Product Reviews, Restaurant Reviews and Recipes: All GLUTEN FREE!
Always good to find a picturesque GLUTEN FREE eatery alongside the River Thames. The Bulls Head, (A Chef and Brewer Pub) is literally located on the tow-path running by the river, in fact, whilst sitting inside, you can not help noticing rowing crews gliding along the water and the occasional flock of birds and swans playing over the water.
The pub has recently been renovated and is quite a quirky pub with lots of internal stairs!, little rooms and small areas so even when it is busy, you don’t feel like you’re in a crowded room. From the outside, it looks like the pub is made up of three little cottages which were pulled together. They offer a completely separate Food Allergy Menu which clearly indicated GLUTEN FREE Dishes and whilst it isn’t the same extensive selection like on the Main Menus, the breadth of dishes is good.
GLUTEN FREE FRIDAY DINNER:
Well, being Friday, I opted for Fish & Chips. A traditional favourite which I struggle to enjoy unless it is a specific day (in some Fish & Chip shops). It was a great choice with a large battered piece of fish which was crunchy and crisp and served with a (rather small) portion of mushy peas. I was offered Garden Peas as an alternative but being northern: I love my Mushy Peas! A generous portion of chips: a great GLUTEN FREE treat.
GLUTEN FREE SUNDAY LUNCH:
Despite being a sunny Sunday, in the morning, we were able to go online and book a table for a reasonable time on the same day. Of course, as above, I had my separate Menu which was a shame as on a Sunday, they offer traditional roasts (without the Yorkshire to make it GLUTEN FREE) but actually, there was enough on my own Menu.
For the Sunday lunch, I opted for the Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder. It was a good choice with a good portion of mash and a thick rich gravy on top of a large hunk of meat. A few roasted vegetables added to the balanced GLUTEN FREE meal.
Being a Sunday, and with such excellent company, I had a dessert.
STOP PRESS! STOP PRESS! And I loved it. Not one for a sweet tooth, the Crème Brulee was beautiful. Served in a cup and saucer, it was creamy and lush. A few contrasting strawberries was nice but unfortunately, they had slipped a small shortbread biscuit on the plate (which wasn’t GLUTEN FREE). Lucky I spotted it.
The staff are very well informed about food allergies and the separate Menu allows for a good choice and a good GLUTEN FREE meal.