Special Dietary Requirements

coeliac-restaurantAt Péarla na Mara, we take your food sensitivities and dietary requirements seriously. In all fairness, we’ve been there too. Food allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances, we have experienced them ourselves or through the eyes and palates of our loved ones. The health and well-being of our customers is always our priority. We want you to enjoy your experience to the fullest and we want you to come back (and bring family and friends).  

In January 2014, Péarla na Mara Oranmore has been included in the Coeliac-Friendly Restaurant List compiled by the Coeliac Society of Ireland. We are very proud of this achievement, as the restaurants are added to the list by the recommendation of members who enjoyed a safe meal in a particular venue. This means that a happy coeliac customer must have told the Society about us!

Therefore, here is our pledge:

- If you are allergic to any food or if you have a food intolerance or sensitivity, or a dietary requirement, please tell our waiting staff. We will not roll our eyes, but we will convey your message to the kitchen staff in order to accommodate you the best in your food requirements.

- We will tell you which dishes should be avoided and which can be enjoyed by you with no side effects. We train our kitchen and waiting staff how to accommodate various dietary requirements (in particular, coeliac disease and gluten sensitivity).

- Our dishes are all cooked to order, which means that there is always a way to accommodate you. Most of them can be easily adapted to suit any special dietary needs (we have many dairy-free and vegan customers as well).

- Where possible, we will adapt dishes/sauces that are not gluten-free/dairy-free to suit special dietary needs or suggest gluten-free/dairy-free substitutes.

- Our kitchen staff are thoroughly trained concerning possibilities of cross-contamination and how to avoid it.

- Our floor staff are trained how to handle orders from persons with special dietary needs.

- Our soup is always gluten-free and most of the time dairy-free and vegan.

- Our mashed potatoes are naturally gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan.

- Nearly all our sauces are gluten-free.

- Our meatballs are gluten-free and dairy-free.

- Our chips are cooked in a separate fryer basket to keep them gluten-free.

- We have gluten-free ketchup and mayonnaise.

- We try to always have gluten-free bread and gluten-free pasta at hand.

- We have a selection of gluten-free desserts and at least one dairy-free dessert.

You may like to phone us in advance of your visit and specify your dietary requirements, so that we can cater to your needs the best to our possibilities. To do so, please dial 091 483 900 (for Oranmore) or 091 502911 (for Galway’s West End). See you soon!