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Food and activities for special requests

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Food and activities for special requests

I will be in Southport in early may, spending time with someone with mobility as well as dietary issues. Would appreciate any advice on gluten-free restaurants (in Southport proper/downtown), where they actually understand the principles and we would have confidence in the product. Anyone can make a jacket potato and put it on the menu as GF for example. Casual atmosphere is probably best, and considering mobility issues, somewhere wheelchair-friendly or with limited stairs. Trattoria 51 seems to be one idea?

Also, what kind of activities would you suggest for someone with mobility issues? Someone who may not get out to explore his town often as a result of mobility challenges, or alternatively, may have seen everything there is to see? I am hoping that most places will be relatively barrier free and easy to access (smooth paths etc.). We will have a hired car, therefore are open to travelling an hour or so for an excursion.

And for us, when not visiting family, my partner and I are in our 30's so will want to explore a bit. We like our music and local flavour, so pub visits are a must, and maybe something outdoors - a hike if possible. We have enjoyed meals at the Barking Frog on previous visits so look forward to more! Really, we are looking forward to getting away from our snowy Canadian winter.

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1. Re: Food and activities for special requests

Trattoria 51 (http://www.trattoria51.com) is the only restaurant I'm aware of which specifically caters for coeliacs on a daily basis. Fylde Fish Bar (http://www.fyldefishbar.co.uk) does gluten-free fish on Sundays. However, I would think that most of the better independent restaurants would be able and happy to provide special meals by prior arrangement but I suspect few, if any of them, have accessible washrooms. It tends to be the purpose-built chain restaurants that have facilities at ground level but their menus are generally formulaic with little possibility for the chef to be able to tweak the dishes to cater for your relative.

The newly refurbished Atkinson (http://www.theatkinson.co.uk) is now fully accessible on all floors. The restoration of King's Gardens (sefton.gov.uk/around-sefton/parks-greenspace…) should be complete by the time of your proposed visit.

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2. Re: Food and activities for special requests

Thanks Bimfan, I hope that we can try out Trattoria 51. The garden restoration looks impressive so I will add it to my list of proposals as well!

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3. Re: Food and activities for special requests

ASK Italian.

They cater for any needs at all as everything is made fresh, and they use separate cooking utensils.

I used to work there and can assure you, they can cater for you?

Its the old bank on lord street, two or so doors down from Scarisbrick Hotel.

Cheers,

Chris.

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