Eating good quality gluten free food, mainly in Edinburgh
Vegetarians and vegans look away now! The clue is in the name at the Chop House and if you are an unashamed meat eater, as I am, then you’ll love this place!
The Chop House on Market Street has been ingeniously slotted into one of the arches on Market Street, part of the new Canongate development. The design is great and the orange banquette seating is the first thing to catch your eye; the second is the meatiness of everything!
A family Sunday lunch was a good opportunity to try out the gluten free options. I won’t lie: this is not going to be top of the list for gluten free eaters as the choice is not extensive. They can cater for us and do it really well, but with battered fish, deep fried squid and shrimp on the menu, it is fairly clear the chips aren’t going to work and there is always going to be a bit of compromise. Though my meal was really delicious, I was fairly limited on choice.
While the GF choices are not extensive and on days other than Sunday you will be having steak and vegetables, the quality of the meat and the fantastic friendly service are undeniable. The Chop House might not be a destination gluten free restaurant, but you know if you eat there on a Sunday you will get great quality and a very good value top of the range roast dinner (£17.50). It’s worth a detour for that alone.
The opinions, reviews, and suggestions on this blog are my personal views and experiences. I am not a medical expert. As with any gluten-free dining and travelling experience, it is eat at your own risk and you should always alert any restaurant or cafe to your requirements.