I’ve been to Miller & Carter a few times before, once in Bournemouth and once in Plymouth for our wedding anniversary. They are accredited by Coeliac UK and have a completely separate gluten free menu. Which is great news.
The choice on the gluten free menu is really good, it is an extensive menu so as a coeliac, I really felt like I was getting a choice. In order to properly peruse the menu, I had a very lovely cocktail called Raspberry Fizz!
To start I decided to go for Wild Atlantic Scallops served on potato puree, with lobster prosecco sauce, garden peas, crispy pancetta. Oh.My.God. This was so nice, the scallops were cooked perfectly and the portion size was really good for a starter. I could have eaten a bucketful of the scallops.
The other times I have visited Miller & Carter, I went for the chicken so I decided to try the steak this time as it seems silly not too! There are lots of choices for your steak, you can have different sauces, different cuts and of course, pick the way that it is cooked. It also comes with a wedge of iceberg lettuce that you can also pick a dressing for. I highly recommend the garlic mayonnaise and Grand Padano dressing for the lettuce wedge.
I went for a rare 8oz fillet steak with porcini mushroom and black garlic steak sauce. They explained that whilst the chips that come with the steak were gluten free, they were at risk of cross contamination because of they way they are fried, so I was offered crushed new potatoes or a jacket potato. I went for crushed new potatoes because I love them and I had a side of garlic button mushrooms as well. You also get gluten free onion bread with the steak, which is a little like an onion bhaji and tastes glorious.
The steak was beautiful, cooked exactly how I wanted it. The sides were really nice, especially the new potatoes. It was a really good portion size too so I didn’t feel like I was overfull when I’d finished. The porcini mushroom and black garlic sauce was really, really lovely as well.
For desert, there is less of a choice, but I don’t really mind as I’m more about the savoury. I went for strawberry and Prosecco sorbet which was a bit like a fancy eton mess. It was light and a really refreshing end to the meal.
The whole meal was amazing. The service was fantastic. My meals were bought out before and separately to the rest of the table, they explained they do this to further reduce the risk of cross contamination. I love this simple touch – it makes me feel like they really care about me and my meal and that they really get gluten free dining. It gives me real peace of mind to know that I can safely eat here with a very minimum risk!
The atmosphere of Miller & Carter in Lytham St Annes is really nice. It’s fancy without being too fancy and is really cosy inside. Upon walking in and sitting down you feel really looked after. As a coeliac I felt really cared for and like they had really good knowledge of their gluten free menu and cross contamination risks which is brilliant news for the gluten free amongst us.
They have a smart casual dress code, so bear that in mind before visiting.
I’m currently trying to persuade my husband that we go between Christmas and New Year to the one here in Plymouth. I really enjoyed my meal and I can’t wait to go back!
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