Saturday, July 18, 2015

Cote Bistro in Guildford

Guildford, located 30 miles southwest of London, was a pilgrimage site for me, as the final resting place of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll.

Lewis Carroll Grave in Guildford, UK

After paying my respects to my literary idol, we went to the Guildford Castle, a very old (William the Conqueror Era) keep with lovely gardens, including a striking Alice in Wonderland statue.
Alice Going Through the Looking Glass
 Steps away from the castle and it's Alice Garden was Cote Bistro.  They have a dedicated GF menu, and seemed to "get" what gluten free means.  They are an upscale chain with numerous locations throughout the UK.

Cute water bottles on the table at Cote Bistro
 I had a delicious asparagus risotto with goat cheese, and for dessert I ordered a Chocolate Pot with Creme Fraiche.  Oh, so so good!  (Strangely, this dessert ONLY appeared on the gluten free menu, and was not listed on the regular menu.  More for us, I guess!)

Chocolate Pot with Creme Fraiche at Cote Bistro
Cote Bistro was affordable, delicious, and very convenient if you are visiting Guildford Castle, and they have many other locations as well.


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