Is Pho Restaurant London’s Best Gluten Free Lunch Deal?

Deals and gluten free dining don’t always go hand in hand but there is one place where this is true…Pho Restaurants. This chain of Vietnamese street food restaurants offers a menu which is predominantly, naturally gluten free.

Pho (pronounced fuh) is a Vietnamese noodle soup in which Pho Restaurants use rice noodles. The pho both is clear, a bit like a consommé. You can choose options with chicken, thinly sliced steak and many more. It’s served with fresh herbs, bean sprouts and fresh chilli for you to add as you please to your soup.

Is this London’s best gluten free lunch deal?

Pho currently have a weekday lunch offer of 2 courses for £9.95 which is truly excellent value given the main courses included are priced around the £7.50 to £9 mark. You can choose 2 courses from either starter, main or dessert options.

There are a couple of dishes which are not suitable for Coeliacs and the shallot garnish which is used on some dishes is not gluten free, but this can be simply omitted. Dishes can also be cooked without nuts. even though the menu is incredibly friendly to gluten free diners, make sure you notify the waitperson of any allergies or intolerances so the dishes can be customised accordingly.

Where: London, Leeds and Brighton. Check the website for locations

Would I go back?: I already do, regularly!

Cost: Weekday lunch deal is £9.95 for 2 courses

Do you know any other great gluten free lunch deals?


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  1. Vikki Cook
    April 7, 2015 / 11:53 am

    Good to know that there’s a place out there offering such good, healthy and international cuisine for a reasonable price! Got to ask…what are the things that look a bit like deep fried spring rolls?!?? Are they gluten free??

    • April 9, 2015 / 7:34 am

      Yes, they’re gluten free deep fried spring rolls and they taste amazing! Pho use rice paper as the wrappers and there are (I understand) no other gluten containing ingredients going in the fryer to cause a cross contamination risk.