James Miller - Coeliac Diary


Wednesday, September 20, 2006

River Cafe


Before we went on holiday, we went to the River Cafe in Hammersmith.

It was one of the best meals we've ever had and although it was expensive, it wasn't that so.

But what marked it out was their attitude to me as a coeliac. I said I was when I booked and this was picked up immediately by the waiter, when we sat down. The menu was then gone through by the head waiter, who marked it so there would be no mistakes. Interestingly, only the four pasta dishes were completely off limits, with three other dishes being simply modified.

So if you are in West London and want a really special lunch or dinner, I can really recommend the River Cafe.


Monday, September 04, 2006

Waitrose Cafe


I had half an hour to waste and went into Newmarket Waitrose cafe.

They had two different GF cakes. I had the Banana from someone like Castle Catering. It was very good.


Sunday, September 03, 2006



I was at a barbecue today with a reasonably famous sportsman, who has been told he can't compete as he suffered what looked like an epilepsy attack. On talking to him, I found out that his mother is a coeliac.

Is there a connection?