Gluten free breakfast at Bistro One

31 Aug

So I’ve tracked down the elusive gluten free pasty at Plymouth Green Grocer, now the next challenge was to find the mythical gluten free fry-up.  In the days before coeliac I would meet my dad and head out for a boys catch-up over a fried breakfast about once a month.  This is something we’ve really missed since my coeliac diagnosis.  Dad has been good enough to cook a gluten free one on a few occasions, but it makes it a lot of work.  My house is mainly vegetarian so I try to cook meat as little as possible.  Recently I heard that Bistro One in Ebrington Street offered a “full-on scoff breakfast”, with a gluten free options, so we headed out to try it.

It was great to see a menu littered with GF symbols and the words gluten free.  Stephen Barrett is a great host and made us very welcome and it was great to talk to him about his gluten free options.  As well as breakfast there is a lunch and evening meal menu using great local produce, with lots of gluten free choice.  Most dishes are naturally gluten free, and where possible Stephen uses polenta instead of wheat flour to ensure there is as much gluten free choice as possible.  There are always at least two gluten free desserts offered too which is great to know.

The breakfast itself was delicious, the only thing that wasn’t gluten free was the grilled hogs pudding.  I received extra bacon as a substitute which was fine by me.  The sausages were delicious and I can see why they are said to be award winning.  Dad and I both thoroughly enjoyed both the food and the surroundings and will definitely be back again soon.

There is currently a Bistro One Groupon deal that you can buy for the next couple of days:  I’ve taken advantage of this so will be going back to try an evening meal soon, which I’m very much looking forward to.  Note there is construction work taking place in Ebrington Street at the moment, but Bistro One is open as normal.


7 Responses to “Gluten free breakfast at Bistro One”

  1. Sarah Ram August 31, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    Looks good! I must try this!

  2. Live Gluten Free (@LiveGF) August 31, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    Looks delicious! We are very jealous and hope to try it very soon.

    Don’t forget you can also rate your experience on LiveGlutenFree at;

  3. Hazel September 1, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    Kevin this is great! you are making Plymouth on the map for a gluten free friendly place to visit …I am sure I will be there soon. thank you for the blogs x

    • Kevin Gollop September 1, 2012 at 9:55 pm #

      Thanks Hazel, that’s the aim! Would be lovely to see you down here 🙂

  4. Sarah Howells (GF Blogger) September 2, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    That looks yummy – I espcially like the little spring of greenery on the plate!! Salad garnish with your greasy fry up anyone?? 😛

    • Kevin Gollop September 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

      Haha! To be fair this was much more up-market than your greasy spoon. The plate was certainly not swinning in grease 🙂

  5. Stephen Barrett (@BistroWineMan) August 30, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

    Individually cooked to order. No deep frying, our Corn and Potato Cakes and all pan-fried too! Come all ye for a Full Menu from Bread to Pudding….Want a GF Supper especially created this Autumn? Interested parties please indicate…We will fix it….

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