It's o-fish-al - The Real Food Café in Tyndrum has the best Gluten Free Fish & Chips in Scotland. The café has been recognised at the Free From Eating Out Awards 2017, where it 'battered' the competition to be awarded a Gold Award in the Fish & Chip Shop category.
The awards, which are now in their fourth year, are run by FreeFrom FoodsMatter and encourage innovation and celebrate excellence in the FreeFrom food service industry. The ceremony was held at the Excel Centre in London’s Docklands.
The Real Food Café was the only Fish & Chip shop in Scotland to be short-listed, and the only Gold Award winner to be accredited by Coeliac UK, the national charity for people suffering from gluten intolerance.
Judges from the Free From Eating Out Awards visited the café incognito and put to the test, not only the taste of the gluten free fish & chips, but also the knowledge and skill of staff members with catering for special dietary requirements. The judges commented that “The food was delicious and the portions were huge! … I got the feeling they take gluten-free seriously.”
Sarah Heward, owner of The Real Food Café, commented on the win. “Being a roadside café we welcome people from all walks of life, and part of that is accommodating and catering for different diets. We are very proud to have been accredited by Coeliac UK and I’m delighted that our dedication and that of the team, to providing safe gluten free meals has been recognised at these awards.”
Gluten free Fish & Chips at the café start from £6.50 for a snack portion, and are served with coeliac friendly mushy peas, homemade tartare sauce and even gluten free vinegar.
As well as Fish & Chips and other chip shop favourites the café serves an award-winning selection of home baking; including its Gluten Free Chocolate Fudge Cake and Fruit Scone, both of which have previously been awarded a Great Taste Award.