The Duke of Brunswick Hotel is set to redefine pub eating in Adelaide for those living with Coeliac Disease and their families.
In a bold move, publican and licensee Simone Douglas has decided to cater for the common request for gluten-free options by going 100 per cent gluten-free as of January 14th, 2019.
Having taken out the Adelaide City Awards in 2018 for best business making Adelaide a more liveable city, Ms Douglas is set to make more waves with the 100 per cent gluten-free kitchen.
"Many hospitality venues settle for providing a couple of gluten-free options on the menu to cater for dietary requirements," Ms Douglas says, "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 fall-outs."
100% gluten-free Chicken Parmy served at The Duke of Brunswick Hotel
Ms Douglas has worked with her chefs over the last two months to make sure all the traditional pub favourites are still on the menu - Chicken Parmy, Cheese Burgers and Fish and Chips to name a few.
"It's likely diners won't even know the difference," she says. "Gluten-free products have reached a point where you can still cater to mainstream tastes without sacrificing quality and flavour so why wouldn't you go gluten-free? Often people living with CD sacrifice eating out for fear of being 'glutened' with parents of young children particularly concerned."
There is clearly a market for it with The Duke of Brunswick's announcement on Facebook reaching over 16 thousand people in the first 12 hours and being shared over 100 times.