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In the third edition of the Gluten Free Guide, I bring you Chichester (and the surrounding area too). I have been coming to this part of West Sussex since I was a child. Many of the places to eat are chains, but I’m pleased to share the independent places that cater for Coeliacs brilliantly with you below.
Apple Cafe – Nestled in the top floor of the Waterstone’s bookshop, with views across to Chichester Cathedral is a super little cafe. Everything is beautifully home made and so much is gluten free. At least half the cakes are free from gluten, including a perfectly textured and not at all sickly Millionaires Shortbread alongside an unusual selection of bakes (no brownie…). But more excitingly they make their own gluten free pastry for quiches and tarts, have gluten free bread to come with the soups and salads. Plus its all delicious with super friendly service. A real find.
Real Burger Kitchen – Up steep narrow steps above Chichester high st, is the recently opened modern take on a diner who serve gluten free burgers (except falafel and pork), chips and buns. Another coeliac Kim (@coelaicme) loves it here!
Amelie and Friends – A fresh, modern restaurant cafe in Chichester town centre, with outside space in better weather, these guys have a really inventive menu containing many naturally gluten free options. Serving breakfast through to dinner, they have a GF labelled menu for ease. I love their salads selection and sunday roasts. More GF friendly desserts and cakes required though.
Gaskins Cafe – A local airy cafe in historic Arundel, making their own cakes and meals, with many gluten free options. Great space for kids and little shop alongside selling ingredients and local products, including a selection of free from goods. A good spot to stop on a day out.
Cassons – A formal restaurant setting between Arundel and Chichester that accommodates coeliacs with open arms, making most of the menu accessible alongside their own baked gluten free bread. Focusing on local and seasonal ingredients, the dishes are cooked with flair. A surprising place for such a treat of a meal.
LA Fish – I am reliably informed by GF Tweeters Kim (@coeliacme) and David (DavidJ_GF) that this is a great little fish and chip shop, which now serves gluten free batter wednesday to saturday evenings. Great for a feast after all the sea air.