10 places I’ve eaten out over the festive period!

It’s the festive season so I’ve been eating (and drinking) out at quite a few places this month and we’re only half way through! I thought I’d share where I’ve been, what I ate and how I got on. Ruth vs Reactions! So here, in order or appearance this month… Tres Carazones tapas restaurant in […]

Wheat, dairy and soya free fish and chips in Aylesbury

Back in October Mr What Allergy and I ventured out to our local fish and chipper in Aylesbury, The Cod Father. Love the name and love, love, love the wheat, dairy and soya free fish and chips. Due to having both a wheat and dairy allergy it’s not usually possible to get fish and chips […]

Eating at Gourmet Burger Kitchen with multiple allergies…

We recently put Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) through a pretty stringent test of their allergen catering protocol. I wouldn’t normally ever turn up somewhere without having first phoned, exchanged emails and been through the menu to ascertain before hand what would be safe. But things happen in our busy lives and we are not always […]

Horse & Jockey, Curbridge with allergies – 8.5/10

I was lucky enough to judge the lovely Horse and Jockey pub in Curbridge near Southampton recently for the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards so I was delighted to see that they did really well, getting highly commended in the Pub Restaurant category. My aunt, who lives in Eastleigh was delighted to be invited along for […]

Proof that going gluten and dairy free is easy!

Everyone is talking about Number One Aldwych near Covent Garden this week and you may have seen them featured on ITV news too. Apparently they went gluten and dairy free ages ago and no one noticed! Nobody! Brilliant! I get so fed up with people thinking that my wheat and dairy free (not to mention […]

Oscar & Bentleys win FreeFrom Eating out Awards

Fantastic news this week for anyone eating out with allergies, the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards have announced the winners and runners up. For anyone with a nut, dairy, wheat, soya, fish or any other food allergy this blog post is for you. Check out all the amazing restaurants here for some ideas of where to […]

Machynlleth in wet Wales – eating out with allergies

I was beginning to dread the eating out bit of my trip to Wales when not only the venue for my husband’s graduation, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) but also a restaurant in the town told me they were unable to cater for my allergies. I’m severely allergic to nuts, dairy, soya and wheat. […]

You won’t believe Greg Wallace’s attitude about allergies

Thanks to Caroline Benjamin of Food Allergy Aware for sharing this lovely little video with me. The link below should take you to Facebook and shows Greg at a cookery demonstration airing his very rude and ignorant attitude about people with allergies. Here is the post from the lady who had the unfortunate luck to […]

FreeFrom things we’d love but never get!

The FreeFrom Eating out Awards are in progress so if you are a food service company you still have a week or so to enter. You can do so online here: . Each year we meet to judge the entrants for foods suitable for food service and the quality just keeps on getting better and […]