Gluten-free menu options are par for the course these days. But Gilbert Street’s Duke of Brunswick Hotel has upped the ante with an entirely gluten-free kitchen.
"Many hospitality venues settle for providing a couple of gluten-free options on the menu to cater for dietary requirements," publican Simone Douglas said in a press release. "But I wanted to create a safe space to eat for those who are diagnosed with Coeliac Disease without any fear of cross contamination and the associated health fallouts."
It’s a bold move by Douglas but it’s one that’s resonated with local diners. In the six weeks since switching to the new menu, the CBD pub has been inundated with diners, including some who have travelled five hours, says Douglas.
You’ll still find the requisite pub meals – burgers, hot dogs, schnitzels and fish and chips – but made instead with gluten-free products from local suppliers such as Riviera Bakery.
Last week Douglas installed a dedicated gluten-free beer line, which she says is the only one in Adelaide. It will pour Lobethal Bierhaus’s Sorghum Ale on tap, joining a crop of bottled gluten-free beers already available at the pub.
Douglas and head chef Dave West will mark the start of Coeliac Awareness Week with an all-you-can-eat pizza party tonight. For $25 you’ll get all the gluten-free pies you can handle, plus a pint of gluten-free tap beer or Adelaide Hills cider on arrival.