Gluten Free Brighton, UK

Beautiful Brighton

Who are you and where are you?
My name’s Gem and I live in Brighton in the UK.

Tell me about your relationship with gluten..
I have coeliac disease- I got diagnosed 2 years ago aged 23.  I’ve been living in Brighton for a year and life is sooo easy here.

Why should gluten free travellers visit your town?
Brighton is fantastic for all sorts of dietary requirements. It’s a vey health conscious ‘hippie’ culture so gluten-free is a lifestyle choice for many. This is annoying at times but if it means gluten-free is lucrative then bring it on!  Plus Brighton is full of independent cafes and restaurants.  I’ve never seen a Starbucks look so empty.

Tell me something fun about your town..
We have the only Green Party MP.  does that count as fun?!

Breakfast at Bill’s!




Where is your favourite place to eat out in your town and why?
ooooh, either the Ginger Dog because I can get GF friendly hearty British food (at its best- think roast pheasant and mash) or Ideya– genius vegetarian buffet with regular GF options. Roast beetroot please!

Other great restaurants and cafes where you can find gluten free options in Brighton:

  • Food for Friends is a Vegetarian restaurant in the heart of the city which offers various gluten free options for lunch, dinner or afternoon tea!
  • Terre a terre is another Vegetarian restaurant with gluten free options clearly marked on their menu with ‘gf’.
  • Pizza Face, do a gluten free base made with Doves Farm organic flour.
  • Planet India on Richmond Parade.
  • Bill’s is a chain with various locations around the UK, including one at North Road in Brighton.
  • Another couple of places to check out are Tic Toc Cafe or Cafe Coco for a cake!

Do you live in Brighton or have you travelled there? Where is your favourite place to eat gluten free?

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  • Hi Gem, My name is sophie and im a 35 year old recently diagnosed coeliac in brighton. Your comments here are very helpful to me so thankyou. pho in black lion street is very good. Do you meet up with anyone else with this well im not saying illness because i dont feel that it is,more genetic makeup. Or perhaps know of any groups, would be lovely to chat to some genetically similar people.

  • Hiya
    We are a new cafe/bar located on Western Road. We offer a great Gluten Free Menu and seeing as Allergy Awareness week, I thought I’d let you know!!
    We have 3 lounges in Brighton/Hove and many more across the country!
    Check out our website for copies of our GF menu and where to find you nearest lounge!
    Have a great day!


    Jan 6th, 2015

    Im a sophie with coeliac makeup in brighton area too, i would really like to meet and chat to anyone in the area with the idea of getting a group together,young and old.the coeliac uk worthing branch is a bit elderly dare i say and not very friendly. send me a message on here.

  • Hi! My name is Cara and I’m going to be living in Brighton for the next 5 months as an exchange student. I have celiac disease and I’m vegetarian. I’m a little nervous about living somewhere new and managing my diet. Any more Brighton recommendations and/or tips? Thanks!

  • Jo & Andrew

    May 31st, 2015

    We need to report that Jo my wife was served a wheat contaminated food at Why Kika moo kow in the lanes brighton
    I e mailed the Resturant who came back and stated that we was partly at fault for not informing the waitress enough that she had celiac although they offer GF food
    However she did recall speaking to us advising that the fries were not GF because of a coating and that we said not to serve the bread on the food and to serve it totally separately Unfortunaly for us my wife was the one who was up all night with eventually was food poisoning