Restaurant Review: Oscar & Bentley’s, 100% Gluten Free Canterbury, Kent

Heading to Canterbury and wondering where to find a great gluten free restaurant? Look no further than Oscar and Bentley’s ,winners in the Restaurants category of the inaugural Free From Eating Out Awards. You can read about the FFEOA here.

In advance of visiting O&B, I had called to check how they manage allergies (I’m allergic to almonds as well as intolerant to gluten). I received the most detailed reply ever on cross contamination controls.

Not only did I receive an explanation on how and where nuts were stored in the kitchen, but I was also informed they made a nut free crumble (after the kitchen had been cleaned down) and they would keep a portion for me just in case I would like this for my pudding. Impressed.

O&B is located in the very heart of Canterbury, just off the High Street. The décor of this 100% gluten free restaurant is quite glam.

Oscar and Bentleys Canterbury
Oscar and Bentleys Canterbury

The menu is interesting; covering more than your standard fare of naturally gluten free items (chilli, curry, griddled chicken,jacket potatoes etc.,) and instead includes items normally off the menu for coeliacs such as fish and chips, crispy duck wrap and tempura king prawns.

Menu Oscar and Bentleys Canterbury

Everything on the menu at Oscar and Bentley’s in Canterbury is gluten free.

Menu Oscar and Bentleys Canterbury

Items suitable for dairy free, vegans, vegetarians are listed on the menu. Nut free dishes were listed on the pudding menu.

Menu Oscar and Bentleys Canterbury

A special nod to the kids menu. Kids can select between 3 and 4 options within each category of main (protein), side (carbs), veggies, drink and pudding. Overall there was a good balance of healthy vs treat options.

Kids menu Menu Oscar and Bentleys Canterbury

Oscar and Bentley’s is an excellent place for kids with allergies to eat. Not only would they have safe options but they can choose what they’d like to eat. Imagine how exciting that would be for a child with allergies!

I decided to choose items from the menu which I couldn’t normally eat. So chose a lot of battered items!

Deliciously crunchy prawn tempura at Oscar and Bentleys
Deliciously crunchy prawn tempura

I don’t think I could have been more impressed with the quality of the food.

Starter at Oscar and Bentleys
Chicken liver salad

The batter was light, very crispy and not in the least greasy. Although this is a 100% gluten free restaurant the quality of the food is such that you would forget you’re eating gluten free food – it’s that good. Mr D pronounced the chips served with his burger to be the best ever.

100 gluten free restaurant Oscar and Bentleys Canterbury Kent

I was also impressed with the drinks menu, Celia gluten free lager plus a great selection of Kentish wines at reasonable prices.

gluten free drinks at 100 gluten free Canterbury restaurant
Gluten free Celia

And finally for dessert…..!

where can i find 100 gluten free restaurants in Kent
where can i find 100% gluten free restaurants in Kent?

Canterbury can be reached in 58 minutes on the high speed train from London’s St Pancras. Perfect for a day trip to explore this beautiful city and have a wonderful, safe lunch at Oscar and Bentley’s!

Oscar and Bentley’s Canterbury – 100% gluten free restaurant

Would I go back?: Try stopping me!

Cost: £56 for two people who ate 3 courses including a beer each

Address: 10 Guildhall Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2JQ

Opening times: Closed Mondays but please check here for current opening hours


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