Eating good quality gluten free food, mainly in Edinburgh
The Gardener’s Cottage goes straight into my top ten gluten free restaurants in Edinburgh!
A dinner last night to celebrate a gluten-eater’s graduation saw the most delicious spread across a five course tasting menu. Packed full of flavour, colours and with wine pairing to complement our meal, we had a really good experience and not a single issue about GF dining.
That apart, and to be honest I just let it go as I don’t eat much bread (that handy gluten-eating husband finishes it for me!), the mussels were amazing and were followed by a wonderful creamy Jerusalem artichoke soup that had a zingy bacon and chestnut topping. Then a maincourse of pheasant with puree carrot, sprouts and celeriac was brilliant – I wanted more of the succulent and tender pheasant – it was so good! A tart little pre-dessert of sea buckthorn and apple sorbet was a superb intermission before I opted for cheese. The pudding of tarte tatin was not going to cut it for me and cheese is always preferable anyway. The cheese was delicious and really well chosen, with a mix of hard, blue and soft Scottish brands.
I loved the The Gardener’s Cottage: the service was brilliant and friendly; the food was exceptional and the wines were an added treat. I highly recommend it and will definitely go back, though I might have a pack of GF oatcakes in my bag – which would then make such a wonderful, celebratory evening pretty much perfect.
1 Royal Terrace Gardens, London Rd, Edinburgh EH7 5DX
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.