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13 Gluten-Free Dishes to Try at The Queens Head

So you’re going out for dinner. Think your gluten-free diet is a hassle? Never fear! Like many other restaurants in St. Pete, The Queens Head has got your back. We offer 13 gluten-free items to be exact! From start to finish, we’ll make sure that you’ll get unrestricted access to flavors from across the pond. Let’s dig in.

Let’s Start with Starters


Scallops and bacon are a match made in heaven. Bacon and Brussels Sprouts are also quite the pair. Ever thought of combining them all into one dish?

You can stop thinking. We’ve already done it. Regardless of dietary restrictions, our Sea Seared Scallops are a great way to kick off your experience at The Queens Head.

If you crave this trio for more than just an appetizer, it also comes with an entree served with mashed potatoes and a roasted tomato coulis.

Here are some other gluten-free appetizers:

  • Crispy Chickpeas – dusted with smoked paprika
  • Mussels – lemon-shallot-chorizo cream reduction, toast points
  • House Salad – Mixed greens, blue cheese, house pickled beets, craisins, chickpeas, tomato, walnuts, house-made dijon vinaigrette dressing

Can we talk about the curry?


The name “curry” is based off the Tamil word, “kari,” which translates to “spiced sauce.” It can be used to describe a variety of sauces, or dishes as a whole. With their long history of colonizing India, the Brits have embraced curry for quite some time. The earliest known recipe in English dates back to 1747 and every year the U.K. holds a National Curry Week.

At The Queen’s Head, you’ll find out why this dish has crossed continents and time.

Our Curry comes in three main varieties that are all gluten-free. You can get it with chicken, but you can also go vegan with the veggie and tofu options. All varieties are made with a red coconut curry, a mango chutney, and risotto. Although curry can span the range of the Scoville Scale, ours is on the mild side.

Here’s a list of some other gluten-free entrees:

  • Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie – Our famous shepherd’s pie recipe in a meatless version
  • Chicken Bruschetta – Chicken breast, risotto, tomato bruschetta, burrata, balsamic reduction, olive oil
  • Salmon – Wild Pacific Salmon, mashed potatoes, sautéed veggies, lemon-caper-dill sauce
  • Braised Short Ribs – Braised beef short ribs, risotto, fried onions, sautéed veggies, rib jus
  • Poached Haddock – sautéed veggies, white wine, organ-guava reduction
  • Filet 8oz – Filet, mashed potatoes, sautéed veggies, Bloody Mary demi glaze
  • Sea Seared Scallops – mashed potatoes, caramelized brussel sprouts, bacon, shallots, roasted tomato coulis
  • House Salad – Mixed greens, blue cheese, house pickled beets, craisins, chickpeas, tomato, walnuts, house-made dijon vinaigrette dressing

And for dessert …

If you’re gluten-free, you often miss cake; it’s time you get introduced to our Chocolate Torte. So what’s the difference between torte and other cakes? The same reason why it’s gluten-free!

choctorteTortes are made with little to no flour. Most flours are made from mashed cereal grains. Gluten comes from these types of grains and others (you probably knew this already). This gives the torte a smaller size since it doesn’t rise as much due to the lack of flour.

It’s going to be denser than regular cake with a more intense flavor. At The Queen’s Head, we serve a rich chocolate torte, with a chocolate ganache and a berry coulis. What a jolly good way to end a meal!

In conclusion

Besides celiac disease, wheat allergies and gluten sensitivity, there are many reasons why you might want to exclude gluten from your diet. We like to make it easier for you!
Visit our Menu to learn more!


Drop on by The Queens Head, at 2501 Central Ave, to enjoy these dishes and check out our upcoming events.