Last weekend my brother and his wifeÂ came upÂ fromÂ LondonÂ for the weekend. My dad wanted to take us all out for dinner on theÂ Saturday nightÂ and he decided on The Wheelhouse in Falkirk. When heÂ called to book our table he made sure that they had some gluten free options on their menu and was ensured thatÂ they did. I decided that since I didn’t knowÂ anything about this restaurant I would email them to ask for a list of gluten free options.Â The nextÂ day a personalisedÂ reply came:
We have a number of dishes that are gluten free-
Â Prawn Cocktail- no sauce
Pan Roasted Salmon
Salmon and Prawn Salad â€“ no sauce
Unfortunately our chunky chips are not gluten free, we can offer boiled, rice or salad instead. We also have skinny fries that are gluten free, however I would advise that they would be cooked in same fryer as the other chunky chips.
We can also offer Cajun Cream sauce or tomato and basil sauce.
I was very happy with this reponse and glad that they wereÂ certain about which of their menu items are gluten free. I wasÂ impressed that they alsoÂ mentioned how they cook their chips as lots of restaurants don’t even consider the contamination factor!
On arriving at the restaurant I ordered the blackened salmon and king prawn with jambalya rice and cajun cream sauce.Â Delicious and definitely gluten free!!! Unfortunately there wasn’t much of a choice of desserts for me but the staff wereÂ very helpful, letting me know that the creme brulee was gluten free but that their ice cream wasn’t so they couldÂ make meÂ a fruit salad. I opted for a couple of Amarettos instead and nibbled on the tasty tablet that came with the coffee.
The Wheelhouse isÂ a lovely restaurant with very helpful staff and a few delicious gluten free options to be tried. If you travel through Falkirk then I would recommend giving thisÂ place a try.