Work Christmas lunch today and we went off to Degree in the Viaduct. Degree is known for its stone grill dining but also has a fairly complete menu. As far as I could tell, all the stone grill offerings were gluten-free. However, I have a prejudice against paying to eat at a restaurant and then cooking my own food, so I spent some time looking through the menu. I was very pleased to see this:
Sadly it was all downhill from there. Not a single mention of anything else gluten-free, no hints on the menu, no helpful friendly notes to say “dishes with an * can be made gluten-free”. I feel like I’m a broken record, constantly harping on this topic, but it really isn’t that hard to cater for the gluten-free amongst us!!
The food that came was nice. I took a punt on some ribs which potentially had soy sauce in the marinade but they tasted great. The wedges were sadly coated in something which was doubtless flour based, but the fries were OK. The pizza bread at the start all looked lovely but was just on normal pizza bread. If I’d seen the gluten-free note earlier, I would have ordered one of the yummy onion relish and cheese breads as gluten-free.
So nice venue, great and quick service especially given how many people were there. Food was good, Viaduct prices, so not great value for money. Just get some gluten-free labelling people!!! Sheesh!