Prezzo, Northumberland Avenue, London (and tons of other UK locations)
Sooooooo, am I happy that a mainstream restaurant is providing gluten-free grub? Absolutely! Does that mean we should put up with second-rate food? Absobloodylutely not.
Unfortunately some London restaurants are not as friendly as elsewhere in the country, and they tend to be busier. Not all, but some. However, I don’t expect to be told that something isn’t burnt when it is and to feel like crying because a waitress and the kitchen are arguing with me in front of everyone several times that their new batch of gluten-free pizza bases “are always served black around the edges”.
I dislike publicly drawing attention to my dietary needs and anyone making a big deal of it, just let me eat in frickin peace, please. So I got on my gluten-free soapbox, complained and got a replacement risotto. Now, I like risotto, but it’s not quite the same when you’ve been looking forward to pizza is it? So I made a proper complaint and got a voucher and a promise for them to re-educate their serving staff and chefs on the subject of gluten-free, ie “gluten-free should look and taste normal too”. Rocket science it is not.
Would you eat this?