Restaurants in London

Posted on: Tue, 06/16/2015 - 8:33am
Lucía's picture
Joined: 05/09/2015 - 14:11

I am a teenager and I have a severe peanut allergy and shellfish and I'm travelling to London in 3 weeks. I'm worried because it is my first time travelling outside my country and besides that I'm not fluent in english, and I have some questions.
In Uk, they use peanut oil to cook? Are they carefull with allergies? Is it compulsory to be the ingredients of each meal in the menus of all restaurants? Do you recommend me any place where I know I can eat safetly ? I am worried also about the cross contamination (I don't know if I'm saying it right) .

Posted on: Wed, 06/17/2015 - 3:12am
lbogovich's picture
Joined: 06/17/2015 - 10:07

I traveled to London with my Peanut allergic daughter. London was great. Everything is well marked and most restaurant staff are very knowledgable of food allergies. Many places had special menus for food allergies.

Posted on: Wed, 06/17/2015 - 6:18am
deebley's picture
Joined: 06/17/2015 - 13:07

As a UK resident, peanut oil is very rarely used unless in Asian restaurants or takeaways, and even then not always. Allergy awareness is very good, everyone knows what you are talking about and they will prepare food separately for you if necessary.
All menus and food products are required to mention if there are nuts in them, so it's easy to find food to avoid as well. I've never had a reaction in a restaurant, and as long as you let the staff know, you should be safe.

Posted on: Wed, 06/17/2015 - 8:44pm
Lucía's picture
Joined: 05/09/2015 - 14:11

Thank you :)

Posted on: Wed, 06/17/2015 - 8:46pm
Lucía's picture
Joined: 05/09/2015 - 14:11

Thank you :) Now I feel more confident about travelling there :)

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