A true food allergy causes an immune system reaction that affects numerous organs in the body. It can cause a range of symptoms and severe reactions. In contrast food intolerance symptoms are generally less serious. The most frequent requests that we receive in the hotel are related to gluten free products (celiac disease) and Vegan (no animal products) or lactose intolerance.
At Breakfast we provide a range of gluten free breads as well as cereals and cakes and even sausages. We can also prepare gluten free items for our guests to enjoy our iconic afternoon tea including freshly made scones, pastries and finger sandwiches. We believe in ingredient transparency and carefully label our menus and buffets, highlighting the gluten free or vegetarian dishes on offer.
The most popular food sensitive requests are for lactose free products and for these we provide soya milk and lactose free milk which is almond based.
The trend of vegetarianism, be it vegans or the less radical lactose vegetarians are on the increase and we see this constantly not only from our individual guests but also when catering for private functions and weddings.
A typical banqueting party requires that up to 10% of the invitees have special dietary requirements or preferences and we are always well prepared to offer carefully cooked and tasty dishes. Lentils, lightly spiced couscous, tofu, aubergines are some of the most popular ingredients that are offered so that everyone can enjoy.