The ultimate list of Gluten free restaurants in Melbourne

My wife is celiac and every time we try and find someplace to eat out it becomes a real hassle. Let's start a list of all gluten free friendly dining options in Melbourne.

Here's my initial list of gluten free restaurants that I have been to:

1. Mamasita - 11 Collins St Melbourne, if you want Mexican this is the best option
2. Akachochin - 33 S Wharf Promenade, great Japanese options at decent prices
3. No 35 - Sofitel Hotel, 35, 25 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000 - nice fine dining with plenty of gluten free options and an amazing view.
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RPM1984 Feb 21, 2016
My girlfriend is also coeliac, and these are some of our favourites:

1. Red Door, Windsor (http://www.reddooryumcha.com). The only GF dumplings in Melbourne!
2. Red Spice Rd, Melbourne CBD (http://redspiceroad.com). Excellent Thai. The McKillop St one is the best.
3. Fodmap, Albert Park (http://www.foddiescafe.com). EVERYTHING on menu is GF (also caters for lactose/dairy free).
4. Gattica, Balaclava (http://www.gattica.com.au). Great little cafe on Carlisle St.
5. Red Emperor, Southbank (http://www.redemperor.com.au). Only Chinese restaurant we've found that if GF friendly.
6. Chocolate Buddha, Melbourne CBD (http://chocolatebuddha.com.au). Good value Japanese in Fed Square.

Also as mentioned in the title, Mamasita is awesome and probably our favorite! Best margaritas and charred corn in town.
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Jason Spencer Feb 21, 2016
Thanks RPM1984! Do you find they make it obvious what is gluten free on their menus or you just have to make mention when you book?
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KaTra Feb 21, 2016
I ate at The More the Better on the weekend, a Korean fusion restaurant. They had good gluten free options and the menu indicated the items by having GF next to it.
http://themorethebetter.com.au/
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digitalbard Feb 21, 2016
I'm finding GF is becoming more frequent in restaurant menus. I ordered pizza from crust.com.au and found they were really good at labelling all food sensitivities on their menu (including gluten free and celiac).
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Jason Spencer Feb 21, 2016
Thanks digitalbard, Yes, Crust is one of the only pizza places my wife trusts with their Gluten Free menus.
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RPM1984 Feb 21, 2016
@Jason Spencer one thing to note, and what a lot of restaurants get wrong/don't understand, is that there is a difference between "gluten free" and "coeliac friendly".

Just because food is gluten free, doesn't mean cross contamination can't occur. Restaurants like Gazi claim to have gluten free options, and they are - but they use the same grill when making unsafe food. This means cross contamination can occur. So it's best to always mention to the restaurant that the patron(s) are coeliac, to ensure food is prepared seperately and safely. The ones i listed seem to understand this issue well.
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SheridanW Mar 15, 2016
Caffe Strada in Ivanhoe is totally GF. My son is anaphylactic to wheat and rye so the cross contamination is an issue for us. This cafe is very strict and has a varied, delicious menu.
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BecWeir Mar 16, 2016
Red Robyn cafe in Camberwell is completely gluten free. They serve breakfast and lunch. They're a bit exxy but I think it's worth it. The food is really yum!
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AshleeA1 Mar 20, 2016
Totally agree with RPM1984. A lot of places offer gluten free but have no understanding of cross contamination or how to handle gluten free food properly. For example lord of the fries label their foods gluten free however they are all cooked in a universal fryer.

Bopha Devi - is used by the Coeliac Society
Pier 35 - in port melb the owner has a coeliac daughter
Absolutely Gluten Free in Werribee is of course entirely gluten free and they've done a gluten free high tea in the past.
I second Foddies in Albert park they are fantastic, Red Robyn in Camberwell are great so are 8D house in Camberwell which only have gluten free dumpling pastry and understand cc well.
Right near Caffe Strada there is apparently a fish n chip shop called Theo's which has a separate fryer. I'll be stopping in, within the next few weeks.
In Bendigo there is the freedom bakery 100% gluten free, for those who just want to pick up frozen goods there is Heaven's Bakehouse in East Keilor.

