6 delicious gluten free places to eat in Edinburgh

Home of the bagpipes and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, this Scottish city is bursting with drinking holes, restaurants and quaint cafés.

It’s a hub of tourism, and even more so now there are direct flights between Edinburgh and many Europe cities, between Edinburgh and New York and, from June, even between Edinburgh and .

So, with such a wealth of eateries in the city centre, where should travellers go to get their fill of gluten free grub?

Here are six excellent options to try, from top notch steak restaurants to mouthwatering bakeries.

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All good days start with brunch and this is the absolute destination for your mid morning meal.

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Located on Hanover Street in the city centre, it has tasty brunches and great coffee.

Get yourself some delicious gluten free bread, and stack it with anything you like, including poached eggs, smoked salmon, bacon and avocado.

And wash it all down with a turmeric latte or a juice.

Expect to queue though, does not take reservations and waiting time can be up to an hour at the weekend.

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Don’t be fooled by the rustic pub exterior, this is a delicious eatery in the Leith area with an expansive and allergy friendly menu.

Start the day with a refreshing juice and vegetarian brekkie, or end the day with a roast or classic kedgeree.

Allergens are clearly labelled, making it that much easier for those who need to avoid gluten.

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Gluten free Italian food can be hard to come by, but not in Edinburgh.

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Amarone is a huge restaurant located on St Andrew Square in the city centre.

Choose from any of the pizzas and ask for a gluten free base. Expect it to be crispy and delicious.

Any of the pasta dishes can be made with gluten free penne, and also choose from a wide range of meat and fish dishes.

Making a reservation is recommended.

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All hail the gluten free bakery of the moment in Edinburgh, Sugar Daddy’s Bakery.

Located on Rodney Street, this cute little bakery specialises in a wide range of sweet cakes and biscuits, which are all gluten free.

Find everything from your classic chocolate cake to salted caramel and everything can also be made nut free, soya free, dairy free or vegan on request.

Get yourself to Rodney Street to pick up a cake ASAP, but be aware it’s closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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Unless your vegan or vegetarian, steak and chips is generally a pretty safe gluten free option in the main meal department and Chop House caters for just this.

With three locations across Edinburgh, at Bruntsfield, Market Street and Leith, the Chop House offers beautiful cut steaks, sides and other main options, including chicken, lobster and cauliflower steak.

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You may have heard of Dishoom in London, but there’s also a branch in Edinburgh city centre.

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This fabulous Indian restaurant caters for gluten free with upmost care, and you can easily request an entire gluten free menu, which provides a wealth of choice.

Find everything from an Indian inspired brunch, such as the Bombay Omelette, to dinner dishes like Masala Prawns, Sheekh Kebab and the famous Black Dahl.

Located on St Andrew’s Square,  takes bookings for breakfast and lunch but at dinner you must have a party of at least six to book.

But if there’s a wait you can try out the cocktail bar until a table becomes available.

Bryony is a journalist and major foodie who lives with Crohn’s Disease. She talks about food and health over at

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