The 14 major allergens


All our meals are prepared in our kitchen by our cooks in small batches, just as you would at home. A complete list of ingredients & allergens for each product is available on our menu page. Our suppliers deliver ingredients fresh each morning so we occasionally substitute the odd vegetable for a similar alternative. We always indicate when a product contains an allergen, but please be aware that because we use many of the allergens in our kitchen we unfortunately cannot guarantee that all our food is completely free of any allergen. 

 

Ce - Celery

This includes celery stalks, leaves, seeds and the root called celeriac. You can find celery in salt, salads, some meat products, soups and stock cubes. 

Gl - Gluten

Wheat (such as spelt and Khorasan wheat / Kamut), rye, barley and oats is often found in foods containing flour such as some types of baking powder, batter, breadcrumbs, bread, cakes, couscous, meat products, pasta, pastry, sauces, soups and fried foods which are dusted with flour.

C - Crustaceans

Crabs, lobster, prawns and scampi are crustaceans. Shrimp paste, often used in Thai and south – east Asian curries or salads, is an ingredient to look out for.

E - Eggs

Eggs are often found in cakes, some meat products, mayonnaise, mousses, pasta, quiche, sauces and pastries or foods brushed or glazed with egg.

F - Fish

You will find this in some fish sauces, pizzas, relishes, salad dressings, stock cubes and Worcestershire sauce.

L - Lupin

Yes, lupin is a flower, but it’s also found in flour! Lupin flower and seeds can be used in some types of bread, pastries and even in pasta.

D - Dairy

Milk is a common ingredient in butter, cheese, cream, milk powders and yoghurt. It can also be found in foods brushed or glazed with milk, and in powdered soups and sauces. 

Mo - Molluscs

These include mussels, land snails, squid and whelks, but can also be commonly found in oyster sauce or as an ingredient in fish stews.

M - Mustard

Liquid mustard, mustard powder and mustard seeds fall into this category. This ingredient can also be found in breads, curries, marinades, meat products, salads dressings, sauces and soups.

N - Nuts

Not to be mistaken with peanuts (which are actually a legume and grow underground), this ingredient refers to nuts which grow on trees, like cashew nuts, almonds and hazelnuts. You can find nuts in breads, biscuits, crackers, desserts, nut powders (often used in Asian curries), stir-fried dishes, ice cream, marzipan (almond paste), nut oils and sauces.

Pn - Peanuts

Peanuts are actually a legume and grow underground, which is why it’s sometimes called a groundnut. Peanuts are often used as an ingredient in biscuits, cakes, curries, desserts, sauces (such as satay sauce), as well as in groundnut oil and peanut flour.

SS - Sesame Seeds

These can often be found in bread (sprinkled on hamburger buns for example), breadsticks, hummus, sesame oil and tahini. They are sometimes toasted and used in salads.

 

S - Soya

Often found in bean curd, edamame beans, miso paste, textured soya protein, soya flour or tofu, soya is a staple ingredient in oriental food. It can also be found in desserts, ice cream, meat products sauces and vegetarian products.

Sd - Sulphur Dioxide

This is an ingredient often used in dried fruit such as raisins, dried apricots and prunes. You might also find it in meat products, soft drinks, vegetables as well as in wine and beer. If you have asthma, you have a higher risk of developing a reaction to sulphur dioxide.