My partner and I are regular visitors to Glastonbury and always try and eat here at least once. It is for us definitely the restaurant of choice. Being vegetarian and wheat free friendly makes a refreshing change, even more so when the staff know and understand the difference between wheat and gluten, which in my experience, very few do.
The café as others have said, is located in the heart of the main shopping street, next to Gothic Image and almost opposite the Assembly Rooms, which makes it very handy for those who are visiting one of the many conferences that take part in the town. While reservations are needed for the evening, lunch is an altogether more relaxed affair. It is though best to arrive earlier rather than later, as it does tend to get busy, especially at Bank Holiday weekends.
Drinks and cakes (many of which are also vegan and gluten free) are available throughout the day with lunch from 12 noon and evening meals (I believe) from around 6pm. While it is true that the main menu could be a little more varied, consisting mostly of bread with various toppings, rice cakes are available as an alternative accompaniment to those dishes that are not bread based, such as soup and the main course salads. Several daily specials are also available, at least one of which is always gluten free. When we visited, it was Lentil, Cheese and Oat Bake, which although not gluten free, was wheat free and so was more than suitable for us. It came with the usual array of salads, each with different dressings, which made for some nice variety and was washed down nicely with a mug of milky organic coffee. The Orange and Cointreau Ice Cream that followed as desert was refreshing in its originality with an interesting array of flavours.
As the food is freshly cooked it can take some time to arrive, but when it tastes this good, and one is on holiday anyway, who's complaining? Most of the ingredients it goes without saying are organic and locally produced, so you know that you are contributing to the local economy in more ways than one, unlike one of the faceless coffee shops and fast food joints, not that you will find these in Glastonbury anyway. With a main course with drink around the £10 mark (per person), the café represents excellent value for money well within the price range of the average visitor.
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