Eating good quality gluten free food, mainly in Edinburgh


Castlehill – Dundee

Dundee is not necessarily a destination city, but with the V&A on its way and a number of great restaurants to seek out, it soon will be.  I have eaten some great gluten free food in Dundee over recent years and am always thrilled when another great Dundee restaurant comes my way.

Castlehill Restaurant on Exchange Street, just behind the waterfront, is worth a visit to Dundee alone.  This is a superb, small restaurant that seems unassuming and then the quality of the food catches you right there.  Nicely unpretentious service and a neat wine list makes for relaxed, but fantastic, dining.

Castlehill DundeeWe enjoyed a midweek lunch here as a celebration and while we could have gone for the full-on Tasting Menu, the set price lunch wowed us!  I do love an amuse bouche and Castlehill is just buzzing with them.  We were presented first-off with some tasty little morsels of peanut parfait, then our starters – we largely choice scallops with strawberries – was just a delightful fusion of flavour.  Vibrant colours and flavours made this a scallop I won’t forget – so different and inventive.  The bread here is clearly a speciality as the basket of little rolls looked so tasty.  But I was not left out and a very good little gluten free roll appeared at my side – always a good sign!

With a few more mid courses on the way, we were all blown away by our mains.  My rump of lamb was a tumble of flavours, with cumin, potato and some little green fronds over the whole meal to add colour.

Now, a place really knows how to delight when they bring a pre-dessert!  A little bowl of foamy pistachio was a treat and was only bettered by the delicious, seasonal strawberry with ice cream, meringue and an ingenious sugar foam crunch thing.  I am struggling to describe this as it was so innovative!

If you are in Dundee and want a wow meal, this is the place to go.  No fuss about the GF and everything just aimed to delight and thrill the guests.  It’s a goody!


Castlehill Restaurant
22-26 Exchange St, Dundee DD1 3DL
01382 220008
Please mention Gluten Free Edinburgh when booking.