A cuddle in The Truscott Arms – perfect gluten-free dining in Maida Vale

The Truscott Arms Truscott Celia

http://www.thetruscottarms.com/

Wow!  At last, a full-fledged pub that caters for coeliacs and gluten-intolerance with such aplomb that it feels like being at home all safe in a gluten-free cuddle.  Albeit within Farrow & Ball grey walls accompanied by, quite possibly, the shiniest coffee machine in the world.  Anyone would think the family who run this marvellous establishment are coeliacs themselves.  Oh, they are.  And what a difference a lot of experience makes (http://www.thetruscottarms.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Gluten-Free-at-The-Truscott-Arms.pdf).

We walked from Maida Vale tube station, though in hindsight we’d go to Warwick Avenue next time (via a wee walk through Little Venice).

You can eat in the bar area or upstairs in the a la carte restaurant.  The bar menu includes sausage and mash, duck salad, burger and chips and – my choice – cod and chips with pea puree.  Amazingly, these guys are the ones that have also created the wonderful Celia organic lager.

Fishing for compliments

Fishing for compliments

The batter is crunchily delicious, the chips are like crispy roast potatoes in rectangular form (oh how I miss a good chip) and the whole experience is ultra-relaxed and just an utter joy.

Thank you, Truscott.  Restoring my faith in gluten-free dining in one fell fish and chip swoop.

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