In the evenings you’ll find a set menu and an a la carte menu and there also daily specials including starters, main courses and desserts. Although they do not have a seperate gluten free menu, all you need to do is tell the staff that you are on a gluten free diet and they will bring you a copy of the menu marked up with all the gluten free options. Some dishes are naturally gluten free and others can be specially modified by the chefs.
If you are fed up going to resturants that have a poor choice of gluten free food, you will be in heaven here. I was amazed to find that I could have any of the starters apart from one and any main course apart from the pasta dish. Desserts are often a disappointment for people on a gluten free diet as we are often offered ice cream or cheese without the biscuits. Not at MP’s Bistro! I could choose from a chocolate torte, a creme brulee and a couple of other desserts.
At the beginning of the meal we had a few nibbles on the table, which included some little haggis canopies. I love haggis, but as this usually contains gluten it is off limits for me. MP’s Bistro actually has gluten free haggis, so this was a rare treat for me In addition to this I was given some gluten free bread to nibble on, which was a first for me as most resturants to not seem to stock this.
For my starter I had a very tasty chicken and plum roulade served with a cherry tomato and chilli compote. My main course was seabass – one of the specials and was perfectly cooked. I was happy to learn that all the side dishes (including the chips!) were also gluten free. Often restaurants coat their chips in wheat or fry them in a fryer that is also used to fry food with breadcrumbs or batter on it, so it was really nice to be able to indulge in a few chips!
By this point I was stuffed, but the desserts looked fabulous so all of us decided to share a dessert. I had the chocolate terrine with fresh mint cream, which was delicious and enough for two people.
Over all I had a fantastic meal at MP’s Bistro and would highly recommend it to anyone who is on a gluten free diet. The price is very reasonable and there is a nice atmosphere to the place. Most importantly I wasn’t glutened! You can see a map of the location below.
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