http://hanoibikeshop.co.uk/ 8 Ruthven Lane, Glasgow, G12 9BG
Opening hours: mon – thurs, 12.00 – 23.30; fri, 12.00 – 00.30; sat, 11.00 – 00.30; sun, 11.00 – 23.00
Visited: July 2016
My Gluten Free Glasgow rating: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ½ (out of 5)
Knowledge of staff: Have to say I sometimes dread gluten free chat with waiters, they can be no fun for anyone. Hanoi Bike Shop was refreshing because there was little need to engage in any gluten free chat at all, so informative was their menu. Staff were pretty knowledgeable about gluten free issues on the couple of questions I did have (the chili oil stuff is GF by the way), but double checked with the kitchen anyway – fine by me.
Gluten free menu: Hanoi Bike Shop has a seriously good separate gluten free menu. They even have a gluten free drinks menu.
What’s on offer: Loads of different options on the menu including their famous pho noodle soups, curries, and street food like beef wrapped in betel leaves and sesame chicken livers. There’s lots of sides too and their prawn crackers are gluten free! Bonus. Sadly not their delicious peanut dip though which I remember fondly from pre-gluten free days. Hanoi Bike Shop also make their own tofu in-house.
More info: Most of the mains don’t come with a side so remember and factor that in and don’t be left rice-less. A wee half mark off there on account of value for money.
Basically… If it’s good enough for Beyonce it’s good enough for me.