It grieves me to put up a post without pictures and never again will I leave home without the snapping gear…. I’ll make it quick cause it’s not pretty but those travelling in the Central West of NSW need to know this:
The Hub in Bathurst has many gluten free options – though coeliacs (that’s celiac to you US peeps), need to remind them about cross-contamination. I asked if the toast for my steak sandwich could be toasted on foil as they said that the grill was used for non-gf foods too. It’s an excellent place to eat, an airy wooden floored cafe with a vine-covered terrace. I was a waitress there many years ago (before I knew what gluten was!) It was great then and it still is, artsy and bustling with fabulous food. Don’t drive through Bathurst without stopping here.
21/3 Update! My lovely friend Holly has sent me a photo of ‘The Hub’, thanks Hol!
52 Keppel Street
Bathurst NSW 2795
(02) 6332 1565
It was raining sideways last night, we were only half way through a five hour drive (with kids!) when we stopped in the industrial town of Lithgow. Hungry for dinner and hoping to find somewhere open at all in a small town on a Sunday night let alone with gluten free options, we stopped at Wonder Thai. Is it generalising to say that Asian restaurants are usually more spacious, undeliberately kitschy and often less flavoursome than their urban counterparts? My expectations were not high so I nearly fell off my chair when the waitress said that almost their entire menu was gluten free. ‘We have a lot of people with that problem’ she said. I asked about soy sauce and she said they use a gluten free version. Hooray! The chicken satay was sweet and tasty, the kids loved it, and the pad thai wasn’t bad either. They have a lunch special too if you’re so timed. What an unexpected port in a storm.
Wonder Thai Restaurant
202 Main Street
Lithgow NSW 2790
(02) 6351 3346