Tuesday 15 October 2019

Marino Lounge gluten free menu

Near where I live there's a cute little bar/restaurant called Marino Lounge; you can often find me holed up in there with my laptop getting some work done and drinking pints of coke. Anyway, I eat food there sometimes too and I was pleased to see they've got a HUGE gluten free menu. Here's some bits I've tried out so far... (on separate occasions, I promise)

Gluten free buttermilk fried chicken (£9.95)

This was the first offering I tried from the specifically gluten free menu. A pretty bog standard meal, and I've had their regular buttermilk fried chicken before I started cutting out gluten. And honestly, this is basically the exact same.

The crumb on the chicken tastes absolutely no different and from what I remember, the texture is similar too. The piece of chicken you get is HUGE and it comes with fries (their fries are so nice) as well as coleslaw and chipotle mayo.

Absolutely 10/10 would recommend, especially if you're a fussy eater like me!

Gluten free sausage butty (£4.95)

I came for breakfast recently, and treated myself to a sausage butty. It comes on a gluten free seeded brown roll, which I'm not a massive fan of. I prefer white bread, as it goes, and this just didn't hit the spot for me. It wasn't awful, but it definitely isn't the best thing on the menu. I opted for a side of hash browns (£1.10 for two) and some BBQ sauce.

I'd give this a 6.5/10 personally. If you like brown bread, you'll probably enjoy it a lot more and it is a really easy meal to have!

Gluten free halloumi burger (£9.50)

I'm not a massive burger person but I've recently got into halloumi and decided to give this a go. You get a brown seeded roll (see above) but it works a bit better with this because there's so many other flavours. The halloumi has a lovely crumb, and the burger also has hummus, roasted red peppers, chilli jam and salad on it. I didn't have the chilli jam and I took the tomato/red onions off, but the burger was honestly delicious. It comes with chips and coleslaw and it's a really decent amount of food for a tenner!

Sorry for the shite photo it's dead dark in there
most of the time but especially at night!

Giving this one a 9/10, just because it was really messy to eat. SO nice though!

I'll absolutely endeavour to update this post as I try more items from the Marino Lounge gluten free menu; they have locations across the country, and I'd definitely recommend for a mid-priced gluten free meal.

For my thoughts on the gluten free menu at Casa Italia, CLICK HERE


  1. I love the sound of the halloumi burger!

  2. Everything looks so delicious! I am a massive burger person myself and I'm obsessed with halloumi, so I find the halloumi burger especially appetising xx

    Dominika | www.intothebloom.com

  3. I've found so many times that the gluten free menu isn't great at various restaurants, but I'm pleased to hear they do such a good job at Marino Lounge! I now really want a burger, I'm a huge burger person but my absolute winner of a burger will always be the mozarella burger in a little bar in Geneva. I've never tried halloumi though, so I should get on that asap
    Bella x

  4. It's really encouraging to see places make more of an effort with gluten-free foods. That burger looks really nice and the buttermilk chicken is HUGE! I'm really impressed! Glad to hear it tastes as good as it looks too :)
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

  5. I love that you've been here several times, it must be a great place! I wish I'd known there was one in Lakeside when I lived in Essex..... just discovered there's one in Brighton too though so may need to pop over one afternoon. Plus they're dog friendly?! What a dream!

  6. So good when there's a decent gluten free menu in a good restaurant x

  7. It's amazing that more and more places are offering more gluten free alternatives! Gluten makes my sister really ill and she struggles to find nice food!

    Gemma Louise

  8. It's great when restaurants have a broad Vegan / Veggie / GF menu to cater to everyone! I love buttermilk chicken so I'd definitely go for that but the halloumi burger sounds heavenly!


  9. This all looks so good, especially that grilled Halloumi burger.. I could definitely eat that right now! Loved hearing your thoughts :)

    Kate | http://www.katelovesx.co.uk/

  10. I love it here, so good to see they have such a vast GF menu - havent been since we figured out Josh is allergic to dairy but sounds like a promising place to try!

  11. omg so many yummy bits to eat!! I love the sound of this place!

  12. What a fab selection, so many great options.


  13. Oh my gosh! How good does that chicken look? I'm guilty of always assuming GF means dry but that's not the case anymore! xx

  14. That halloumi burger looks absolutely stunning, and those chips looks great! I'm the same with assuming that gluten free food will always be dry or not great x

    Kayleigh Zara ❄️✨ www.kayleighzaraa.com

  15. Its so good to find someone else that eats gluten free. I'm always sruggling to find sausages