You can find Wok & Wine on 57a Frederick street – it’s just a couple of minutes from Princes street and is downstairs, just down from Rick’s bar.
We went to Wok & Wine at 6pm on a Wednesday night so expected it to be pretty quiet, but there were actually quite a few diners there already. The menu is quite unique for a Chinese restaurant as it includes both main course sized portions and “bite sized” portions. I love this, as it gives you a chance to try a few different dishes without pigging out!
The choice on the menu for gluten free diners is quite impressive. There are a few different soups and over 30 different dishes including beef, chicken, prawns, seafood and a good selection of vegetarian dishes.
We opted for the spicy hot crispy aubergine (bite size), spicy hot king prawns with onion and chilli (bite size) and beef with pak choi, ginger and spring onion. If you want to look at the menu just visit the Wok & Wine website. There is a gluten free menu on there although it seems slightly different from the menu that we got in the restaurant as I didn’t see any spicy chicken dishes on the GF menu in the restaurant.
While waiting for our food we were brought some prawn crackers and a couple of tasty chicken wings with lemon grass (gluten free of course), which was a nice touch. The food arrived quickly and was very fresh and tasted delicious. The aubergine was very tender and the spicy prawns had a great kick to them. The beef was also very succulent and came in a tasty sauce
Here is a photo of our food:
The staff at Wok & Wine are very friendly and they always confirm that the food is gluten free when they bring it to your table. I really like it when people in restaurants do this as it just gives you that extra bit of reassurance that they’ve not forgotten your order is gluten free!
If you are in Edinburgh and fancy a bit of Chinese food, I highly recommend giving Wok & Wine a try, whether you are on a gluten free diet or not. The food is top notch and I’ll definitely be returning there in the near future.
I’d also like to say that I’ve been here twice and never felt unwell, so I am pretty sure that they are preventing any cross contamination from occurring in the kitchen.
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