Updated: Sep 6, 2019
A fish and chip shop in Scotland is hosting its very own Gluten Free Fortnight to give customers more opportunity to try its fish and chips.
The Real Food Cafe in Tyndrum, Perthshire, is running the event from 13th-27th October and will be trialing a host of new gluten free menu items including curry sauce, haggis, marinated tofu and smoked sausages.
The roadside diner has also switched batter mixes and will be using Goldensheaf Gluten Free Batter, made in Glasgow by Kerry Foodservice, for the first time.
Throughout the two week promotion there will be complimentary tubs of gluten free curry sauce for every customer that orders a standard or large fish and chips, as well as product tastings and a charity tombola.
Having established a successful track record for gluten free food over the past decade, The Real Food Cafe now serves over 3,000 portions of gluten free fish and chips a year with direct revenues from the sale of gluten free food and drinks estimated to account for in the region of £120,000 per annum.
Commenting on the introduction of Gluten Free Fortnight, Sarah Heward, owner of The Real Food Cafe, comments: “We have a great reputation for serving gluten free fish and chips established over the past decade and we wanted to do something to build on this.
“When Goldensheaf approached us to try its new gluten free batter we were really impressed with it and wanted to make a splash about the fact we would be changing to it.
“We started talking about how best to launch the new batter and because we know that some of our coeliac customers come a long way for our fish and chips we decided to make the promotion longer to give customers more opportunity to travel to us. It is at least a 100 miles round trip for the vast majority of our customers - unless they happen to be passing by - so we wanted to plan big to really wow them and make it worth their while!”
The Real Food Cafe is an A grade Accredited Caterer from Coeliac UK, a position it has held for five consecutive years. In addition, in 2018, it won a gold award in Fish & Chip Shop category and the Crème de la Crème class at the Free From Eating Out Awards.