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Recommend restaurant that caters for dietary requirements?

By 2LOUD2OLD - 30 May 2013 13

Hi all

My wife and I are finally getting the chance to go out on a date night for the first time since the birth of our daughter 3 months ago. We want to go to a restaurant however we have limitations on what my wife can eat due to a number of intolerances our daughter has.

Some of these include onions, garlic, capsicum, dairy and soy.

Can anyone recommend any local restaurants that cater for such dietary requirements? Preferably somewhere that at least identifies dairy free options on the menu?

cheers

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Recommend restaurant that caters for dietary requirements?
2LOUD2OLD 1:06 pm 30 May 13

pajs said :

Rubicon is excellent with food issues.

well an update after this, Rubicon is our favourite restaurant in Canberra. Sent them an email and they are willing to work with us to provide a suitable option. looks like a winner to me 🙂

Thanks for all of the other suggestions, much appreciated

dungfungus 1:02 pm 30 May 13

dtc said :

Anything Asian will likely have soy and potentially garlic. Anything fried may well be fried in soy oil (although may not).

I know a Jewish friend of mine ‘bends’ the kosher rules by ringing up restaurants beforehand and asking for grilled fish with olive oil and steamed vegies. Most ‘Australian’ mod oz cuisine places will do this, since they have the ingredients anyway.

Yeah, ‘plain’ meat and three veg is likely all that you can have without too many complications. Although somewhere like ‘italian and sons’ has mezzo platters where you can pick and chose individual items. Whether that fills you up I’m not sure

I find a fresh, deep fried Chico Roll from the local takeaway bridges the cultural and ethical gap’s very well.

Jungle Jim 12:59 pm 30 May 13

My wife suffers from some food intolerance problems too. We’ve had a great experience at La Piazza in Erindale. We just called the day before to give the chef time to prep for us and they did everything they could to make sure we were well catered for.

Nice place for a date night too, I think.

dtc 11:58 am 30 May 13

Anything Asian will likely have soy and potentially garlic. Anything fried may well be fried in soy oil (although may not).

I know a Jewish friend of mine ‘bends’ the kosher rules by ringing up restaurants beforehand and asking for grilled fish with olive oil and steamed vegies. Most ‘Australian’ mod oz cuisine places will do this, since they have the ingredients anyway.

Yeah, ‘plain’ meat and three veg is likely all that you can have without too many complications. Although somewhere like ‘italian and sons’ has mezzo platters where you can pick and chose individual items. Whether that fills you up I’m not sure

pink little birdie 11:57 am 30 May 13

If you are in Belconnen: Ellacure do dietry requirements for fancy, Black pepper if you aren’t so fancy.
Steak restrauants also tend to be petty allergy friendly, Babar’s was quite good for low rent allergy friendly (though I haven’t been there for years)..

I have a friend who is allergic to onions and we eat at with no problems: Labor club Civic, Hellenic club civic, Asian noodle house civic, two sisters thai civic, london Burgers and beers, grill’d…

astrojax 11:52 am 30 May 13

FioBla said :

Iori? Sashimi.

Nice place. $.

tasuke, as nice [nicer?] and >$ 🙂

enjoy the night!

pajs 11:31 am 30 May 13

Rubicon is excellent with food issues.

bearlikesbeer 10:45 am 30 May 13

Peppered Prawn in Woden is a fairly upmarket seafood restaurant that’s still family-friendly. They’ve altered/customised dishes for me before. Worth a call, I reckon. http://www.pepperedprawn.com.au/pdf/menu.pdf

Kalfour 10:26 am 30 May 13

Kingsland in Dickson is completely free of dairy and alliums, and there are soy-free options. But it’s a vegan restaurant, so I suspect it’s not what you’re looking for.

FioBla 10:07 am 30 May 13

Iori? Sashimi.

Nice place. $.

beardedclam 10:05 am 30 May 13

Emilio’s Ocean Grill.
Not sure how they go with allergies though

2LOUD2OLD 9:57 am 30 May 13

EvanJames said :

I’m assuming this is because your wife is breastfeeding? As a dinner out with a 3 month old sure ain’t no date night. No possibility of feeding the kid with formula for a day to let the allergens clear the system I suppose?

yes she is breastfeeding, but expressed so that allows us to go out. Unfortunately formula contains dairy or soy which rules that out too.

steak wouldnt be too exciting for her, but where can you possibly find a decent fish pace in Canberra?

EvanJames 9:45 am 30 May 13

I’m assuming this is because your wife is breastfeeding? As a dinner out with a 3 month old sure ain’t no date night. No possibility of feeding the kid with formula for a day to let the allergens clear the system I suppose?

Probably a fish and chip style place, or one that serves fish and chips, or steak and chips and salad, woudl be the go. Any more complex foods would contain the allergens, especially the allium family things.

There are upmarket places that do steak/fish style things, with separate vegetables/salads, rather than dishes where things are so integrated they can’t be separated. I’d be focussing on that.

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