Did you know that Coeliac disease affects around one in 70 Australians? The number of Australians following a gluten free diet has also increased dramatically to approx 12% of the Australian population!
We’ve rounded up some of our top restaurants in Sydney offering their gluten free take on a much loved pub classic – the good ‘ol schnitzel.
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GF Pasta Di Casa
Shop 3, 144 Spit Road, Mosman
The brainchild of Anthony and Stephanie Dionne, GF Pasta Di Casa stemmed from a personal mission owing to Anthony’s coeliac intolerance. Believing everyone should be able to enjoy classic Italian cooking, they offer rustic pasta, lasagne and other favourites safe for coeliacs.
Try their crunchy, munchy gluten free chicken schnitzel available fresh or frozen, online and in store.
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143-145 Dolphin Street, Coogee
Offering traditional Irish and British style fish and chips to the crowds at Coogee, it’s a great spot to head to for a post swim lunch. Catering to coeliacs, they offer an extensive gluten free menu with everything from battered fish and chips, calamari and of course, a golden, gluten free chicken schnitzel.
Try their take on a schnitty burger, served with crispy bacon, onion rings, cheese and sauce on a toasted sesame bun.
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615 Kingsway, Miranda NSW 2228
A well known fixture in Miranda, Diggers is known for affordable food, beers and good times. Offering classic pub favourites like gourmet burgers, hearty steaks and chicken schnitty’s, 615 Brasserie does so with a twist – it’s all gluten free, thanks to the infamous Chef Andrew.
If you’re looking for something different, we recommend trying the chicken schnitzel burger, or stick to a classic schnitzel with your choice of toppings – Napolitana sauce and cheese, garlicky prawns with avocado, or creamy bacon and mushroom sauce.
The Goni’s Schnitzeria
237 Rocky Point Rd, Ramsgate
Established in 2001, this family based business is known for their South American and Spanish inspired schnitzel menu. Focusing on creating homemade, good quality meals, Goni’s is all about offering great value for money.
The entire schnitzel menu can be made gluten free, with a choice of chicken, beef, pork or vegetarian options. You can also opt for one of the ‘unique’ schnitty’s, with toppings like chorizo and tomato salsa (Española), eggplant, artichokes and sundried tomatoes (antipasto), beans, guacamole, and melted cheese (Mexican) and many more, mouthwatering options.
The Bunker Cafe Bar Restaurant
117-121 Leura Mall, Leura Shop 8 & 9, 150 Macquarie Rd, Springwood
Bringing delicious food and a dedicated team to the Blue Mountains, The Bunker is a must visit in the area.
Their gluten free chicken schnitzel comes with slaw, buttermilk aioli and house fries. We recommend pairing it with a side of gravy.
Elvy’s on Allen
79 Allen St, Leichhardt
One of the oldest traditional corner butcher shops left in Australia, Elvy’s shop on Allen street first opened in 1952 and is now a heritage listed location.
Still a traditional family butcher, the owner David and his team pride themselves on offering some of the best, local, and handmade goods, that are grass fed, free range and preservative free.
Try their twist on the traditional chicken schnitty, made with lemon and parsley. Pair it with a zingy sauce and salad for a quick and delicious meal.
Penny’s Pasta and Schnitzels
125 Johnston street, Annandale
Cooking at some of the best restaurants in Sydney for over 17 years, Kevin wanted to make dining out more approachable and affordable in Sydney. It took a few years of trial and error to create one of the best schnitty’s in town, resulting in a crispy, golden offering every time.
Each schnitzel comes with an option of two sides and sauce, and you can choose from a range of flavours inspired by America, Hawaiian, Mexican and Irish flavours.
Austrian Beer Bar
13 The Strand, Dee Why Beachfront
Located right on the beach in Dee Why, the Austrian Beer Bar and Restaurant spans two levels and is the perfect place for long lunches, get together or wave watching.
Offering an extensive selection of international and local beers, the traditional Austrian food is what makes this spot worth visiting.
Try the ‘Gypsy’, a schnitty with spicy bacon, capsicum, pickles and a rich tomato garlic sauce, or the ‘Hunter’ with creamy mushroom sauce, roast onion and bacon potatoes.
Harold Park Hotel
70A Ross St, Forest Lodge
With the original establishment first built in 1888, this historic pub is the cornerstone of the local community. Over time the menu has evolved into offering quality produce with various offerings that redefine ‘pub grub’, taking the venue back to its original roots.
The chicken schnitzel is crumbed with their house-made gluten free mix, and diners have the option of enjoying it Parmigiana style with tomato sugo and mozzarella, or with bacon, mushroom and camembert, aptly named the Hunter Schnitzel.