The ultimate list of Gluten free restaurants in Melbourne

My wife is celiac and every time we try and find someplace to eat out it becomes a real hassle. Let's start a list of all gluten free friendly dining options in Melbourne.

Here's my initial list of gluten free restaurants that I have been to:

1. Mamasita - 11 Collins St Melbourne, if you want Mexican this is the best option
2. Akachochin - 33 S Wharf Promenade, great Japanese options at decent prices
3. No 35 - Sofitel Hotel, 35, 25 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000 - nice fine dining with plenty of gluten free options and an amazing view.
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My girlfriend is also coeliac, and these are some of our favourites:

1. Red Door, Windsor (http://www.reddooryumcha.com). The only GF dumplings in Melbourne!
2. Red Spice Rd, Melbourne CBD (http://redspiceroad.com). Excellent Thai. The McKillop St one is the best.
3. Fodmap, Albert Park (http://www.foddiescafe.com). EVERYTHING on menu is GF (also caters for lactose/dairy free).
4. Gattica, Balaclava (http://www.gattica.com.au). Great little cafe on Carlisle St.
5. Red Emperor, Southbank (http://www.redemperor.com.au). Only Chinese restaurant we've found that if GF friendly.
6. Chocolate Buddha, Melbourne CBD (http://chocolatebuddha.com.au). Good value Japanese in Fed Square.

Also as mentioned in the title, Mamasita is awesome and probably our favorite! Best margaritas and charred corn in town.

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Thanks RPM1984! Do you find they make it obvious what is gluten free on their menus or you just have to make mention when you book?

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I ate at The More the Better on the weekend, a Korean fusion restaurant. They had good gluten free options and the menu indicated the items by having GF next to it.
http://themorethebetter.com.au/

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I'm finding GF is becoming more frequent in restaurant menus. I ordered pizza from crust.com.au and found they were really good at labelling all food sensitivities on their menu (including gluten free and celiac).

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Thanks digitalbard, Yes, Crust is one of the only pizza places my wife trusts with their Gluten Free menus.

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@Jason Spencer one thing to note, and what a lot of restaurants get wrong/don't understand, is that there is a difference between "gluten free" and "coeliac friendly".

Just because food is gluten free, doesn't mean cross contamination can't occur. Restaurants like Gazi claim to have gluten free options, and they are - but they use the same grill when making unsafe food. This means cross contamination can occur. So it's best to always mention to the restaurant that the patron(s) are coeliac, to ensure food is prepared seperately and safely. The ones i listed seem to understand this issue well.

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Caffe Strada in Ivanhoe is totally GF. My son is anaphylactic to wheat and rye so the cross contamination is an issue for us. This cafe is very strict and has a varied, delicious menu.

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Red Robyn cafe in Camberwell is completely gluten free. They serve breakfast and lunch. They're a bit exxy but I think it's worth it. The food is really yum!

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Totally agree with RPM1984. A lot of places offer gluten free but have no understanding of cross contamination or how to handle gluten free food properly. For example lord of the fries label their foods gluten free however they are all cooked in a universal fryer.

Bopha Devi - is used by the Coeliac Society
Pier 35 - in port melb the owner has a coeliac daughter
Absolutely Gluten Free in Werribee is of course entirely gluten free and they've done a gluten free high tea in the past.
I second Foddies in Albert park they are fantastic, Red Robyn in Camberwell are great so are 8D house in Camberwell which only have gluten free dumpling pastry and understand cc well.
Right near Caffe Strada there is apparently a fish n chip shop called Theo's which has a separate fryer. I'll be stopping in, within the next few weeks.
In Bendigo there is the freedom bakery 100% gluten free, for those who just want to pick up frozen goods there is Heaven's Bakehouse in East Keilor.

Taco Bill stores are generally fantastic, the one in Melton has a coeliac family member of the owners so they take it very seriously, have a coeliac society certification in their lobby, you can get discounts with your coeliac member card and they are working to get everything on the menu gluten free.

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There is also spudbar (various locations) which is 100% gluten free and amazing! As well as Thr1ve at emporium. They're two of my favourite places to eat out and they aren't too expensive, they're healthy and delicious!

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Cafe Strada in Ivanhoe is fantastic. Love their Turkush Rolls. Light and Crusty- like real bread! And their Hot x buns are the best!

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Saba's Ethiopian restaurant on Brunswick st, Fitzroy is completely gluten free so is fox in the box Brighton

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Saigon Sally - best bit is their whole dessert menu is GF as the chef is coeliac!
Their sister restaurants Hanoi Hannah and Tokyo Tina also have heaps of GF options and either have a GF menu available or it's written all over the menu (all three are in Prahran/Windsor on or just off Chapel St)
Wild Rice in Williamstown (cheap too which is great)
The Station Hotel in Footscray best steaks ever
Squires Loft
Chin Chin CBD

These are the ones I can comfortably say I've not been sick at.

