If you’re on holiday, part of the pleasure is not having to cook for yourself, however if you or someone in your family has food intolerance it can put a serious damper on your plans. We’ve compiled a list of gluten free food choices on the Isle of Wight.
I recently had a gluten-free friend visiting and asked in a community group for recommendations for places for us to eat. I was rather floored with the variety of gluten free food options on the Isle of Wight!
I would suggest that you phone ahead or check the website to make sure the menu is still current, and to let them know you’re coming. Some places require 30 minutes notice for Gluten Free food.
Menu’s change, restaurants move or come under new ownership and websites can go out of date. If you find something has changed or you think we’ve left out a gem, pop a comment in the box below and we’ll fix it up!
Family restaurant with a play area and large garden. Gluten Free options available.
Fish and chips are recommended, but there are a few different gluten free options. They also do gorgeous themed days, like this Alice in Wonderland one we attended.
Easy to miss, and rather tiny, the Blue Door Cafe is renowned, apparently, for it’s gluten free pancakes. Variety of cakes, normally.
Touted as the best fish and chips in Cowes, Corries also do gluten-free two days a week. They have a 100% gluten free on Sundays and Tuesdays (so no cross-contamination) but gluten-free is available on request other days too (but I assume the same oil is used for everything on those days.)
The Old Corner Bank – used to be a bank but is now a restaurant with many of those original bank-features in tact – seems to have a whole gluten free menu.
Gluten free options and whole gluten free meals available, but the wraps are apparently particularly good.
Located in the centre of the Island, more or less, Pizza Express will do gluten free pizza dough and dough balls on request.
Aside from exquisite views, the Wight Mouse Inn has a two-page gluten-free menu.
They offer a ‘range of gluten-free options’ and many menu items can be made gluten-free.
The Man in the Moon is part of the Wetherspoons chain. They have a full gluten-free menu, including children’s meals.
Another Newport chain, Prezzo has a lovely gluten-free Italian menu.
Hungry Bear caters for gluten-free diets.
The Fighting Cocks have a selection of gluten-free options on their menu. There’s also a great play area for kids and they’re dog friendly. Plus you’re across the road from Amazon World Zoo here, so that’s a plus!
Gluten Free toasted sandwiches on request while the kids have a day out at Tapnell Farm.
The Steamer Inn has about a dozen gluten free options to be enjoyed with views of the beach and nautical themed decor.
The Sun has a dedicated gluten free menu, a beer garden, parking and is dog friendly.
The Three Bishops reckon they have the biggest gluten free selection on the Island. Everything is home made, and their desert and specials menus are entirely gluten free.
Gluten free buns available for burgers, lots of gluten free meats and sauces.
There doesn’t seem to be a menu online, but their gluten free roast has been recommended.
There are conditions around the gluten free options at Stotesbury’s – you have to allow extra time and there’s a minimum spend.
Bit more upscale than your usual pub, but they seem to have a lot of gluten free options. Menus change regularly, so make sure to double check when booking.
A beautiful, classy, up scale space to have a meal and a number of their main menu items can be requested gluten free.
These guys receive rave reviews on their fish and chips and their breaded sausages. They not only have a gluten free menu, but also a coeliac menu with eat in and take out options.
A walker’s haven, this pub has a variety of gluten free options, and comes complete with it’s own little post dinner walking routes.
While I can’t find anything gluten free on their menu, I’m told their fish and chips are gluten free and very good.
About a dozen gluten free recipes on the regular grill menu.
Miss your burgers? Blaze has gluten free burgers, chips, sausages and apparently pizza too!
There’s no online menu, but apparently they always have gluten free options.
- The Old Village Inn
They don’t seem to have a website or an online menu but I’m told they do a good gluten free roast. Perhaps call first if you need to be sure.
Fabulous waterfront dining, the Lifeboat has a decently sized gluten-free starter, mains and desert menu.
Gluten free cakes – normally more than 1- and the gluten free quiche is well recommended.
Very well regarded, Crave serve a variety of dietary requirements, including gluten free ice creams and cones
There’s no menu for Aspire cafe, as the cakes and meals vary, however they do have some gluten free options, apparently, and you get to enjoy your cake and know that you’re contribution to a vital Island charity too.
A meal or a snack in a lovely lakeside venue, surrounded by visual and performance arts, both the cafe and evening menus have gluten free options to enjoy.
There’s no mention of this on their website, but I am told that The Beach Hut’s entire (predominantly seafood) menu is gluten free.
Plenty of gluten free choices to go with your incredibly sea views, here.
The Tea House offer gluten free options on their sandwiches
With a long history on the Island, Old World Tearoom has gluten free soup, rolls, sandwiches, cakes, scones and ice creams and cones. A treasure trove of treats for the gluten free.
This WW2 themed cafe serves homemade cakes and foods. It’s both Celiac registered and has gluten free options available.
An independent coffee shop in the heart of the Island, Love Coffee has gluten free sandwich options available, and apparently there is also chocolate cake, carrot cake and cappuccino cake .
A quaint cottage with gluten free cakes and sandwiches
Iconic emblem of the old Island, Old Thatch Teashop offers gluten free cream teas, sandwiches and light bites before exploring the fairy gardens
A dress shop with a tea room, Cinderella’s is a lovely place to sit and watch the world – or at least Shanklin – go by. They do fantastic hot chocolate (not sure if this is gluten free) and a variety of gluten free cakes
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