Last Friday was a fantastic evening, spent at Fired Arts, the craft cafe at Banner Cross on Ecclesall Road. A mum friend had booked it out for the evening and about 20 of us spent a few hours painting pots and doing decoupage. The best thing about it was that you can bring your own wine and nip out to any of the local establishments for food during the evening.
So there I was, glueing small bits of paper on cardboard letters with a glass of pinot, when one of my friends came back from the chippy up the road and announced the assortment of gluten free food on their menu. Having to that point had rather low expectations of the evening’s fayre, I pretty much dropped everything and marched up the street with two friends to check it out. And I’m very pleased to report I ended up with a freshly cooked portion of gluten free fish and chips!
Neptune’s is where the old Banner Chippy used to be. The inside has been done out very nicely, with clean white walls and black fish murals. It’s been open a few months under new ownership and the lovely lady behind the counter is also gluten free – hence the effort to provide GF options every day. They even posed for a photo, which was nice, as they were a bit busy.
On offer for coeliacs are fish, chips, calamari, king prawns, fish cake, onion rings, pea fritters, fish fingers and fried halloumi, so plenty to choose from! I went for good old fish and chips, and very lovely they were too. We only had to wait a few minutes for them to be cooked freshly, and it was well worth it. The batter on the fish was the best I’ve had gluten free, and I enjoyed every mouthful.
Well done Neptune’s. I very much hope you’ll keep gluten free on the menu. I’ll be back soon, to try out those pea fritters and onion rings…
989 Ecclesall Road, S11 8TN