GF

Tender strips of beef marinated in garlic and paprika, sautéed with mushrooms and finished off with cream

I couldn’t eat all of the dishes due to my allergies but tried a few & loved the steak strips and especially the patatas gratinadas. An allergens guide for all our dishes we ate is available.

A gluten free menu is available on request. For desserts I wasn’t as hungry as Michael but we still choose two. A gorgeous sticky toffee cheesecake arrived, as did a perfect meringue and fruit for me which was perfect. Although was definitely so jealous of the cheesecake! It looked incredible and I can say the smile on Michael’s face was worth the two extra helpings of desserts. Only problem is I thought I was meant to be eating for two?!

All in all was a superb day for a visit to a very summery and tropical west end that day! Cheers to Cafe Andaluz we hope to go back and visit really soon! Here’s a sneak peak of the food.

High hopes, for a livin’

GFG

Gluten Free Glasgow

HIGH HOPES FOR A LIVIN’

Best GF eats and treats in Glasgow. First on our hot list was Celino’s Partick.

A Trattoria offering breakfasts, lunch and dinner with the very best in homemade fresh Italian pastas, antipasto, sea food and pizzas.

The well-stocked Italian delicatessen boasts a deli counter offering; charcuterie, artisan cheeses, fresh pasta, Italian bread, pizza and arancini, Sicilian pastries, cakes and ice cream.

My all time favourite-coffee bar exists here. I love nothing more than a ‘fresh Italian’ coffee, which is roasted on the premises. Celino’s prides itself on it’s fine wines to accompany its beautiful food. They have an elegantly named ‘enotecca machine’, the first of its kind in Glasgow, I bet it’s on a few wishlists. It allows customers to sample the very finest Italian wines by the glass. My father in law loves it! Especially their Italian red wine Followed by Ba Rum’ Ba cakes!

Our gluten free ‘rate and taste’ a plate for our GFG started back in Dec 2018 after our West End wedding at Oran Mor Glasgow as we really missed going out for treats during our year of saving, coupled with the fact that we didn’t want to break the habit of coming up to the West end. We started really discussing what was on our ‘foodie wish lists!’ Celino’s Partick was straight at the top of our list and it did not disappoint!

Rate our plate : GF chicken & bacon 🥓 7/10

Venue & staff service: 10/10.

Michael’s plate : Venison 8/10

Venue & staff 10/10

Celino’s Partick hosts one of the best Italian restaurants and take away deli’s in Glasgow. It’s Italian authentic food, made it a special treat for us in the lead up to our first Christmas as Mr and Mrs. Located there; is a busy takeout section, remained me of the famous restaurant in Soprano’s ‘Vesuviou’. Cakes galore including-my husbands favourite Cannolli. They provide take home favourites of freshly prepped meals, pasta, pizza, and cater for those looking for healthier options too, Which definitely wasn’t on the cards for us. We took home the most amazing GF / Dairy free carrot cake for me, cannoli and meringues. Which were perfection!

Ideal for those seeking a posh’ take away and those busy commuters on the go!

Celino’s caters for anyone, although it didn’t have a separate Gf menu specially for those who suffer from underlying food allergies/ intolerances. We were pleasantly surprised by the GF options available. There is a great selection on the menu you are not going to miss out if you dine here. I have difficulties in trusting places when I see that there is no GF / allergy menus. The truth is that It’s scary for us allergy sufferers; to know exactly what’s in our food. How is it cooked? Can you tell me wholeheartedly that my food won’t be exposed to any cross contamination?

I have a severe wheat/Gluten & our allergy and oral allergy syndrome which can lead to angioedema which is (severe lip and throat swelling) if I do eat food containing allergens. It’s so important for me to know what I can and can’t eat when we go out. By having a GF menu it can help to lessen the extend and provide a better experience for people with food allergies as without it can lead to food anxieties for us eating out!

For this despite not having a menu specifically; We have given it a good score for both my Gluten Free eats and treats and Michael’s. Their Italian GF options were excellent, as was their staff and subsequent knowledge of dietary / Allergy information.

It was provided at the start and I felt really comfortable; the waitress was happy to discuss any of my concerns and helped us

to choose a suitable meal for coeliac’s and my other food allergies. I did want a burger and was advised against it as it contained wheat and flour in the meat, not just with the bun.

We were advised that I could have a chicken breast wrapped in bacon and arla cheese with a Mediterranean salad. I did enjoy it, the only small criticism I have is that it had too much olive oil on it for me. Which made it quite greasy. It was cooked to perfection though and was extremely tasty I would just hold back on the oil next time. We will definitely go back soon! One of Partick’s gems.

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