Taco Bill stores are generally fantastic, the one in Melton has a coeliac family member of the owners so they take it very seriously, have a coeliac society certification in their lobby, you can get discounts with your coeliac member card and they are working to get everything on the menu gluten free.
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Ames9 Mar 20, 2016
There is also spudbar (various locations) which is 100% gluten free and amazing! As well as Thr1ve at emporium. They're two of my favourite places to eat out and they aren't too expensive, they're healthy and delicious!
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CarolM3 Mar 21, 2016
Cafe Strada in Ivanhoe is fantastic. Love their Turkush Rolls. Light and Crusty- like real bread! And their Hot x buns are the best!
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JamesD3 Mar 28, 2016
Saba's Ethiopian restaurant on Brunswick st, Fitzroy is completely gluten free so is fox in the box Brighton
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NicoleBell Mar 28, 2016
Saigon Sally - best bit is their whole dessert menu is GF as the chef is coeliac!
Their sister restaurants Hanoi Hannah and Tokyo Tina also have heaps of GF options and either have a GF menu available or it's written all over the menu (all three are in Prahran/Windsor on or just off Chapel St)
Wild Rice in Williamstown (cheap too which is great)
The Station Hotel in Footscray best steaks ever
Squires Loft
Chin Chin CBD

These are the ones I can comfortably say I've not been sick at.
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MarilynF Mar 29, 2016
Eltham Hotel has a coeliac chef and a number of gf items including fish in batter
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AshleeA1 Mar 29, 2016
I thought he left a few years ago
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KerrySpiteri Mar 29, 2016
The Mixing Bowl Cupcakes in Brunswick West is a 100% gf store serving cupcakes & coffee. There are vegan options too. Agree that The Station Hotel in Footscray have the best steaks!
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AshleeA1 Mar 29, 2016
I did a review of the mixing bowl cupcakes and can support how amazing they are. The owner is also fantastic :)
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LuciaRivarolo Mar 29, 2016
La Tortilleria in Kensington is seriously amazing (Mexican).
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Jason Spencer Mar 29, 2016
Any good Thai gluten free restaurants in Melbourne?
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Me. Mar 30, 2016
Soltan Pepper in Romsey have family members with allergies, including coeliac & are able to adapt almost all their menu to enable me to order almost anything. Serves are very generous too.
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MimiS Apr 01, 2016
Cafe Pamona in Murray Rd Preston is mainly gluten free and really kid friendly and a lot of the food at Admiral Cheng Ho in Abbotsford is gluten free. Both awesome and coffee amazing.
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ReneeS Apr 02, 2016
Punch Lane wine bar on Little Bourke st has a mostly GF menu and even has GF crackers to go with the cheese platters! That was me sold 😍
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jotoma Apr 02, 2016
I was out with my wife yesterday at the Melbourne Emporium and she discovered a great place called THR1VE. Everything works for gluten free / coeliac. http://thr1ve.me. Its so hard when you are walking around the city to find decent places for gf!
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AshleeA1 Apr 02, 2016
Melb emporium also has spud bar :)
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Kelly Laidlaw Jul 26, 2016
@jasonspencer Longrain has an amazing gf menu and has the best food to boot! 👍
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Jason Spencer Jul 26, 2016
Thanks Kelly, I have been meaning to take my wife to Longrain, any thoughts on how it compares to ChinChin?
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jude-evelyn-mathersj Jan 03, 2017
Any suggestions for out Doncaster wAy? Anywhere near there would be great
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Jason Spencer Jan 08, 2017
In Doncaster, try Groove Train at Westfield Doncaster, my wife is celiac and has had some good meals there of late.
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annan2 Apr 30, 2017
try Mediterraneo Charcoal Restaurant in Albert Park http://mediterraneo.com.au/ recently certified GF - great choice and i found the service really good too. They also cater to fructose friendly - win!
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Jason Spencer Apr 30, 2017
Thanks annan2! So good to hear there is a gluten free certification for restaurants coming. Need more.
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