Pub’s Gluten Free Menu Wins National Eating Out Award

Pub’s Gluten Free Menu Wins National Eating Out Award

Going totally gluten free has paid off for The Golden Cross in Coventry which won a gold for best newcomer in the national FreeFrom Eating Out Awards and increased trade by 30%. Having heard first-hand from coeliacs about the lack of choice available to them, the chef Paul Bench decided to take the whole menu gluten free. Says Charlie Porter: “There’s no pasta on the menu but other than that it’s just a matter of swapping ingredients and buying bread from a specialist bakery, as getting that right is essential. Going gluten free is easy to do, regular customers don't notice the difference and coeliac sufferers travel from miles around. They’re amazed they can pick anything on the menu. The chef sits on a gluten free Facebook forum where he posts new menus. Another bonus is there’s no cross-contamination in the kitchen.”