Yum yum – gluten free crepes in Bournemouth

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What was a near disaster (being told at 14.04 at ‘The Living Room’ that the kitchen closed for food at 2pm) turned into a damn good thing. I remembered that Kharissa had posted on the Bournemouth & Poole Coeliac Group facebook page about a French crepe place. Nestled in a corner of Westbourne in Bournemouth is Crepe Farm  (128 Poole Road) and a delicious slice of France it is too. All the crepes are buckwheat so naturally gluten free. We went with savoury choices – the mushrooms and spinach was divine I can tell you. Incredibly tasty. £5.40 for the crepe. We’ll be back for sure. Recommended highly although could be more filling so may be you need a sweet one afterwards ;-). Thanks Kharissa x

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Update on Sunday 23 December: we went again today with my in-laws. The tartiflette is gluten free and they had some vegetarian ones ready made up so Andrew had one and his mum, who had bacon on top of hers. They were very happy with them and it is rare his mum finishes everything as she feels so ill lately that she can barely manage to eat but it really hit the spot for her. It was also very hot all the way through which she loves. Thank you Crepe Farm for the pleasure of seeing Enid polish off something.

Who in/near Bournemouth wants to be on a gluten free food tasting panel?

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We’re on a gluten free tasting panel and they need more volunteers in Bournemouth and near by. We love it as we get free gluten free food like pizza, veggie bakes, fish cakes and lasagna in return for critical feedback to help the factory improve their frozen recipes for their own brand Georgia’s (GF chicken nuggets using real chicken already in Asda & Tescos). The lady who owns the company lives in Bournemouth too and her autistic daughter is gluten intolerant. She’s on a mission to make GF food easy and healthy. She wants to do Saturday afternoon events in Bournemouth where you can bring the family too and otherwise can drop off boxes at your home too. Would be great if you could donate your taste buds. If interested please email me at marta [insert the at sign] theglowcafe.com.

Bournemouth Hotels / Bed and Breakfasts Gluten Free

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Southbourne has become a gluten free destination. Here are four gluten free friendly bed and breakfasts/hotels you can stay at in this wonderful corner of Bournemouth away from the madding crowd but conveniently close enough for central Bournemouth and Christchurch. They are all perfectly places between the sea and the shops/cafes – so many of which also offer gluten free foods.

Southern Breeze Lodge
20 Southern Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH6 3SR. Tel. 01202 427 459
Owned by Frances who is wheat and lactose intolerant herself. In your room you will find home made gluten free biscuits. For breakfast they have everything gluten free in the cooked breakfast (inc hash browns) and she also makes gluten free pancakes.
http://www.southernbreezelodge.co.uk

Mory House BnB
31 Grand Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset BH6 3SY. Tel. 01202 433553
Jane’s husband is a celiac so they always have gluten free bread (presented fried as part of the cooked breakfast and available as toast) and sausages available. GF cereal is available by request. Very popular is their French toast with bacon and maple syrup.
http://www.moryhouse.co.uk

Alexandra Lodge Hotel
21 Southern Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH6 3SR. Tel. 01202 421662
Karen used to be a nurse so fully appreciates gluten sensitivity. On request she will provide a gluten free breakfast and has a toaster dedicated to gluten free bread to avoid cross contamination.
http://www.alexanderlodgehotel.co.uk/

The Woodside Bed n Breakfast
29 Southern Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH6 3SR. Tel. 01202 427213
This friendly BnB will provide a gluten free breakfast for those booking in as gluten free.
http://www.the-woodside.co.uk/

Images around Southbourne for the map listing these places at http://www.glutenfreeholidays.co.uk