Ideal Home Show 2012

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If you’re visiting the Ideal Home Show over the next few weeks and are anxious about the choice of food, then you’re in luck. We visited on the opening day feeling much the same. As it turned out, Gregg Wallace has a pop-up restaurant on the upper level in the form of a carvery. A few enquiries got a knowledgable response and guess what? Nearly all the menu is gluten-free. It’s hardly the cheapest place to eat at the IHS (main course is £16) but the food is delicious. Coeliacs can choose from the roast sirloin, pork with cracking or the roast of the day (gf status may vary). You can choose from pretty much all the sides and roast potatoes but not the gravy, which contains flour. Despite this, the meal was so succulent and delicious that it didn’t need gravy anyway.

An added bonus that I cannot guarantee with happen to you, was that Mr Wallace turned up in the flesh to tour the tables. As keen Masterchef fans, this was the icing on the cake and we got to say thanks for the GF options. Nice one, Gregg!

Gregg Wallace’s Great British Carvery is open every day and booking is recommended. Please remember that the situation may change and to check everything with your host before ordering. We are only reporting our own experiences, nothing more.

 

PJ