Indigo at One Aldwych

1 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BZ

Gold Winner 2018
Focus on Gluten – sponsored by Coeliac UK
Crème de la Crème – sponsored by Food Matters Live

Judges comments - September 2018

'We were given a warm welcome and were very accommodating when we wanted to change tables.

The food was delicious and a real treat. The gluten free and dairy free homemade bread with onion and samphire was outstanding and flavoursome – not the usual bland tasting shop bought free from bread and there was grapeseed oil on the table instead of butter.

The Crispy confit duck, in three parts, was tasty especially the confit in a crispy coating. The highlight was the beer battered day boat fish – I can’t remember the last time I ate fish and chips! It was served with mushy peas, tartar sauce and a little pot of vinegar. My husband's Rhug Estate lamb was tender, the potato terrine smooth tasting. The array of desserts was astonishing – all dairy free and gluten free. The panna cotta with poached blackberries delicious. Ray can’t eat blackberries so they substituted the blackberry sorbet with pear sorbet.

It is expensive but in keeping with a five star luxury hotel in central London. It is good value for money bearing in mind the creativity of the dishes, the presentation, the high level of service and so on.

The executive chef Dominic Teague must be congratulated for creating a completely dairy free and gluten free menu and for being the first luxury hotel to be accredited by Coeliac UK. If only more restaurants would follow his example. It was a fabulous experience.

Above all, we felt like normal diners as we could choose what we wanted from the menu and didn’t have to query every single item and doublecheck everything. We felt really looked after. The food was out of this world and we could relax and enjoy the experience without worrying. Indigo is outstanding on every level.'

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