The Tapas Tree

Located on Wharf Street near Fox Corner in Shipley, West Yorkshire, this is a very friendly atmosphered place to enjoy tapas type eating. The menu is clearly marked with GF’s and they sell the world’s best Gluten Free beer, Estrella Damm’s Daura!

The Leeds Kitchen, 4 The Boulevard, Clarence Dock, Leeds, LS10 1PZ

The staff at The Leeds Kitchen however, were brilliant. they were pleasant, accommodating, helpful and positive and offered me a large range of appetising options which were not just the usual catering by omission (that’s where they take all gluten bearing ingredients off the plate and leave me with dry grilled chicken breast). I was even given gluten free bread.

The food was superb, modern, imaginative and delicious, and the choice of wines excellent. Well done The Leeds Kitchen

Everest Spice

I have to recommend everyone to the Everest Spice in Portsmouth. You can find them at They were helpful in providing Lynne and Francesca with GF options, which meant all but the breads as is the usual case in this kind of establishment.

The difference though is hinted at in the name, there is a Nepalise section to the menu, and the samples we had were really delicious.

El Riu (on the road to Guadalest)

This delightful and very popular restaurant is next to the Farmers Cooperative Shop on the road from Callosa d’En Sarrià to Guadalest in Alicante Province, Spain. The location is picturesque and the outdoor barbecue, upon which many of the dishes are cooked, is a delight. The staff are very helpful, their attitude being that you have a problem, not that you are a problem

As with many good restaurants in Spain, a pre-starter is always provided. Here it is aioli and a home-made picante served with bread, but for me they always provide wedges of boiled potato – bless them – so for once I don’t have to sit and watch as other people enjoy food.

Their menus are not cheap but are very good value. Try the Cordonices (Quail) grilled on the barbecue, and the Conejo con Ajo (rabbit with garlic). I am told by my husband that the pork dishes are very good but warned not to have the soup as a starter as one bowl can fill a legion of people for a week!

Their home-made desserts are to die for (if you can find room) and there are good, gluten-free options. The Flan de Café (coffee flavoured caramel cream) was mind-blowingly good.

***** Five stars for this one.