Leadbelly’s restaurant, London

Last weekend I headed to Leadbelly’s bar and kitchen in Canada Water, London for a meal with some of the gluten free bloggers. I’ve heard so many people talk about Leadbelly’s before and how great it is, so I was very excited to try out the 98% gluten free menu! Yes you heard right, 98% of the menu in Leadbelly’s is gluten free which includes dishes such as steak and ale pie, battered fish and chips, burgers, roast dinners and more (so basically all of the dishes that as a Coeliac, we miss!). The weather was lovely so we arrived early and enjoyed a few cocktails outside on the patio before being shown to our table inside.

They had very kindly printed us off a menu to show which dishes were gluten free, dairy free and low fodmap to suit the dietary needs of the whole group. The staff were also incredible at ensuring all our dietary needs were taken into account and were able to adapt dishes on the menu to ensure they were suitable. For starters we were very kindly given some calamari with sweet chilli sauce which was gluten free, dairy free and low fodmap – so tasty!

Picking a main course was a tricky decision as there were so many amazing options! I decided to go for the gluten free southern fried chicken burger which they made especially dairy free as it normally contains milk. The burger came with grilled pineapple, tomato, salad and chips in a gluten free sesame seed bun and was the best burger I’ve ever tried! I honestly couldn’t believe that it was all gluten and dairy free, and will definitely be returning for the same dish!

The other girls also all loved their meals, and had dishes including the fish and chips, the veggie burger and the sea bass! For dessert the options included sticky toffee pudding, brownie and cheesecake which were all gluten free too! Overall, the meal was perfect and Ill definitely be returning.

Thanks to Leadbelly’s for the amazing food, impeccable service and great evening.


Leadbelly’s Bar & Kitchen 

Montreal House, Deal Porter Sq, Canada Water, London, SE16 7AQ

T: 0203 805 5372 

Open every day, 10am-10pm 



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