I went out for lunch the other day.....oh I know, a treat! I ventured out to The Thomas Leaper in Derby which is a Wetherspoons establishment. I haven't been here for a long time and I sometimes feel a bit woozy in here as in the past when I have visited here I've been a bit.....well shall I say I've had a few alcoholic beverages.....we'll just leave it there eh?
The evenings at this pub are busy, especially Friday and Saturday nights as it is a main venue on a night out in the centre of Derby so its usually one of those standing room only with a bit of music playing. On a lunchtime though it is completely the opposite, very quiet and an ideal place to have a chat and a relaxing meal.
I like it here as it's not expensive and yes they have a gluten free menu. On the main menu the gluten free dishes are clearly labelled with a 'G' and there is a pdf menu on their website which you can download too. In fact if you print it off you can take it with you. Oh never thought of that, could have all my decisions made on entering the pub. That would surprise the staff......just set foot in the place and 'yes I'm ready to order'.
It was Curry Club on Thursday when I went and I had a nice gluten free Chicken Tikka Masala and I ordered it with extra poppadoms because that's the way I roll. I did actually need rolling out after as it did say extra popadoms and there were quite a few. I did get the wrong meal brought to me at first - one with a naan bread on which wasn't gluten free obviously but they changed it an apologised.....no problem.
There is quite a bit of choice, I also enjoyed the atmosphere here and of course the prices so can recommend it here if you eat a gluten free diet. Do let me know what you think though and if you have found it a good place to eat, I would be interested.
If you would like more information you can find all you need on their website here:
Most Wetherspoon pubs are good value and really good for gluten free, you can also find your nearest pub on the website too so enjoy!!
Thank you for reading today.......join me tomorrow for Autism Support Saturday but for now......take care.