Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Pilgrims Ice cream Parlour - Plymouth Barbican

A visit down to Plymouth is not complete without a walk along the Hoe, and I was lucky enough to plan a trip to see my parents on the weekend that Spring decided to make its first appearance.

The sun was out and I'd never seen so many people on the Hoe (expect for all the runners finishing way ahead of me in the half marathon)

If you ever find yourself on the Hoe on a sunny day, be sure to head down to the Barbican and visit the Pilgrims Icecream Parlour, and ask for a gluten free cone.

Not all of the flavours are gluten free - here is the list to choose from...

And since you're in Devon, it's not frowned upon if you ask for a dollop of clotted cream on top too.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Dover - La Scala

From what I can tell there aren't many chain restaurants in Dover, and with a 6am ferry crossing in the morning, a La Tasca or Prezzo would have been a god send last Thursday night when we just needed a quick meal before an early night.

A lot of the pubs and restaurants also seemed to insist on net curtains, which I would normally consider a bad thing, but was proved wrong with La Scala who have gluten free pasta as a choice on their menu. I ordered the Scialatielli Alla Siciliana, which was pasta cooked with swordfish, onions, tomatoes, basil and white wine. Simple, but very yummy.

La Scala has a lovely Italian feel and almost tricked us into believing we were abroad already. We only remembered our early start in time to stop us ordering a second bottle of wine!
19 High Street, Dover