A gluten-free diet excludes any foods containing gluten; a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and possibly oats. 

Most breads, cakes, pastas, noodles, beers and pizzas are all made with gluten, meaning that eating out can sometimes be a little tricky if you're adhering to a GF diet - but if you head to one of these Cardiff establishments, you're sure to be be very well catered for. 

With their devotion to sourcing the world’s best teas, Waterloo Tea have been consistently raising the bar for Cardiff’s cafe scene since they first opened in Penylan in 2008. Whilst they’ve expanded to the city centre’s attractive Wyndham Arcade and to Penarth, there’s been no let-up in quality. Loose leaf teas come with a timer so you know how long it takes to brew the perfect cup, whilst coffee is made using beans from some of the best roasters around – including James and HasBean. Waterloo’s determination to seek out the best from around the world extends into to their globally-influenced food which features dishes spiced with sumac, za’tar and dukkah. With a menu of predominantly veggie and vegan dishes, there are always plenty of GF options available - and mighty delicious they are too.

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Asador 44 was the long-anticipated addition to Tom & Owen Morgan's "44" family of Spanish speciality restaurants in Cardiff, and a venue that promises to guide Cardiff's discerning palettes through the captivating flavours of northern Spain. Within touching distance of diners, the chefs at Asador work with industry and precision over a wrought iron grill encircled by crystal-clear glass (inviting captivated glances from inquisitive patrons), crafting charcoal-sealed, hand-carved, flame-licked dishes of blushed Chuletón beef, milk-fed lamb and Carabinero prawn. Sommelier Furgus Muirhead carefully recommends rare vintages from an almost entirely Spanish collection (the bottle of Welsh Ancre Hill being the exception) and hosts bustle past air-aged beef carcases en-route from Queso cave to table. Let these expertly trained staff know your GF needs and you're bound to be well looked after.

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The Brass Beetle has stolen a pizza our heart, with its dark wooden tables and brass detailing juxtaposed against the regal green walls. Meanwhile, the large open kitchen allows you to watch the simmering glow of the wood fire oven whilst you sip on a cocktail. Delivering some super special pizza toppings, including sweet chorizo drizzled in hot honey, cockles, and pancetta on laver bread to name but a few. And the best news is that they can make any pizza GF by request, just left the lovely staff know. Our favourite GF order? A stack of golden and gooey halloumi fries.

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Nestled away in the calm of Canton, The Bee & Honey will get you buzzing with fresh, locally sourced ingredients to satisfy even the fussiest of friends. This cosy communal cafe is a great addition to this pat of Canton. Owner Jenn's nutritional background makes her the Queen Bee when it comes to ingredients, with energy boosting berries, and holistic hemp seeds, all perfect for feeding the soul. Her knowledge also means that she can satisfy any dietary need with ease.

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Cardiff’s first 100% vegan restaurant is run by cheerful chappie, Adam, who also happens to be a Hare Krishna monk. At Anna Loka, even the most militant of meat eaters will be licking their plates after a meal; weekend brunch is a must, and the 'Cali' a vegan version of the classic full English, will cure the heaviest hangover. There’s more healthy but hearty grub on the menu in the form of salads, wraps, burgers, curries, cakes and more; and there are plenty of gluten free options available too. We guarantee that you’ll leave Anna-Loka with a spring in your step.

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This 100% vegetarian lounge uses seasonal ingredients to make pretty platefuls of nourishing food including soups, salads and superfood smoothies. For the less virtuous, there are burritos, beer-battered halloumi and chips, and an eye-watering selection of vegan cake. There are always plenty of GF options, just check with the staff. At night-time, Cardiff’s cool cats hang out and sip cocktails - either in the restaurant or the yurt in the garden - but don't be put off by the hipster vibe. Grab a drink and join in, or just people-watch to your heart’s content.

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Bar 44 needs little introduction. They have received national attention and admiration for their Spanish-influenced dishes, and their appreciation of authentic ingredients is second to none in the city. To reminisce about a meal at Bar 44 is to remember shavings of the finest jamón, the freshest fish, and a table full of tapas: this is joyous food, best shared (or not!) with as many as possible. There are always plenty of gluten free options available at lunch and dinner, and and we've got to recommend that you try the sherry here too - you'll be a convert, we promise!

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This popular cheese delicatessen in the Castle Arcade is well known for selling a huge range of cheese from artisan producers and local suppliers, but did you know you can also dine there? Madame Fromage have accompanying restaurants in the arcade that serve delicious, homemade food that's often prepared right in front of you. Enjoy hearty portions of Welsh classics such as its slow-cooked lamb cawl, or warming soups, tartelettes and platters. We recommend a slow and relaxing lunch hour here, while you soak up the atmosphere of the buzzing and vibrant Victorian arcade location.

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Published -19th April 2018