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Today I’m back with another gluten and dairy-free guide; this time to Buckinghamshire and beyond. We’ve recently just got back from holiday and stayed in Cookham but also managed to visit other places in Buckinghamshire to visit Marlow, Windsor and Legoland Windsor as well as venturing slightly further afield for the best gluten-free waffles in a place in High Wycombe.
As these are all in around a 20-minute radius of each other I originally planned to create a gluten-free guide to Windsor but decided to include all of these other places in one in-depth gluten-free travel guide instead; here you’ll find a gluten-free guide to Windsor; a gluten-free guide to Legoland Windsor; a gluten-free guide to Marlow and a mention of the best place for gluten-free waffles in High Wycombe too! So if you’re looking for a base for Legoland or wanting to explore beyond Windsor, this should give you some ideas!
Where to eat gluten free in Windsor.
If you’re heading to Windsor and are gluten-free, there’s one place you need to visit which is Honest Burger. I’ve visited the one in London a few times but not been for ages so when we were offered a review meal (AD-GIFTED) to visit their one in Windsor, we jumped at the chance. It didn’t disappoint. Their burgers are honestly the best I’ve had gluten-free and if you don’t have one local, I did also review their Honest at Home kits which are equally as fab! At the restaurant, all of the burgers are gluten-free and can be ordered with gluten-free buns; as well as doing gluten-free fries and gluten-free onion rings!
They also do plenty of meat-free options and it’s easy enough to order without the cheese if you’re gluten-free like me. We didn’t see many other places in Windsor High Street (Honest is literally opposite the castle) that were gluten-free but did come to Prince Albert pub, which is nearer to Legoland and does gluten-free fish and chips and a few other choices on their gluten-free menu.
Where to eat gluten free at Legoland Windsor.
What about gluten-free Legoland Windsor? There are not a lot of options but if you visit City Walk Pizza & Pasta, they do currently offer gluten-free bases and dairy-free cheese. There weren’t a lot of other options that we saw-we noticed Ben and Jerry’s sell vegan ice cream but it contained gluten. Legoland Windsor does have a decent allergens guide. Alternatively, it’s absolutely fine to bring a packed lunch; there’s lots of picnic spots.
Where to eat gluten free in Marlow and Cookham
We stayed in a lovely Airbnb in Cookham which is a gorgeous village 20 minutes outside of Windsor. I’d definitely recommend this place as a base-it’s also only 10 minutes drive to Marlow too which has loads of gluten-free options in Marlow and also plenty of places that deliver takeaway to Cookham too. It allowed us to see lots more places and is so much cheaper than the Legoland hotel!
We had two takeaways: Pizza Dreams Cafe in Cookham do gluten-free pizza bases and dairy-free cheese. I’ll be honest, the base was pretty dry but it’s still good to know it was an option. There’s also a Papa Johns’s that delivers but I’ve read mixed reviews of their gluten-free bases. We also ordered from Maliks in Marlow which also accommodated us for a gluten-free Indian takeaway in Marlow.
For gluten-free brunch in Marlow, we went to Cote Brassiere; which is always excellent and didn’t disappoint-the chef even offered to do me a dairy-free scrambled egg! There is also an IVY and we had good experiences there when eating out in Birmingham but we just didn’t manage to fit it in. Marlow probably had the most gluten free options of all the places we visited.
Where to eat gluten free in High Wycombe
Finally, if you’re visiting any of the above places you need to go to High Wycombe. High Wycombe wasn’t as touristy as the other places but I did discover The Works–a great gluten-free High Wycombe restaurant which does the most amazing gluten-free waffles and crepes. They use a special gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan mix and can make almost everything on their menu gluten and dairy-free: I went for the gluten-free apple and caramel waffles and they were incredible. They have one restaurant in High Wycombe and another in Aylsebury and I was so impressed with their set up and how accomodating they were!
I hope this has given you some inspiration if you’re visiting the area, let me know if I’ve missed anywhere?