We note all the 14 allergens listed in the EU’s allergen directive on our menu boards. It lists Nuts (tree nuts) and Peanuts, but pine nuts aren’t technically a nut so don’t fall into this classification. If you ever need any help to understand what’s in our dishes or how to navigate our menu, we have all of our nutritional information online or ask a team member in one of our restaurants.
WHEAT FREE – click here to see all our wheat free dishes
For a number of reasons, wheat has become a problem for many people. Modern wheat is very different from traditional ‘ancient’ grains such as millet, spelt or kamut. It has been bred to be easier to harvest and higher yielding and now contains much more gluten than these traditional grains. Among other things, wheat can leave those intolerant to it feeling sluggish with flu-like symptoms.
GLUTEN FREE – click here to see all our gluten free dishes
At the extreme, gluten intolerance manifests itself in Coeliac disease. But many people without the disease now steer clear of gluten, which is becoming more common in our food.
VEGETARIAN – click here to see all our vegetarian dishes
These dishes are entirely meat-free. The secret to life is to be able to make vegetables taste good. Succeed in this and the world is yours. You will eat better, more cheaply, and stress out the planet a little less.
These dishes do not contain any animal products whatsoever. No dairy, no egg, no nothing. We are always looking to introduce new vegan treats, if you have any suggestions, do let us know.
DAIRY FREE – click here to see all our dairy free dishes
All mammals, including man, need milk in infancy. As adults many of us lose the enzymes to digest milk and other dairy products. This can lead to poor digestion. Since the widespread use of milk by adult humans, some of us have developed the ability to retain the enzymes to break down milk, but many still have an intolerance.
These dishes have nuts in. We create many dishes that are nut free, and take segregation very seriously in the kitchens so that you can eat confidently with us. However, we cannot guarantee a nut free environment for those with severe allergies.
LOW GLYCEMIC LOAD
We use the tick symbol to denote dishes that have a low Glycemic load. The GL refers to the extent to which a food raises ones blood sugar levels as it is digested. Initially, the concept became known as the Glycemic Index (GI) which measured food on a sugariness scale relative to glucose (which was given a score of 100) – all foods with a score above 50 were seen as bad news. More recently this has been modified to the idea of the Glycemic Load, which recognises the effect of the whole food not just how sugary the carbohydrate element of the food is. We give any dish wish a GL of 11 or under a tick.
GOOD FOR YOUR GUT – click here to see all our good for your gut dishes
These dishes contain live probiotics, the good bacteria that allows our guts to flourish, or are a source of fibre.