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Eltham Hotel has a coeliac chef and a number of gf items including fish in batter

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I thought he left a few years ago

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The Mixing Bowl Cupcakes in Brunswick West is a 100% gf store serving cupcakes & coffee. There are vegan options too. Agree that The Station Hotel in Footscray have the best steaks!

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I did a review of the mixing bowl cupcakes and can support how amazing they are. The owner is also fantastic :)

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La Tortilleria in Kensington is seriously amazing (Mexican).

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Any good Thai gluten free restaurants in Melbourne?

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Soltan Pepper in Romsey have family members with allergies, including coeliac & are able to adapt almost all their menu to enable me to order almost anything. Serves are very generous too.

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Cafe Pamona in Murray Rd Preston is mainly gluten free and really kid friendly and a lot of the food at Admiral Cheng Ho in Abbotsford is gluten free. Both awesome and coffee amazing.

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Punch Lane wine bar on Little Bourke st has a mostly GF menu and even has GF crackers to go with the cheese platters! That was me sold 😍

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I was out with my wife yesterday at the Melbourne Emporium and she discovered a great place called THR1VE. Everything works for gluten free / coeliac. http://thr1ve.me. Its so hard when you are walking around the city to find decent places for gf!

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Melb emporium also has spud bar :)

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@jasonspencer Longrain has an amazing gf menu and has the best food to boot! 👍

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Thanks Kelly, I have been meaning to take my wife to Longrain, any thoughts on how it compares to ChinChin?

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Any suggestions for out Doncaster wAy? Anywhere near there would be great

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In Doncaster, try Groove Train at Westfield Doncaster, my wife is celiac and has had some good meals there of late.

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try Mediterraneo Charcoal Restaurant in Albert Park http://mediterraneo.com.au/ recently certified GF - great choice and i found the service really good too. They also cater to fructose friendly - win!

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Thanks annan2! So good to hear there is a gluten free certification for restaurants coming. Need more.

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If you're looking for a really great list of places that offer plenty of gluten free options in Melbourne, then you should visit www.glutenfreeeatingdirectory.com.au These places are seriously good!

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There is also an website and free app you can download called ‘Find Me Gluten Free’ it has heaps of listings in Melbourne, and all over the world. Best thing is it’s free to use and there are reviews on how coeliac friendly the restaurant is.

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Gluten Free Eating Directory is Australian based and there's some terrific eateries, shops and even manufacturers included. It's also free to use, and I love it because it's mobile friendly. Handy! https://www.glutenfreeeatingdirectory.com.au

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Any feedback on what gluten free dishes Red Emperor at Southbank does? Gf Chinese is hard to find!

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Hey Guys have you tried the meals at Delhicious Australia’s First Certified 100% Gluten Free Restaurant? Amazing choices of Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Great place to meet friends even just for coffee!!

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Can anybody help with suggestions for a great gluten free Italian restaurant in the Melbourne CBD? Taking the family out next weekend. Thanks

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Does anybody have experience finding gluten free restaurants at Crown Casino? They don’t seem to make mention on their menus.

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Carbless Cafe in Albert Park has something like 20 gluten free meals on their menu! they use almond flour to keep everything low carb so there is no gluten in most of their meals. I honestly have never eaten better food and they are opten breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Worth checking it out

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GF Pizza - A25 in the city or South Yarra.
Jason - plenty at Southbank/Crown. Gradi has a few options, Waterfront, The Atlantic, Pure South (have both casual dining and fine dining areas), Sake have all been good.

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Thanks loum1!

I just had dinner on the weekend at No 35 restaurant at the Sofitel Melbourne. My wife had an amazing meal, so many gluten free options. Started with an amazing salmon, then scallops with cauliflower purée, then for mains we had pork belly and and slow cooked beef cheeks. The desert was great too. Highly recommend for a fine dining gluten free experience.

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No worries Jason! I’ll have to give it a try. I’m in Windsor so I tend to hang around Chapel St for food a lot. If you haven’t already, try Hawker Hall, they’re really good when you tell them you’re coeliac 🤗

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Anyone tried Bang Pop Thai at South Wharf? So many GF options on the menu. Was also looking for a nice night out at Crown Casino but dining seems really average for GF, no menu highlights items, when I called none would say they can guarantee.

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Yes! The food is great and they have both gluten free and coeliac options too :)

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