The plan for our last day was to visit Padstow where we planned to visit Rick Stein’s Fish and Chip shop as I found online that they did gluten free batter. I had never eaten fish and chips before, in fact apart from some tinned tuna about 10 years ago I had never eaten fish before! I went for the Cod Bites in gluten free batter with chips. They knew what I was asking for and when they brought the food over they held it out and said ‘the Gluten Free cod bites’. I very much appreciate it when they do this in restaurants it increases my confidence in them! I quite enjoyed the fish, and it was great to be able to enjoy the fish and chips experience!
Visiting the Eden project I had seen online that they offered gluten free options in ‘The Bakery’, which is the main large canteen area. However when we got there everything was labelled ‘Low Gluten’ after asking what this meant they explained there was no gluten ingredients but it was all made in the same area so they couldn’t guarantee gluten free. There was a vegetable frittata, for £6, and also a soup that said low gluten which was a vegetable and pearl barley. I’m no expert but I know normal barley is not gluten free so this lowered my confidence in them. They also offered a ‘low gluten’ chocolate cherry and bean cake. We decided to visit the paella restaurant in the Mediterranean biome to ask there but apparently this isn’t open yet! In the end we decided just to go somewhere locally to get lunch, and ended up in a Wetherspoons in nearby St Austell!
Slightly disappointing for food, but at least they tried! A really lovely place to visit though!
We visited St Michaels Mount in the morning but didn’t get any food there, for lunch we went to St Ives.
I found online a nice looking cafe that did gluten free sandwiches called Café Mundo, but when we got to the address it was no longer there 😦 Instead we found another cafe that said they did gluten free scones, but when we went in they said they had no scones left but had chocolate or lemon and polenta cake. I went for the lemon, but after forgetting to bring it out to me for quite a while, I wished I’d gone for the chocolate! It was quite dry and not very flavourful. Luckily my friend had some clotted cream left from her cream tea so I spread that on the top! Slightly disappointing compared to the Cream Tea I had the day before but still nice to be able to get something. It was called Madeleines.
Last weekend I visited Cornwall with 3 of my friends for a ‘mini-break’!
We stayed in a hotel in Newquay called Sandy Lodge Hotel, we got a deal on Travelzoo for 3 nights stay with breakfast and three course dinners for £99. I think the hotel is usually just coach trips of the er… older generation. We felt a bit out of place but everyone was very friendly and we enjoyed the bingo!
On the first day we got there at about half 12, so wandered into Newquay to look around. A quick Google told me that there was a café that did Gluten Free cream tea. It was very exciting, and it tasted amazing!! This is at the Coast Café.
This week is Coeliac UK Awareness Week, raising awareness of the condition to try and get more people diagnosed as left untreated Coeliac Disease can have serious effects. The symptoms are many and varied and can be tested with a blood test. To find out more visit the Coeliac UK website.
I am going to do my part by sharing my diagnosis story, as it has been really interesting to read others.
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